Hoi An ancient town, the most highlighted destination in Vietnam, is always a desired place to any tourist in the world. Beside architecture, Hoi An street food is also an outstanding feature of Hoi An ancient town. Among hundred delicacies of Hoi An cuisine, Banh Mi Hoi An is one of the most significant ones. Chef Anthony Bourdain, the star of his own street food show, has considered Banh Mi Hoi An as the best sandwich in the world. So what is so special about this Hoi An best street food? Let’s take a look.
Banh Mi Hoi An is perfect from the inside to the outside. The crust is thin but crispy, when you take one bite, you can feel the special texture crushed in your mouth, and you can hear the crispy sound when you press it firmly. The crumb of Banh Mi is so soft and fluffy, its texture is just like an airy white cloud floating in the sky. The combination of the crispy crust and the soft sweet crumb will blow your mind, as it is too perfect.
The origin of Banh Mi Hoi An bread is from France. When Vietnam was still a French colony, the influence of French cuisine creates many unique kinds of food, which included Banh Mi Hoi An. You may find Banh Mi Hoi An bread similar to Baguette, a kind of bread originally from France. It is true that they may share some characteristic, however, Banh Mi Hoi An bread is much smaller and lighter. Its crust is also thinner and its crumb is also softer and fluffier.
Special Filling Of Banh Mi Hoi An
When talking about this Hoi An best street food, beside the golden crispy bread, the filling also plays an important role. If the bread is the body, then its filling is the soul. The filling is what make this sandwich so special and extraordinary. A typical Banh Mi in Hoi An is usually loaded with filling and is much heavier than in other cities. The ingredients often include well-marinate pork, jambon, bacon, Vietnamese sausages, fried eggs, pickled papaya, herbs, and cucumbers. At first glance, many people may think it is a random mixture or even a mess. However, once they taste this Hoi An best street food, they will understand why many people crave for it.
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Where to eat Banh Mi Hoi An?
It is very easy to buy a loaf of Banh Mi in Hoi An, however, finding the best place to enjoy the best Banh Mi in Hoi An may get a little challenging. There are two most famous Banh Mi Hoi An vendors that were recognized by many famous chefs in the world, including chef Anthony Bourdain. Those are Banh Mi Queen and Banh Mi Phuong. As in Hoi An, when you accident met a long line standing in front of a shabby vendor, you can tell it is one of these two. Both of these vendors are in the ancient town area, so you can just walk around to find them.
Banh Mi Queen – Madam Khanh: 105 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An
Banh Mi Phuong: 2B Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An
Banh Mi Hoi An is not the only Hoi An best street food, there are a lot of more in Hoi An to explore and enjoy. Or you can even learn to cook these special dishes with Hoi An Cooking Class.