A district in Dong Thap, Sa Dec is most famous for its unique cuisines which reflect the remarkable culture and traditions of the southern province. In Sa Dec, you can find a plethora of delicious traditional dishes such as Beef Hotpot, Spring Roll, and especially Hu Tieu Noodle. Hu Tieu is a type of noodle with seasoned and sauté beef. Even though it is not as popular as Hu Tieu Nam Vang and Hu Tieu My Tho, the Hu Tieu dish of Sa Dec still has a special position in the list of many gourmets.
The most important ingredient, the noodle used in this dish must be milky white, soft, sticky and fragrant. The sauce is usually made with pig bones. It is pretty hard to make because the cook must maintain a medium temperature and continuously scoop the bubbles out of the boiling pot.
The other important ingredients of the dish are the boiled meat including grinded lean meat, sliced lean meat, meat balls, etc. To decorate the bowl, the cook adds Vietnamese onion, cabbage, and coriander. Besides, eaters can also choose to have Hu Tieu with other fresh herbs and veggies, sauces, chilies if they want to.
Nowadays, Hu Tieu is a popular and inexpensive dish in Sa Dec. You can find this dish almost everywhere in the district, but the most interesting restaurants usually locate on Tran Phu Street. One restaurant definitely worth your visit is “Hu Tieu of sister Dau” on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street.