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Hoi An's banh mi: 10 best places to bring you a unique culinary experience

19/01/2024 31.333

Hoi An's banh mi will make you drool with the crunchiness of bread, the distinctive mix of numerous protein ingredients, the aroma of fresh herbs, and the flavor of special sauces. Don’t miss the chance to taste this delectable dish in Vietnam.

Banh mi Hoi An

During your Hoi An travel journey, besides visiting famous tourist attractions, enjoying Hoi An's banh mi should be one of the top activities on your bucket list. This special bread variation features the typical characteristics of the S-shaped country’s cuisine. Read on to discover the unique flavor of banh mi and some fantastic food stalls serving this crunchy delicacy.

1. What makes the distinctive flavor of Hoi An's banh mi?

Being one of the most delicious and popular dishes in Vietnam, banh mi can be easily found everywhere in every part of the country, from small food stalls to luxurious restaurants. Nevertheless, Hoi An's banh mi is widely regarded as the most exquisite and special, as you can enjoy the five tastes of sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness, and spiciness mingled together perfectly in a loaf of Hoi An's banh mi.

Banh mi Hoi An

Although the fillings of Hoi An's banh mi vary across different street vendors and restaurants, some popular ingredients are pork, beef, bologna, char siu, pate, fried eggs, spring rolls, fish balls, etc. Locals frequently add cucumber strips and shredded pickled carrot or papaya to banh mi to balance the greasy flavor of fried fillings. In addition, you can also find some common herbs such as peppermint, sweet basil, or scallion in banh mi. Last but not least, the sauce makes the taste explode. It can be sweet, salty, or sour, and usually contains fish sauce, mayonnaise, honey, butter, chili, and garlic. 

Enjoying Hoi An's banh mi, all your senses will be wonderfully roused by the wonderful mix of all these ingredients. Therefore, during your trip to Hoi An Ancient Town, don’t forget to try Hoi An's banh mi as well as other Hoi An's street food.

2. The 10 best banh mi in Hoi An for your food tour

Thanks to its popularity, you can get a loaf of banh mi anywhere in Hoi An Ancient Town at a reasonable price. Recommended below are the top 10 must-try banh mi stalls in Hoi An based on the reviews of food critics, travel bloggers, and tourists visiting Hoi An.

2.1. Madam Khanh The Banh Mi Queen in Hoi An

  • Address: No. 115, Tran Cao Van Street, Minh An Ward, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 6.30 am - 7.30 pm
  • Price range: 25,000 - 30,000 VND/loaf

Madam Khanh has been selling banh mi for over 30 years, and her legendary banh mi has earned her the crown. The Banh Mi Queen specializes in vegetarian and non-vegan banh mi with fillings of roasted pork or chicken, pate, Vietnamese sausage, well-seasoned fried egg, homemade pickles, papaya, carrot, herbs, chili sauce, and soy sauce.

Banh mi Hoi An

2.2. Banh Mi Phuong Hoi An 

  • Address: No. 2B, Phan Chau Trinh Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 6.30 am - 9.00 pm
  • Price range: 20,000 - 40,000 VND/loaf

Banh Mi Phuong is a small eatery that has achieved international acclaim. Ms. Phuong, the owner of Banh Mi Phuong in Hoi An, has over 20 years of experience in making millions of banh mi to serve both locals and visitors from around the world. Coming here, you should enjoy banh mi dac biet (special banh mi), which is the signature of Banh mi Phuong.

Banh mi Hoi An

2.3. Banh Mi Lanh Hoi An, Vietnam

  • Address: No. 430, Cua Dai Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 6.00 am - 10.00 am; 2.30 pm - 10.00 pm
  • Price range: 10,000 - 25,000 VND/loaf

Banh Mi Lanh is another place that has received a lot of support from not only locals but also foreigners. The banh mi here is baked on a charcoal stove to create a unique taste. Although the space of this stall is not luxurious and spacious, it is its simplicity that makes many customers feel the peaceful and gentle vibe of the ancient town.

Banh mi Hoi An

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2.4. Banh Mi Pho Co

  • Address: No. 2, Le Loi Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 7.00 am - 9.00 pm
  • Price range: 15,000 - 20,000 VND/loaf

The feature of Banh Mi Pho Co is the egg oil sauce. This sauce, served with some popular ingredients such as char siu and grilled meat, will make you drool. In addition, this stall also serves drinks such as soy milk and corn milk for only 10,000 VND.

Banh mi Hoi An

2.5. Banh Mi Bich

  • Address: No. 51, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 7.30 am - 10.00 am and 3.30 pm - 9.30 pm
  • Price range: 15,000 - 20,000 VND/loaf

Another Hoi An bakery that offers special and delicious banh mi is Banh Mi Bich. The feature of Banh Mi Bich is the flavorful and light-fat pate made according to a unique heirloom recipe, which will definitely impress you at first bite.

Banh mi Hoi An

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2.6. Banh Mi Than

  • Address: No. 227, Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 7.00 am - 9.00 pm
  • Price range: 10,000 - 15,000 VND/loaf

If you ask any local where to get the best banh mi in Hoi An, they will likely suggest Banh Mi Than. Here, banh mi is very affordable, as locals with tight budgets make up most of the clientele. However, the affordable price does not mean its quality is low.

Banh mi Hoi An

2.7. Banh Mi Ba Bua

  • Address: No. 57, Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 7.00 am - 8.00 pm
  • Price range: 10,000 - 20,000 VND/loaf

Banh Mi Ba Bua is a unique Hoi An's banh mi stall, as it serves banh mi with sticky rice. The people in Hoi An in particular and Central Vietnam in general prefer enjoying banh mi with sticky rice. The sticky rice is topped with the same ingredients as banh mi: pate, meat, cucumber, cilantro, pickled radish, and sauce. 

Banh mi Hoi An

2.8. Banh Mi Minh Thu

  • Address: No. 248, Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 7.00 am - 8.00 pm
  • Price range: 15,000 - 20,000 VND/loaf

Banh Mi Minh Thu sells only one variation of bread, which is bread with roasted pork. The pork is marinated according to a secret recipe before being grilled until it is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Then, it pork is put into the freshly baked bread to create a perfect blend. 

Banh mi Hoi An

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2.9. Banh Mi Co Ngoc

  • Address: Nguyen Truong To Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 7.00 am - 10.00 pm
  • Price range: 7,000 - 15,000 VND/loaf

The bread of Banh Mi Co Ngoc is familiar to many street food enthusiasts in the ancient town. Although this stall is not as famous as other places, the delicious taste and reasonable price will satisfy every customer trying its banh mi.

Banh mi Hoi An

2.10. Banh Mi Tam Hoa

  • Address: No. 34, Thai Phien Street, Hoi An
  • Opening hours: 6.00 am - 9.00 pm
  • Price range: 10,000 - 15,000 VND/loaf

Banh Mi Tam Hoa is an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy delicious and attractive Hoi An's banh mi. Here, the owner and staff are extremely friendly and attentive, so you won’t need to wait long to get a loaf of delectable banh mi.

Banh mi Hoi An

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Banh mi Hoi An

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Banh mi in general has always been the pride of Vietnamese people. In particular, the flavorful Hoi An's banh mi impresses both locals and foreigners with its perfect combination of ingredients and sauces. If you have a chance to come to Hoi An Ancient Town, don’t forget to visit the well-known stalls recommended above to enjoy the best banh mi in Hoi An. 

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