Cao Lau noodles is the foremost traditional food in Hoi An. Cao Lau does not taste like any other Vietnamese dish, but nobody can really recognize it as being comparable to Chinese or Japanese cuisine. Visitors to Hoi An always remember Cao Lau, which was considered by Quang Nam people as a special symbol for Hoi An.
How Cao Lau noodles are made
This Best Vietnamese Food is carefully made from local new sticky rice. Water used to soak rice must be taken from wells in the Ba Le Village; noodles thus will be soft, enduring and flavored with special sweet-smelling. On the Cao Lau Noodles were some meat slices mixed with fat made from fried noodles served with vegetables and bean sprouts. Sharp-witted eaters would find out the specific flavor of the dish.
Dry pancakes used as ingredient must be thick with much sesame on the surface. Greasy coconut quintessence and bitter green cabbage are also indispensable. The so-called genuine Cao Lau, Hoi An which is the Best Vietnamese Food here must satisfy all above requirements. So you need one local tour guide to introduce the destination of some local restaurants there.
Cao Lau noodles – the origin still remain in mystery
It was said that only some wells in Hoi An were used to make Cao Lau Noodles. What is more, only some Hoi An families were able to produce Cao Lau by their own traditional way, but the quality was not as good as it was before. Cao Lau did not have Vietnamese flavor. Despite its Chinese-like appearance, Chinese have not accepted it as Chinese food. Up to now, there is no historian data or information to clarify the origin of Cao Lau, so it still remains in mystery.
You will be seen as not coming to Hoi An (The ancient city of Vietnam), if you do not enjoy Cao Lau there. Do not forget this Best Vietnamese food, if not you will regret forever. So, take a note before planing to visit Vietnam, especially this place. Hope you have a happy trip with family and friends.