Before arriving in a new city most would research the town’s attractions or points of interest, not me, I inquire about the local delicacies. On the top of Hoi An’s must-eats list is Cau Lau , a special noodle dish made with “magical” water from the town’s well.
Main market with fancy well out front.
Bowl #1 at the market:
Broth: Porky but weak.
Bits: Fried tofu and pork skin with lettuce and sprouts.
Noodles: Harder than rice noodles, very similar to udon noodles. I would have like to eat a massive bowl.
Bowl # 2 at Café 43:
So much better, the broth was deep and rich like Pho Bo and we actually got pieces of pork.