DISCOVERING NHA TRANG SPECIALTY – VIETNAMESE FISH CAKE WITH RICE NOODLE
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Nha Trang serves tonnes of tourists every year, especially during holidays. Coming here, you can go swimming in the clear and cool water and enjoy fresh seafood at an affordable price. Today, we will introduce you to a delicious dish that may be familiar to many travel lovers, Vietnamese fish cake, and rice noodle, which you cannot miss in Nha Trang food tour.
Fish cake and rice noodles – a specialty of Nha Trang
Fish cake and rice noodle also know as “Bún Chả Cá” in Vietnamese are made from two main ingredients: grilled chopped fish and rice noodle. Its broth is a crucial factor affecting the quality of the dish as well as how delicious the soup is.
Depending on the eating habit of each family, they have different ways to make their own soup. Some make use of some kinds of vegetable, pork ribs or another kind of fish to create the broth. Fish cake which is completely made from fish with a little black pepper, after being fried till it turns golden yellow will attract the eaters from the first sight. It would be better if you eat it with some kind of Vietnamese herbs, fresh vegetable, and the special fish sauce or green chili sauce. That why it is always suggested in by many Nha Trang travel guide.
Fish cakes which make the dish more delicious and well-known by most eaters
Fish cakes will be made in 2 different types, depending on different eating habits: fried fish cakes and steamed fish cakes, but both of them are really delicious. Steamed fish is covered with a thin layer of egg yolk on the surface, which will help it become more contemplating and eye-catching.
Steam fish cakes with an eye-catching cover of egg yolk
These yummy fish cakes are usually made from some kinds of fresh fish caught by the fishermen around in Nha Trang, especially Vietnamese lizardfish. Thus most fish cakes have the natural sweetness and distinctive fragrance. The broth also has the sweetness taste from fresh fish and fragrance from some other ingredients like red chili, black pepper, and green onion. You can enjoy this food during a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or as much as you can but do not worry about getting fat, especially women who pay much attention to the body shape.
It seems that fish cake is a little bit strange to the foreigners since they have not seen or tried it in their country. Some guests said that even there were quite a few Vietnamese restaurants in their nation, but they had not tried it yet. So when coming to Nha Trang, they are so impressed by its state, “it‘s really good” is what they admitted after eating.
Some restaurants also serve fried fish cake and rice noodle with jellyfish and some other seafood such as shrimps, or squid. So do not ignore this food when taking Nha Trang tours this summer.
It would be so great if you enjoy this specialty when taking Nha Trang tailor-made tours with your family or friends and then have some drink together. Therefore, it is nothing wrong when someone says that “Bún Chả Cá” is not simply food but it is also a string connecting people to people.
Here are few restaurants serving the best Bun Cha Ca in Nha Trang. For those who travel to Nha Trang for the first time, this recommendation is quite valued.
- Co Ba
Located at 123 Yersin, Nha Trang, it often opens from 6 am to 11 am and from 3 pm to 9 pm every day. A bowl of fish cakes and rice noodle will cost about 25.000 to 35.000 dongs.
- Ninh Hoa
Located at 170 Bach Dang, Nha Trang, this one only opens in the afternoon and evening, from 4 pm to 9 pm. The restaurant not only serves good food but also good iced tea. The price of a dish is also quite cheap, about 35.000 dongs.
- La Dam
This restaurant is located at 6 Han Thuyen, Nha Trang. It serves the highest standard noodles, coming here, you can enjoy special fish cake and rice noodle with jellyfish.
Hope with this useful information in this post, you guys will have an unforgettable Nha Trang tours with your friends and family.