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What is the best place for ca nuong / Vietnamese catfish?

inthenameoffood Nov 19, 2013 03:49 PM

I've been to Quan Ca My Van Restaurant (10131 Westminster Ave, Ste 214
Garden Grove, CA 92843), which I very much enjoyed.

Recently, I was told that Anh Hong also has good ca nuong.

Any other recommendations?

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    prawn Nov 20, 2013 02:25 PM

    Phong Dinh used to be our go to spot when we shopped nearby but they have since relocated. We have not tried the new location but if you're in the area, it may be worth a peek.

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    1. re: prawn
      Ernie Nov 20, 2013 02:35 PM

      Yes, they are known for their cá ñút lò/cá nuong

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        inthenameoffood Nov 20, 2013 07:59 PM

        Thank you! I'll check it out - looking forward to a ca nuong circuit!

      2. TonyC Nov 20, 2013 09:39 AM

        SGV: Thien An, bar none.

        No need to call in, expeditious as hell, and they serve beer on ice, just like Vietnam, without asking. With its large space and large staff, it is one of the better Vietnamese restaurants in SGV, and makes Golden whatever look like cheap tin.

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        1. re: TonyC
          inthenameoffood Nov 20, 2013 12:43 PM

          Awesome, thank you!

        2. Porthos Nov 19, 2013 11:57 PM

          Which version are you looking for?

          Favori is most famous for their monster sized baked catfish that comes with lettuce and mints for you to wrap in rice paper.

          Vien Dong had a really good version with dill and onions.

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          1. re: Porthos
            ns1 Nov 20, 2013 12:24 AM

            Do you mean "cha ca thanh long"? Can't imagine a ca nuong with dill/onion

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              Porthos Nov 20, 2013 07:20 AM

              Yep. I was just going by "Vietnamese catfish".

            2. re: Porthos
              inthenameoffood Nov 20, 2013 08:35 AM

              Thank you! I was looking for ca nuong. I've only had it at Quan Ca My Van, which I thought was very good, but I'd like to try it at other places, too.

              1. re: inthenameoffood
                ns1 Nov 20, 2013 08:44 AM

                Favori in Santa Ana is the classic rec...hasn't changed at all since like 1990.

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                  inthenameoffood Nov 20, 2013 12:44 PM

                  Sounds good, I'll check it out. Thank you!

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              Xan7hos Nov 19, 2013 10:48 PM

              Not sure if best but Vietnam Restaurant in San Gabriel has one that I enjoyed. Recommended to call ahead 30-45 min. Great place to enjoy catfish and seven course beef, not to mention same fried eggroll as golden deli.

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              1. re: Xan7hos
                inthenameoffood Nov 20, 2013 08:33 AM

                Thank you!

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