We spent two months travelling around SE Asia and we still talk about Bale Well in Hoi An as one of our favourite meals.
Much like the other reviewers we were a bit disappointed with the Lonely Planet suggestions for Hoi An so instead we turned to Tripadvisor and stumbled across the positive reviews for Bale Well so decided to give it a shot.
Our only problem came in trying to locate the restaurant - we attempted to use Google Maps, which was a HUGE mistake as the location listed was completely wrong! After wandering around a few backstreets though we finally we it, and I'm so glad we did.
There is only a set menu here at 90,000 per person (about $4) and the amount of food you get is incredible. Two types of BBQ pork, fresh spring rolls, crispy vietnamese pancakes with shrimp, mountains of salad and fresh herbs...and all brought to your table within a matter of minutes! The owner is also kind enough to show you how to put everything together so you don't make too much of a fool of yourself.
Staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the beer was cheap - what more do you need?! I sincerely hope we'll be able to come back here one day. Make sure you don't miss it.
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