When most people think of Hoi An, they think only of the magical lantern-filled Ancient town. It might surprise you to learn that Hoi An is also quite famous for its cuisine!
On this fun-filled foodie adventure, you’ll explore the hidden Hoi An alleys that lead to a culinary experience like no other, with some of the best dishes that are unique to this part of the country.
No matter which mode of transport you choose, we will pick you up at your accommodation before starting our adventure around the Ancient Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Weaving between street stalls and hidden alleyways, we’ll skip the tourist traps and rather take you to places where the locals love to eat for an authentic culinary experience.
Driving out of the bustling center to the other side of the river, we’ll sample our first starter dish, “hến trộn", crunchy grilled rice crackers topped with tiny clams. Your experienced Onetrip guide will show you just how to use one piece of cracker to spoon up clams exactly as the locals do. Next, on the menu, you will be trying “bánh đập” by smashing crackers and rolling it with rice paper along with fermented fish sauce for a truly unique taste. Delicious steamed rice cakes called “bánh bèo,” a local favorite is our last starter.
Next, we’ll head to Cửa Đại beach, with a quick stop on the way for a “bánh mì” at a famous local place. Try your hand at learning how to cook “bánh xèo” a Vietnamese savory pancake that’s filled with herbs and then dipped into a peanut sauce - prepare to get your hands dirty with this tasty dish!
Back in the Ancient Town, the sun has set and the colorful lanterns add a touch of wonder to the bustling city at night. While enjoying a unique and refreshing drink from a “Mót” place, our guides will show you around the streets and alleys, pointing out the fun cultural activities you can take part in as we take a leisurely stroll around town to end our culinary adventure.
We highly recommend the motorbike option, which is the most authentic way to explore like a local. Don’t worry our experienced guides will be the drivers!
Make sure to let us know of any food preferences or restrictions you may have so we can adapt the itinerary to give you the yummiest experience. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.
Your meals and drinks are included in the price. All you have to do is eat!