Vietnamese Braised Catfish (Cá Kho Tộ)

One of my favorite family-style meal dishes is Cá Kho Tộ, Vietnamese braised catfish. The braised catfish is savory and sweet from the fish sauce and sugar marinade and simmered to a rich and sticky icky goodness. The fish tastes super flavorful, delicate, and tender and soaks up all the flavors from the marinade. So … Continue reading Vietnamese Braised Catfish (Cá Kho Tộ)

Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Soup with Catfish (Canh Chua Cá Bông Lau)

Growing up in a Vietnamese household, family dinner time was really important in my family. No matter how busy my parents were from work, (even when they worked multiple jobs), they always found time to cook up delicious Vietnamese home-cooked meals for my siblings and me. One of my favorite family-style meals included Canh Chua … Continue reading Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Soup with Catfish (Canh Chua Cá Bông Lau)

Turmeric Dill Fish (Cha Ca La Vong)

Thien Long Restaurant is one of my favorite Vietnamese restaurants in San Jose.  Anytime out of towners visit and want Vietnamese food, we always take them here.  They have a huge menu full of delicious Vietnamese dishes, but the one dish I love eating and always order when I go there is the specialty, Cha … Continue reading Turmeric Dill Fish (Cha Ca La Vong)