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What to eat in Ben Tre: Top 7 specialty dishes of Ben Tre for your trip

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Ben Tre is famous for its lush fruit orchards, its rows of coconut trees, it also stands out for its local cuisine which is both authentic and unique
We invite you to explore the emblematic specialty dishes of Ben Tre city with us. Take part in our “Food Tour” and savor these delicacies that have forged its reputation. Moments of conviviality and sharing in perspective!
Do not hesitate to contact us to book your experience.
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Specialty dish in Ben Tre Vietnam

1. Coconut rice

In Ben Tre, coconut trees are not just a specialty; each dish and product derived from coconut constitutes a precious irresistible gift for travelers. From Ben Tre coconut candies to jam, from wine to cake, including tubers, the range is vast. However, Ben Tre's coconut rice particularly stands out. Rooted in tradition for millennia, this rustic dish reflects the simplicity and authenticity of the people of this region. Over time, its exquisite taste and charm have conquered other provinces, making Ben Tre coconut rice an essential specialty for any traveler visiting the region.
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Coconut rice

Top Ben Tre restaurants:
  • Floating restaurant, Hung Vuong Park (13,000 VND/portion)

2. Coconut worm

In Ben Tre, coconut trees are not only a specialty dish of Ben Tre, but all dishes and products derived from coconuts are also precious gifts. However, one of the region's most unique delicacies is the coconut worm. This small insect, living in the trunk of coconut trees, is renowned for its cleanliness and its richness in proteins beneficial to health. Measuring approximately 3 to 5 cm in length, these coconut worms have a pale yellow color and soft texture, while being full of milk and fat. Although their appearance may cause some apprehension, they are considered an exceptional ingredient for various Western specialties, including those most famous in the Ben Tre region.
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Coconut worm

Top Ben Tre restaurants: 
  • Tan Thach, Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province (around 20,000 - 23,000 VND/coconut worm)

3. Sweet and sour fish hotpot

When the waters rise, the fish become plump and flavorful, their flesh becoming fatty, tender and sweet. Flexible fish offers a range of culinary possibilities, such as preparing fish sauces, braised eggplant dishes, crispy frying or light grilling. It is also popular for garnishing sour soups, a culinary tradition during the harvest season.
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Sweet and sour fish hotpot

Sweet and sour fish hotpot is simple to make, requiring only ling, chopsticks, lingonberries, tamarind, coriander, spices and chilli for a result that is as delicious as it is comforting.
Top Ben Tre restaurants:
  • Restaurant 5 Nhi, Binh Thuan, Ben Tre

4. Flat banana

Nestled in the South West region, Ben Tre is renowned for its vast expanses of water, lush green islands, lush coconut groves and banana plantations offering sweet and fragrant fruits. Blessing the benefits of nature, the inhabitants of Ben Tre have exploited the unique flavors of coconut and banana to create authentic specialties specific to the Mekong Delta. Among these delicious specialty dishes, the flat banana remains a specialty dish of Ben Tre, attracting visitors with its taste that is both rustic and captivating.
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Flat banana

Top Ben Tre restaurants:
  • Dong Khoi, Phu Khuong district, Ben Tre (5,000 - 100,000 VND)

5. Snail pancake

Phu Da islet, nestled in Vinh Binh commune, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province, is renowned for its lush orchards and canals lined with coconut trees, creating an ideal setting for ecotourism. Nicknamed “L'île aux Escargots” or “L'île des Snails de Rice” by the inhabitants of Ben Tre, this place is home to a variety of snails, characterized by their generous size, their white and crispy flesh, as well as as an exceptionally sweet taste, surpassing those of other regions. Visitors flock here to try snail pancakes, one of the best Ben Tre foods, loved for their authenticity and unique flavor.
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Snail pancake

Top Ben Tre restaurants:
  • Phu Da, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province (around 20,000 VND/portion)

6. Duck noodles

Minced flour cake is a coconut-based specialty dish very popular with friends from here and abroad, as are Ben Tre termite pancakes, snakehead fish porridge with bitter herbs... Everyone wants to stop traveling in a province west of the river. Immediately enjoy this bowl of hot and fragrant duck noodle.
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Duck noodles

Because Ben Tre minced dough noodle soup is mainly prepared by hand, requiring the skill of the artisan, it has a particularly appealing flavor. If you have the opportunity to experience the cuisine here, you absolutely must enjoy this wonderfully prepared specialty dish.

Top Ben Tre restaurants:
  • 141, Truong Dinh street, district 6, Ben Tre city (30,000/portion)
  • Ba Mu Bridge Market, Nguyen Hue Street, Ward 6, Ben Tre Town (15,000 - 23,000 VND/portion)
 

7. Fresh spring roll with Vietnamese shredded pork skin

Next on the list of Ben Tre specialty dishes are the fresh spring roll with Vietnamese shredded pork skin. This dish is loved by many people because it is frugal and easy to eat, especially since even if you eat a lot of it, you will not get tired of it.

The fresh Vietnamese shredded pork skin spring rolls will be made from ingredients such as pork belly, rice paper, raw vegetables, cucumber, herbs and small noodles. The special thing is that this dish does not contain shrimp, but will be replaced with mixed pork skin with a very fragrant and delicious taste. The deliciousness of the rolls also lies in the rich dipping sauce, adding pickles, peanuts and a little chili will make it even more appealing.
 Fresh spring roll with Vietnamese shredded pork skin
Fresh spring roll with Vietnamese shredded pork skin

If on the way to Ben Tre you get hungry, just stop at a roadside restaurant and order a few spring rolls to fill your stomach.
If you have the chance, stop here to enjoy it.
Top Ben Tre restaurants:
  • Ms. Hai Thoi, 59 Le Loi street, district 2, Ben Tre town. (15,000 - 23,000 VND/portion)

Contact local Vietnam agency Autour Asia

Ben Tre is an attractive tourist destination of Vietnam. It attracts hundreds of tourists every year with its pristine natural tourist attractions and the most unique cuisine in Vietnam. Besides, travel costs are very reasonable and the homestays are friendly to nature. You will have meaningful and fulfilling moments with relatives and friends in this coconut land. This will be a great choice for your food tour. With a professional team, we will let you enjoy all the specialties of Ben Tre.

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