Tastes Of Hoi An

Taste & Travel - - Contents - by TODD LAWRENCE

TODD LAWRENCE stud­ies some (de­li­cious) Viet­namese his­tory.

EVEN THOUGH IT IS JUST HALF an hour by road from the mod­ern city of Da Nang on Viet­nam's eastern coast, Hoi An moves at a dif­fer­ent pace. Once upon a time the most im­por­tant trad­ing hub in South­east Asia, the river­side town had be­come a ne­glected back­wa­ter un­til UNESCO rec­og­nized its his­toric sig­nif­i­cance in 1999. Now Hoi An's nar­row lanes, at­mo­spheric build­ings and ro­man­tic wa­ter­front set­ting are the ba­sis of a dif­fer­ent econ­omy — tourism.

PHO­TOS THIS SPREAD Iced cof­fee two ways; Ice cream made street­side in metal molds.

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