Friday, July 01, 2016

Travel Post - Nuong Nieu BBQ Hoi An, Vietnam - Part 8

A quick short post ... was busy filling up the income tax form! Hahaha... During one of the few nights when we visited the night market, we wandered around looking for a dinner spot.  We came across Nuong Nieu, a no frills BBQ joint.  It was quite packed with locals and we thought that we should eat where the locals eat!  Sitting by the sidewalk, with a little table and on little chairs, a small charcoal grill was placed beside us. We ordered from a simple picture menu - bacon, prawns, eggplant and we could not resist ordering our first bowl of Cao Lau from the stall next door.

Nuong Nieu BBQ

Good decision to nurse the stomach first with the noodles as the BBQ would need some time and work to get the food cooked!.  Having no basis of comparison for the Cao Lau (noodles made with rice flour, water and ASHES from firewood, see pic of fresh Cao Lau from my visit to the market earlier HERE) , I ate the noodles with a bit of apprehension for the fact that I was eating something with ashes! We found the noodles alright, no wow factor to it.  The noodles has tiny grey specks (presumably the ashes) and is served with slices of pork, lots of vegetables and small deep fried wantan skin with a little bit of soya pork broth.  As we expected more satisfaction from the national dish of Hoi An, TT made it a point to lead us to another spot later on in the trip, hopefully for a delicious bowl of Cao Lau, more on that trip in another post! :o)

Cao Lau

By now, we got busy with the BBQ.  It was rather fun cooking the stuff and at times challenging as we try not to let the bacon slip through the grill! Hahaha...,The prawns were fresh and nice and I loved the simple grilled eggplant. I think the meal was enjoyable more so because of the nice cool weather and the rather festive ambiance at the restaurant. After all, we were being tourists and had no cares in the world when we are on a holiday!

Nuong Nieu BBQ

Nuong Nieu BBQ

So, if you ever find yourself in Hoi An, drop by Nuong Nieu BBQ for a simple local BBQ experience.  I am sure you will enjoy it like we did.

Nuong Nieu BBQ
73 Ngô Quyền,Minh An
Hoi An

Have a great weekend everyone!

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