Come and discover Bun Cha Ca – The pride of Nha Trang people


Located on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang is the capital city of Khanh Hoa Province. It is a wonderful sea city along with a great length of pristine coastline and a number of islands, helping it become unique and noteworthy compared to any other places in Vietnam.

There are absolutely tons of things to do in Nha Trang. The sea city is also a well-known city where most of the great Beauty Contests of Vietnam and even some of the World has been taken place, Miss Vietnam and Miss Earth for instance. Especially, the special event “Miss Universe Pageant 2008” occurred in Nha Trang in general and the 5-star resort Vinpearl Land in particular which makes the people living there seriously proud. Other cultural events attracting thousands of both locals and foreigner tourists are Sea Festival organized annually and Nha Trang Rendezvous Festival held in every 2 years.

Nha Trang Cuisine is also one of the reasons why there are a great number of travelers enjoy their trips and decide to come back to Nha Trang again besides these natural beauties and cultural activities.

There are seriously so many delicious dishes to enjoy in Nha Trang food tour such as Nem nướng Ninh Hoà (Ninh Hoa dried spring rolls), Bánh Canh (Canh Cake) or Bún Sứa (Jellyfish Noodle). In this article, you will get some of the interesting information about an amazing special delicacy name Bún Chả Cá (Fish cake noodle soup) which may make your Nha Trang tours more exciting.


Nha Trang

Fish cake noodle soup

Fish cake noodle soup in Nha Trang is widely known as the best one though it is made in many places in Vietnam.

Chả Cá (Homemade Fish cake) is the main ingredient to make the special taste of the food. Other important ingredients are amazingly chewy squid cakes, catfish, onion, and dill. The fish noodle can be divided into two types: grilled or poached group fish.

Now you must be curious about how to cook the most delicious fish cakes for your noodle? It all depends on the types of fish you use. Mackerel, Barracuda, and lizardfish are always highly recommended by professional chefs. The very first step is that you will marinate fish meat with ground garlic, chili, salt, and peppers, then mix them with minced pig skin. Why pig skin? Because it could make the fish cakes a little chewier. Afterward, you had better knead the mixture for several times, form it into as my small round pieces or balls as you can and finally grill them.


Bun Cha Ca

What’s more, another feature which is also crucial in evaluating the quality and the taste of Vietnamese noodle is the broth. Normally, the chefs usually bring the fish bones broth or pork bones broth with cabbage, tomato, pineapple, pumpkin and even drive bamboo shoots to a simmer. Additionally, some spoons of shrimp sauce or “mắm tôm” in Vietnamese – a unique and traditional sauce of Vietnamese culture are added into the broth in order to make Bun Cha Ca’s flavor more special. Do not worry about that. Though the smell of shrimp sauce itself is not that good, its combination with other ingredients would not disappoint you with its wonderful taste. When you enjoy eating this dish, do not forget to try it with fresh herbs given by the chefs for free. The more you eat, the better the aftertaste you would feel.

This simple and delicious food is one of the best highlights in Nha Trang culinary tour. Local people consider it as the remarkable part of the culture which attracts more and more international tourists giving it a try in their Nha Trang tours.

There are some places in Nha Trang that are considered as the great places to get a bowl of Ban Cha Ca.

  1. Madam Lan Bun Cha Ca – 99 Yen Bai Street
  2. Bun Cha Ca 6B – 61 Le Hong Phong
  3. Bun Cha Ca Ong Ta– 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street

Bun Cha Ca served with fresh herbs

Do not forget to try Bun Cha Ca – one of the best dishes of the sea city when you enjoy your Nha Trang tours with your family and friends.

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