Yellow River Cafe
38 Tran Phu, Hoi An, Vietnam
Sibba and I had enjoyed a pretty big day – we’d flown out of Saigon and into Da Nang, enjoying a nice car ride over to Hoi An. We spent a bit of time hanging out by the pool and just generally relaxing, and decided to head out around 5pm to explore the town a little and hunt out some good food for dinner (naturally).
After a LOT of walking, we found ourselves by the riverside. We didn’t realise it had some how gotten to around 7.30pm and we still hadn’t had dinner. We were getting hungry. Actually, worse; hangry. When we came across this place, we figured the fact it was packed full of diners had to mean it was good, so we walked in and were seated at one of the last few available tables.
We figured the best way to do it was order a few plates to share. We went with a refreshing green mango salad with carrots, fresh herbs, peanuts and prawn crackers. It was perfect – really fresh and crunchy, the dressing was tangy and full of flavour.
Next up was a dish a good friend had recommended – white rose dumplings. These were phenomenal! Little steamed pork and prawn dumplings fashioned into the shape of little white roses, and topped with a liberal dose of deep fried garlic and shallots. Heavenly.
Finally, we shared a few pork and vegetable skewers. I don’t know what the sauce they were coated in was made up of, but my GOD it was good!! The toasted sesame seeds were a great touch, too!
It was a fantastic meal, and as with the rest of our dining in Vietnam, unbelievably cheap! If you’re visiting Hoi An, I’d highly recommend a visit!