Cai Rang Grilled Pork Patties

Cai Rang in Can Tho is not only famous for Cai Rang floating market – the biggest of its kind in Mekong Delta but also Cai Rang grilled pork patties (Nem nuong Cai Rang) – a delicious grilled dish from pork. Grilled pork patties (Nem nuong) is popular in many regions of Vietnam. However, local people […]

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Mangrove Apple Hot pot

Mangrove apple hot pot or Lau ban is a specialty food of Mekong Delta. The key ingredient of this dish is the sour mangrove apple fruit which makes the dish have distinctive taste and smell. Lau ban is sour but it is comfortable and refreshing. Lau ban reminds dinner of the countryside of Mekong Delta where there […]

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Can Tho Hot pot with Fermented fish

Hot pot with Fermented fish (Lau mam) is an authentic dish in Mekong Delta. It characterizes the rich cuisine as well as the unique culture of the region. All of the ingredients (meat, shrimp, fish, various vegetables) to cook Lau mam are easy to find in gardens, fields, rivers, channels, and ponds. According to many foodies, Can […]

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Sau Tia plump wine

Mekong Delta is full of fruit orchards with high-quality fruits. Local people have created many fruit wine recipes such as Grape wine, Myrtle wine – a specialty of Phu Quoc Island, Malpighia glabra wine, Musa balbisiana wine – a specialty of Ben Tre province, Sau Tia plump wine – a specialty of Can Tho city which are favorite of many people. Made from An […]

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Can Tho Duc Cake

Can Tho in Mekong Delta is famous for beautiful sights, unique culture, a network of rivers and channels, immense fruits orchards, Ninh Kieu Pier, Cai Rang floating market, exotic foods, etc. The scenery of Can Tho women who wear conical hats, hang street food shoulder poles with Duc cake (or Banh duc) has become familiar with many local […]

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What to eat in Can Tho?

Cong Cake In Mekong Delta 3

A Vietnamese folk song says: “Cần Thơ gạo trắng nước trong – Ai đi đến đó lòng không muốn về”. (“Can Tho has white rice and clear water – Anyone comes to the city doesn’t want to leave”.) Can Tho is full of foods and specialty dishes which attract lots of travelers. What to eat in […]

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Specialty foods in Tien Giang – Part 2

Banana Mixed With Shredded Coconut Meat

11. Fermented shedder fiddler crab Being next to the ocean and having many fiddler crab, Go Cong district in Tien Giang province is famous for Fermented shedder fiddler crab (or Mam cong lot) – a specialty food of the district as well as the entire Mekong Delta. Mam cong lot is distinctively rich, tasty, sour, hot, salty, and smelling. The harvesting season […]

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