Le Longanier Restaurant is located in Cai Be, on the way to Can Tho or Chau Doc. Set in a lush tropical garden by the river and surrounded by fruit plantations, Le Longanier is a gorgeous two-story villa modeled after a turn-of-the-century French colonial home, recreating the refined atmosphere of traditional Indochina.

A walk around the house reveals plantation shutters, carved lanterns and vintage ceiling fans indicative of the East meets West architecture of the era. Named after the longan trees found in the garden, this quiet spot on the river showcases some of the region’s products and rustic cooking styles combining fresh herbs, local fruits and vegetables, and local fish.