Sample some of the city’s popular street-eats while taking in a lively atmosphere.
If there is one thing to do while travelling through Vietnam, it is eat. The country is a goldmine of flavours. Well known dishes such as bánh mì, phở and bún chả subtly change from region to region, creating a nuanced dining experience as one visits each new city.
Hội An, located in the Quang Nam province just south of Da Nang, is a particular hot spot for enjoying traditional Vietnamese cooking. While there are many noteworthy restaurants, particularly in the Old Town, the most adventurous way to sample what Hội An has to offer is through visiting its Night Market.
Not only is the Night Market a memorable experience — no matter what time of year, one can expect to see crowds of tourists flocking to the market; examining stalls selling trinkets for loved one’s back home and pursuing the many street food options — but it is also budget-friendly.
Walking through the market, one can sample dishes such as bánh tráng nướng (a Vietnamese-style pizza on rice paper), cha gio (fried spring rolls), banana roti, and local beers such as Biere Larue — all for under $10.
Whether you go for the food or for the ambience, visiting Hội An’s Night Market will certainly satisfy your senses.
Photos and Text by Sarah Comber