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Review of Bale Well

Bale Well
Ranked #119 of 847 Restaurants in Hoi An
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed February 8, 2014

Ground hog day going by previous comments but this place is a must. Just off the main street where there is a sign directing you where to go, that borders the old town, no menu, just quality and quantity delivered within minutes and great value. Waitress happy to show you how to roll and away you go. Had lunch here and wasn't busy looking for dinner we were so full. Tables and chairs sit outside on a very quiet and clean side street, mix of tourists, small tour group (G Adv) and young local people. Even though this place gets a good wrap in Lonely Planet, it wasn't busy and certainly wasn't crowded. Loved it and would certainly return and definitely recommend.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We've been twice so far and are going back again. The food is lovely and as much as you can eat. The staff are fantastic, helpful and friendly. Definitely make sure you visit here!

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Bale Well has an interesting concept; you sit down and the staff just bring out a set 'menu' of food, give you a quick run through of how to roll it all up and then off you go. Even though I'm not a huge fan of prawns, the food really is very good and incredibly great value. You can stuff yourself full of good food and beer for very little.

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Thank PhilLeivesley
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

I usually don't go to proper restaurants for Vietnamese food because it's cheaper and just as good on the street. This place is my exception. It's great, you just sit down and they bring out plates and plates of food as well as show you how to make/roll your food with the rice paper. It's great fun and well worth it.

Thank SeanAdvice
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Seek this out and eat here, a must visit in Hoi An. No menu, just stroll up, sit down and prepare to eat. One of the lovely women who works there will come over to serve the first course. Rice paper wraps with greens, pork skewers and spring rolls. All rolled up and dipped in incredibly savory spicy peanut sauce. Later comes the typically Hoi An rice pancake, also to be rolled in rice paper filled with greens. Helpfully, our server made both of our first rolls for us so we could see what to do! The delicious and filling meal was capped off with a little dessert. I'm partial to chocolate and adored the chocolate mouse, but my husband loved his mango mouse as well. This set menu was under $6 USD equiv per person. Reasonable beer prices too...under $1 equiv for the local Bierre Larue.

TIP: I didn't like some bites of the food due to an odd fishy taste... I learned later, at a cooking class, that this actually stemmed from a green on the salad plate! Not an off piece of fish! These greens look kind of like arrows with smooth edges. If you tear them in half and smell, you'll know what they are. Apparently many people don't like them, but some obviously do. Just a tip!

It is a bit hard to find...down an alley. It's best to get to the right general area and then ask for help finding the restaurant. The locals all know it.

Thank AnnapurnaWI
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