Can Tho tourism is famous for its delicious southern dishes. Nature has favored Can Tho with many rich products such as shrimp, crab, fish, and fruit-laden orchards. And if this is your first time traveling to Can Tho, Vietnam Reviewer will suggest to you the top 5 must-try Can Tho specialties. Now, we invite you to go on a journey to discover Can Tho cuisine!

Top 5 Can Tho specialties that must try

Pizza Noodles

Hearing the name of this Can Tho specialty dish many of you find it strange. Pizza is pizza and noodle soup is noodle soup, why is there a pizza with noodle soup? In fact, it’s simply that Can Tho people use deep-fried noodles with a round shape and then cover it with toppings to look like pizza, so it’s called pizza noodle soup.

Pizza Noodles - Top 5 specialties in Can Tho
Pizza Noodles – Top 5 specialties in Can Tho

But the special thing about this Can Tho specialty is that although it is deep-fried, it is not fat because it has the sweetness of tenderloin with coconut water, then fried eggs are soft and fatty, and fragrant roasted peanuts add fried onions and salad. Serve with a delicious bag. This is one of the famous specialties in Can Tho that you should try.

The address to eat delicious noodle soup in Can Tho

  • Sau Hoai noodle shop: 476, 14 Lo Vong Cung, An Binh Ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho City.
  • Nine Cua noodle furnace: 474c/14a, KV7, An Binh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City
  • Hometown noodle soup oven: 02 Yen Ha, Le Binh Ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho City

Phong Dien Roasted Pork Cake

Phong Dien cake is also known as Kim Tien cake or hammock cake because when it comes out of the mold, it looks like a hammock. This famous Can Tho specialty is often present at weddings and anniversary celebrations in Tay Do. And they are often served with roast pork. The layer of rice paper cake is soft, and chewy, and has a sweet and fragrant taste of rice with a mild sour taste. On the cake, Phong Dien has a layer of fat, fragrant roasted peanuts, and then sandwiched with crispy roasted pork with sweet and sour fish sauce.

Phong Dien Roasted Pork Cake - Top 5 specialties in Can Tho
Phong Dien Roasted Pork Cake

The address to eat delicious roasted pork belly cake in Can Tho

  • Ut Dzach Hammock Cake – 509 Nhon Binh Hamlet, Nhon Ai Commune, Phong Dien, Can Tho.
  • Anh Beo shop, 118 3/2 Street, Ninh Kieu district, city. Can Tho

Cai Rang Dried Shrimp Vermicelli

It can be said that this is a rustic Can Tho specialty, a familiar breakfast of Westerners, and comes from the Cai Rang area. The way to cook dry shrimp noodles in Cai Rang is as simple as the name. The broth is just dried shrimp sautéed in oil and then added a little pig blood and pork skin. Also, spring rolls are crushed dried shrimp mixed with eggs and fried until golden brown. The vegetables served in this Can Tho specialty are just the vegetables that you want to split with the price. However, the combination of these simple ingredients results in a famous dry shrimp noodle dish in Cai Rang near and far.

Cai Rang Dried Shrimp Vermicelli
Cai Rang Dried Shrimp Vermicelli

Where to eat delicious dried shrimp noodles in Can Tho

  • Cai Rang Market – Address: No. 35/4, Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Le Binh Ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho City.

Ha Chau Mulberry Chicken

Ha Chau is a type of mulberry in the south and is abundant in fruit gardeners in Phong Dien Can Tho. Therefore, the people here rely on the available ingredients, which are domestic chicken with Ha Chau fruit, to produce a famous Can Tho specialty. However, in order to enjoy the Ha Chau chicken dish, you have to go to Can Tho from April to June of the lunar calendar. Because this is the ripe summer in Europe.

Ha Chau Mulberry Chicken - Top 5 specialties in Can Tho
Ha Chau Mulberry Chicken

The taste of this Can Tho specialty is so delicious. The chicken is both chewy and sweet, and the fruits of Ha Chau are sweet and sour and have a light aroma. This dish is best served with bread dipped in salt, pepper, and lemon. You should try these famous specialties in Can Tho.

Can Tho Pepper Grilled Snails

One more Can Tho specialty with a bold southwestern flavor that you definitely have to try. Can Tho grilled snails are usually black apple snails, they live a lot in Can Tho rice fields. The snails are caught and soaked in water to wash the rice to release the oil and dirt and then boiled. Then put on the grill. And what creates the unique flavor of this Can Tho specialty is fish sauce. Fish sauce mixed with pepper, and monosodium glutamate, and then sprinkled on snails while baking. We say that traveling to Can Tho but at night, next to the grill of grilled snails with ecstatic aroma and then sipping a few sips of beer and chatting with friends, what happiness is there.

Can Tho Pepper Grilled Snails
Can Tho Pepper Grilled Snails

The address to eat delicious grilled snails with pepper in Can Tho

  • La Ca Restaurant: 118 Tran Van Kheo, Cai Khe, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho
  • Mau Than snail shop: 23-24 Mau Than, An Nghiep, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho
  • Night Snail Shop 77: 305 Nguyen Van Linh Street, An Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho

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Above are suggestions for famous cuisine in Can Tho that you should not miss! Vietnam Reviewer hopes that all of you will have a nice trip here. If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email to!


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