We’ve been in Hoi An for four days now and have had some good and pretty bad Vietnamese food. After experiencing below average food on our second night, we decided to read up about the good ones. We’re going to try as many as we can during our eight nights here.
We had read about judging the restaurant by the number of locals who are in there. This was not always a good indication, as the highest rated restaurants were also the most expensive. They are unaffordable for the locals, but a third of the cost for the equivalent standard of food back in Australia.
Hoi An Food Experience – Morning Glory
Tonight we tried one of the highest rated restaurants in Hoi An – Morning Glory. We are using what we call “the rice paper roll index”. We’re judging restaurants by the taste of the very traditional rice paper rolls. This restaurant got the thumbs up with that one. Their fried spring rolls were ok. We strangely had to wrap them up again in rice paper with noodles and veggies before consuming them. The traditional beef noodle soup (pho) was ordinary. I have yet to experience a good pho here in Hoi An.
For our mains we ordered the duck with banana flower salad and the sea bass with lime dressing. Both dishes were delicious! Definitely worth another visit to try the other dishes. We paid around $33 dollars for the total bill, which included a beer and a couple of juices. A small price for a restaurant of this standard.
Unless you get there quite early and leave before 7pm, a booking would be advisable as this restaurant gets heavily booked.
106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Some other posts from Hoi An, Vietnam:
Miss Ly – Traditional vietnamese kitchen
Secret Garden – A hidden gem in the old town
Reaching out – Teahouse – The beauty of silence
Banyan Beach Bar – An Bang Beach
How to select a tailor in Hoi An, Vietnam – my experience.
Vietnamese cookbooks you could read