Good decision to nurse the stomach first with the noodles as the BBQ would need some time and work to get the food cooked!. Having no basis of comparison for the Cao Lau (noodles made with rice flour, water and ASHES from firewood, see pic of fresh Cao Lau from my visit to the market earlier HERE) , I ate the noodles with a bit of apprehension for the fact that I was eating something with ashes! We found the noodles alright, no wow factor to it. The noodles has tiny grey specks (presumably the ashes) and is served with slices of pork, lots of vegetables and small deep fried wantan skin with a little bit of soya pork broth. As we expected more satisfaction from the national dish of Hoi An, TT made it a point to lead us to another spot later on in the trip, hopefully for a delicious bowl of Cao Lau, more on that trip in another post! :o)
By now, we got busy with the BBQ. It was rather fun cooking the stuff and at times challenging as we try not to let the bacon slip through the grill! Hahaha...,The prawns were fresh and nice and I loved the simple grilled eggplant. I think the meal was enjoyable more so because of the nice cool weather and the rather festive ambiance at the restaurant. After all, we were being tourists and had no cares in the world when we are on a holiday!
So, if you ever find yourself in Hoi An, drop by Nuong Nieu BBQ for a simple local BBQ experience. I am sure you will enjoy it like we did.
Nuong Nieu BBQ
73 Ngô Quyền,Minh An
Have a great weekend everyone!