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Street food in Vietnam: must-eat dishes on the night market in Hoi An

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Want to know what are the must-try street food in Vietnam? Here is my list of some amazing dishes you must not miss out if you visit Hoi An and its night market!

It’s a bustling city that turns the old town into walking area for the night. Vendors are selling their specialty dishes on every corner, but the biggest variety you’ll have on the night market. There is so much to offer that you won’t go hungry, rather it will be difficult, what to choose.

Since most stalls cook one dish or one type of food, they have fine tuned the balance of flavours and the dishes taste perfectly.

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

What first caught my eye, was all the seafood. Scallops, octopus, squid, shrimps – you name it, they have it. And everything was so tender.

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

And should you prefer meat, there are all kinds of options on the stick: chicken, beef, frogs…

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Very typical Vietnamese street food: grilled rice paper 🙂 You can have the vegetarian, fish or meat option.

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

And all those fruits and sweets! Thai banana pancakes, rolled ice cream, crispy coconut cakes, mango cakes (they were highly praised, but I found them less than impressive)…

Street food, night market, Hoi An, Vietnam, seafood, eating, delicious, chicken, octopus, banana pancake, foodie

Go early and take your time to sample everything. It’s delicious!

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