As a north side of the river gal, it was a nice change to travel ‘south side’ to dine at the House of Hoi An in Windsor. Located in a side street off Chapel St, you can’t miss it with its colourful mural on the façade and bright lanterns hanging above. Inside the restaurant it’s large and open, with the tables well spaced out. There has been a lot of attention paid to the décor which is definitely a cut above the standard Vietnamese eatery.
The restaurant specialises in dishes from the city of Hoi An, and is owned by famous Vietnamese chef Ms Vy who owns a cooking school and four eateries in Hoi An. Wanting to avoid the standard Vietnamese dishes, we asked our host to recommend dishes that are typical of Hoi An cuisine.
We noticed the extra effort made to present each dish beautifully, for example, in the use of wooden boards and pretty crockery. The drinks menu was also more extensive than your standard Vietnamese restaurant.
We liked all the dishes we tried, and were pleased to have ventured away from the commonly known Vietnamese dishes. The dishes are pricey but it’s well worth a visit to the House of Hoi An if you want a special and unique dining experience.
OverallThe House of Hoi An is definitely a cut above most Vietnamese eateries. Do expect to pay a lot more than your average Vietnamese restaurant, but you will be getting quality, authenticity, and a selection of unique dishes. My suggestion is to take the opportunity to try some of the dishes that wouldn’t normally appear on your typical Vietnamese menu.
The Eat and Be Merry Crew were guests of the House of Hoi An.
Find it atHouse of Hoi An
Shop 1, 40 Green Street
Windsor VIC 3181
Phone: 9078 7448