There is one ancient street of Hanoi was named and known as the name of a dish. This specialty has become a symbol of Vietnamese culinary culture. It is Cha Ca street with Cha Ca La Long fried fish – dish was mentioned in the book “Ten place you should know before you die” – a famous tourism book in America.

Cha Ca La Vong 1

Cha Ca La Vong became famous dishes from near and far. According to legend, there was a family named Doan live at No. 14 Hang Song (La Vong Street today) during French colonial period. They often used their home as a place harboring guests. Landlord invited guests fried fish dish then gradually the guests helped Doan to open a restaurant selling this dish, just to feed their families and as a place to gather. Over time, the words “Cha Ca” is called a street name.The scret receipe is only touch for the eldest child of Doan generation.

pho cha ca

Fish must be eaten hot. Pieces sprinkled in boiling fat, served with noodles, Roasted peanuts and herb; coriander, basil Lang, dill, chopped small fresh onion with shrimp sauce. The sweetness of the fish blended with vegetable and shrimp sauce is extremely delicious.

Fried fish must be fresh fish with very little bones, sweet and good flavor meat.

Don’t miss Cha Ca La Vong when you have an opportunity to visit Hanoi down town. We recommend you some addresses as below;

Cha ca la vong

Address: 14 Cha Ca street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Cha ca Ha Noi

Address: 171 Thai Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi

Cha ca la vong

120 K1 Giang Vo, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Cha ca la vong

177 Bui Thi Xuan, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi