Coming to Can Tho city, you will be diving into the paradise of foods. There are so many diverse and attractive options that you can choose. This region is so special and different with others from the natural beauties, local cultures to the taste of foods. Let’s try as much as you can to feel its characteristics, because you will not see it in other places:
Banh xeo – Vietnamese crepe
Mentioning about Vietnam, Banh xeo is one of the traditional foods. It’s famous in many places and you may easily see it somewhere in the Middle or Ho Chi Minh city. Coming to Can Tho, there will a very different Banh xeo that you should try.
Banh xeo is made from rice flour and then being fried to be crunchy. The main ingredients inside are shrimp, pork, onion… It is used with some kinds of local vegetable and local fish sauce.
Banh xeo in Can Tho is so big, it would be amazing to eat with fresh vegetables.
Especially, the price in this region is so cheap. You will be really enjoyable to try everything here.
- Banh xeo “7 Toi”
- Address: 45 Hoang Quoc Viet street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city
Bun mam – Vietnamese seafood gumbo noodle
Bun mam is known as a special food in Mekong Delta and Can Tho is the city central of this region, you should not miss it while coming here.
This food is very special because of its taste and smell which are quite strong and difficult to eat. However, it is a favorite food of Vietnamese people. If you can be used to it, you may love it a lot.
The main ingredients are shrimp, fish ball, snakehead fish, pork and many kinds of local vegetable. Let’s try and feel it.
- Bun mam “173”
- Address: 594 30/4 street, Hung Loi ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Hu tieu – Pork noodle
This is one of the traditional foods in Can Tho city. Hu tieu is a kind of noodle which is so different with Pho, Bun mam… Especially, the taste of soup will make you so excited
The main ingredients are noodle, pork, shrimp, onion, cilantro, vegetables… It is used with some lime and soy sauce.
Vietnamese food has many kinds of soup noodle and each region has its own taste, let’s try Hu tieu while coming to Can Tho, you may not see it in other places.
- Hu tieu “Ngoc Ngan”
- Address: 50 – 52 Nguyen Khuyen street, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Bun rieu – Vermicelli and sour crab soup
It’s not wrong to say that Can Tho city is like the paradise of many local foods. Coming here, you will never feel bored to find out some foods to eat. And “Bun rieu” is one of the best options that you can choose.
The main ingredients are crab, tofu, pork, tomato and some kinds of local vegetable. The taste of it is also very different with others. Let’s try it while coming here, you will not see it in other regions of Vietnam.
- Bun rieu “Vo Thi Sau”
- Address: 8 Vo Thi Sau street, An Hoi ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Ca loc nuong – grilled snakehead fish
Snakehead fish is a kind of local one in Mekong Delta. It’s not only a fish to eat with noodle soup like other foods, but also used as a main food with many kinds of local vegetables, noodle, rice paper, local fish sauce…
Snakehead fish is caught and made to be clean and fried to be crunchy. It would be an interesting experience to try this food because of its difference with others.
Many Vietnamese love it, now is probably your turn. Let’s come to try it.
- Ca Loc “An”
- Address: 15 Tran Van Hoai street, Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Banh cong – local fried cake
Banh “cong” is a kind of local fried cake which is very common in Mekong Delta. It is made by rice flour, then being fried to be crunchy and used with some kinds of local vegetable, local fish sauce, carrot pickle…
The main ingredients inside are rice flour, shrimp, pork, green bean… All of it create a very amazing taste to be deserved to try once. Don’t miss it while coming to Can Tho city.
- Banh cong “Co Ut”
- Address: 86 Ly Tu Trong street, Tan An ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Lau ca keo – goby fish hotpot
Besides many kinds of noodle soup or local cake in Mekong Delta, hotpot is a good change after trying many things. And goby fish hotpot will make you feel so excited and attractive because of its taste.
The local people usually make it sour with tamarind and so special with goby fish. With this kind of hotpot, some kinds of local vegetable would be a great combination to make you extremely amazing to try.
If you are not interested in other foods anymore, let’s try goby fish hotpot as trying a new change.
Address: 211/10 Nguyen Van Linh street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Lau mam – Vietnamese seafood gumbo hotpot
Besides goby fish hotpot, you can still one more option to choose: Vietnamese seafood gumbo hotpot, called as “Lau mam”. The soup is like “Bun mam” as the above recommendation, but the way to eat it is so different.
The ingredients inside are pork, beef, some kinds of vegetable…
- Quan “Chien”
- Address: 211/10 Nguyen Van Linh street, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
Chuoi nep nuong – Grilled sticky rice and banana
In addition to many kinds of main food, you may need to know some dessert foods which are popular and very local in this region. Let’s try “grilled sticky rice and banana”.
The sticky rice is mixed with banana, then being grilled to be crunchy and eaten with coconut milk. Its taste is very amazing and attractive, you may love it a lot. Don’t miss it while coming here.
This is a kind of street food, you will easily see it everywhere on the street.
Recommendation: De Tham street, Pham Ngu Lao street…
Che troi nuoc – Rice ball sweet soup
Rice ball sweet soup is very special in Mekong Delta. This is one of traditional sweet soups that you should not miss.
The main ingredients inside are green bean. It is used with peanut, ginger and sugar water. Its taste is so amazing, let’s try it.
- 52 Nguyen Duc Canh street, Cai Khe ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
In addition to many kinds of local food, you may love and enjoy a lot in this region. The local cultures or natural landscapes will also make you so excited and curious to explore and experience. Can Tho city is not really developed as other cities in the Middle or the North, but it will bring homely feelings and friendly people to your trip – the special things in Can Tho as well as Mekong Delta.