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from $8 /person
Cha Ca Thang Long is a famous dish popularized in Hanoi and is a favorite meal of ours. Although the name “cha ca” implies that it’s a fish paste, it’s actually small fillets of flaky white fish marinaded in turmeric and galangal, fried and served with generous topping of dill on a sizzling hot plate.
Hong got me a fajita skillet with a wooden serving tray as a gift a while back–probably as a hint that he wanted me to make this! But I don’t mind since I’ve always wanted one and I love this dish as well. The fragrant flavors of the turmeric and galangal marinaded fish and fresh dill goes so well together. This dish is a real crowd pleaser especially when you bring out the sizzling platter for all to enjoy.
Northern Vietnam’s signature dish, chà ca, takes a turn: white fish is marinated in galangal, shrimp paste & turmeric, then sautéed at your table. More places to eat like a local: tandl.me/12ufz7c
Best meal in Hanoi! The set meal = overpriced tourist scam. Just order cha ca + beer & enjoy! There's also more available than what's on the English menu, so ask. Food was great; so fresh & perfect.
Looks like simple dish but its really a must try in Hanoi! I had my year's worth of quota for spring onion..the way the fish is cook is really good and theres no mud taste.
Only grilled catfish with dill but it is mighty good. If you go for the set menu, you get a beer, and a vietnamese tea and fruit platter for dessert. Get here early. Opens at 6pm and it fills quickly!
I have been here twice. First, had the catfish (cha ca) in the menu. Second, was with a local friend. He knew what to order, and the catfish, noodles and dill just kept coming. The fish is amazing!
Some of the best food I had in Hanoi. The fish was perfectly cooked and so tasty when paired with the fried dill! One serving is 120,000 dong!
This place has the best Cha Ca to my opinion. I have tried Cha Ca in many restaurants around Hanoi but still cant find better one up to now
Cha Ca is delicious! Foreigners, don't be afraid to come in: They will show you how to eat it:) We ordered one Cha ca for TOP and that was more than enough.
I was caught off guard by this place, but I am sure happy I stuck it out. The fish was delicious! Your waitress will show you how to eat it if you are new to this.
Such a simple concept. No menu required. This place only serves fish that you cook at your table with vermicelli, fish sauce and dill. A good find in Hanoi.