With the mission of “restoring and reconstructing traditional values, helping youngsters better understand the specific culture of the Southern region” Hoi Do was founded to bring us back to South Vietnam in the 1980s.
Hoi Do located on Tran Binh Trong Street, Ninh Kieu District – Can Tho, it is an ancient house with courtyard and two entrances.
The restaurant is decorated as the scene of 40 years ago with the old low tables and chairs set on the yard; stove, fire wood with a pot of rice noodle soup. Stepping into Hoi Do, you will see many old and traditional objects as the menu in appearance of the shopping basket, oil lamps, aluminum cans with bamboo chopsticks, cassette or old dish dull. Next to the beverage bar there is a small stall, which contains some coconuts, pumpkins, freshly picked vegetables, candies and colorful windmills.
The service staffs uniform here is following Vietnam countryside style with dark coloured “ao ba ba”. The foods, harmonised with decorating, also bring the soul of the countryside such as: plain rice flan (banh duc), silkworm cake (banh tam), banana cake (banh chuoi) dumpling (banh bot loc), etc. According to the owner, the cakes and drinks are all home-made by old local women. Prices range from 12,000 to 20,000 VND/ dish.
At night, this place is soothing with old melodious music and yellow lights dangling in the trees. This is also a very crowded time because the thought this is the best time to enjoy “Southern Vietnam lisfe style”.
Guests also can enjoy the “traditional Vietnam fast food” like spring rolls, fried bananas, sweet potato chips, banh chung, and so on with the drink such as syrup ice cream, soy milk.