Although brought to the World long after the rest of the country, Mekong Delta, a large wetland of Southern Vietnam bears its own unlikeness that you can hardly ever find somewhere else. Mekong, on one hand, is a star in the category of Vietnam countryside tour. On the other hand, the utmost serenity this Southern delta has got to offer you makes it a great contrast to other parts of the country. Traditional trade villages are a typical sample behind the reason why you should make it to this ending part of Vietnam.
Serene Mekong Delta
Sa Đéc rice powder village
Sa Đéc City, Đồng Tháp Province, is one of the largest foodstuff transit spots all over Mekong Delta. Most of the locals think about Sa Đéc as a paradise of flowers. However, the tradition of making rice powder is another big name that contributes to the formation of Sa Đéc reputation. The rice powder village has been existing for over half a century. Its high productivity has been able to meet the consuming need of Saigon, its surrounding area as well as other ASEAN countries.
There are two basic types of products. Fresh and wet rice powder is handed over to food manufacturing factories whilst dry powder is stored for upcoming usage. With the rice powder used as the main ingredient, Viet like us are able to come up with countless food elements such as phở, rice noodles (hủ tiếu), vermicelli noodles (bún), rice cakes and so on. Sa Đéc rice powder is famed for its savor of chewiness, softness and a unique rice fragrance. Once your trip to Southern Vietnam is sorted out, do not forget to contact a local Vietnam local tour operator for a customized trip to this village.
Lai Vung fermented pork roll village
Lai Vung District in Đồng Tháp Province has long been known all over the Southern domain of Vietnam as a long-founded fermented pork roll village. Located in the Northern face of the Hậu River, Lai Vung Village was born roughly over 60 years of age ago and proudly listed in an archive of nearly 30 trade villages in Đồng Tháp Province.
The making of fermented pork roll
Lai Vung fermented pork rolls are Mekong exotic food with its special taste. The progress of finalizing a piece of fermented pork is painstaking including various different stages. Just in case you are wondering, pork is first smashed, while pork skin then is shredded into small pieces, which are all mixed alongside with pepper, chili, and Indian Coral tree leaf and then wrapped around with fresh banana leaf and left to rest within 3 to 4 days to form fermentation at around 27 to 30oC. A well-made fermented pork roll must contain finely selected and fresh meat as well as flavors used must be balance and the whole roll are perfectly wrapped. Various Vietnam travel agencies are offering available packages to Đồng Tháp Province so do not worry about missing this impeccable trade village.
On the inside
Châu Đốc fermented fish paste
Châu Đốc fermented fish paste making village at Sam Mountain, An Giang Province manufacture multiple highly reputed types of fermented fish paste that drive a great attention of Vietnam locals in the area in every single of their visit to Châu Đốc. Châu Đốc fermented fish paste is the king of all exotic cuisine, which is made out of a great fusion of exclusively rewarded natural ingredients on this land. They are the palm sugar from the Palmyra trees found on the mountainous region, the rice mash essence coming from the rich alluvial rice paddies, and last but not least, a must-have add-in of a prosperous source of fresh-water aquatic products.
Fermented fish paste paradise
Nowadays, many households following this type of career choose to combine traditional manual progress along with modern technology with a view to producing diversified kinds without losing the initial taste and essence. If you have a chance to visit Châu Đốc in a Vietnam countryside tour, especially the Sam Mountain’s complication, give it a go to try this type of unique delicacy.
The list of long-established trade villages in Southern Vietnam and Mekong Delta virtually does not end here. However, these three above are the best iconic candidates that give you a good look into a part of Mekong soul, which plays an important role in offering you the finest essential Vietnam tour you have ever found.