The Mekong Delta, a large landscape in the southern Vietnam, is where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea. Thanks to the alluvium of the Mekong River, this region is very famous with many food specialties. So, This is 9 the best dishes in Mekong Delta Region must to try before you leave.
1. Pia Cake
Pia Cake is Soc Trang Province as well as in the Mekong Delta is Pia cake which is a rich cake eaten with tea that is a specialty of the Kinh, Khmer and Chinese ethnic people living in the Mekong Delta region.
Pia cake is also a very colorful delicacy, with an orange pink exterior, a yellow interior from the green pea powder and a red center from the color of the egg yolk.
2. Noodle made from sliced flour in Ben Tre
This is a truly specialty of the western area of Viet Nam. The dish is made from rice flour and soup cooked carefully with duck meat and can be eaten with ginger fish sauce. The reason for the name “sliced flour” noodle is that people will use rice flour, molded according to each person’s own recipe and then sliced into pieces.
3. Steamed coconut rice in Ben Tre
Vietnamese at least once listen to the song: “Who is standing in the charming posture of a coconut tree Her hair is flying in the breeze?”.
4. Hu Tieu My Tho
Originating as an age-old Chinese noodle soup, Hu tieu My Tho was changed to suit My Tho people’s taste and became a famous dish in both the north and the south. The main ingredients of Hu Tieu My Tho are meat, pig’s intestine, pig liver, sliced barbecue pork, dried shrimp, noodles and broth but the feature to distinguish Hu Tieu My Tho from Hu Tieu Nam Vang (Cambodia Kuy teav), Hu Tieu Tau (Chinese noodle soup).
5. Ca Kho To
This speciality of Can Tho consists of sea bass caramelized in a clay pot served with steamed rice and clear soup. Simple, yet delicious.
6. Grilled “climbing” fish in An Giang
Two branches of Mekong Delta have brought An Giang rich and abundant source of fish among which “climbing” fish are the most delicious ones with toned flesh and tasty crunch. “Climbing” fish are most available in August and September.
7. Purple Tet Cake in Can Tho
Purple Tet Cake is one of the most colorful and beautiful cakes in Vietnam Cuisine. Its outside appearance is quite similar to other kinds of Tet cakes; however, its inside is absolutely gets you amazed.
8. Luc Si’s Nem rice papers
Rice papers in this land include a various type such as: nem rice papers, dipped rice papers, sweet rice papers, or baked rice papers. Local people make this dish totally by hand without using any chemicals. This dish is served with tamarind fish sauce, or soybean milled. It is a really wonderful dish which makes the cuisine of this region more unique.
9. Bot Loc Cake
Bot Loc Cake is sold at many small shops on Truong Dinh and Nguyen Van Cu Street. This dish is mostly eaten as a light meal. Bot Loc Cake is made from rice flour, filling with shrimp or roasted pork and then steamed. The cake is chewy with a unique taste thanks to the great combination of shrimp and pork. People usually eat Bot Loc Cake with fresh herbs and sweet sour fish sauce.
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