Vop in Ca Mau

A Vietnamese folk song says: “Rừng đước Ngọc Hiển Năm Căn Ai về mà bắt vọp ăn đã thèm” “Mangrove forests in Ngoc Hien district, Nam Can district Come there to catch Vop and eat until full” Vop is a bivalve, it is 3 times bigger than scallop. They live in the mouth of the sea, […]

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Date palm worm in Ca Mau

There are many date palms which grow naturally in Ca Mau province. These palms are home to greasy and tasty date palm worms – a specialty food of the province. One interesting fact about date palm worm is that there is only one worm on one palm. Not all of the palms have worms so that this […]

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Ca Mau mantis shrimp

Mantis shrimp is a special gift from Mother Ocean to Ca Mau people and travelers coming to Ca Mau. Mantis shrimp flesh is sweet and salty, comfort and seductively fragrant so that it is a favorite food of many people. It is called mantis shrimp because it looks like both mantis and shrimp. Its legs are similar […]

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Roasted turtle with salt in Ca Mau

Ca Mau with a big network of rivers, channels, ponds, and lakes is full of turtles. Local people created a very famous recipe from turtle – Roasted turtle with salt (or Rua rang muoi). In recent days, catching wild turtles are forbidden so that we can only enjoy the dish cooked from farmed turtle in Ca Mau. […]

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Specialty foods of Ca Mau

1. Dat Mui cuttlefish egg cake U Minh hot pot with fermented fish Rach Goc dry shrimp Toasted tortoise with salt Mantis shrimp Cha la worm Grilled Vop Crab blood pudding Salad with young bee Fried wild mouse with lemongrass and chili pepper Porridge with elongatus Bon bon Ormocarpum cochinchinense Rach Goc Sesarma mederi   U Minh […]

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Specialty foods in Soc Trang – Part 2

6. Thanh Tri buffalo jerky A trip to Thanh Tri commune, Thanh Tri district, Soc Trang province could not be considered complete if traveler misses trying the distinctively tasty buffalo jerky. To make smelling and flavorful dry buffalo, the maker must choose buffalo back leg, remove tendon, slice the meat parallel with the grain, marinate buffalo slices […]

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