Banh canh cha ca

Banh canh cha ca is famous in Trang Bang, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet but the taste of this dish in Phan Thiet is the most special and delicious. 

Thick noodle soup here is a perfect combination of thick rice handmade vermicelli and delicious pork - based broth. The broth is made from simmered pig’s bones and minced pork. the local people have thick noodle soup for their breakfast treat.


The secret why the broth in banh canh is unique, is that fresh fish like mackerel, flathead, cobia which are caught from the sea in Phan Thiet, are added into soup. Besides, adding a little of mushroom also increase the slight sweetness and stimulate the taste buds.

“Banh canh” is often served with “cha hap” (steamed minced fish) and “cha chien” (fried minced fish). Customers can choose “cha chien” if they like the fat and chewyness, or if they prefer the tasty, fatty and spicy minced fish, “cha hap” is the best choice. A bowl of hot thick noodle soup will be more attractive and delicious when it is added in a little pepper, cilantro, and fish sauce.


Being considered as an “affordable” dish, “Banh canh cha ca” can be easily found out in every street in Phan Thiet. In order to serve the variety of customers, owners have to create different types of “Banh canh” beside the original one.

Depending on customers’ favorite, they can have a chance to choose cooked fish, mushroom, quail eggs, minced pork meatball, or bread …to add in “Banh canh”.


In addition to a number of major spices, fresh fish caught from the sea, which are added into the broth, has created a unique taste for “Banh canh” in Phan Thiet ".

See more

  • Banh tet la cam

    Banh tet is traditional cakes that people in the South usually use in Tet holiday. And Banh tet la cam is one of the most specialties in Can Tho because of its unique taste...

  • Western food in Halong Bay

    Similar to any other famous tourism cities in the world, besides its delicious local specialties Ha Long has a wide range of Western cuisine dishes to serve the increasing...

  • Bien Mai Scallop

    The unique feature of the dishes from Bien Mai Scallop is the combination between fresh coi bien mai and spices with the method of cooking that make it become very famous....

  • Trang Tien Ice - Cream

    Trang Tien ice cream is well known for its special flavour, which a countless number of Hanoi generations have a passion for. Visitors who have an opportunity to visit Hanoi...

  • Bun Cha Hanoi

    One of the iconic dishes in Hanoi , Bun Cha is one of our favourite of all street foods in Vietnam. It’s got two types of pork, a smoking hot grill, a tangy fish sauce...

  • Pho in Hanoi

    Pho in Hanoi scene can be overwhelming with its mix of smells and tastes but it’s well worth exploring since it’s one of the freshest, healthiest and most...

  • Ta Hien's Beer

    Drinking beer, chatting with friend in the corner street in Hanoi  is the most greatest feeling when you come and enjoy the atmosphere here. 

  • Ngán

    Ngán is a mollusk species which is popular in the Northern Vietnam coastal area. Although it can be seen along the coast of the country, Quang Ninh Province, Halong...

  • Banh Can

    Banh can is a simple and delicious local food that can be eaten for both breakfast or dinner. So if you enjoy eating local specialities in Nha Trang , banh can should be in...

  • The most wanted Hanoi street foods

    There are top foods and drink that you should try before leaving Hanoi .

Most popular tours

Business info

  • Vietnam Local Guide

  • Address: 18th Floor, VTC Online Tower, 18 Tam Trinh Str.,Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Email:
  • Phone: (+84) 0904989890
  • Hotline: (+84) 0904989890