When we talk about Viet Nam tourist, we mostly mention Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng or Saigon. But have you ever heard about the Western capital? This is the biggest city in Mekong delta, it has plenty of interesting places to visit and delicious food you must try. We are talking about Cần Thơ. We will have a profound look regarding this riverine city.
WHERE TO VISIT?
CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET
This floating market is about 6 km from Cần Thơ center by road and only 30 minutes by boat from Ninh Kiều wharf. It is one of the most signature place that you must visit when you come Cần Thơ. The market opens at around 4 to 5 am, but we suggest you to go at 6 so you can enjoy the lively atmosphere. To join the people, you can hire a boat from private or tourist company, around 500.000 to 800.000 VND.
There are loads of things you can find here and you may get confused at the first look. A tip to know what people sell is to check the “Cây Bẹo”, they will display what they sell on this bar. S, on one boat you can find fruits, on the other boat you can find fresh fishes, meats or you can find even clothes, etc. In addition, you can find not only goods but also food. Even the famous chef Gordon Ramsay once introduced the dish “Hủ Tiếu” on his show and then make the dish a challenge for Masterchef US’s candidates. We are sure that you will have a great moment here.
BINH THUY ANCIENT HOUSE
The house locates on Bui Huu Nghia Street, Binh Thuy ward, Binh Thuy District. It retains 5 compartments and 2 wings and was built by the Duong family. The French’s architecture is one of the most interesting features of the house, also you will be amazed by the bonsai and ornamental flowers in the courtyard.
Inside the house, most of the furniture are made from wood and craved sophisticatedly and there are precious antiques over the past 140 years.
WHAT TO EAT?
BÁNH XÈO BẢY TỚI
45 Hoàng Quốc Việt An Bình, Ninh Kiều, Cần Thơ 92000 Việt Nam
About 20.000-50.000 VND
Banh Xeo is one of the outstanding features of Viet Nam Western cuisine. Everyone loves the crispy cake and full of topping goes so well with fresh veggies. The thing that makes this restaurant different from the others is it’s still using charcoal stove and rice husk stove, also all the ingredients are locals.
DUCK WITH WITH FERMENTED TOFU HOT POT
1/8, Lý Tự Trọng, Phường An Phú, Quận Ninh Kiều, Cần Thơ
About 200.000-400.000 VND
It is said that, “vit nau chao” is the combination of yin – yang, specifically, duck meat features the cold (yin) but ginger, and black pepper featured the hot (yang), so it is very good for health. The soup is so delicious because it combines the spicy and creamy from the fermented tofu with the sweetness form the coconut milk (and creamy to). Come along with the hot pot are fresh vegetable, mushroom and of cours the duck. The usually use the garden duck because they have less fat. You can also enjoy other dish at the restaurant such as grilled snail, grilled snakehead fish, etc.
This street food dish can be found almost everywhere in Cần Thơ, it’s so simple but also really delicate. The dish has silkworm cake (thick noodles that look like silkworm), shredded boiled pig skin mixing with roasted rice powder, sliced boiled lean pork, coconut cream, fish sauce and fresh herb, cucumber, sliced salad and beansprouts. it may sound so complicated, but all you need to do is mix all of them together then you’’ll have nice creamy and freshy dish.
We hope that what we have shared will give you more information and you’’ll have your own experience when you come to Cần Thơ. Tell us what in your mind, we love to hear from you.