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Night Life In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Sometimes, when you go to a new place, all you want is going to explore specific attractions, get to recommended entertaining places and join in inspiring activities in this location. 

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a perfect place for you to do it, especially in the evenings. If you are wondering what to do and what the best places to enjoy the best experiences of nightlife in Ho Chi Minh are? The following guidelines will help you find out your own answers.

Cha Ca (Vietnamese Grilled Fish) is a rare yet iconic dish in Hanoi that has been listed as one of the 1,001 dishes to eat before you die. One of the unique things is that Cha Ca is the only food on the menu of the restaurants that serve it. So it’s either you eat it, or you don’t.

What is Cha Ca?

Cha Ca (grilled fish) is not only delicious but interesting to figure out as well. It is regarded as the most complicated dish because of highly-required criterion from the very first process to the final step in order to maintain the fresh and unique taste of the fish, a kind of snake-headed family. Among which, seasoning is especially important and sensitive.

How is it served?

Cha Ca is so famous to the world that everyone arriving Hanoi will try to taste it at least one time. Cha Ca is served with bun (vermicelli), rau hung lang (basil), roasted peeled peanut, hanh la (fresh green onion), thi la (dill) and “mam tom” (a meticulous mixed shrimp paste). The cook prepares mam tom by combining sugar, shrimp paste (mam tom), distilled rice wine, hot oil, chili and mixing them well. While constantly stirring, they will squeeze in juice of a half lemon until it foams. Fish is the main material, often be processed from Ca Lang (Hemibagrus) and Ca Qua (Channidae). The talent cook will cut the fish into small fillets, dip them into secret ingredients carefully, and then grill them on charcoal in advance before serving the eaters in a pan.


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