UPDATE, November 04, 2013: Phuong has now moved to a stall outside the central food hall (to the left), along with opening her first Banh Mi Phuong shop at 2 Phan Chau Trinh Street, where along with her usual selection of mouthwateringly, more-ish banh mi, she’s launched her first dessert menu: ice cream, in many … read the full post
Once you see past the tailors you might just notice that Hoi An is a food lover’s paradise and once you’ve pigged out at a few of the restaurants and stalls the next thing on your list should be a cooking class. Not only will you be able to bore your friends back home with … read the full post
Tucked away down the Ba Le Well Lane on the edge of Hoi An‘s Old Town is Ba Le Well Restaurant. Hugely popular with Hoi An locals, you are more likely to hear it before you see it, and when you see it you will most probably wonder what all the fuss is about, as … read the full post
If you are on the hunt for a few Hoi An food specialties and love a bit of noodle, then you can’t go wrong with cao lau, a delectable dark pork broth with fat yellow noodles, slabs of tender pork, bean sprouts, fresh greens and crispy croutons — the noodles must be made with the … read the full post
Advice on things to think about when selecting a cookery course in Hoi An and some recommended places.
Hoi An is full of them: places where you can easily pass the time, just people-watching, reading a book or staring into space and letting your mind wander. A good place to start is along the river. Bach Dang is lined with restaurants, many of which have river-facing tables. I spent a very pleasant hour … read the full post
When it was suggested that I write about a special place to eat in Hoi An, the virtuous side of me thought, “I really can’t afford to research that one” while the naughty, gourmet side of me said, “Yippee!”. That side normally wins, and hence I found myself scouring reviews to find a suitable venue to … read the full post