The local food was delicious but a lot of it just didn’t agree with my tummy and I spent a large proportion of my holiday with my head down the toilet. There was obviously some common ingredient that my body just wanted to reject.
When we got to Hoi An, I was so hangry! The ‘pizza’ which was not a pizza at the beach just made me more hungry.. And then we found Ganesh on Trip Advisor. An Indian restaurant which had 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor when I was there.
Not to leave anything to chance a table was reserved for the evening, I was going to meet up with a few friends Id made during the Halong Bay cruise.
My gosh the food is gorgeous- the restaurant is a family run place and they have 8 kitchens/restaurants in Vietnam. The restaurant shares the same name as the Hindu God but is actually named after the nephew of the owner. And this nephew runs the Hoi An restaurant.
The staff are attentive and delightful, and have nailed the correct pronunciation of the dishes. The kitchen itself is so small- and the restaurant is busy.. These guys run the place very efficiently and there is loads of choice on the menu for vegetarians and non veg too.
The food tasted fresh, and Ganesh takes the time to go around and mingle with his guests. When I visited the restaurant again less than 24 hours later (don’t judge me!) Ganesh came over to say hi and offered us some other dishes, called in my driver and gave him a meal too!
I had the Daal Makhani, the Ganesh restaurant special naan (OMG SO GOOD!!!), tandoori roti, pilau rice, chana masala, chilli paneer and paneer makhani. Every single dish was amazing- and the food could rival any Indian pub restaurant here too.
You need to go to Ganesh during your visit in Hoi An, make sure you book in advance although lunch times is a little quieter I found. Try get the recipe for the Ganesh Naan special- and send over to me please!
ps. I visited Ganesh restaurant in Hué the day after!!! STOP JUDGING ME!