Cha Ca – one of top favorite specialties in Hanoi tours

Cha Ca La Vong (No. 14, Cha Ca street in the Old quarter or its branch at No. 107 Nguyen Truong To street, Ba Dinh district)

 Cha Ca here is made mainly from Ca Lang and Ca Qua, bring you firm and tough fish meat and when it is fired well in boiling oil pan, it will turn into yellow color, taste crispy on the outer but soft inside and so delicious thanks to the secret spices.

Moreover, the sauce “mam tom” here is very tasty, not salty nor strong smell, but very appetizing and still keep the typical fragrant of “mam tom”. The sweet and greasy fried fish fillet served hot with scent of herbs and peanut, mam tom will make you desire it more. The price of Cha Ca set is about VND 175,000/pax (~ US$8/pax).

If your group has quite of lot of members, you should go to No. 107 Nguyen Truong To for better space.

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Cha Ca Thang Long (19, 21, and 23 Duong Thanh street, Hoan Kiem district)

 One of the best choosen for Hanoi city tour 1 day which is the dish with lower price than Cha Ca La Vong, you also have more options of fish like Cha Ca, fish stomach, or fish head’s edge. Cha Ca here is made from Ca Lang like in La Vong restaurant, but also from Ca Vuong, too. The fish is cut into squared piece, then give a soft taste but not dry.

To make best convenience for eaters, the cook will fried the fish in advance then bring both the stove and the fish pan to the table. The eater only needs to stir fish lightly to make it hotter and enjoys fantastic dish. You can also order fish stomach. Mam tom here has a lighter taste than in La Vong restaurant. In return for, the area here is spacious, with 3 branches quite close in distance, good service. The price is only VND150,000 (~ US$7/pax)

Cha Ca Anh Vu (120 Giang Vo street, Ba Dinh district)

Cha Ca in Anh Vu restaurant is made from fresh Anh Vu fish (semilabeo notabilis), with the soft fillet sweetened sophisticatedly by secret spices and nghe (saffron). The fish is also fried in advance, done to a turn then served to the eaters. When you eat Cha Ca here, you may think that it is quite light (lacking of salt) but it has its own reason. Just pour a little mam tom on the Cha, then you will have a perfect dish.

The restaurant is clean, spacious parking, enthusiastic and thoughtful servants will make you comfortable from your fist step here. With the price is quite reasonable, VND 130,000 (~US$ 6), Cha Ca Anh Vu is the top choice for many tourist joining Hanoi day trips as well as foreign tourists especially in winter days. Therefore, all tables here are all often full at noon and evening.

Not like other specialties of Hanoian like Pho, or spring rolls etc, Cha Ca has its own flavor and its own attraction. You may have a bow of Pho in about few minutes but you will need more time to enjoy Cha Ca. Let’s take your mind relax and get your stomach feel pleasure with this delicious dish when you are in Hanoi day tours.