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The Famous Ba Buoi Chicken Rice in Hoi An

The Famous Ba Buoi Chicken Rice in Hoi An

If you ever visit Hoi An, you shouldn’t miss trying Hoi An chicken rice, especially at Ba Buoi restaurant on Phan Chu Trinh Street.

A General of Vietnamese Chicken Rice

In all three parts of Vietnam, there is chicken with rice or sticky rice. In the North, the Vietnamese have boiled chicken with sticky rice, adding sliced lime leaves. And in the South of Vietnam, we have chicken flushed with fried fat with rice. The chicken is usually fried or flushed with fried fat to make the skin crunchy. Additionally, the rice is usually made with a little bit burning smell. It’s all delicious. However, the best one that I have ever eaten is the boiled chicken with rice in the Middle of Vietnam, particularly in Hoi An Ancient Town.

Then the Special Ba Buoi Chicken Rice in Hoi An

There are many chicken rice restaurants in Hoi An. Nevertheless, to me, the top one is always Ba Buoi chicken rice restaurant, or we usually call Cơm Gà Bà Buội in Vietnamese. By the way, the restaurant is located at 22 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoi An.

ba buoi chicken rice in hoi an, vietnam

What makes Ba Buoi restaurant special is the chicken. The restaurant uses chickens which are raised naturally. They are free to run around the garden and fed natural food without any chemical composition such as grass, corn, or vegetables. However, the growers still have to check their chickens carefully to make sure they pass certain standards for human use. All to make the meat good and ready for the best meals.

Ba Buoi restaurant also has its specialty in the savor. I’m so sure that you will be attracted at the first try. They also use herbs from the well-known Tra Que village nearby, where they grow the herbs by their top technique naturally without any chemicals. That all contributes to the perfect taste of the whole meal at the restaurant. Specifically, basil and Vietnamese coriander are always served with the main meal. Besides that, there is a pickle made of carrot and papaya. Usually, to boost the sourness of the chicken and rice, people squeeze a little bit of lemon over, then mix everything to pump up the taste.

About the rice, simply it is cooked chicken with boiled water, adding pounded turmeric.  All make the rice beautiful yellow and a bit sweet in taste. The chicken boiled water is also served as soup to customers.

I especially love the chicken offal. Perhaps it’s the top secret food of Ba Buoi restaurant that I cannot get how they made it. What I could say is, ‘Don’t leave Ba Buoi restaurant without a try of chicken offal’! Also, the sauce is made from that, by the way.

Final Say

Imaging you are wandering around Hoi An and getting hungry. Then you stop at Ba Buoi restaurant to enjoy the best chicken rice in Hoi An. That’s just simply the best thing I could imagine to make my day awesome. Trust me, there is nothing better than fully loading your energy with the best meal of chicken with rice to start or continue exploring the ancient town. If you plan to visit Hoi An, this is the must-eat food that you must try besides Mi Quang and Cao Lau of the ancient town.


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Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • kristina shahwaiz

    Looks so delicious! I love vietnamese food and would visit just to try all the dishes! Thanks for sharing

    • Khoi Nguyen

      I write a lot about Vietnamese foods that I believe you would love to read. You can check it out in my food reviews 🙂

  • Undercover Travel Agent

    I love the comparison between general chicken rice. These are the precise and concise articles everyone is looking for out of bloggers.

  • Just One Passport

    It sounds fantastic. I love chicken so I know I would love the chicken tice

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