Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Central Vietnam Trip Part IV - Hoi An Restaurant Guide

Morning Glory Restaurant

This was where we had our first dinner at Hoi An after reading all the good reviews from TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed.

Here we were able to experience the delights of Vietnamese cuisine in all it’s forms: street food meals, family favourites and contemporary creations made by Restaurant owner Ms Vy.

From Hoi An staples such as Cao Lau and My Quang, to dishes from the North, South, home remedies and more, the Morning Glory menu is comprehensive. You’ll be tempted to return to the restaurant just to sample more of the food. A refreshing part of the experience is that you get an upclose view of the cooking with the restaurant’s unique open kitchen.

Prepare your tastebuds for a surprise, albeit a pleasant one!

106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
Hoi An
Quang Nam
Emal: info@morningglory-hoian.com
Tel: +84 (0510) 2241 555

Traditional Vietnamese rice paper rolls

Bun Cha - Minced Pork Patty with rice vermicelli noodle

Roasted Egg Plants

Spicy Seafood soup

Deep Fried Mackerel with Mango salad

Stewed Pork Belly

Caramel Fish in Claypot

Miss Ly Cafeteria

The Restaurant name is simple but not the taste of the dishes it serves. This is a "Must-Try" restaurant in Hoi An Ancient Town. The restaurant space is not big, my advice is to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.

Personally I prefer the food at Miss Ly to Morning Glory's. I find the food here finer and not as commercialized. Nathan, Miss Ly's hubby from the US, was friendly and made some very good recommendation for our big group.

Must-Try dishes include the fried wontons, white rose, spring roll and cau lau (traditional noodle). Even the fried rice taste awesome. Wine Corkage was reasonable at USD4 per bottle.

After the meal, Nathan showed us to the kitchen where Miss Ly and her crew prepared all the wonderful Vietnamese dishes.

To me, this place is the best in Hoi An.

Miss Ly Cafeteria  
22 Nguyen Hue Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
Tel: +84-0510-3861603

White Rose - Steamed shrimps in rice dumpings with garlic, lemon and chilli

Chicken Salad with green papaya, onion, vegetable, herbs served with rick crackers

Grilled Pork Spring Rolls in rice papers with fresh herbs and peanuts

Fried Wantons - topped with sautéed meat, shrimps, tomato, onion and sauce

Cao Lau - Thick noodle served with sliced roast pork, herbs, fresh greens and croutons

Stir-fried beef with onion, tomato and boiled egg

Bamboo Buddha

If you have too much Vietnamese food and in need of some Western fix in Hoi An, this is the place to go. Located on the other side of the river in Ancient Town, Bamboo Buddha was the brain child of French Owner, Renaud, who had settled down in Hoi An for years.

As a french fine dining restaurant, this place was pricey compared to the other restaurants that we had visited in Hoi An. But the ambience and the food put you through a different dining experience. The bar restaurant serves good cocktails and we had few rounds of passion fruit mojito, blue lagoon etc before starting our meals with the reasonably-priced wine.

Food quality was good but not exceptional but do give it a try for something different in Hoi An.

40 Nguyen Phuc Tan, 
An Hoi islet, 
Hoi An 99999, Vietnam
Tel +84 510 222 3300

Rare 3-storey building in Hoi An Old Town

Pan-Seared Foie Gras served with truffle and potato mash

Finger nibbles starter

Grilled pork chop with pineapple sauce

Charbroiled ribeye steak with fries and fresh greens

1 comment:

  1. Interesting article! Thank you so much! I work for this Hoi An restaurant. I love Hoi An, peaceful & charming ancient town.


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