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What to eat in Dong Thap, Vietnam

What to eat in Dong Thap, Vietnam

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    1. Grilled snakehead fish on lotus leaves – The ultimate delicacy of Dong Thap

    You can find this ultimate delicacy in almost every restaurant in Dong Thap. The fish is kept in piece, even not remove the stomach and get grilled. The fish after that will be diced in the back and be sprinkled with green onions and some peanut. The sauce is made from Linh fish sauce, chili, garlic and nine dots tamarind, made it delicious in a special way

    Some restaurants have a great performance on this dish:

    ·         Hai Dong Quan
    Address: Vo Truong Toan, 1, Cao Lanh City
    Opening hour: 15:00 - 00:00
    Price: VND 30,000 - VND 150,000
    Tel: (+84) 277 387 4162

    ·         Phong Lan Restaurant
    Address: National Road 30, My Phu, Cao Lanh City
    Opening hour: 10:00 - 22:00
    Price: VND 50,000 - VND 220,000
    Tel: (+84) 2773 859 929

    ·         Rice Tavern:
    Address: Ly Thuong Kiet, Cao Lanh City
    Tel: (+84) 277 385 1599

    2. Grilled snail with pepper – Dong Thap familiar delicacy

    This is just a regular, simple dish but really delicious. Snails were quickly boiled and put on hot coals. While grilling, the cooker continuously sprinkles the special sauce on them. Served when it is still hot. The tasty sauce inside the snail, the crunchy of the meat and then take a bite of green pepper will make the dish strangely tasty.

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    Some restaurants where you can try it out:

    ·         Tam Thanh Restaurant
    Address: Sa Dec Town, Dong Thap Province, Sa Dec City
    Opening hour: 09:00 - 22:00
    Price: VND 20,000 - VND 50,000
    Tel: (+84) 277 386 4476

    ·         Tu Hao Restaurant
    Address: 17 Dien Bien Phu, My Phu, Cao Lanh City
    Opening hour: 09:00 - 22:00
    Price:VND 45,000 - VND 200,000
    Tel: (+84) 964 007 412

    3. Rat dishes – Don’t be afraid, they said it taste better than chicken

    In the flooding season, rats appear at an insane rate on the rice field that they can’t kill them all. So, the better choice is turning them into a series of tasty dishes. Believe me, you will never find at anywhere else the same smell and taste. We recommend that you should try them all

    ·         Tu Hao Restaurant
    Address: 17 Dien Bien Phu, My Phu, Cao Lanh City
    Opening hour: 09:00 - 22:00
    Price:VND 45,000 - VND 200,000
    Tel: (+84) 964 007 412

    ·         Rice Tavern: 

    Address: Ly Thuong Kiet, Cao Lanh City

    Tel: (+84) 277 385 1599

    4. Snake sausage – An interesting specialty of Dong Thap

    Alongside with rat, snake is also proliferated on flooding season. Even though, only some certain kinds of snake can be used on this dish. The meat after processed will be mined and put into its skin to make sausage.

    ·         Ba Tam Restaurant
    Address: 53 Pham Huu Lau, Ward 4, Cao Lanh City
    Opening hour: 10:00 - 22:00
    Price: VND 25,000 - VND 55,000
    Tel: (+84) 277 385 1599

    5. Cooked rice on lotus leaves – The colorful, tasty rice of Dong Thap

    The Dragon Blood Rice is cooked with steamed lotus seeds and sesame salt, wrapped in lotus leaves. The rice is soft and getting more sweater as more you chew. The fat by lotus and the sesame will be the best addition, boost the taste of this dish into a higher level.

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    ·         You can find it in almost any restaurant in the area

    6. Sa Dec Hu Tieu – The special Hu Tieu of Dong Thap

    Sa Dec Hu Tieu has soft, not too long, sour taste, white milk color and new-rice smell on the noodle. The broth is carefully cooked with pork bones on medium fire and follow a secret recipe which makes it irresistible

    ·         Ngoc Hanh Restaurant
    Address: 89 Nguyen Quang Dieu, Ward 1, Cao Lanh City
    Opening hour: 07:00 - 22:00
    Price: VND 20,000 - VND 55,000

    ·         Mrs. Sam
    Address: 188 Tran Hung Dao, Group 1, Ward 1, Sa Dec City
    Opening hour: 07:00 - 22:00
    Price: VND 20,000 - VND 30,000
    Tel: (+84) 277 386 9430

    ·         Vegan Hu Tieu
    Address: 27 Au Co, Ward 2, Sa Dec City
    Opening hour: 07:00 - 22:00
    Price: VND 15,000 - VND 20,000

     

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