Quang Noodles

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Quang Noodle (Mi Quang in Vietnamese) is a very popular traditional dish originated from Quang Nam province in Central Vietnam. This nationally recognized food item is now appreciated as one of the top dishes travelers should never miss when in Hoi An.

Mi Quang Noodles

Over the years, the popularity of Mi Quang follows the footsteps of the local residents spreading throughout the country from the South to the North. Although elsewhere, there are dozens of variations with different ingredients and recipes that make it more attractive, it is certain that Mi Quang in Hoi An is the most delicious and original noodles.

1. Ingredients of Quang Noodles

In general, Mi Quang comprises three parts: the noodles, the broth, and the toppings. The noodles used for Mi Quang is quite similar to Pho’s as they are both made from rice flour and cut into flat fibres

       Quang Noodles

The broth is meticulously cooked from stewed water of pork bones or chicken and onion. Many cooks also add shrimp, frogs, or beef to make the broth have an elegant sweet taste.

About the toppings, diners can choose among chicken, barbecue pork, shrimp or fish. It is also necessary to enjoy Mi Quang with accompanying fresh vegetables such as mustard greens, bean sprout, split water morning glory, scallions, lettuce, basil, fragrant knotweed, coriander, and sliced banana flower. Don’t forget a boiled quail egg or chicken egg, some pieces of very crisp toasted Vietnamese sesame rice crackers, slices of chili, and crushed peanuts! 

Quang Noodles

2. How to make Quang Noodles

The first step in the process is making the noodles. There are many kinds of noodles for Mi Quang: brown red noodles made from brown rice, yellow noodles tinted by the use of turmeric or white noodles made from ordinary rice. The process of making noodles for Mi Quang is quite similar to that for Pho: high-quality rice is soaked in water, then finely ground and spread into thin, smooth rice sheets which are finally cut into noodle strands and dried. 

Mi Quang Noodles

To make a rich broth, the cook needs to wash the pork/chicken bones clean, pour the first boiling water to remove any impurities from the bones. Add shrimp, onion and some other seasonings. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Keep the water clear by skimming any foam and debris from the surface.

Depending on your preferences, season the meat with turmeric powder, salt, and fish sauce. Sautée the marinated meat with chopped garlic for about 3 minutes. Add the pork/chicken broth to the meat pot and simmer for 20 minutes to finish the process.

Mi Quang How to make

To prepare a serving bowl, place a bed of noodles on the bowl, fill with fresh greens. Top with meat and shrimp, then ladle the broth over. The distinctiveness of Mi Quang lies in the amount of strong-flavored thick broth which is just enough to barely cover the noodles. Garnish with some crushed peanuts and rice crackers. Mix well the filling with chopsticks before enjoying.

Mi Quang Noodles

3. Best restaurants to enjoy Quang Noodles - Where to go?

Visitors can sample Mi Quang in most regions of Vietnam today, but the best taste will be found in Hoi An - Quang Nam, the hometown of Mi Quang. The following restaurants are the highly recommended places in Hoi An to enjoy Mi Quang at its best.

Mi Quang Ong Hai - Mr Hai Noodles

This is one of the best places in Hoi An to enjoy Mi Quang. In the past, Mr Hai sold noodles on the sidewalk but now opened a spacious shop. His noodles are appreciated by diners as well, with yellow noodles from turmeric, sweet and rich soup, which makes his shop a familiar spot of many gourmets.

Address: No. 6A Truong Minh Luong, Hoi An, Quang Nam 
Open time: 6.00 - 22.00
Prices: 15,000 - 40,000 VND

Best restaurant to enjoy Quang Noodle

Mi Quang Di Hat - Mrs. Hat Noodles

Mrs. Hat Noodles is a popular noodle shop on the sidewalk that offers diners the very delicious and famous Mi Quang. Many Hoi An people and tourists appreciate the noodles here with the right taste of Mi Quang Hoi An.

Address: No. 4 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Open time: 17.00 - 22.00
Prices: from 20,000 VND

Best restaurant to enjoy Quang Noodle

In addition, Hoi An has many addresses for delicious Quang noodles such as Phu Chiem village area (Dien Phuong commune, Dien Ban district), Mi Quang Nam Bao (opposite number 130, Tran Cao Van Street, Hoi An), ...

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