The dishes such as banh xeo, banh khot, ca keo hotpot, sauce hotpot or scorched rice with Vietnamese Vegetable Dip is the food that is sure delicious food of the villages in Mekong Delta. But now visitors on Hanoi food tasting tours will be able to have a new experience when enjoying this food in the heart of the capital. Let’s try this new experience with Hanoi local food tours!
Referring to the type of cake that is famous in the cuisine of the Mekong Delta and all over the country, it is impossible not to mention banh xeo. Banh Xeo appeared in many provinces on the S-shaped land, but banh xeo in Mekong Delta area brings a delicious and unique flavor. If you compare the size of this cake in many regions, perhaps the cake in the Mekong Delta is the largest, that “is made for the whole village”!
Banh xeo is loved by visitors not only because of the size but also the quality of cake core including meat, squid, shrimp, bean sprouts, etc. The sauce is the harmony of all four tastes, sweet, sour, spicy, and salty has made the charm of the specialty of Mekong Delta. The delicious taste brings this cake to the cuisine of the capital. You can find and enjoy it in the restaurant in Doi Can, Hang Bo.
As the people in Mekong Delta or travelers on Vietnam food tour loving this vast maze of rivers, no one can ignore the idyllic khot cake that fascinated many souls interested in cuisine. Khot cakes are famous dishes of Mekong cuisine. The cake is made from rice flour, the prawn and lean meat which are the freshest to create the perfect sweet taste for the cake.
In the Mekong River Delta, fish sauce is a little bit sweeter. However, to match the taste of the people of Hanoi, fish sauce in the north is more sour taste with papaya. Let’s visit Tran Dang Ninh, Mai Hac De street to enjoy the cake and to be in harmony with the color of the southern area right in the heart of Hanoi.
Referring to the hot pot dishes that make the appeal of the cuisine of the Mekong River, we cannot miss mentioning the ca keo fish hot pot. Ca keo hotpot is a dish that gives customers the rich flavor of the Mekong River with specialty ca keo (a special fish in Mekong River) and garden vegetables such as bitter vegetables and giang leaves.
The deliciousness of hotpot is depended on fish, that means the choice of fresh fish of the chef. The gentle sour taste of fish hot pot can warm belly of diners in winter Hanoi or dissipate the heat in the summer of the capital. Therefore, although it is a new dish, fish hotpot becomes popular when it appears in this capital. With 200,000 VND, go to Nguy Nhu Kon Tum, Hoang Cau Pagoda, Lang Pagoda or Van Cao street, you can enjoy the taste of this specialty in the capital.
Fish sauce hotpot
Beside the fish hotpot, when referring to Mekong cuisine, the gourmets will not forget the fish sauce hotpot. Different from the simplicity in the composition of fish hotpot, the composition of the fish sauce hotpot is quite diverse, is the perfect combination of the natural products of the Mekong River.
Hotpot is made from linh fish, sac fish, making the typical flavor of the hotpot. To make the sweetness, hotpot also has crab, shrimp, beef and pork. The hotpot dish is served with a plate of vegetables including spinach, rau muong, bitter vegetables. Tourists on Hanoi food tasting tours can go to Truong Dinh, Nguyen Nhu Kon Tum, Van Cao to enjoy hot pot dishes. If you eat once, you will expect to enjoy again!