Can Tho is like the capital of the Mekong Delta area because many tributaries gather here. It is one of the major economic centers of Vietnam. Therefore, there are many cultural and culinary characteristics of the Delta. Besides, the beauty of the city and also people here always bring a warm and welcome feeling to visitors. This article will introduce you the beautiful scenes and the most attractive food in Can Tho city.
What to Eat in Can Tho – Food to enjoy
The interesting thing to mention when traveling to Can Tho is cuisine. The variety and rustic in every dish, making anyone who has eaten once will remember forever. Here is a list of dishes you must try when visiting here.
Bánh xèo Cái Sơn (Vietnamese pancake)
Although a bit far from the city center, this place never rested with diners in and out. Filled elaborately by the 6 main stoves, the hot and crispy crust with minced duck meat is very sweet and fragrant. The coconut tub pancake is the most famous one here. Instead of using bean sprouts like other places, the kind of coconut tuber jar makes the dish more unique than any other kind. Another special feature of the restaurant is the fresh and wrapped vegetables and fresh, very rich and surprisingly diverse. One of the most famous eateries is Bánh xào 7 Tới (5km away from the city center)
- Address: 45 Hoàng Quốc Việt, Cái Sơn Hàng Bàng, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho
- Opening hour: 07.30am – 10.00pm
- Price: 50,000 VND – 110,000 VND
Phở Cá Làng Báo (Noodles with fish)
Pho is easily found everywhere in Vietnam, but I bet the ones you have tried are from beef or chicken. Coming to Can Tho, let’s give try Phở cá a try to feel the unique difference from the taste to the quality of the dish.
After the broth and the fish filet are ready, cookers put the Pho into a bowl, put some slices of fish on it, add a little finely chopped dill and then scoop the broth up to cover the noodles. Accompanied by a bowl of fish noodles, there are popular Mekong Delta vegetables such as water mimosa, basil, and so on and a small bowl of slightly spicy fish sauce.
- Address: Trần Văn Hoài, Ninh Kiều ward, Cần Thơ
Bánh hỏi heo quay in Phong Điền ward
After participating in a picnic tour with activities such as picking orchard garden, sailing and fishing, visitors can enjoy this dish right at the tourist area. One of the best places to sell this dish is Bánh hỏi Út Dzách. Tourists can try to make Bánh hỏi before eating.
A rustic dish made from rice flour often served with roasted pork, herbs and dipping sauce or spicy and sour sauce. If Southerners like to eat the dish soaked with oiled garnish.
- Address: 509 provincial road 61B, Nhơn Bình hamlet, Nhơn Ái village, Phong Điền, Cần Thơ
- Opening hours: 8.00am – 6.00pm
- Price: 50,000 VND – 110,000 VND
In addition, there are a few special dishes here such as Bún nước lèo, Lẩu mắm. Or snacks like snail stew with pepper or grilled banana. If you have time, just try all of them.
Where to Go in Can Tho city
Cai Rang Floating Market
Located on the gentle Hau river, about 6km from the center of Can Tho city and takes about 30 minutes to move from Ninh Kieu wharf.
A very familiar address when it comes to Can Tho tourism. The market specializes in buying and selling fruits and agricultural products of the region. Every morning, hundreds of large and small boats parked close, on those boats hanging different products. No loud fuss, colorful vegetables hanging on the pole is always enough to attract customers. Coming to the market every morning, in addition to the specialties here, visitors can also have breakfast, experience the exciting life on the boat.
From Ninh Kieu wharf, the boat ticket to Cai Rang market ranges from 300,000 to 500,000 per boat, each boat carrying up to 10-12 people. If you travel alone, the boat driver will pair with other travelers and the ticket price ranges from 30,000 – 50,000 VND.
Binh Thuy ancient house
Binh Thuy ancient house in Can Tho city is a five-roof wooden house, built by the Dương family in 1870. The house is designed in French style from the outside but inside is decorated with Vietnamese traditional style, the layout bears a strong Vietnamese family identity.
All the items in the house are made from many rare and precious woods and are intricately carved, associated with activities in the Southwest river garden. At the same time, this place also holds a lot of valuable antiques over the past 140 years.
- Address:144 Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy Ward, Binh Thuy District, Can Tho
- Opening hour: 7.30am – 6.00pm
- Ticket price: 15,000 VND / person
Ninh Kieu Wharf
Ninh Kieu Wharf now known by people in Tay Do is Ninh Kieu Park, a wharf, tourist and cultural destination. where overlooking Hau Giang heavy red alluvial stream, Ninh Kieu is located in a favorable position, right cross the Hau River, right at the junction of Hau river and Can Tho river.
Ninh Kieu wharf area now has a night market (4 pm – 0 am) and many restaurants and bars for you to explore Western cuisine at night. You should come here in April or December. This is the time when Ben Ninh Kieu takes place in many festivals such as Thuong Dien and Ha Dien.
Can Tho Beach
Can Tho Beach is an artificial beach, about 400m of the riverbank is poured over 1 million cubic meters of sand down to make a mud-free beach. From the beach, visitors can observe Can Tho Bridge with a fairly close distance. There are interesting underwater games such as water moto, kayaking, banana float, etc.
The tables and chairs along the beach are covered by coconut trees with a large canopy, close and cool. The right time to come here in the late afternoon, because this time the weather is cool, gentle, less intense sun.
Hopefully, this article will provide you with useful information for your upcoming visit to Can Tho. This beautiful and gentle land always contains great things and always welcomes you.