Food map in Mekong Delta is started…
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Here are a few staples to put on your list
Bun nuoc leo Soc Trang
Soc Trang, 60 km southeast of Can Tho, is home of bun nuoc leo. The soup base is made from slow boiling fish stock. Unlike the original taste with Khmer prohok, Vietnamese version uses pickled river fish instead, often seen piled high in local markets. The broth is served over noodles, whole shrimp, roasted pork, pork crackling and fish balls, and topped with a handful of herbs, crunchy soy beans and shredded banana blossom.
Where to try: Bun Nuoc Leo Soc Trang Phi Long has been selling their version of this dish since 2001. Visit them at 12 De Tham in Can Tho.
Banh cong(Cong cake)
Banh cong is one of the must-try foods in Mekong Delta. It is a kind of savoury doughnut made from mung beans, taro and rice flour. The batter is poured into a muffin tin-like ladle, topped with a whole shrimp, and deep fried for melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Popular in Can Tho and Soc Trang, two or three of these make a perfect afternoon snack. Pop them in your mouth with a few herbs for extra depth.
Banh xeo(Vietnamese pancake)
Nem nướng(Grilled pork sausage)
These pork sausage is made with minced pork that’s kneaded until chewy, then seasoned and then chargrilled on the sidewalk. The smoky scent from the grill entices passersby to pull up a stool. The assembly for nem nướng is a bit like a burrito, with fresh herbs, rice noodles, pickles, cucumbers, and grilled pork rolled firmly inside a whole rice paper.
Fried elephant ear fish
Elephant Ear Fish is always recommendable in every tour guide when you travel through the Delta. The whole fish is fried to be crispy perfection, so the succulent flesh can be easily raked off and rolled with pickles, cucumber and herbs in rice paper. The dish has a flavorful aroma but simple recipe.
Fruit and rice cakes
Cai Rang Floating Market
At the wonderfully scenic Spices Restaurant in Can Tho, tables are set in the open air overlooking the Hau River. The restaurant features mouthwatering Mekong Delta specialities in an inviting, faintly colonial setting. Have a quick look at: Bon bon salad, grilled duck skewer, shrimp wrapped in sugar cane, beef wrapped in betel nut leaves and grilled pork skewers served on a bamboo tray.
🌴🌴🌴Address: Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District Can Tho City
Le Longanier is set on the riverbank in Cai Be, on the way to Chau Doc. Surrounded by fruit plantations, the venue is a dreamy two-story villa modeled after a turn-of-the-century French colonial home. Plantation shutters, carved lanterns and vintage ceiling fans create a pleasing backdrop for meals that showcase the region’s rustic cooking style. Le Longanier opens only for lunch.
🌴🌴🌴Address: Phu An, Cai Lay, Tien Giang.
🍤🍤🍤Learn more: Eat 7 must-eat foods in Mekong Delta like a local gourmet
Chau Doc Market
Vendors sell piles of vegetables, dewy flowers, steaming bowls of noodles, and sweet sugar cane juice. You may notice neat mountains of pickled fish (Chau Doc is known as the ‘Kingdom of Pickled Fish’) – an essential ingredient in Mekong cooking.
Chau Doc Floating Market
A smaller floating market than the one in Cai Rang, this one is no less photogenic. Several dozen boats congregate in the early morning hours. The barges come from all over the Mekong Delta, laden with fruits and vegetables. There’s no hawking here. Samples of the produce are hung high on long poles for potential buyers to see from far away.
🔥🔥🔥To sum up, this is the end of our food map in Mekong Delta that we recommend you to try when you have a chance to come here. If you have ever tried these food in Mekong Delta, please share the thoughts of your taste buds no matter how weird or wonderful the felt. Comment below. To read more information or travel guide, you visit our blog site here