Travel with us to Da Nang city and enjoy specially delicious foods here. Among them, you should not ignore Ca Ba Trau Nuong (Grilled ca ba trau with chili salt) – a highlight in Cusines in Vietnam.
Grilled ca ba trau with chili salt
Apart from its charming landscapes, Da Nang is also famous for seafood dishes, including goi ca Nam O (raw Nam O fish), mi Quang (Quang noodles), banh dap Hoi An (Hoi An cake) and especially ca ba trau nuong muoi ot (grilled ca ba trau with chili salt).
Unlike the smaller species with the same name living in fresh water, ba trau living in seas or rivers is larger, around 150 to 200 grams. To make the dish, you should choose fish weighing about 200 grams each and clean the fish out with vinegar or ginger water after cutting feelers and fins and taking the entrails out.
Next, you will soak ba trau with salt, sugar, monosodium glutamate, cooking oil and mashed green pepper. It takes about 15 minutes for the fish to absorb the mixture of spices.
Put the fish on the grill, wait until the fish turns yellow and turn them over.
Now you prepare raw vegetables such as fennel, tomatoes, sliced green bananas and cucumbers on the plate. Of course, you cannot forget to make a small plate of salt or fish sauce added with mashed green pepper, some drops of lemon juices and some garlic.
How to enjoy
Sitting at a small stand along the riverside dining on this dish with some buddies makes for an enjoyable evening. Put a piece of rice-paper in you palm, pick up a piece of grilled ba trau with some raw vegetables and soft noodles and you have an unforgettable taste with a bowl of chili salt.
The delicacy is attractive due to its sweetness, crunchy taste and specific smell of the fish dissolving into the salty and hot flavor.
If you are in Vietnam travel and once visit Da Nang, this is famous dish that you should not miss.