Cylindrical young glutinous rice cake

Cylindrical glutinous rice cake (Banh tet) which is made from glutinous rice, coconut milk, mung bean, pork, etc. is a popular Vietnamese traditional food in South Vietnam. There are various Banh tet recipes in different provinces. Some famous recipes are Cylindrical glutinous rice cake with magenta leaves – a specialty of Can Tho, Tra Cuon glutinous […]

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Bo hoc fermented fish

Made from freshwater fishes such as snakeskin gournami, climbing gournami, snakehead, Bo hoc fermented fish (Mam bo hoc, Pro hok) – a traditional food of Khmer people. Mam bo hoc originated in Cambodia. In the past, in the rainy season they catch a lot of fishes and could not eat all of them. Otherwise, in the dry season, […]

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Specialty foods of Tra Vinh – Part 1

1. Bo hoc fermented fish Made from freshwater fishes such as snakeskin gournami, climbing gournami, snakehead, has played an important part in Cambodian cuisine as well as cuisine of Khmer people in South Vietnam. Mam bo hoc can be eaten raw. It is used to cook many traditional dishes such as Num bo choc rice noodle soup (Bun […]

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Specialty foods of Ca Mau – Part 3

11. Porridge with mudskipper Although there are some delicious dishes from this kind of fish such as Braised mudskipper with black pepper, Hot pot with mudskipper, local people usually cook Porridge with mudskipper thanks to its comfort, easy and quick recipe. It is totally simple to cook Chao ca keo. Just cook rice in water until the rice tender and broken, season […]

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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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