Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fish Porridge

Chao Ca

When Vietnamese talk about porridge, they usually mention chicken porridge first but I love fish porridge at this place in Hang Bong Street a lot. I used to go to this place regularly when I still stayed at my old house. Since I moved to West Lake I'd forgotten about this place.

Chao Ca

Tonight, we went along Hang Bong street and I just turned my head and realized that my favorite place was just on my right hand side. I think I should let you guys know about this place which is quite cheap and really good fish porridge, fish cake and cuttle fish cake.

Cha Ca

We had two hot fish porridges, a few fish cakes and a coke for only 45,000Vnd. This place is quite narrow and long, owned by a really short family, the eldest funny short guy takes care of the restaurant. He reminds me so much about a waiter from Luang Prabang. I talked to him tonight about his business, and he said "his family opened the restaurant 10 years ago, the best season is summer time, not winter because in summer, there are more people hanging around, that's why we open until the morning". It seems strange to eat porridge in summer but it's very satisfying.

Doan Xom
Tel: 04.8295281
213 Hang Bong Street
Ha Noi
24 hour service

8 comments:

D said...

I actually prefer to eat porridge during cold weather. Just imagine it, freezing cold climate and a bowl of hot steaming porridge to warm you up, the experience is almost magical!

Preya said...

I've never had chao ca (I usually have mine without any meat), but this really sounds wonderful...can't wait to try it!

Buddhist with an attitude said...

Ooh I love chao ca, that and chao long.

black feline said...

a long while indeed...glad to catch up with u again...

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