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Chả Cá

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

120,000d

Where to eat Chả Cá?

The best Chả Cá in Hanoi (Hà Nội):

The best Chả Cá in Saigon / Hồ Chí Minh City: