After months at sea, with ships laden with cinnamon and cumin, the Portuguese docked in the ports of ancient Faifo, now known as Hội An, were astonished. Immersing themselves in the crumbling streets, astounded by the beauty of the rice paddies, the famous dyed silks, intricate ceramics and local spices, they began to establish the most exclusive trading port in all of Asia. It was only when visitors began sampling grandmother’s traditional fare, and infusing their own seasoning and style to time-tested Vietnamese recipes, that the infamous cuisine of Hội An was born.
At Ancient Faifo, we are proud to deliver unique and individual cuisine. Our chefs recreate the most traditional Vietnamese fare from our ancestors’ famous recipes using the highest-quality local ingredients. Traditional food preparation and methods are undertaken to return our clientele to Hội An’s colorful past, with a touch of global modernity. Our bakery delivers a fresh selection of gourmet sandwiches and home-style pastries, along with an assortment of verrine-style tapas, with Vietnamese and Western ingredients. Choice is always an option for our clientele, whether it be local or imported beef, rye or multigrain sandwich bread, or our wine list that features carefully selected fine wines from around the world. Our staff are delighted to serve you as your senses re-alight upon your journey into the heart of Ancient Faifo.