A trip to Nha Trang cannot be perfect without trying a bowl of Bun Ca Sua which is considered as a type of rice vermicelli soup served with fried fish paste and jelly fish. For many years, it is one of the most popular dish for both Nha Trang residents and visitors to this resort city in the Central Province of Vietnam.
A bowl of Bun Ca Sua - specialty of Nha Trang
Normally, each bowl of rice vermicelli with fried and steamed fish paste and jelly fish costs VND20,000-25,000. Importantly, the fish chosen for making fish paste and broth must be fresh and people usually make them from paradise fish or leatherjacket fish.
As the broth is made from fish bones, it plays an essential and important part in making the taste of the dish special. Traditionally, rice vermicelli used for bun ca sua sticks together into small round pieces and each fibre of the rice noodle will be separated when put into the boiling broth, allowing eaters to feel their softness. The jelly fish have a crunchy and crispy texture.
Where to tast Bun Sua in Nha Trang? At Bun ca Ninh Hoa eatery, which is located just in front of Lan Ong Alley across Dam Market in the downtown. It is one of the most famous address for those seeking for a bowl of Nha Trang-style bun ca sua early in the morning.
Nem Nuong, an other specialty of Nha Trang