Main course

Vietnamese Cha-ca La Vong


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Vietnamese Cha-ca La Vong
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Cha-ca la vong recipe is a traditional fish-based dish from Hanoi, Vietnam, so iconic that gives the name to the restaurant that serves it: here's the recipe.

  • Garlic 4 cloves
  • Ginger 3 tsp, freshly grated
  • Turmeric 5 tbsp
  • Greek yogurt 50 ml
  • Monkfish 800 g, fillets, ready to cook, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Onion 2, large, peeled and sliced into fine strips
  • Chilli 1 red, deseeded and finely diced
  • Dill from a large bunch of dill
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  • Recipe category Main course
  • Recipe yield 4

Cha-Ca La Vong Recipe From Hanoi, Vietnam

To prepare cha-ca la vong recipe, an iconic fish-based dish from Hanoi (Vietnam), first crush the garlic and mix with the ginger, turmeric and yogurt.

Add the fish, mix well and marinate for around 5 minutes.

Heat plenty of oil in a high-sided frying pan and fry the fish pieces for 3 minutes.

Add the onions and chilli and fry together for 1-2 minutes.

Add the dill shortly before serving.

Arrange cha-ca la vong in bowls and serve with wedges of lime.

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