Hu Tieu My Tho - A Century-Year-Old Dish in Vietnam

If you have a chance to visit Mekong Delta provinces, let’s try and feeling the taste of or My Tho rice noodle (also called Hu Tieu My Tho) which is renowned as the most typical dish of TienGiang. Having existed for a very long time, this kind of noodle soup has become a symbol of abundant cuisine in the Southern Vietnam. It was not only certified by Asia Records but also listed as one of the Top 100 Dishes of Asia.

Unlike a large number kinds of Hu Tieu such as Hu Tieu Nam Vang (Cambodia noodle soup), Hu Tieu Tau (Chinese noodle soup), Hu Tieu My Tho has its own recipe as well as taste which is completely distinct from the others. Originating as an age-old Chinese dish, this cuisine was flexibly changed to be appropriate for My Tho people’s taste and became a widely well-known dish in Vietnam.

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How to cook

To make standard Hu Tieu fibers, local people have a tendency for using the famous Go Cat rice which is celebrated as a popular rice growing area in My Phong commune, outskirt of My Tho, TienGiang. Interestingly, rice is ground in water to produce flour before spreading it into wet rice paper cakes. After that, those cakes will be dried and then cut into fibers to become noodles. As a rule,the rice paper cake is dried from the early morning to 2:00 pm.

Essential Ingredients

To create a wonderful bowl of Hu Tieu, the soup is often cooked with pig bones added with dried squid, shrimp and cooked with small fire. The foam of the soup is taken away continuously to have pure water of light yellow and sweet taste. Hu Tieu My Tho can be served with broth and topped with shrimp, pork (minced and sliced), pig innards (liver, heart, etc.) and quail eggs. 
However, diners can also order dry Hu Tieu, which does not contain broth and is added with sauce. Moreover, people can enjoy Hu Tieu with bean sprouts, lemon, chili and soya sauce instead of using lettuce, basil or other kinds of raw accompanying vegetables

Where to Try

Visiting My Tho, tourists can easily enjoy Hu Tieu as almost everywhere, from streets, small stalls, alleys to restaurants. Nowadays, there are nearly a hundred noodles stall in My Tho city. The restaurant is located near the old RachMieu ferry, which is always crowded with people looking to enjoy.
Besides a beautiful city with many attractive destinations, you certainly cannot ignore this fresh sweet dishes popular which reminds tourists of an affluent and friendly area if you have chance to tour TienGiang, stop in My Tho.
Moreover, Hu Tieu can be found easily in every floating markets when you are in your Mekong river cruises. It is the best to enjoy a hot bowl of Hu Tieu on boat, enjoy fresh air and observe the rustic daily activities of local people in Western region of Vietnam.

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