VGP – The Asian Record Organization has recognized Hoi An’s signature Cao Lau specialty as one of the 10 dishes meeting the criteria of “Asian cuisine value”.
“Cao lau” is a delectable noodle dish served with shrimp, pork, a little broth, and seasonal herbs and vegetables. The noodle gets its signature yellow color by mixing it with the ash of a local plant.
According to the Viet Nam Record Book Center, “cao lau” is unique to Viet Nam and central Quang Nam province in particular.
“Mi quang,” another of Quang Nam province’s noodle specialties, has already been recognized by the Asian Record Organization.
The recognition is not only an honor but offers an opportunity for Quang Nam to develop cuisine tourism in the coming time.
These records are the encouraging outcome of the Viet Nam Record Book Center’s efforts to promote local specialties. The organization has successfully nominated 47 Asian records for local iconic dishes so far.
By Vien Nhu