Vietnam Mekong Delta is famous by an abundant color of life. It can attracts you by the floating markets, river-side villages, traditional products or nature reserves. If you have chance to reveal Mekong Delta in the Vietnam Classic Tours or D.I.Y, let’s come over 5 oldest restaurants offering to you the most traditional tastes of Mekong.
1.“Hủ tiếu” of Mrs. Sam, Dong Thap:
The rice noodle restaurant of Mrs. Sam: If you come to Sa Dec town, let try it once. It is called as the cheapest restaurant of Mekong Delta. Mrs Sam opened the common rice-noodle restaurant in 1968. From now on, it is circa 50 years old. After leaving the life, Mrs Sam spent the restaurant and secret recipe for her daughter. You will be surprised by the small square of the restaurant which is only 20m2.
Only from 6.000 VND but Mrs. Sam hủ tiếu is very delicious and rich of nutrition.
The accompanied water is boiled from stewed bone, dried squid and pork. The lines of rice-noodle is the big-round fibers. They is milky white, and made from plastic rice-powder of Dong Thap Muoi. You can order more rice-noodle for your bowl.
Amazing price: 6.000 VND for a bowl and 10.000 VND for a special serving.
2.Cao Lanh Pancake, Dong Thap
There are more than 10 restaurants of pancake located along the banks of Cai Sao Thuong River, Le Duan street. All of them are 15 years old. Each one has lot of firewood stove and aluminum pan set up side by side. The cake makers have to drop powder continuously to serve customers in time. The inside of the pancake often remain: shrimp or duck meat, manioc, and bean sprouts.
After fried, the pancake is put into a dish, and cut into 4 smaller pieces. Rolling the pieces of cake with cabbage, green mango, Chameleon plant, then dipping into a special sauce, you will have a typical Vietnamese pancake.
Price: From 10.000 for 1 pancake.
3.Hong Ky noodle, Can Tho.
The noodle restaurant is placed in Ly Thuong Kiet Street. It has been quite similar to locals here since 10 years. Egg noodle, rice-noodle used with meat, pork, chicken meat are the main dishes of Hong Ky restaurant. Price here is supposed as the most expensive in Mekong Delta.
A small bowl of egg-noodle is 35.000 VND.
Hong Ky egg noodle is very famous in Can Tho.
4.Tai Có hot pot:
Tai Co restaurant is the most ancient hot pot restaurant in Vinh Long. It was opened by Lu Thieu Phan – a Chinese born in Quang Dong, China. The menu includes false dog meat made from pig’s foot, fish hot-pot, beef hot-pot, steamed beef and grilled shrimp. In which, the false dog meat was sold first in 1982. The big’s foot are cooked by the method of Chinese. It has to go through the process of burning, slating, then steamed with multi kinds of spices. When eating, the foot are used with “chao”.
Tai Co Hot pot was opened by a Chinese.
Up to now, the hot-pots of Tai Co become famous with the water bringing the typical taste of Chinese traditional medicine. Mekong Delta Day Tours can take you to Ving Long. Let's order with us if you want to try once time.
Price for a hot-pot serving: from 260.000VND