HCM CITY — Banh Trang Chả Ca (Grilled fish rice crepe) is among the must-try dishes in the coastal Quy Nhơn town in Bình Định Province.
The main ingredients of the dish are fish, a little bit of cassava starch to create plasticity, cornstarch and spices to purify the fishy smells and enhance the savour of grilled fish.
The mixture is cut into thin slices, and grilled and deep-fried until brown yellow.
Banh Trang Chả Ca is a childhood delight of many Quy Nhơn culinary buffs. The snack can be brought from any place in the town at affordable prices, though the best way to enjoy it is at the seaside.
The dish is served with stalks of herbs and central Viet Nam-style fried chili sauce.
You can also roll grilled fish rice paper with Vietnamese coriander leaves and a dab of chili sauce mixed with a little soy sauce, which makes a salty, sweet, well-seasoned dipping sauce. – VNS