Restaurant Cha Ca La Vong Restaurant 14 Chả Cá, Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 03-07-2017
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Why Cha Ca La Vong restaurant is special ?
- A must go destination for all tourists in Hanoi
- Delicious but quite expensive
- Good food for high price!
- Really good food to enjoy
- Best of Hanoi
- Main cuisine Vietnamese
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Cha Ca La Vong Restaurant 14 Chả Cá, Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam
Tips for you
So, you've all read about Hanoi's famous grilled fish? Me, too...and I had a lot of fun trying it. Cha Ca La Vong has been around since the nineteenth century and our guide told us that this is only one of four or five restaurants that make this dish. The place is tiny with only a few tables downstairs and there are no menus. There is only this grilled fish dish. The table is set with a small bowl for each person, fish sauce, noodles, cilantro, and peanuts. We were told to put noodles in our bowl followed by cilantro and peanuts and then fish sauce to taste. In the center of the table is a burner with a medium-sized pan for grilling the fish. A server cooks the fish quickly and then adds a savory broth and what appears to be Morning Glory (the ubiquitous hollow-stem greens that seem to be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Voila. The dish looked and smelled heavenly and we all dug in. There was enough fish for each of us to take a couple of pieces, a perfect amount for a late afternoon snack. I loved this place.