What is Chả Cá?
A northern Vietnamese dish of fish cooked in turmeric and dill, served with veg and noodles. When I had it, they cooked the fish, dill and spring onions on the table in front of me, then I had to put together the meal, one small bowl at a time. First the cold vermicelli rice noodles, then some strands of spring/green onion, coriander & Thai basil, peanuts, then a chunk of the fish and cooked veg and topped with some fish sauce which had added chilli to suit your taste. Mix it all up, like you do with a lot of Vietnamese food. If, like me, you're a fan of fish with dill, you need to try this dish. It's definitely one of my highlights of Vietnam. Relatively expensive though.
Typical price of Chả Cá