The highlight of our trip so far was our afternoon / evening tour trying a variety of exceptional food, scooting from place to place on the back of a bike & stopping at interesting places along the way, such s the local brick factor. Hieu & Lex are so knowledgeable & easy going, nothing too much trouble for them. Came away feeling elated. If I every go back, I’ll look them up again. Thanks guys!
3:30 pm, Hieutour Co., Ltd guide picks you up at hotel lobby in Can Tho downtown with a friendly smile following by a detailed introduction for having an enjoyable and safe motor-food tour. Then, you will soon whisk away on the back of their motorcycle with no problem at all to experience Vietnamese driving style. Firstly, we ride out of urban city to discover how Mekong Delta people is manually creating local bricks from mud taken in their motherland. After that we head to taste Vietnamese thin rice pancake. It is “Bánh Cuốn” literally called wet spring roll. Why it is wet spring roll and how to make it will be interesting stories to share with our local food expert tour guide.
After having your great food, we then visit Can Tho wet market to explore the daily trading local goods with fishes, rice noodles, coconuts and fresh fruits. What a great chance to get closer to Mekong Delta people! You also will try some fruit and drink fresh coconut water in this local market. Time for trying crab tapioca noodle soup “Bánh Canh Ghẹ”! The crowd of locals gathering together at this local restaurant is enough to show how famous and yummy the food is. You have a great chance to enjoy beautifully decorated in a lovely bowl. So fresh, so nice! Nothing finish yet! We will ride to another place to taste fried crispy quail with sticky rice “Cúc chiên xôi”, one the most famous foods in the city that you won’t be able to get from anywhere else. Stop by another famous local food to enjoy Mekong Delta Fried Shrimp Cake “Bánh Cống”, with fried shrimp cake, vegetables, and fish-sauce which are healthy food with many nice flavors.
Driving back to the downtown, it is time for your relaxing and touring around famous sights as Can Tho Old Market, Ong Pagoda, Ninh Kieu Quay. Let us take you to a music coffee shop. With a drink offered in excited atmosphere, you are freely listen to the voice of our Can Tho, see how people show their passions, their life stories together at night; have more discuss about the culture and custom, blow all worries out of your mind, just enjoy this moment as a local.
After closing unforgettable memories, we ride you back to your hotel with “belly packed of food” Yummy:). We would say this is the best way to learn our living culture by eating and drinking as an insider.