Hotpot Alley

Restaurant Hẻm 1 Lý Tự Trọng, Cần Thơ, Việt Nam Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Restaurant
A-la-carte
15.00 - 25.00 USD

Hotpot Alley is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Hotpot Alley offers special Can Tho hotpot that is prepared on a small cooker on your table. As the soup gets cooking you add ingredients to make your perfect dish.

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Why Hotpot Alley is special ?

Hotpot can be found in most of the cities and provinces in the Mekong Delta. If you are in Can Tho City, you must go to the Hotpot alley located at Hem 1 Ly Tu Trong dubbed Hẻm Vit Nau Chao, the Hot Pot Alley is one of the attractions for locals and students in the Xuan Khanh Quarter that is still a kind of secret tipp in Can Tho even though it recently started to becoming popular with expats as well (especially with those who are not afraid of Vietnamese only menus). The alley hosts about a dozen restaurants all offering the same specialty, Can Tho Hot Pot in different styles with fresh fish from the Mekong river or with Duck (also a local specialty).


The dishes you will find in most places are:


- Vit Nau Chao (Duck hot pot)


- Lau Hai San (Seafood hot pot)


- Lau Ca Keo (Fish hot pot, small fish that looks similar to Eel)


- Lau Chua (Sweet sour hot pot with river fish)


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How to get to Hotpot Alley?

The Hot Pot Alley (Hẻm Vit Nau Chao) is located between Mau Than Street and Ly Tu Trong Street. From Mau Than Streetenter Hem 142 Mau Than opposite the yellow painted Hotel Xoai, after a hundred metres there is a bifurcation. Turn left here and continue on the alley when it turns right. You will cross a tiny bridge and see the first restaurant shortly after that. From Ly Tu Trong Street enter Hem 1 Ly Tu Trong close to Luu Huu Phuoc Park.

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Selling points

  • Local specialty
  • The attractions for locals and students
  • Different hot pot style with fresh fish
  • Authentic and fun place
  • Eat lile local

Facilities

  • Main cuisine Speciality
  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu YES
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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Duration
3.0 days
Estimated
130.72 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
14 places

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Hẻm 1 Lý Tự Trọng, Cần Thơ, Việt Nam

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Tips for you

  • If you are up for an even more local experience choose one of the restaurants further down the alley.
    What to know
  • You also get free refills of the hot pot soup. Ask for “them nuoc” meaning more water.
    Service
  • You will also often find a friendly local who speaks some English or German and will be happy to help you. They will probably cheer to you with beer and will be glad to talk to you more afterwards.
    Experience
  • Some places are very full. These are the best. Do not be afraid to enter a place that looks like there are no more tables available, just take your time, they will then find a table for you or clean up some space.
    Experience
  • You only pay for the side dishes you use and you can order more of any dish you wish.
    Things to do
  • As the menu is usually only in Vietnamese, you can just look around at other tables when you enter the restaurant and point out, that you would like to order the same.
    Things to do

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Hem 1 Ly Tu Trong dubbed Hẻm Vit Nau Chao, the Hot Pot Alley, is one of the attractions for locals and students in the Xuan Khanh Quarter. It is still a kind of secret tip in Can Tho but starting to become popular with expats as well and travelers (especially with those who are not afraid of Vietnamese only menus). The alley hosts about a dozen restaurants all offering the same specialty, Can Tho Hot Pot in different styles with fresh fish from the Mekong river or with Duck (also a local specialty).Hot Pots are served on a fire cooker on your table. As the soup gets cooking you can add different vegetables, leaves, egg noodles or rice noodles, tofu and eggs. You only pay for the side dishes you use and you can order more of any dish you wish. You also get free refills of the hot pot soup. Ask for "them nuoc" meaning more water. It might seem unusual to put in some of the leaves into the hot pot, but try and you will love it.As the menu is usually only in Vietnamese, you can just look around at other tables when you enter the restaurant and point out, that you would like to order the same. You will also often find a friendly local who speaks some English or German and will be happy to help you. They will probably cheer to you with beer and will be glad to talk to you more afterwards.Some places are very full. These are the best. Do not be afraid to enter a place that looks like there are no more tables available, just take your time, look out for the waiter and indicate the number of people you are all together (e.g. show two fingers and say "hai nguoi" meaning "two people"). They will then find a table for you or clean up some space.A more romantic restaurant than the usual neon light places is located in the alley towards Ly Tu Trong street. They have some colorful lamps and you can also sit outside. If you are up for an even more local experience choose one of the restaurants further down the alley.The Hot Pot Alley (Hẻm Vit Nau Chao) is located between Mau Than Street and Ly Tu Trong Street.

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Ich kann nur jedem empfehlen einen Hotpot zu probieren. Es ist ähnlich wie ein Fondue bei uns mit Suppe. Sehr lecker. Wenn man nicht weiß, wie es geht, kann man sich das von der Bedienung zeigen lassen.

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Wer in Can Tho ist muss definitiv einmal in die Hem 1 Ly Tu Trong Gasse gehen und sich dort in die einheimische Kultur des Hotpot einfuehren lassen.Manche der Lokale in der Gasse haben schon kleine engl. Speisekarten wobei man mit Zeichsprache und grossen Augen auch das bekommt was man sich wuenscht.Wir haben zu 4. fuer den grossen Meeresfruechte Hotpot mit Glasnudeln und normalen Nudeln, Tintenfisch, Garnelen, Fischbaellchen und vielem mehr gehabt und fuer all das 150.000D gezahlt. Dazu gabs noch gegrillten Tintenfisch und Salat und einige Biere und damit sind wir zu 4. auf 240.000D gekommen.Sensationell leckerer und schoener Abend in traditionellem vietnamesischem Umfeld!Probiert es aus, Ihr werdet es nicht bereuen !Alter 28-32

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Hem 1 Ly Tu Trong dubbed Hẻm Vit Nau Chao, the Hot Pot Alley, is one of the attractions for locals and students in the Xuan Khanh Quarter. It is still a kind of secret tip in Can Tho but starting to become popular with expats as well and travelers (especially with those who are not afraid of Vietnamese only menus). The alley hosts about a dozen restaurants all offering the same specialty, Can Tho Hot Pot in different styles with fresh fish from the Mekong river or with Duck (also a local specialty). Hot Pots are served on a fire cooker on your table. As the soup gets cooking you can add different vegetables, leaves, egg noodles or rice noodles, tofu and eggs. You only pay for the side dishes you use and you can order more of any dish you wish. You also get free refills of the hot pot soup. Ask for "them nuoc" meaning more water. It might seem unusual to put in some of the leaves into the hot pot, but try and you will love it. As the menu is usually only in Vietnamese, you can just look around at other tables when you enter the restaurant and point out, that you would like to order the same. You will also often find a friendly local who speaks some English or German and will be happy to help you. They will probably cheer to you with beer and will be glad to talk to you more afterwards. Some places are very full. These are the best. Do not be afraid to enter a place that looks like there are no more tables available, just take your time, look out for the waiter and indicate the number of people you are all together (e.g. show two fingers and say "hai nguoi" meaning "two people"). They will then find a table for you or clean up some space. A more romantic restaurant than the usual neon light places is located in the alley towards Ly Tu Trong street. They have some colorful lamps and you can also sit outside. If you are up for an even more local experience choose one of the restaurants further down the alley. The Hot Pot Alley (Hẻm Vit Nau Chao) is located between Mau Than Street and Ly Tu Trong Street. • Visited September 2013

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