Cuisine

What to eat in Mekong Delta

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People travel to Southern Vietnam not only for beautiful sceneries but also for Vietnam cuisine. This is the reason why Vietnam food tours are so popular with native people and the foreigner.

When coming to the South West, the first thing to do in west southern Vietnam is find its specialties. You will not be able to resist the specialties here. It’s not only attractive, delicious, strange mouth but also contains the feelings, taste of this land.

Larvae coconut worm

Larvae coconut worm

Larvae coconut worm

Larvae coconut worm is a type of larvae, most common in the south-west. It is very easy to catch.Larvae coconut worm usually lives inside the tops of coconut trees, palm trees, etc. If you want to catch you have to cut down the trees.

Larvae coconut worm is nutritious which is rich in protein, vitamins A, C, B1, anti-aging, and healthy. It is processed into many different dishes such as fried Larvae coconut worm, Larvae coconut worm salad, etc.

Fish rice noodle soup

Fish rice noodle soup

Fish rice noodle soup

Fish rice noodle soup is a simple dish but contains a picture of the countryside which harmonizes the color and the taste. This is a popular dish in the Mekong Delta with various types of fish rice noodle soup such as Chau Doc fish noodles, Kien Giang fish noodles, Soc Trang noodle soup, etc.

Unlike central fish dishes made from marine fish, Southwest fish noodles are made from the fatty round fish in the rivers here.

Grilled snakehead fish

Grilled snakehead fish

Grilled snakehead fish

You have to choose a large snakehead fish about 400-500g is perfect. If the fish is too big, it will be hard to bake. First, leave the fish without scraping. Second use a bamboo stick or slatted to skew the snakehead fish. Finally, put it on the grill.

The stove is made up of bricks stacked up. The stove burns with straw instead charcoal. Bake until the fish burned but must turn the fish face. During baking, use a "broom" to lather the scallions and oil garnish on the fish.

When the fat from the fish down to the bottom of the fire, take the fish out. Use a scraper scrap the scales will reveal the yellowish fried skin. Then split the fish along the back, take the viscera of the fish into the fish sauce including garlic and chili.

Broken rice

Broken rice

Broken rice

In Southwest, broken rice is a popular dish that you can enjoy anywhere. Not only an ordinary broken rice plate, this dish is processed with different flavors in many areas such as intestine stew broken rice, Long Xuyen rice, etc.

There is nothing special, just a plate of rice with grilled on the top. People also put some fried eggs, sliced cucumber and pickled carrot, etc. on the rice. Broken rice is so familiar with Southern Vietnam people, a specialty of Mekong Delta. This dish seems to be simple but just when you try it you'll taste the good taste of broken rice.

Snakehead fish porridge

Snakehead fish porridge

Snakehead fish porridge

This is a folk dish, typical of the Mekong Delta. Nevertheless, it is a specialty to welcome visitors. Porridge fish in the West is usually divided into two types of porridge: snakehead fish porridge with knotgrass and another one with spinach.

Snakefish is cleaned, boiled, peeled and removed all bone. White meat fish is neatly folded on the plate. We can eat this dish with mushrooms, knotgrass or spinach.

Field crab porridge

Field crab porridge

Field crab porridge

Field crab porridge is easy to find in Mekong Delta. This is a very nutritious dish. Field crab porridge also helps to cure the Hypoglycemia. This dish should be used in the summer.

When eating field crab porridge, people will add a balut and some kinds of vegetables. The combination of the aroma of field crab and 5 kinds of vegetables make the difference and attractive dishes that visitors will definitely not resist.

Vole

Vole meat

Vole meat

Vole meat is a "favorite food" not only of the southwestern region but also many people if they have the opportunity to enjoy once.

In the vole season, farmers often hold ritual hunts. First, they want to improve the family meal, then to introduce delicious dishes. Moreover, it is also a way to reduce vole crop protection.

The following dishes we’ve introduced is just some of the specialties in Southern Vietnam. If you want to enjoy more specialty in there, you should take the Vietnam food tours to Southern Vietnam.

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