Nowadays, there are more and more green and responsible tours which are meaningful and educational as well. This is why Can Tho noodle factory is getting popular for both Vietnamese and foreigners to come and explore the cuisine culture and the typical local life in Can Tho, Mekong Delta.
1. Better to Know as a Tourist
Ticket: Free and flexible
Spend-time: Half an hour (approx)
Hours: Dawn – dusk
Parking lot: Yes for coach
Address: Lo Vong Cung Street, An Binh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. About 6,5km from Can Tho City center.
Added values: The most amazing thing is the locals still make all fresh noodles in manual ways from mixing, making, drying, cutting noodles, packing…all done by hand. You can explore Can Tho’s countryside, cool villages, small canals, local roads and gardens by walking or cycling.
Nearby attractions and hidden gems: Looking for places to stop on your way to and from Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory? Or maybe you found it too crowded here? We’ve got some ideas! Check out our list: Cai Rang floating market (10 minutes away), organic cacao farm (20 minutes away), fruit gardens (30 minutes away), Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen monastery (30 minutes away).
2. Travel Guide to Can Tho 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. Because at this time, most of the fresh cakes have been left to dry in the sun for the next process. Top tip: Still open and run the factory in the wet season but less colors and less noodles than the sunny days. It is more fun and eye-opener to check in this place during the flood season.
The best way to see this place is by boat, you should combine it with the Cai Rang floating market & rice noodle factory in your biking tour.
The cheapest way to discover Can Tho rice noodle factory is by bicycle or scooter, because this hidden gem is in Can Tho village and along many small paths and canals which are so cool and worthy of your full exploration. Top tip: If you plan to extend your Can Tho biking tour to the homestay, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent cream.
There are some interesting things about this place. The most amazing thing is the locals still make all fresh noodles in manual ways from mixing, making, drying, cutting noodles, packing…all done by hand. Most tourists are welcome to help make the noodles with the locals. The noodles here are so colorful and super yummy with their home cooked “noodle pizza”. Top tip: So much educational and fun to interact with the local’s hospitality.
How to make rice noodles in Can Tho. The most important step is the source of quality raw materials, according to the aunt and uncle here, they mainly choose flour from Sadec, Dong Nai. The next step is to mix the flour according to the ratio 7:3 of rice flour and wheat flour, also depending on the quality of the flour of each batch, the experienced flour maker will have an appropriate ratio of water because if it is too diluted, the cake will not be prepared. chewy, but if it’s too dense, less cake will be coated and the cost is not guaranteed. This powder phase is usually done the night before, at 4 am the next morning ready to stir well and filter out the residue to proceed to coating the cake. This is the stage to add more colors if needed. We like this Can Tho rice noodle factory because they use colors from nature. Traditional and pure noodle is white, due to the demand of “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 the gold color for turmeric…These make the noodle look really nice and unique. After being coated, the cake is left to dry in the natural hot sun for about 3-4 hours, depending on the clouds, sun and wind, the cake is brought in when dry, at this time the cake is dry and cannot be cut individually, so the next step is to spray cooking oil and apply evenly on the cake, dip it in water quickly, and incubate until the cake is soft, after about 30-40 minutes, proceed to cut the cake into fibers, roll each roll into a paper bag 0.5, 1, 2, 5 kg depending on the type! The price depends on the color of each type, but only 30-40 thousand VND per kilogram for the whole family.
3. What to Do and Eat at Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory
Operating since 1982, Chin Cua noodle factory has undergone 3 generations, he and his family still keep the fire every day and produce delicious and famous handmade noodles around Vietnam. That’s why you should come to this place once if you have the opportunity to go to Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho and it is only about ten minutes from the market to the noodle village in Can Tho. The feeling of walking into a road along the small canal (from Rau Ram bridge), local houses on both sides and shady trees, you will naturally feel a part of the countryside of Can Tho. Moreover, the first sight when you come here is the scene of the rising smoke, the scene where the locals make the fresh rice noodles, the people who take the cakes, the people who bring (usually on their heads) the cakes to the large yard to dry in time for the sun. And you will be greeted with warmth, kindness, and hospitality from the locals and they will gladly share their techniques, how to mix flours or hand-pick each hot cake from the oven. We are sure that everyone will remember about Can Tho after experiencing this village. Top tip: With talented, skillful hands and intelligent minds of generations. Nowadays, Can Tho rice noodle soup is more creative, besides being used with hot soup or stir-fried, in recent years the hot trend is “crispy, spicy, quick, simple, take away”, since then fried rice noodle has become popular with the topping of fried eggs, meat, tomato sauce, chili sauce…it looks almost like Italian Pizza, hence the name Can Tho Noodle Pizza or Hu Tieu Pizza (local name) was born.
4. Free Itineraries from VeMekong
As a local travel expert, we have some ideas for you to think about.
From Can Tho city center:
Route 1: Hotel in Can Tho center – boat station – floating market – rice noodle factory – hotel in Can Tho center [half day]
Route 2: Hotel in Can Tho center – boat station – floating market – rice noodle factory – biking in the village – fruit gardens – hotel in Can Tho center [half day]
Route 3: Hotel in Can Tho center – boat station – floating market – rice noodle factory – biking in the village – organic cacao farm – Local lunch – hotel in Can Tho center [full day]
If you do not have much time left, it is easy to check out spots in one full day by boat or with bike or with motorbike and car. But there are much more than tourist sites like these in Can Tho. Make sure you have more time to feel and explore more about the hidden gems and the culture, food, night life, wildlife and forest as well. Top tip: Stay in a homestay nearby, so you have more chances to visit the noodle factory and surroundings. If you are looking for the package Can Tho day tour with local, you can contact www.vemekong.com or Hotline/WhatsApp/WeChat/Zalo +84939888559; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Google Maps of Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory
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6. Visit Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory by yourself
Solo traveller? Travelling on your own means you will get out of any difficult situations by yourself. This, in turn, leads to more satisfying travel experiences and helps you improve your problem-solving skills. These days we rarely get the chance to sit with ourselves and simply be. That’s why you should consider the time you spend alone on your trip as a gift.
Visit Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory by yourself is very okay. Budget travellers and adventure tourists can reach and visit this attraction by motorbike as well. If you have no guided tour, you are fine to explore this place, use Google Maps to get there. Sometimes it takes more time to find it, so you can ask the locals. We may share you some ideas like this: With your transportation, from Can Tho City, you will pass by Cai Rang floating market and reach to Rau Ram bridge (do not get over it), turn right to the village about 500m, two-wheel-road, you will see the sign of Sau Hoai rice noodle factory, Chin Cua rice noodle factory (this one is located in the hidden road, more real and less touristy). Top tip: The locals can not speak English (a tiny bit), so you should prepare translation apps to make your vacation easier.
7. Responsible Travel and Advice to Visit Can Tho Rice Noodle Factory
It is always good to repeat “responsible travel” over and over. Traditional cuisine itself is facing so many challenges from fast foods and fusion foods with imported ingredients. We do appreciate any of you who do visit and take good behavior to this local village and the traditional factory. Top tip: There are less and less traditional places like this in Vietnam because of fast and morden life.
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10. Pro Tips
Chin Cua Rice Noodle Factory is for real touching. Sau Hoai Rice Noodle Factory is a kind of tourism and noodle shop, still nice.
If you plan to extend your travel to Can Tho homestay, do not forget to bring mosquito repellent cream.
Visit Can Tho or do any customized tours, please choose reputable providers with boat trips equipped with lifebuoys, jackets, motorcycle and cycling tours with the helmets and. Safety is a priority! Choose Can Tho responsible tours which help you give back while traveling. It’s a cliché, but it’s true.
Can Tho food & drink guide ranges from street food, authentic, fancy to fusion foods. As a tropical land of many fresh vegetables and homegrown gardens, which always make Can Tho cuisines fresh, close to nature and very traditional. If you are a food lover, don’t hesitate to put other bites onto your food lists such as Cong cake in Can Tho, Ut Dzach Fine Rice Vermicelli…
Bring your hat, sunglasses, and sunblock, scarf to wear when visiting temples, pagodas, and the cathedral.
Bring the raincoat if you’re planning a trip to Can Tho in the rainy season, as Can Tho always looks fantastic in the full rain and full sun.
Can Tho tourist attractions are magnificent itself, but if you have enough time, don’t forget to put other places onto your bucket lists such as Can Tho Wildlife & Forest, Binh Thuy Ancient House, Organic Cacao farm, Can Tho Floating Markets, Can Tho Small Canals & Sampan Ride, Can Tho Fruit Garden, Can Tho Paddy Rice Fields, Can Tho Giant Ficus Tree – Secret VC base, Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho Old Market, Phong Dien floating market, Truc Lam Phuong Nam Zen Monastery, Can Tho to Con Dao – Express boat, Son Islet – Community-based Tourism…
Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!
“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.