Field-mice fried with chilli, perch fried with tempura flour, Tam cakes, pigs skin noodles are delicious dishes belonging to culinary map of Ca Mau province for tourists visiting the Pole land.
Ca Mau rich cuisine is typical for the southern land. The food here always captivates visitors. Let’s take a cuisine tour to Ca Mau- the pole land in Southern Vietnam to explore more amazing flavor.
- Field-mice fried with chili and citronella
The dishes from field-mice are unique one for the mangrove land. This special ingredient is processed into many different dishes and one of the best type of those is mice fried with chili.
Field-mice fried with chili and citronella
You can enjoy the tasteful flavor, crispy skin and delicious smell of this dish at U Minh Ha forest canteen for 90,000 VND/ a plate.
Field-mice are caught and cleaned then left drained and marinate with spices. They are fried on pan. The dish catches the charming appetite even the most gourmets.
- Perch fried with tempura flour
The crispy fish with ginger fish sauce, girdle-cakes and forest vegetables is amazingly delicious.
Perch fried with tempura flour
Perch are processed and then stirred on hot oil till being done. They will be taken out and put on plate with green vegetable. Perch dish costs 90.000 VND/ one plate. You can enjoy in canteen in U Minh Ha forest.
- Ells simmered with buffalo spinach
This is nutritious tasteful food. The whole ells are cleaned, cut into three parts and cooked with spices, fresh coconut milk to create distinctively delicious fat flavor. Guests can call eel simmered with buffalo spinach in U Minh Ha forest canteen for 160,000 VND/ one pot.
Ells simmered with buffalo spinach
- Spicy Tam cakes
A plate of Tam cakes costs about 20,000 VND in market of Ward 2, Ca Mau city. Ca Mau residents combined Tam cakes with chicken curry to create a very distinctive dish in this land. The plate of cakes is added chicken and served with fresh raw vegetables.
Spicy Tam cakes
- Pigs skin noodle
Pig skin noodle
Fresh noodles are made bigger than normal, combined with tough chewy pig skin and pork-pie. A plate of noodles is 25,000 VND in broth noodle Shop – Huynh Long noodle. The dish here is very tasty and light broth.
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- Broken rice with tiny shrimp and pork ribs
Southern Vietnam is famous for broken rice dish. There are many broken rice restaurants in Bui Thi Xuan street, Ca Mau city. The dish is cooked from the best kind of broken rice and served with tasty tiny shrimps simmered until they are dry and sweet-smelling pork ribs.
Broken rice with tiny shrimp and pork ribs
- Stone crab roasted with salt
You can enjoy “stone” crab roasted with salt in the shops in the foot of Ganh Hao bridge. “Stone” Crab meat is very rich, separating each part of the crab and enjoying with salt taste is really delicious. The price for 1 kilogram of “stone” crabs is 150,000 VND, approximately 6 crabs
“Stone” crab roasted with salt.
- “Nham” fish (small shark) steamed with scallion and fresh pepper
“Nham” fish are also called small shark. The whole fish is steamed with scallions, onion, green pepper, and unique condensed sauces. 1 kilogram of this kind of fish costs 250,000 VND (usually 1 fish weighs around 700gram). You can taste this dish at the restaurants in the foot of Ganh Hao bridge.
Small shark steamed with scallion and fresh pepper
- Mudskipper fish roasted with chili salt
Mudskippers are typical fish of mangrove areas, residents here usually call them climbing tree fish. This fish has strange and ugly appearance but sweet-scented, soft meat.
Mudskippers can be processed into attractive different dishes but the most delicious dish is baked mudskippers.
Very special mudskipper fish
Mudskipper fish are usually spread a little more fat to avoid being burned when roasted. You can smell very fragrant flavor of cooked fish. The price of this fish is 150,000 VND/kg for 7 mudskipper fish.
Mudskipper fish baked with chili salt