Vietnam's Central Coast
Restaurants in Vietnam's Central Coast
In the leafy enclave of Kim Long, lunch at this open-air canteen, which serves two dishes only: banh uot thit nuong and bun thit nuong. The former, dim sum–like ravioli stuffed with grilled pork, are terrific.
Come in the early morning or late afternoon (after the second baking) and the bread is still warm. Phuong wraps her creations in newspaper if you want them to go.
Tuck into a stellar bun bo Hue, the city’s signature dish: a fiery broth of long-simmered beef bones, suffused with lemongrass and stained red from chiles, ladled over a bowlful of umami: paper-thin strips of beef, crab-and-pork meatballs, pig’s trotters, and huyet—quivering cub
Order the muc nuong (grilled squid) and ngheu hap (clams with ginger, lemongrass, and fresh mint).
Have a three-hour dinner at Hoang Vien (“royal garden”), opened in March 2010 by the painter and chef Boi Tran in a restored French-colonial house.
Morning Glory is a tourist haunt, and proudly so. It’s also the best place in town to sample Hoi An cuisine.