Archive for the 'Hoi An' Category

May 08 2013

Tourist etiquette in Hoi An

Published by under Practicalities

The naturally camera shy local fishermen.

Getting to grips with the right or wrong way to go about things in any country is always a minefield of ever-changing goal posts. In Vietnam, luckily the people are largely very forgiving of our faux pas and a little bit of common sense and humility goes a long way in bridging the gap between … read the full post

May 02 2013

Hoi An night eats: Quan Tu Sang

Published by under Food

nightfood

For late night street eats in Hoi An, Tran Cao Van Road is where it’s at. Although you will find other options on the outskirts of town, the stalls that line the street here are properly geared up for serving the late-night crowd, doing a roaring trade of both takeaway (meal in a bag) and … read the full post

Apr 23 2013

Hoi An street food: Bo sot vang

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Hoi An Chef Hung's Hoi An version of the classic Bo Sot Vang.

For every country that has tried their hand at occupying Vietnam, for all the incredible architecture left behind, the real remaining influence is of the culinary kind (save for the Americans, who left only Coca Cola). For Hoi An with its cao lau, white rose, mi quang and com ga, the predominant influence is of … read the full post

Apr 18 2013

Review: White Sail Cafe, Hoi An

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Quang Nam's finest. Mi Quang noodle.

Sitting under a tangle of evergreen climbers, directly opposite a huge banyan tree on the busy street food area of Tran Cao Van Street  — take a left at the Tech Com bank on the corner of Tran Hung Dao — you’ll find Hoi An’s pretty White Sail Seafood Restaurant, serving up consistently good Vietnamese … read the full post

Apr 16 2013

Review: Hoa Su Villa Resort, Hoi An

Published by under Accommodation

The neighbours..

If you don’t mind the slightly out of the way location, Hoa Su, a five-villa resort located next to the river on Cam Thanh, makes for a serene, top-range retreat away from the madding Hoi An crowds. The man behind Hoa Su was involved in the building of Vietnam’s most exclusive resort, the Nam Hai. … read the full post

Apr 09 2013

Negotiating Hoi An’s street food stalls

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Chasing the dream. Bahn Mi Sua at 20kms an hour.

Vietnam is a fast-food nation based around slow-cooked food. Breakfast and lunch is taken on the hoof — it’s pho to go and rice on the run until you sit down for dinner with the family at the end of the working day. Street food is king, with mobile snacking a close second. Here’s our … read the full post

Mar 22 2013

Review: Dingo Deli, Hoi An

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Home baked Aussie meat pies!

Negotiating the potholes on a bike with no suspension or brakes down the six-kilometre-long Cua Dai Road between Hoi An’s old town and beach and you’ll probably be looking out for a stop to get the blood circulating back to your buttocks at around kilometre three — which is where you’ll find the three-storey mirage … read the full post

Mar 06 2013

Hoi An: Stay in the beach or town?

Published by under Accommodation

Sunrise swim.

In an ideal world, breaking a Hoi An stay in two, with a few days at the beach and a few in town, seems like the perfect solution. But what most travellers don’t realise is that Hoi An’s Cua Dai and An Bang beach are just five minutes’ from the old town. Every resort outside … read the full post

Feb 28 2013

Review: Hoi An Marina and Spa Resort, Hoi An

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River views from the tub!

If you have a little extra cash to spend on your accommodation in Vietnam’s Hoi An, Hoi An Marina and Spa Resort offers just 12 suites set in spacious, lovely gardens at rates representing solid value for what you get. The Marina is tucked away on the far corner of the up and coming islet … read the full post

Feb 26 2013

Review: Ca Mai/Mai Fish, Hoi An

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Impeccably presented Thit Heo - grilled pork with a side of rice and egg.

Tucked away by the river’s edge a 50-metre stroll over to the “other side” of the Japanese Bridge is Ca Mai — also known as Mai Fish — with an unashamedly small menu featuring humble, old school central and southern Vietnamese dishes at good prices. Mai Fish, run by the owner of Mango Mango on … read the full post

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