No one can truly define the attractiveness of the Cuttlefish Egg Cake in DatMui, Ca Mau. No one knows why this cuisine has even gone into the folk songs that every child in U Minh knows by heart. Likewise, no one can find out the identity of the wonderful cook that created this tasty dish. However, whenever they are asked to recommend the best cuisine in the region, people in DatMui would probably come up with the same answer: Cuttlefish Egg Cake!



The cuttlefish cake is a fried dish that has a yellowish color like Cinnamon Meat Cake. In reality, it looks pretty good and has a distinctive smell. Each piece is only about 25cm2 big. They are served with fresh herbs, veggies and rice papers. When eating, we wrap each sheet of rice papers around the vegetable and a piece of cake. The dish is best when it is accompanied by the special local sauces such as Mam Nhi sauce, or lime-salt-pepper sauce. In every bite, we can feel the softness of the vegetables, the stickiness of the rice papers and the buttery flavor of the cuttlefish eggs which make this dish stand out from others.


Usually, the people of Ca Mau consider this dish as a special gift to give to the visitors from other parts of the country. It is also a wonderful present to send to the people who live far away from their hometown so that they can savor the taste of their village again. If you ever have a chance to go to the coastal regions in Ca Mau, never forget to eat this wonderful dish because you would find it in nowhere else in Vietnam!

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Tommy Ngo

Tommy Ngo (known as Quang Huy in Vietnamese), born in Bac Ninh province – Home of Quan Ho Traditional Folk Music. He studied at the University of Science of Hanoi and received the Bachelor Degree of Science in Information Technology (BScIT).

Prior to joining Paradise Travel as one of the company co-owners, Huy had several years of experience with the IT Manager position at some large companies. Huy is responsible to lead the IT department and to manage all the web development projects.

His requirement for IT team: User Friendly!

Any feedback about our website interfaces/ functions is warmly welcomed and appreciated!

His discipline keeps the web systems run smoothly and his IT skills keep us online. Huy really enjoys working with the young and talented team at Paradise Travel. He is also a simple and very friendly person. His flexibility and his task orientation, together with a great passion for the company’s development has made us very proud of him.

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