Cai Rang floating market not only sells local products but also satisfies the desire of many people to explore the culinary of the river.
To explore Cai Rang floating market, you have to come early in the morning. Because when the sun rises, this place will no longer be crowded with buyers and sellers.
The boats parked closely, selling a variety of items, from fruits and agricultural products to the typical dishes of the southwestern region of Vietnam.
After visiting, visitors can not ignore a bowl of “hủ tiếu *”, crab vermicelli, or a bowl of hot porridge sold on small boats. You just need to sit on the boat and call with the food boat. The shopkeeper quickly paddled close, using a hook to hook it to the wall of the diner’s boat.
A bowl of noodles has an average price of 25,000-30,000 VND. Sucking in the cold early morning air, you will feel the rich flavor of the broth mingled with the sweetness of the meat, the freshness of raw vegetables, the pungent taste of chili, and the mild sourness of fresh lemon.
Another “specialty” of the water here is the smiles of the shopkeepers. You will be impressed by the sweet claims and gentle service of the southwestern region.
Eating is indispensable to drink, so in the floating market the “mobile” coffee stalls are very popular.
A variety of drinks with soy milk, black coffee, coffee with milk, coconut water, soft drinks … the average price is 10,000 VND.
If you want to eat dessert, you can enjoy it like pepper cake (yellow color), pork skin cake, rice cake … costing 5,000-7,000 VND per piece.
If you have the opportunity to come to Can Tho, try coconut leaf cake, a gift from the southwestern region. Enjoy the aroma of sticky rice, the sweetness of the coconut, green beans, and the typical aroma of coconut leaves.
Breakfast on the river is one of the features in the southwestern part of Vietnam. You can try the experience of eating while walking along the water waves. The dishes not only show culinary culture, but also the rustic and simple like the people here.
*Hủ tiếu: noodle with seasoned and saute’ beef