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What to eat when coming to Ca Mau

If you want to make memorable tours to Mekong Delta, one of the biggest “rice bowls” of Vietnam, then there’s a place you shouldn’t miss in all the journey, that’s the last point of the South of Vietnam, Ca Mau province.

Ca Mau (Cà Mau) is located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam, and is the southernmost of Vietnam’s 58 provinces. The province is also the home of the famous U Minh Ha forest. In the end of Vietnam, the culinary in the area is very similar to its extraordinary neighbors yet there are more to be tried. Voles fried with chili, fried perch ruffled, Tam buns, skin noodles packaging … are delicacy that must be discovered in the culinary map for tourists visiting the Cape.
Ca Mau rich cuisines, typical of the river with the food always captivate any visitors who once take tours to Vietnam.

1. Voles fried with chili

Before you shout out “No way”, it is one common dish that you can find in most of the Mekong Delta is voles or hamster. It is a very rural yet amazing dish that you will never forget. Among recipes to make the cuisine, fried voles with hot chili is one of the most common.


Voles fried with chili

In order to fry them, the voles will be cleaned and seasoned by the professionals, and then they will be fried in big fire while the chef will not stop stirring until the voles are yellow and soaked with the seasonings.

2. Silkworm Cake and chicken curry

A juicy and fat plate of silkworm cake will followed you anywhere you go in the southern provinces of Vietnam. The cake is made out of rice flour and the indispensable coconut milk. People in Ca Mau usually combine the cake with the chicken curry to distinguish this special dish with other regions. The cake is usually watered with the curry soup and eaten with herbs and vegetables.


Silkworm Cake and chicken curry

3. Eels and cilantro

The eels are cleaned, and then are cut into three different pieces. Like many Mekong Delta cuisines, coconut milk is an indispensable ingredient. The eels are cooked with special spices and fresh coconut milk to enrich the flavor and the fatness of the eels are being cooked. Eating with the eels are herbs, and the most common one is cilantro.


Eels and cilantro

4. Broken rice with poached shrimp, fried ribs

This is the dish that you can have for breakfast, lunch and also dinner without getting tired of it. It is that good! The special broken rice is the key to the wonder of this cuisine. As a very common dish in Vietnam, broken rice, unlike the common rice, is smaller. There is a long list of food that can eat along with the broken rice. However, the most common one is fried ribs. In Ca Mau, the dish is also served with shrimps because here, the shrimps are said to be the best. A dish of broken rice with poached shrimp and fried ribs will mesmerized you wherever you go.


Broken rice with poached shrimp, fried ribs

5. Silkworm cake with chopped pork and fried plate tofu

The meat is finely chopped and seasoned to enrich the flavors. The tofu is flattened and then fried in small fire. The meat is rolled inside the tofu and both are steamed. A dish of silkworm cake with chopped pork and fried plate tofu is cost about 25,000 dong in many restaurants along the Bui Thi Xuan Street.


Silkworm cake with chopped pork and fried plate tofu

Besides Ca Mau, you can also find a lot of things to discover, many awesome places to visit and fantastic activities to make,… And you can find some fancy things to do when coming to Mekong Delta right in these articles below:

I bet you’ll be amazed by its awesomeness.

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