Traveling to the Mekong Delta is the most memorable trip to the South of Vietnam. Mekong Delta Tour is a well-known tourist destination and engage foreign and domestic tourists not only by picturesque countryside scenery, slower peace of the life, peace and quiet, ect, but also by unique cuisine. Here is just the best special foods in Mekong Delta.
1. The roll cuisines
Banh xeo(Vietnamese pancake), nem nuong(baked rolls), banh cong(cong cakes), spring roll(goi cuon)…are the roll cuisines that foreign tourists are highly recommended to try here.
Most foreign visitors to Vietnam said that they like “banh xeo” the most. Banh xeo(Vietnamese pancake) is one of the most popular street food in Vietnam, which cooked differently in other regions of Vietnam.
In Mekong Delta, the local people will cook Vietnamese Pan Cake with yellow flour(yellow – it is made from tumeric flour), veggies, coconut water and mung beans. The name of the dish is very rustic, “xèo” from the sound of sizzling during process when people do it. “banh xeo” in Mekong Delta are roll with rice paper served with fish sauce mixed with sugar, lemond, galic and red chili.
You can find “banh xeo” in all provinces in Mekong Delta. If you do not time to go Mekong Delta, you can try “banh xeo” in Ho Chi Minh city.
Where to eat Bánh xèo in Ho Chi Minh
Banh xeo ngon An là nghien
- Address: 74 Suong Nguyet Anh Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
- Open time: 9am – 11pm
- Price: 1$ – 5$
2. Lươn om rau ngổ (Eel cooked with aromatica)
Eel cooked with aromatica is on the top list of the most famous specialty dishes of Ca Mau in Mekong Delta.
This dish is also quite simple processed with the main source of material is eel, eel after being caught up, cleaned, cut into pieces to eat and then put in the pot, cook, add spices to eat.
You could find the nice stall to taste cheap coriander eel dish in Ca Mau when you have the opportunity to visit this beloved land.
U Minh Ha Forest.
- Address: Tran Van Thoi, Ca Mau
- Open time : 7am – 5pm
- Price : ~7$
3. Chuối nếp nướng nước cốt dừa (Baked sticky rice banana with coconut water)
Baked sticky rice banana with coconut water is a specialty of the people in Mekong Delta which is very fascinating with tourists and should not be missed when visiting this land.
Most of people in Mekong Delta love eating sweet foods as “che”, sticky rice, jelly, cakes,ect, which are enjoyed by them everyday.
The ingredients for this dish are also quite simple,and you can also make your own to experience the deliciousness of it.
Firstly, you just need to choose the kind of ripe Siamese banana. Secondly bring to compost. Then, baked it. Finally, we enjoy it together.
You can enjoy baked sticky rice banana with coconut water in Ho Chi Minh city:
“Chuoi nep nuong Vo Van Tan”
- Address: 378 Vo Van tan St, Ward 5, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city
- Open time: 7am – 9pm
- Price: ~ 1$
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4. Lẩu cá kèo bông điên điển ( Hotpot Mudskipper fish with Sesbania sesban)
Hotpot Mudskipper fish with Sesbania sesban is a great choice for the rainy season keeps raining all day in Mekong Delta.
Mudskipper fish is especially delicious when eating hot pot. Mudskipper fish hotpot with sweet and smelled good. When eating, dropping raw fish into the pot, the fish is very interesting. The fillet of fish is soft, which has a sweet and juicy taste.
If you do not time to go Mekong Delta, you can try Mudskipper fish hotpot with sesbania sesban in Ho Chi Minh city.
“Lau ca keo Ba Huyen ”
- Address: 87 Ba Huyen Thanh quan St, Ward 7, District 3
- Open time: 10am – 10pm
- Price: ~5$ – ~10$
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So this is special food in Mekong Delta that I recommend you to try when you have a chance to come here. It is the hearty, homey, the subtle scents that engrave an unforgettable experience in the travelers’ memory when they have a chance to visit the Mekong Delta. To truly experience the Mekong Delta, you can either do it by yourself via our guide of what to do and see, or join with Mekong Delta Tour at Vinaday Go Reise.