Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli in Can Tho

Overview of Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli in Can Tho

Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli in Can Tho has been a popular and unique dish in the Mekong Delta for a long time. By visiting Ut Dzach restaurant, visitors can enjoy the food and experience the process of making the dish.

The gate of Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli
The gate of the Ut Dzach Tourism Site

Location

The eco-tourism area – Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli is located at 509, 61B National Route, Nhon Binh Hamlet, Nhon Ai Commune, Phong Dien District. The way to the destination is full of green trees, flowers, and cozy houses. Because the road is quite small, tourists should just get there by motorbikes. Also, the atmosphere is fresh and green with many fruit orchards, rivers, and green bamboo.

The road is full of bamboos, flowers and trees
The road is full of bamboos, flowers and trees

How to get to Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli in Can Tho

Firstly, visitors get to Phong Dien District. Then, they get on the Vam Xang ferry to Muong Ngang – a local wharf. Turn right and go along the road about 30 meters, visitors can see the Ut Dzach family.

The entrance to Ut Dzach ecotourism site
The entrance to Ut Dzach ecotourism

The transformation from traditional handicrafts to the ecotourism destination

According to Mr. Tran Thien Canh (the son of craftsman Chau Kim Thuan),  making the Fine Rice Vermicelli is a tradition of his family existing for 50 years. Fine Rice Vermicelli is different from other kinds of Fine Rice Vermicellis because its taste is sweet and salty enough and soft without any food additive.  The Rice Vermicelli also looks like patterns of a hammock so people called it “Hammock shaped Fine Rice Vermicelli”.

Hammock shaped Fine Rice Vermicelli
Hammock-shaped Fine Rice Vermicelli

At first, Ms. Chau Kim Thuan made the vermicelli to serve her family and support her neighbors when anniversaries or parties were organized, but not for selling. After that, fulling her children’s wish, she decided to establish a business serving Fine Rice Vermicelli. The business then became an ecotourism destination attracting many tourists.

Craftsman Chau Kim Thuan with her best Fine Rice Vermicelli

In the past few years, Mr. Canh has invested to develop the business and traditional handicrafts. The traditional handicraft was officially opened in December 2013. There is an average of 100 visitors on holidays and weekends to visit the place.

Opening and closing time

Ut Dzach ecotourism site opens from 9 a.m to 6 p.m every day.

Price for visiting the Ut Dzach family and food

The prices vary from 25,000 VND to 300,000 VND

What to enjoy and explore

Explore the process of making the best Fine Rice Vermicelli in the Mekong Delta

The process of making Fine Rice Vermicelli is complex and meticulous. It requires the craftsmen to be skillful and experienced. The first step is to choose flour. The rice flour must be pure, fresh, and smooth to make chewy vermicelli. Nextly, flour, and water are put into the pan to stir with low heat and then let it cool. The rice to make flour is a special one from Sa Dec.

Using rice flour from Sa Dec, Dong Thap Province
Using rice flour from Sa Dec, Dong Thap Province

The next step is shaping the flour to make Fine Rice Vermicelli. This step is the most difficult one because it requires the skillfulness and meticulousness of two people. They will use a big wooden stick as a tool to shape the dish. The underpart has a carrier that works as leverage. The first person will use his/her power to press the flour. The flour will be pressed into a carrier and gradually fell. The other person will hold a banana leave and zigzag to collect the flour.

Ms. Chau Kim Thuan is making Fine Rice Vermicelli
Ms. Chau Kim Thuan is making Fine Rice Vermicelli

The final product is a Fine Rice Vermicelli shaped like a hammock. Many people enjoy this step. After that, people will steam the Vermicelli within 5 to 7 minutes. When it is done,  the food is chewy and sweet, salty enough.

The final product is a beautiful and chewy Fine Rice Vermicelli
The final product is a beautiful and chewy Fine Rice Vermicelli

Make Fine Rice Vermicelli own your own at Ut Dzach family

One of the most interesting activities is making your own Fine Rice Vermicelli when visiting the place. The owner will guide visitors on how to make a Fine Rice Vermicelli. Visitors don’t need to worry because he is very friendly and enthusiastic. Besides, the experience will bring a sense of satisfaction and happiness to tourists.

Visitors experience making their own Fine Rice Vermicelli

Enjoy delicious dishes

Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli is served with Kim Tien grilled pork made by the owner. The grilled pork looks attractive, soft, and fatty but not fed up. Visitors will wrap grilled pork with the Fine Rice Vermicelli and herbs, then dip it into the fish sauce. They will feel a perfect combination of flavors in their mouth. Additionally, visitors have chances to enjoy other local dishes in Ut Dzach – ecotourism site such as fermented fish hot pot, Xeo cakes, etc.

Fine Rice Vermicelli will be served with grilled pork, herbs and fish sauce
Fine Rice Vermicelli will be served with grilled pork, herbs, and fish sauce

Take a walk in the beautiful garden

Apart from enjoying the food, visitors can so take a stroll around the garden of the Ut Dzach family. The atmosphere is fresh and the garden is surrounded by fruit trees. Also, they can enjoy the fruits in the orchards. The place is such an ideal place for taking a nap in the afternoon.

Tourists can walk around and enjoy fruits in the garden
Tourists can walk around and enjoy fruits in the garden

Some places of interest near Ut Dzach’s family

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery

Situated in My Khanh Commune, Phong Dien District, Cantho City, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery is considered the largest monastery in the Mekong Delta. It has an area of 38,016 square meters with many temples. The monastery looks spectacular and is surrounded by a beautiful and peaceful campus. Thus, the place is a perfect place for those who want to calm their soul if they are stuck in chaotic and bustling lives.

Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery

My Khanh Tourist Village

My Khanh Tourist Village is located at 335, Lo Vong Cung Street, My Khanh Commune, Phong Dien District, Cantho City. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cantho with a garden style. Coming here, tourists can put on traditional costumes, listen to folk music and play many traditional games. Tourists can experience a day of a normal farmer in the South and cook their own meal. Besides, there are a lot of fruit orchards in the tourist village for visitors to enjoy.

My Khanh tourist village attracts a lot of visitors
My Khanh tourist village attracts a lot of visitors

Muoi Cuong Coaca Farm

Muoi Cuong cocoa farm has an area of 1.2 ha and is covered by the shadow of cocoa trees. Especially, there are over 2,000 cocoa trees and 15 kinds of cocoas here, mostly Trinitario cocoas. Especially, some are from 30 to 50 years of age. Mr. Muoi Cuong applies a traditional method to grow cocoa trees and he rarely uses pesticides or chemicals to maintain the cocoas. The ripe cocoas have a red or yellow color and the unripe ones have a green color. Therefore, the cocoa farm is a combination of ecotourism, homestay, and farming. The cocoa farm is located in My Ai Ward, My Khanh Commune, Phong Dien District, Can Tho city.

Muoi Cuong Cocoa farm is a famous destination

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