Time Out Says
Even something seemingly simple like a summer roll can either go very, very wrong, or be a total taste sensation.
Thankfully Hoi An achieves the latter when we visit. Our vegetarian rice-paper rolls are fresh, crunchy and not at all greasy.
Sitting amongst the multi-coloured paper lanterns makes us feel like we have been transported over to the pretty coastal town of the real Hoi An.
Although our view is of the Grand Canal (the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque just out of sight) instead of French colonial buildings. Our rolls come with a delicious dipping sauce and they don’t take us long to devour. We’re craving more, but thankfully our mains appear at the table almost immediately.
The chicken yellow curry is creamy, mild and full of delicious spices. Decorated with a pretty cucumber relish, the chicken is a bit on the fatty side, but it doesn’t deter us from polishing off the entirety of the huge portion.
The richness of the curry is nicely balanced by the colourful pile of baby sweetcorn, broccoli, mange tout and courgette that comes with the stir-fried tofu and soya sauce.
The beautifully flavoured sauce goes perfectly with the sticky rice, and again there’s plenty to satisfy even our hearty appetites.
Sadly, we don’t have room for dessert, but we’re so impressed that we vow to return for a taste of the noodles and seafood, too.
WHAT IS IT...
Authentic Vietnamese food served against views of the Grand Canal
For the amazing spring rolls and cool hanging lanterns
26 Dec 2018
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