3 Best Restaurants in Cai Be, Mekong Delta

Le Longanier

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Reminiscent of an elegant colonial mansion, Le Longanier is a lunch-only restaurant set in tropical gardens that's part of the Victoria Hotels empire, and so is a regular stop on Victoria Cruises. Independent travelers can stop in (a reservation is required) to enjoy the set menu of Mekong Delta classics. Do take some extra time to take a refreshing drink in the downstairs salon and take a stroll through the gardens before you leave.

Mekong Lodge Restaurant

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The hotel restaurant uses only local ingredients and happily accommodates vegetarians. Specialties include crispy elephant ear fish and other local seafood. The multicourse meals here are pricier than those in town but, because Mekong Lodge supports several charities, including a school and a training center for disadvantaged locals, a meal here gives back to the community.

Mr Kiet's Ancient House

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The house of district chief Tran Tuan Kiet was built in 1838, its 108 poles made from the wood of xylia xylocarpa trees, and doors carved with illustrations of flowers and trees. On display within the house is beautiful carved furniture, some with mother-of-pearl inlays, ceramic pieces, and other antiques. The house, restored in 2002 with a donation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), who also sent over an architect, has four homestay rooms. There is an on-site restaurant, which can seat up to 250 people, serving Mekong Delta home cooking.

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