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Cao Lau - vietnamese food

Cao Lầu

About Cao Lau

Visit Hoi An, you can not miss this food! Especial in TET holiday, it's cold, walking around the accient street of Hoi An. Not too difficult to find some Cao Lau restaurant on streets. It's the proud of Hoi An as the traditional food here.

Cao Lau is a kind of noodle with yellow color, often enjoy with shrimp, pork and other salad. The same with Mi Quang ( Quang noodle ), Cao Lau often use with a little broth not like another kind of noodle in Vietnam. The important of this food is the color of noodle, coz of the ash from Cham ( tree ) from Cu Lao Cham.

Now time to cook!


  • 1kg pig femur
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 white radish
  • 1 "Su Su"
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Red vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • 300 gram lean back pork
  • 300 gram cha lua
  • 40 leaves wontons
  • 24 noodles
  • A little spice, cilantro, fresh onion
  • A spoon of scented wine
  • Pepper, shallots, lettuce


  1. Prepare: carrots , turnips, su su peel and cut.
  2. Put bone,  water, salt, seasoning, carrots, white turnips, su su, and a little onion into pot to cook soups. Chicken boil and torn into small fibers.
  3. Lean back spiced, alcohol, Five spices  and a little of red- orange about 30 minutes. Then fry, pout a little soups, cook until dry then slice thinly.
  4. Role finely minced lean in wontons leave then fry.
  5. Cut shallotm lettuce drain and cut into pieces, shop peppers, slice "cha lua".
  6. Boil water, put noodle then drain and irrigate fat. Put xa xiu meat , cha lua, chicken, cooking oil, onion,  chopped cilantro and wontons above, alitle soups.

How to enjoy:

Cao lau is served with shallot, fork salad, lemon, pepper , vinegar, soy sauce, chili.

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