Hoi An: A food capital


(QNO) - Hoi An (Quang Nam province) is certificated as one of the food capitals in Vietnam by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies.

A restaurant in Hoi An city.
A restaurant in Hoi An city.

The city is very attractive to foreign and domestic tourists thanks to the beauties of heritage architecture, culture of the ancient town and delicious food. According to Vice Chairman of Hoi An city People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son, Hoi An is very proud of not only its Ancient Town World Cultural Heritage and Cham Islands World Biosphere Reserve but also its long-standing cuisine culture. The cooking experience in Hoi An is listed on Top 10 special tourism products in the world by Tripadvisor. The Hoi An market is of Top food heavens by Lonely Planet. The famous dishes are cao lau (vermicelli), Quang noodle, mi hoanh thanh (wonton soup), banh cuon thit nuong (steamed rice pancake with grilled pork), white rose, Vietnamese crepe, seafood and special fragrant vegetables from Tra Que village.

People can enjoy Hoi An specialties in streets or under the eaves of ancient houses, shade of trees all day and night…Guests can also see vendors cooking and displaying dishes and learn about the daily life of vendors. President of the Association of Chefs’ Societies  Thomas Andeas Gugler said Hoi An food usually brings people great happy experiences and contributes to propagate Hoi An images to the world. Vice Chairman Son confirmed Hoi An food is considered as one of tourism strengths to attract more tourists to the city.