Appearing a few years ago, rice Pizza noodle (Pizza Hu Tieu) was “invented” by a traditional noodle maker in Can Tho. The name “half west, half Vietnam” appeared because Western tourists when traveling to Can Tho came to visit the noodle factory near Cai Rang floating market, after enjoying the delicious crispy fried noodles, uttered a funny name and that’s unique.
1. Better to Know as a Food Lover
Find them: Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho city.
Best time: Dusk-Dawn
Don’t miss: Pizza Noodle
Local’s pick: Sau Hoai noodle soup restaurant; No. 476, 14 Lo Vong Cung, An Binh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city.
-9 Cua noodle furnace; 474c/14a, Area 7, An Binh Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City
-My hometown noodle soup; No.02 Yen Ha, Le Binh Ward, Cai Rang District, Can Tho City
Facts: It is called pizza hu tieu because its shape looks like a pizza
2. Better to Know Rice Noodle Pizza
Origin of Can Tho Rice Noodle Pizza
With a special recipe, using noodle as the main ingredient for a delicious and rich flavor. Anyone who has tasted it once will not regret praising this unique initiative.
Sau Hoai noodle furnace has 44 years of operation with rich experience. This is also the only place where Can Tho city has patented the famous “Pizza noodle” in the Mekong Delta.
3. Rice Noodle Pizza in Can Tho
If the traditional pizzas are characterized with the base of baking powder, the Local people are creative with a very familiar ingredient, noodles. People use filtered flour noodles, fry quickly in a pan of boiling oil until they are golden, then take them out. Interestingly, the fried noodles are round and crispy, very similar to pizza.
The highlight of this dish is the accompanying topping. Not the familiar beef, tomato sauce or cheese that the Can Tho people replace with fried eggs, pork, roasted peanuts, fried onion, bean sprouts and chili sauce.
Even though it is a dish made by frying directly, pizza noodle does not bring diners the taste of normal grease. The combination of ingredients from the cake has created an attractive dish for diners.
It must be recognized that the perfect combination of each ingredient has refreshed the taste buds of diners. Only from familiar ingredients, Westerners have createdunique pizzas from form to taste.
4. How to make Rice Noodle Pizza
Ingredients for Pizza Hu Tieu
50g – 100g dry noodles
1 slice of fried egg
100 grams pork (take out and save some water)
Bean sprouts, lettuce, vanilla
How to make delicious crispy noodle pizza
Put the pan on the stove to heat and then add a little cooking oil, when the oil is hot, take out the noodles and dip them in water to see the noodles expand.
Slowly add the noodles and fry until the puff is gone (the oil is a bit too much and the bread is thin to prevent the noodles from puffing up before getting crispy).
Fry until golden on both sides, cover with absorbent paper, and slowly press 4 pieces with a knife.
In turn, put eggs, vegetables, bean sprouts, meat, fried onions, peanuts in the gravy, and sprinkle with chili sauce.
So, you have finished the dish, go to the kitchen to try it for the family to enjoy.
5. Pro tips:
Here are our tips for easing your mind (and stomach) around food-handling environments that you may not be used to.
Make sure the food is freshly cooked. If you’re eating hot street food, it’s always safest (not to mention more delicious) to eat food you can see being cooked to order.
Look for lines and busy stalls. Busy street food stalls are an indicator of popularity, and their high turnover rate means the food is never sitting out for hours and developing dreaded bacteria. Yes, long lines can be discouraging when you’re hungry after a full day of exploring, but it’s not worth the risk of grabbing precooked food from the empty spot next door.
Eat when the locals are eating. The last and most important element here is when to eat. You’re likely already on a weird eating schedule while you’re traveling, but it’s important to try and adjust to the eating times of where you are. A bowl of pho might be lunch for Americans, but it’s breakfast for the Vietnamese. This ensures that you’re eating freshly cooked food and that you can find the best and most popular places to eat.
If you can’t drink the water, then you can’t eat the salad. Most people get so hung up on not drinking the water or skipping ice in drinks that they don’t think about all of the other ways in which water is used in food service. Fruits and vegetables tend to be washed with tap water in most places, rather than the filtered water that locals drink—or sometimes it’s not washed at all. If you’re really craving some produce, try fruits you can peel or cooked veggies.
Trust your gut. If you’re unsure about the food or the way that it’s being prepared, then keep moving. Eating street food all over the world doesn’t make you an expert. Every stall and every country are different, and sometimes the rules can be harder to follow. When something doesn’t look, smell, or feel right, don’t eat it! Trust your judgment. Chances are that there’s another spot close by that’s making something more delicious.
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Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Mekong River Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!
“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.