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6 best type of food you must try in Can Tho, Vietnam

6 best type of food you must try in Can Tho, Vietnam

6 best type of food you must try in Can Tho, Vietnam

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    Can Tho has a diverse cuisine with fresh ingredients from a tropical area like shrimp paste, fish sauce, rice, herbs…Each dish has its own unique flavor, but they all have one thing in common which is the elegant and rustic charm of Mekong cuisine culture. Here is the list of top 6 must-eat dishes you cannot miss when visiting Can Tho city

    Banh beo – A unique specialty in Can Tho

    Banh beo is one of the most popular dishes in Can Tho. It is basically made from rice flour and tapioca starch, topped with a mixture of pork, shrimp, and green onion. A simple, elegant, and cheap dish will give you a strong impression.

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    • 3 Le Lai Street, Ninh Kieu District
    • 13 Truong Dinh Street, Ninh Kieu District

    Price: Around VND 20,000

    Banh cong – Favorite dish of the locals

    Banh Cong is a traditional dish with the locals. It consists of little shrimp, green beans, and minced pork, then steamed and deep-fried in flour dough. Try it with some fresh vegetables and a dipping sauce made from fish sauce, sugar, garlic, and fresh chili peppers, you will be surprised by the brand new taste of Vietnam cuisine.


    • Co Ut: 86/38 Ly Tu Trong Street, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu District
    • 134/1A Tran Phu Street, Ninh Kieu District  
    • 18 Tran Van Hoai Street, Ninh Kieu District

    Price: VND 10,000 – VND 30,000

    Banh xeo – Crispy Vietnamese pancake

    The name bánh xèo, which means sizzling pancake, comes from the sound it makes when the batter hits a searing hot wok. Unlike other regions, the version of bánh xèo here is large, fairly crispy and filled with shrimp, bean sprouts, pork and green chopped onions. The special thing about the dish is that it must be wrapped in a fresh lettuce and herbs before being dipped in a fish sauce. It’s really worth trying!

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    • Cai Son Hang Bang street, Cai Rang District
    • Hue Vien, 34 De Tham street, Ninh Kieu District
    • Muoi Xiem, 13/3 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Binh Thuy District

    Price: VND 20,000 – VND 50,000

    Nem nuong – Special version of grilled pork

    Nem nuong, or grilled pork rolls, is a savory food of Vietnamese cuisine. In Can Tho, locals are proud to say that they have their own version of the dish. The ground pork is seasoned properly with special spice and rolled into small balls and then skewered to grill on charcoal. The best way to enjoy the food is to combine it with Banh hoi, herbs, and vegetables, then dip in a special soy-based sauce.


    • Thanh Vân: 17 Hoa Binh Boulevard, Ninh Kieu District
    • Anh Mập: 9 Nguyen Viet Hong street, Ninh Kieu District
    • Nem Nuong 91: 91 De Tham street, Ninh Kieu District

    Price: VND 50,000 -VND 100,000

    Banh hoi – A brand new taste

    Bánh hoi, a favorite snack in Can Tho, is fried dough made from beans and rice flour. The batter is poured into muffin tin, topped with a shrimp, and then deep-fried. Dipping it into the sauce with some slices of pickles, you can feel the hearty flavor melt inside your tongue.  


    • Nhon Ai, Phong Dien District
    • Bánh hoi Phong Dien, Truong Ninh – Truong Long street, Phong Dien District

    Price: VND 50,000 – VND 100,000

    Hu tieu mi Hong Phat

    It is a noodle soup dish with an amazing taste. The dish includes soft rice noodle, slightly sweet bone broth, topped with some pork slices, a quail egg, liver, intestines, and finally a shrimp, all sprinkled with a touch of pepper and some chopped green onions.

    Address: 6 De Tham street, An Cu Ward, Ninh Kieu District

    Price: VND 60,000 – VND 100,000

    23 Jan 2020
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