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