Visit 40 years traditional rice noodle factory in Can Tho
This type of rice noodles we gonna share – also known as “hu tieu”, is a typical dish in the Mekong Delta and is one of the favorite dishes of the people here. When traveling to the Southwest region, you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy this specialty.
And in order to learn and experience the stages of making these delicious rice noodles, the 9 Cua noodle factory is a destination that visitors should not miss when traveling to Can Tho. If you have a lot of time in Can Tho, try to visit this factory. Here are the top 5 reasons that you should come to this 9 Cua noodle factory once:
- Visitors can see how local businesses operate in the Mekong Delta. 9 Cua noodle factory has been in operation since 1982. With 40 years of experience in making rice noodles, he and his family still keep the fire every day and produce delicious and well-known handmade noodles around Vietnam
- Listen to people share stories about the process of establishing the factory, why they chose the profession of making noodles, etc
- Visitors will learn and experience the stages of making noodles – one of the most famous typical dishes in the Mekong Delta
- This is an opportunity for you to learn about the people and culture of the West region
- Catching the great moment of locals making rice noodles with local views
So now let’s find out about this traditional rice noodle factory in Can Tho with Fabulous Mekong Eco-tours.
Things to experience in 9 Cua noodle factory
So what are special things that you can experience in 9 Cua’s rice noodle house? In this post, we will share 3 things that you should experience when visiting 9 Cua’s rice noodle house.
Learning about Can Tho’s traditional rice noodle-making process
The traditional rice noodle-making village of Can Tho carries with it many cultural values, a very unique and special traditional beauty of the West. Visiting 9 Cua’s rice noodle factory, you will be able to see with your own eyes each stage of processing extremely interesting noodles.
With many unique cultural values and long-standing traditions, the noodle-making village has contributed to the cultural identity of the Mekong delta a very unique beauty.
Exploring each stage, we can see the dedication and meticulousness hidden in each fragile noodle. This will help visitors understand more about the culture of the people of the Mekong Delta.
Making rice noodles yourself
It will definitely be an extremely memorable memory. Visitors can take part in the process of mixing, making, drying, cutting noodles, packing, etc. All of these processes are done by hand.
Through each stage, you will be explained and guided by the uncles and aunts at the Can Tho noodle shop to complete the steps in the noodle production process. This will definitely be an enjoyable experience when you come here.
Enjoying delicious dishes made from noodles
Furthermore, after finding out the process of making rice noodles, visitors can enjoy many delicious dishes made from rice noodles such as stir-fried noodles, rice noodles soup, or crunchy fried noodles, dry rice noodles are served without the broth-covered noodles and toppings. All dishes made from rice noodles will surely satisfy visitors when coming here.
Learning How to make rice noodles (shared by uncle 9 Cua)
Visiting Can Tho City, tourists have a chance to enjoy rice noodles and witness how to make this one. And about the process of making rice noodles, the most important step is the source of quality raw materials. Rice noodles are made from rice flour, tapioca, water, salt, oil, etc.
In order to have a separate brand of noodles, each family will have its own secret in each stage to create delicious, white rice noodle strings. The land of Tay Do has a famous proverb: “Can Tho, white rice, pure water. All who come to wish never to leave.”, so the rice material must ensure white and clear.
According to the aunt and uncle here, they mainly choose flour from Sadec, Dong Nai. After choosing the right type of rice, they proceed to soak the rice, helping to make the rice grains swell, soft, and easy to grind.
The next step is to mix the flour according to the ratio of 8:2 of rice flour and tapioca. The next morning, people will proceed to coat the cake. This is the stage to add more colors if needed.
Most visitors like 9 Cua’s rice noodle house because they use colors from nature. Traditional rice noodles are often white. But due to the demand for “delicious and eye-catching”, the noodle makers here have made orange noodles from gac fruit (sweet jackfruit), green from pandan leaves, purple from magenta leaves, and gold color for turmeric, etc.
Noodles is not only a type of food, it is also my spirit, my lifeMr. 9 Cua
These make the noodles look really nice and unique. After being coated, the cake is left to dry in the natural hot sun for about 3-4 hours. When the cake is dry, the craftsmen will proceed to cut the cake into fibers.
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Why Mekong Delta locals love to eat rice noodles?
Rice noodles (vermicelli) – or Hủ Tiếu is a specialty of Mekong delta region. When people talk about Pho, it would remind them about Ha Noi or Northern food in Vietnam, but “Hủ Tiếu” is a must mention when talking about Mekong delta regional cuisine. One of the biggest reasons that people here love eating this dish because when cooking it. People care a lot about the taste and what ingredients they should add in it so that it makes them a healthy and fully nutritious meal as well as bring them full energy.
This kind of noodles is originally made by Chinese people when they first came to Mekong delta to settle down. However, by the time, Vietnamese (Kinh people) adapted it because the taste is suitable with local people and all ingredients that they add in, we have them available here. Beside keeping the original taste, local people also make it different versions which make our Mekong delta regional cuisine diverse in every part of this region.
What dishes can we cook with rice noodles?
To make people not to be fed up with only one kind of dish when they have eaten it many times, local people create different kinds of dishes from rice noodles.
Noodle soup (broth)
A chewy texture characterizes the usual rice noodles. Rice noodles are often cooked with vegetables and bone broth from pork or chicken to enhance the mild sweet taste. Stir-fried noodles are mixed with vegetables, meat, and seafood. People will use a sauce to enhance the savory flavor of the bowl of noodles.
Stir fried noodles
When you stop at any noodle restaurants in Mekong delta, you will see both noodles broth and stir fried noodles. For those who don’t want to have a big bowl of noodle broth or don’t like broth, stir fried noodles is an ideal dish for you.
They will add some water into the fresh noodles to make it softer and then will stir fry the ingredients first, when it is almost cooked, they will add the soft noodles together and mix it. Then add some spices. It is really delicious.
Hu tieu pizza
Besides being used with hot soup, Hu Tieu pizza has become a hot trend in recent years. Hu Tieu pizza has become popular with the topping of fried eggs, meat, tomato sauce, chili sauce, etc. It looks almost like Italian Pizza. The combination of Vietnamese and Italian cuisine has created a unique and crunchy dish. And it’s very yummy too!
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Where is to visit rice noodles house
9 Cua rice noodle factory is located on 474c/14a, area 7, An Binh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho, about 6,5km from Can Tho City center. The opening hour is from 6 am to 16 pm. This site does not charge an entrance fee. So it is an ideal place if you want to save costs in your itinerary.
Adress: 476/14, KV7, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho.
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/a9qecSJfQs3dSFhh6
The best time to visit 9 Cua rice noodle factory
The best time to visit it is before 10 am because if you come after 10 am, you may miss the opportunity to see with your own eyes, experience with your own hands and get noodles. At this time, most of the fresh cakes have been left to dry in the sun for the next process.
How to get 9 Cua’s rice noodles house
As a local guide, we suggest 2 ideal itineraries for you:
- If you go by scooter: You can rent a car right at the accommodation, move to the Vong Cung route (provincial road 923), then turn into alley 476, and continue for a while to reach the destination.
- If you go by boat: Depart at Ninh Kieu Wharf – Cai Rang floating market – Traditional rice noodle factory – Cocoa farm – come back to the hotel.
Gifts & merchandise
Visitors can get several souvenirs from this factory as well. After the trip, Visitors can buy some products from rice noodles as a gift to present to their friends, or family. Although it’s just a simple gift, it represents the rustic beauty of westerners.
Things visitors need to take into account
You should take into account some things before visiting 9 Cua’s rice noodle factory:
- Local people are very hospitable and sincere. Although there is no entrance fee, you should buy or eat rice noodles here like pizza noodles, rice noodle soup, etc.
- You should also be careful when taking hot noodles in the process of making rice noodles.
- In addition, you should remember to bring, a scarf, hat, and sunscreen if you plan to travel to the West in the dry season.
What do other travelers feel after they visit the rice noodle factory in Can Tho
There are a lot of tourists coming to 9 Cua noodle factory, and they have given their thoughts about this place.
“Small noodle factory showcasing the traditional way to make noodles. They even let you have a go” – Tris Revill.
“Amazingly, produced manually. Great job. Great experience” – Diana U, a tourist from Malaysia.
“Amazing family-run business. Very welcoming of us and our children, a highlight of our boat tour” – Joe Metcalfe.
“Sehr interessante Erfahrung, alles Handarbeit, super lecker. Immer wieder gerne” – Lena Delchmann, a tourist from Germany.
The experience of traveling to Can Tho:
Where is rice noodles factory in Can Tho?
It is just about 6,5km from Can Tho City center. Because 9 Cua’s rice noodle house is near Cai Rang Floating market, You can arrange a schedule to come here by boat right after visiting the floating market.
What can I experience in 9 Cua’s rice noodle house?
There are many fascinating activities that you can take part in here. In Particular, you can learn about Can Tho’s traditional rice noodle making process and after finding out the process of making rice noodles, you can enjoy many delicious dishes made from rice noodles.
What do I need to bring when visiting 9 Cua’s rice noodle house?
You should remember to bring, scarf, hat, and sunscreen if you plan to travel to the West in the dry season.
Is it expensive to experience 9 Cua’s rice noodle house?
No, It isn’t. There is no entrance fee. You just spend money on booking a boat to come there and buy some products as a gift for your family and your friends.
What are rice noodles made out of?
Rice noodles, one of the most common Vietnamese ingredients, are made primarily of rice flour and water.
How can cook rice noodles?
Rice noodles can be used to cook various meals, including noodle soup, stir-fried noodles, hu tieu pizza, and others.
Who can eat rice noodles?
It is a soft and delicious dish that is perfect for everyone.
Are rice noodles vegan?
Yes, rice noodles are generally vegan! If you are vegan, therefore, don’t hesitate to try this amazing dish.
How many types of rice noodles are there in Vietnam?
In Vietnam, there are six common types of rice noodles, including rice vermicelli (Bún), glass noodles (Miến), Pho (Phở), banh canh (Bánh Canh), hu tieu (Hủ Tiếu), banh da (Bánh đa)…
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