Cao Lau

The chewy cao lau noodles, found only in the central city of Hoi An, are very similar to udon and come served in a broth of coriander and Chinese five-spice. Slow-simmering pork is sliced thin and placed atop the bowl of steaming noodles. A garnish of Thai basil and mint is added, as well as a powerful chili jam that can haunt you one seed at a time.