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  • Sticky rice cake of Hoi An

    Sticky rice cake of Hoi An

    It is true that "Banh it" is a must try specialty of the Central Region in Vietnam! Commonly, there are two kinds of "Banh it". The first one is "Banh it la gai", which is sticky rice cake with coconut or green bean stuffing wrapped in pinnate leaf. The second one is "Banh it tom thit" - glutinous rice cake with meat and shrimp, its name means "little meat shrimp cakes", the stuffing is made of ground pork and shrimp mixed with spring onion and other spices.

  • Quang Noodle

    Quang Noodle

    Knowing Vietnamese noodles can be extremely helpful, as "pho" is to Hanoi and beef rice noodles is to Hue, Quang noodles is very popular in Quang Nam and Da Nang. Quang noodle soups differ than most normal noodle soups in that the soups have just enough broth to barely cover the noodles. Unlike other Vietnamese noodle soup bowls whose broth will cover the noodles almost completely, Quang noodle broth is barely enough to slurp during the meal. If you do not eat a Quang noodle bowl fast enough, the broth will generally quickly be soaked up by the noodles. Quang noodle soups are generally pork and dried shrimp broth based, although some regional and family recipes will use chicken and even duck. What makes Quang noodle soups unique is the richness of the broth, the lack of it and the crushed peanut toppings on the noodles.

  • Thanh Ha Pottery Village

    Thanh Ha Pottery Village

    Located about 2km to the West of Hoi An ancient town, together with Kim Bong Carpentry Village and Tra Que Vegetable Village, a 500-year-old Thanh Ha Pottery Village is one of the well-known handicraft villages of Hoi An. Getting along Thu Bon River and passing over the asphalt road, tourists will reach Thanh Ha Pottery Village, silently lying in the small lanes of Thu Bon Riverside.

  • A 600 year old Kim Bong Carpentry Village

    A 600 year old Kim Bong Carpentry Village

    When mentioning the carving wood handicraft of Hoi An Ancient Town, it would be a miss if not mentioning the name of Kim Bong Carpentry Village - a village lying on the riverside of a romantic Hoai River. From the ancient town of Hoi An, it takes you only a short time on boat to reach this carving wood village ...

  • A vegetable village of Tra Que in Hoi Ancient Town

    A vegetable village of Tra Que in Hoi Ancient Town

    A tour on "One day being Hoi An resident" now attracts more and more foreign tourists. Joining this tour, as a foreign tourist, you can experience the precious time of "acting" as a fisherman at Thanh Nam Fishing Village or an artiste who creates the famous decorative multi-colored lantern ... However, what impresses the foreign tourists most is "acting" as a vegetable grower in Tra Que Vegetable Village.

  • Cao lau Hoi An

    Cao lau Hoi An

    Visitors to Hoi An never forget Cao Lau (vermicelli), the special Hoi An and Quang Nam special symbol. Cao Lau is the foremost traditional Hoi An food. Visitors to Hoi An always remember Cao Lau, which was considered by Quang Nam people as a special symbol for Hoi An.