Inside A Rice Noodle Factory In Can Tho, Vietnam

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Planning to visit Can Tho? Don’t miss your trip to the traditional rice noodle factory.

We visited Sau Hoai noodle factory recently on our trip to Can Tho and it was an exciting experience. Here is our review.

Sau Hoai rice noodle factory Can Tho Vietnam
 

About Sau Hoai factory

Sau Hoai is a traditional noodle factory located near Cai Rang floating market in Can Tho, Vietnam.

Visiting this factory, you can learn about the unique culture of the traditional craft village, see how noodles are made, and try the products.

  • Address: 476, 14 Lo Vong Cung, An Binh, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho.
  • Opening hours: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Entrance fee: free
Travel tips: Book a private Cai Rang floating market tour to visit both market and the factory!

 

Noodle-making process

My favorite part of the trip is to learn how to make noodles and even try to do it as well. I didn’t expect to make the noodles that easy!

 

Here is how to make traditional noodles:

  • Use rice husks to heat up the furnace.
  • Mix the rice flour and coat a thin layer. After about 20 seconds take it out
  • Spread the layer on the wooden rack and let it dry for a while
  • Cut it using the cutter
rice noodle factory Can Tho Vietnam
Coat a thin layer of rice dough
dry rice noodle
Dry the layer
rice noodle machine
You can use this machine and put the rice paper in
rice noddle factory Can Tho Vietnam
And here is the final product!

Another exciting part is the colorful noodles. They are naturally colored from a variety of fruits and vegetables: the red color of Gac fruit (Momordica cochinchinensis), the green color of the pineapple leaves, the white color of the rice flour.

rice noodle product

 

Hu Tieu pizza

This Can Tho noodle factory is also famous for its Hu Tieu pizza, so don’t forget to try it.

What is Hu Tieu pizza?

Rice noodles are called Hu Tieu in Vietnamese.

Unlike the traditional pizza with flour-based dough, the base of this dish is made from noodles. The chef fries the noodles quickly in a hot oil pan until they are golden, then take them out. Fried noodles are round as the base of a regular pizza.

The toppings on this dish are also interesting. Not using beef, ketchup, or cheese, the chef uses different toppings including salted shredded pork, eggs, onions, garlic, and peanuts.

This combination creates a unique and crunchy dish. And it’s very yummy too!

Hu tieu pizza Can Tho Vietnam

 

Shopping at a noodle factory

You can get several souvenirs from this factory as well. They have a variety of items, from coconut candies to rice noodles products. I recommend drying some dried fish and coconut vodka (for free)!

dried fish

 

How to get to Sau Hoai noodle factory?

Sau Hoai noodle factory is about 7km from Can Tho center and 2km from Cai Rang floating market.

Taking a boat

It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to travel from Cai Rang floating market to Sau Hoai factory by boat. 

Many boat tours often include a visit to this noodle factory on their itinerary, so you won’t have to pay extra for the boat charter service. Just ask first before paying for the tour.

Travel tips: Book a private Cai Rang floating market tour to visit both market and the factory!

Travel by motorbike

You can easily get to Sau Hoai factory by motorbike as well. The factory is located about 7km from Can Tho city center, so it will be a short ride. 

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