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Central Market

The World's Most Clandestine Noodle
Cao lau noodles for sale at the market in central Hoi An, Vietnam. One family has had a stronghold on making this noodle, which, in theory, can only be made in Hoi An, thanks to a dependence on local ingredients.

They're so paranoid...I mean, um, secretive about cao lau, seconds after this picture was taken, I was told that unless I left immediately, I would be walking away, like a noodle, limping. Well, okay, it probably wasn't exactly that. But they did say something in Vietnamese that suggested I stop photographing the noodles.
Trần Quý Cáp, Cẩm Châu, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
+84 235 3861 323
Sun - Sat 6am - 6pm