WHAT TO EAT IN CAN THO
As known as the western capital of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho is an appealing destination to experience a large number of local specialties of South Vietnam. They are definitely appetizing enough to catch the attention of any visitors in their Mekong Delta journey. Now let explore some delicious food in Can Tho to enrich your list of food in this region.
NEM NƯỚNG THANH VÂN (GRILLED PORK ROLL)
Let's start the journey with the extremely famous Grilled Pork Roll in Can Tho - Nem nướng Thanh Vân. The main ingredients for making this delicacy is pork, girdle cake, the peanut sauce and some vegetable such as lettuce, carrots, and white radishes, and fresh herbs like mint and basil, bay leaves, chives, cucumber, banana, mango, star fruit, coleslaw...The decisive taste of this dish is fresh pork which was marinated some spices such as garlic, sugar, pepper, salt, then grilled above live coals until well-done in yellow to bring the sweet and fat flavor. The special sauce is a tasty combination of peanut butter, sugar, garlic, chili, fish sauce, crushed garlic, crushed roasted peanut, and some spices. Each plump piece is served immediately, roll some vegetables, dipped in the fish sauce. It is actually a wonderful experience!
BÁNH XÈO (VIETNAMESE PANCAKE)
With the name represents sound when pouring the rice batter into the hot skillet, Bánh Xèo is amazing delicacies of Mekong Delta cuisine. Especially, the yellow crunchy crust of Bánh Xèo filled with beans sprouts, green onions, and meat, combined with the sweet and sour dipping sauce of fish sauce, chili, garlic, and lemon juice. It’s well worth experiencing!
CƠM GÀ CẨM KÝ
Cơm Gà Cẩm Ký definitely appears in the list of the excellent dish of chicken rice in Can Tho. Cẩm Ký specializes in dishes from chicken such as Cơm gà xối mỡ (rice with chicken poured by oil), cơm gà hấp lá cải (steamed chicken with broccoli), poached chicken, etc. and some other dishes such as seaweed soup, stir-fried noodles, dim sum. Particularly, the rice is a perfect combination of chicken broth and chicken fat to be taste flavor and rich in fat. If you are keen on Cơm gà or looking for the best dishes in Cần Thơ, Cơm Gà Cẩm Ký will be surely the top choice with the price of about 40,000 dong.
ỐC NƯỚNG TIÊU XANH (GRILLED WATER SNAILS WITH PEPPER)
If you are looking for some delicacy for your Can Tho food tours, Ốc Nướng Tiêu Xanh will be a mouthwatering dish which makes you pay special attention to. After had been boiled lightly, the snail with crunchy sweet-flavor flesh was grilled in a hot coal stove with an awesome combination of salt, fish sauce, sugar, and green peppercorn. Being well go with the spicy, salty, and sweet of the special fish sauce, the dish will stun you so much thanks to its appetizing taste.
BÁNH TÉT LÁ CẨM (MAGENTA PLANT STICKY RICE CAKE)
It is wonderful to enjoy Bánh tét lá cẩm – the most outstanding specialty made by the family Huynh (Ms. Huỳnh Thị Trọng) in Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City. With its special flavor, Bánh tét lá cẩm is made from fragrant sticky rice soaked with the magenta plant to produce a natural purple color. Especially, one of the tastiest elements of this cake is its filling which combines with the sweetness of the meat, coconut milk, salted duck egg yolk, or some other popular kinds of one such as pork fat, banana, mung bean. The purple circles not only be an attractive cake with various colors but also own delicious outstanding flavor while tasting it.
HỦ TIẾU PIZZA 6 HOÀI (RICE NOODLE PIZZA)
After immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle in the beautiful floating market, visitors can not only find the processing procedures used to make traditional Vietnamese rice noodles but also enjoy the unique pizza dishes in this peaceful place. Hủ tiếu Pizza is a perfect blend of deep-fried rice noodles, bean sprouts, peanuts, pork meat, and herbs, omelet, and various vegetable. It will be actually difficult to forget the mouthwatering flavor if you have an opportunity to taste this delicacy.
BÁNH TẰM BÌ (VIETNAMESE NOODLES IN COCONUT CREAM)
As known as the famous recipe in Southern Vietnam, Bánh tầm bì is the special flavor of sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and hot. This is the perfect combination of thick rice and tapioca noodles, fried pork, coconut milk, vegetables, bean sprouts, pickles, some cilantro-oil mixture, and a fatty sauce from coconut cream. The perfect taste of this dish absolutely merited to be on the list of must-eat food and be worth a try on your journey in Can Tho.
XÔI (STICKY RICE)
Xôi is a popular breakfast snack that can be found at every street corner, every alleyway by the vendors, or even in restaurants of Vietnam. It is made with glutinous rice by the way of steaming or cooking. There are a wide range of options for the tourists to enjoy this delicacy, including vegetarian version and meat choices. In the vegetarian version, it served with many toppings such as chickpeas, coconut, sugar, roasted peanuts, shredded coconut, mushrooms, broccoli, pepper, red chili, and onion. Sticky rice can have different colors from the fruit like gấc (baby jackfruit). This creates a unique red and sweet flavor for this dish. Moreover, we could enjoy Xôi dishes with pork, fried eggs, steamed pieces of chicken, sausage and etc. If you have a chance to experience street food in Vietnam, Xôi is definitely the best option on your wonderful street journey.
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