Hoi An Chicken Rice is one of the most foods in Vietnam. Other places in Vietnam also has chicken rice, but their process and flavor are different.
Nowadays Chicken Rice is still a favourite daily eat in China, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. In the early 17th century, Hoi An was one of important flourish trading ports on the East Sea. The riverside town became the best destination for international trade which was the home of Chinese who did cuisine centre. After that, Hoi An Chicken Rice is distinctly influenced by Hainanese Wenchang Chicken, a special food in China, and also is processed from the oily looking boiled chicken and rice and is gradually becoming the favorite dish in many Southeast Asian countries.
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Cooker will boil chicken with water and 1 teaspoon of turmeric. After that, maker will cut boiled chicken into small slices and mix them with coriander, white onion, peppermint, pickled carrots and papaya, salt and season. Chicken Rice has a yellow color and its major ingredient is white rice. To have a glossy yellow color, the cooker will put the rice in the boiling chicken broth with lower heat until it is cooked.
In addition, spice is one of the elements making this dish more delicious in the Centre of Vietnam. Therefore, cooker often adds sliced mint leaves and onion to increase the great taste of chicken. This is a reason making tourists remember this food.
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This dish is topped with tomato slices, lettuce, pepper and pour the dipping fish sauce over the chicken rice so that it looks more interesting. Besides, there is a small bowl of soup from chicken broth with some chicken giblets.
Hoi An is noted for the countryside, so fresh vegetables grown by local people and garden chicken which local people choose carefully are the special ingredients of this dish. Because of these, Hoi An Chicken Rice is good for health.
where to eat Hoi An Chicken Rice?
- Ba Lam Restaurant: 51 Phan Chu Trinh Street
- Ba Nga Restaurant: 8 Phan Chu Trinh Street
- Ba Buoi Restaurant: 22 Phan Chu Trinh Street
It is sure that visitors will like the chicken rice in Hoi An, as it is perfectly combined with golden rice from chicken broth, delicious chicken meat, and lots of local fresh vegetables.