(Vietnam Tour Guide) – Visitors to Vietnam love to return to the old city of Hoi An in Central Vietnam. Just wandering on charming old streets in Hoi An, you may encounter small lovely food shops on the roadsides and the sellers are heartily inviting you to taste such so clean and delicious food.
The city of Hoi An is everything but a lovely ‘urban and rural’ town! Just biking about 10 minutes or travelling by a ferry – boat across the poetic Thu Bon River you arrive at small charming villages along the streets. Standing on the one side of the river you can view small boats floating on the river and fishing villages nestling among ranges of water coconut trees, bamboos and areca trees located on the other side. Rural foods including rice, potatoes, shrimps and fishes are moved to urban areas by hardworking peddlers. Local specialties are well – liked by travelers and the tastes of the rural foods are so delicious and unforgettable!
Tourists who love to make a film or photograph the beautiful glow of dawn on mossy grown walls early in the morning, often wander the streets near old Cau Pagoda. Soon peddlers who sell rice spaghettis or Quang noodles take a stroll on the streets. Small peddlers carrying heavy hot stove and pots with a shoulder pole walk with a rapid steps in the first glows of the dawn. The sun radiates its sunlight over the palm – conical hats of the peddlers and the fire in the stove and the smoke escaped from the boiling consommé pot. What’s could be more interesting than having a bowl of pasta added with a red freshwater crawfish, crispy sesame rice pancake crispy, Tra Que herbs and pungent green pepper while talking to the seller as a friendly and charming young lady.
Ideally located on the banks of the Thu Bon River which originates from Ngoc Linh mountain and runs through many villages, Hoi An has long been famous for a wide variety of local specialties. For example, fresh cassavas grown in the highlands are sweet –scented and glutinous. The cassavas boiled and then grilled together with fried onions, peanuts and sliced coconut. The dish tastes gently sweet and smells aromatic.
Hoi An is the heart of Central Vietnam and a truly amazing food centre. But above all, foods on the roadsides are different and well – worth your try.
Sidewalk food – it’s a unique place of interests well liked by everyone – rich or poor – strangers and locals. Tourists feel familiar and warm like they are being at home. There is always a seat available for you here and the food is so good but so cheap at the same time!.