Cao Lau-the traditional food in Hoi An and it is considered as a specialty food . Cao Lau is the combination of many different food cultures. Cao Lau consists of thich rice noodles, pieces of barbecued pork, greens and crunchy croutons. Cao Lau noddle is 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, which together with the green adds a burst of freshness and crisp texture to the chewy noodles and meaty pork.
The Traditional Food
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 Vietnam food here must satisfy all above requirements. So you need one local tour guide to introduce the destination of some local restaurants there.
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. Up to now, there is no historian data or information to clarify the origin of Cao Lau, so it still remains in mystery.