Specialty foods of Ca Mau – Part 2

6. Date palm worm In breeding season of beetles such as rhinoceros beetles from October to February in the lunar calendar, the beetles find a hole in date palm heart and lay eggs which grow into worms. Eating the young date palm, these worms are white, fat, as big as a little finger. There is only one worm […]

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Giant mudskipper – a specialty of Ca Mau

Giant mudskipper is listed as one of six strangest animal species in the world for its prominent eyes. Ca Mau province in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is famous for giant mudskipper which has become a favorite food of many people. It can grow to a length of 27 centimeters, occurs in marine, brackish and fresh waters. It is most frequently found along muddy shores […]

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Silkworm cake with curried chicken

Mekong Delta cuisine is as simple but impressive as local people. Coming to Ca Mau province in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, travelers should not miss tasting Silkworm cake with curried chicken (Banh tam ga cay) – a specialty food of the province. With lots of natural products, Ca Mau is not lack of authentic dishes. […]

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Braised eel with buffalo spinach

Living in rice fields, rivers, channels, eel is a popular food in Mekong Delta region of Vietnam due to less bone, tender, a little chewy, tasty meat and rich nutrient. Although there are dozens of eel recipes, Braised eel with buffalo spinach (Luon om rau ngo) is a very famous specialty food of Ca Mau province.  […]

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U Minh dry snakeskin gournami

Mekong Delta is considered as the kingdom of freshwater fishes. There are too many fishes so that local people have created many dry fish recipes. On your trip to Ca Mau province in Mekong Delta, do not miss a big chance to taste U Minh dry snakeskin gournami – a specialty of the province. Although snakeskin gournami is popular […]

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Rach Goc three-striped crab

Rach Goc three-striped crab (Ba khia Rach Goc) is a specialty of Ca Mau province as well as Mekong Delta region of Vietnam. Three-striped crab in Rach Goc – an urban municipality town of Ngoc Hien district, Ca Mau province can win the heart of any dinner at the first time. Similar to rice field crab in Mekong […]

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Porridge with mudskipper

In Mekong Delta, mudskipper lives in brackish water or salt water or in shrimp ponds. They can catch mudskipper when harvesting farming shrimps in the ponds. This fish has been a traditional food of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta for many years. Besides wild mudskipper, people in Mekong Delta also farm this kind of fish in the coastal area. […]

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