A journey back to old Hoi An
Situated above Vy’s Market Restaurant, The Port’s concept is to show how Hoi An’s cuisine was influenced by foreign trade as it became a major hub on the Spice Route in the 17thand 18th centuries. Guests are invited to see dishes being prepared at the colourful food counters situated around the main dining area. The counters are decorated in the style of a bygone era when Hoi An (or Faifo as it was known) was the biggest trading port in South-East Asia. At its height, Hoi An was home to traders from all over the globe and they brought with them culinary culture which gradually influenced the local food. The food counters reflect the main trading nations who were present during this time. France, Portuguese, Holland, Japan, and China.
Situated on the same floor, The Monsoon Bar & Lounge offers a rest stop to sit and unwind while enjoying a drink or afternoon tea. Every evening with live soothing music with overlooking the colourful night market, the bar boasts extensive selection of wines, spirits, cocktails and is the ideal place to enjoy the ambience of The Port – whether waiting for a seat at the restaurant or just having a lazy afternoon cocktail or two.
The Port is also home to a merchandise store and well being boutique.
Authentic Hoi An Street Food
Specialities and family recipes
The Morning Glory Cooking School and Restaurant opened its doors in 2006. As Ms Vy’s third hospitality establishment, Morning Glory restaurant was the cumulative result of Ms Vy’s passion and vision to create a venue where visitors could not only enjoy a gourmet Vietnamese dining experience, but could also see local Hoi An food specialities made first-hand in the open kitchen. Located just across the street from Cargo Club on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Morning Glory has become the ‘not-to-be-missed’ dining experience for most visitors to Hoi An.
The restaurant and cooking school takes its name from the morning glory vegetable which, after rice, is the most commonly eaten food in Vietnam. One of the more appealing aspects of this edible plant is its resilience. It can grow in any kind of climate and from soil, mud or waterways. Its durable and flexible nature makes it symbolic in the eyes of Ms Vy, who views it as a representation of the Vietnamese character. It can survive, even thrive, in the harshest of conditions; growing into a beautiful green vegetable with a white star flower.
THE PORT CONTACT INFO
05 Nguyen Hoang st,
Hoi An – Quang Nam province – Viet Nam