Grilled cork fish
Grilled cork fish is a delicacy that has entered deep into the culinary subconscious of the Western region. The specialty of grilled snakehead fish is that it does not need to be drained or seasoned. Fresh fish are caught from the river, stabbed from mouth to tail, buried in dry straw and burned or stuck in the ground and covered with straw and burned to ashes. When the snakehead fish is cooked, the aroma is also when you can enjoy an “unbelievably delicious” dish, fragrant with a rustic taste.
The very simple way of grilling combined with sophistication of the decor and ingenuity in the sauces has created a very whimsical dish with natural flavours. Snakehead fish is served with rice, vermicelli, raw vegetables and a delicious fish sauce.
It’s a shame if you missed the Can Tho savory cake when you had the opportunity to visit this country. This is a delicious cake that has been associated with childhood for generations.
Can Tho salty cake is a perfect combination of refined rice flour and oily coconut milk. Served with the cake is rich shrimp paste, rich porridge, mixed fish sauce and fresh green vegetables. And what’s more beautiful than enjoying a plate of hot and delicious savory pancakes on a cold day.
A snack that is not far from Can Tho people, but unique for tourists from all over the world, is Cong cake. This cake is made from wheat flour, green beans and shrimp, the flour of choice is also glutinous rice flour which is finely ground mixed with wheat flour to produce a soft and chewy texture. The traditional filling is shrimp, besides that there are many other items such as quail eggs, salted chicken eggs, … to add to the appeal of the cake.
Accompanying vegetables include bean sprouts, pickles to reduce grease, creating the perfect simplicity of the dish. Cong cake is also one of the breakfast menus that are familiar to the people of Can Tho, wherever they go it is always a taste that many children remember away from home.
Grilled Snail with Pepper
Grilled snails with pepper at Can Tho can be considered as one of the main dishes of western country taste. Snails are usually soaked in rice water to clean the mud, then boiled briefly before roasting, in some places don’t boil the snails so that the snail meat is crispier and of course it will take longer to cook.
The fire pits the snails against coals, the round snails and solid meat are placed on a baking sheet, then the processor will pour the fish sauce mixture mixed with crushed green chilies into the snail’s mouth, a little fried onion, sugar and spices for taste. When the smell of snails and pepper rises, it can be eaten. Snail meat tastes sweet and spicy, with the spicy taste of green chili and the sweet aroma of spices on the tip of the tongue, it’s hard to resist.
Banh Mi in Can Tho is special not only because it is made in the traditional way but also attracts visitors with its unforgettable riverside flavors.
Silk cakes are steamed hot in a colander over a charcoal stove. The skin is meat, pork skin is boiled soft and thin, then cut into fibers and mixed with ear rice, chopped fresh garlic, fried garlic, salted sugar…
When eaten it will be mixed with carp soy sauce, coconut milk and bean sprouts, pickles… The soft and tender cake slices mixed with coconut water, crispy skin, sweet and sweet meat and light vegetable aroma… create an extraordinary dish .
Grilled meat pie
Can Tho cake is a simple dish but the taste is unforgettable. It is a dish made of rice flour, served with roast pork, spices and dipped in fish sauce, sweet and sour soy sauce.
While Central people like to eat cakes with peanut oil or coconut oil mixed with chopped scallions, Southerners like to eat cakes with onion fat. And whatever the type of cake, it also contains its own flavor, not mixed.