Redtail fusilier in Kien Giang province

Grilled “ca do”, or redtail fusilier, with pickled papaya is a popular afternoon snack in Ha Tien town, Kien Giang province.

Redtail fusilier in Kien Giang province

This dish is commonly sold in the downtown area, but the best place to try it is at a no-name street stall near Tran Hau and Phuong Thanh streets.

The fish is coated with spices and grilled on charcoal until it gives off a nice smell.

Eating the fish with pickled papaya and chili will stimulate your taste buds even more. A portion costs around VND25,000 (US$1.08).

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