Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Quick-Pickled Carrots and Daikon

Posted August 3, 2015 by Stephanie
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Sometimes it feels like everyday is Taco Tuesday around these parts. I’m not complaining though – I’ll never say no to a fluffy, soft tortilla filled with deliciousness. Especially when that deliciousness is a decidedly Vietnamese take on fish tacos. The fish here is seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, and a wee bit of turmeric for a happy yellow hue. Toss it all up with some dill, tomatoes, mint, and cilantro and you’ve got a happy mash-up of Mexican and Vietnamese flavors.

Vietnamese Fish Tacos with Quick-Pickled Carrots and Daikon
serves 2-4
prep time: 10 minutes
active time: 10 minutes
total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb firm white fish, such as cod
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste

To serve:

Cut the cod into 1 1/2 inch pieces and place in a bowl with the fish sauce, sugar, pepper, turmeric, garlic, and oil. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes.

Heat up a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add a touch of oil to the pan, and when hot, add the fish, being careful not to crowd. When the bottoms are browned and caramelized, about 2 minutes, flip and let cook for another 2 minutes or so, or until cooked through.

Remove from the heat and toss in a bowl with the chopped herbs, tomatoes, and lime juice. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Serve on charred or warmed tortillas with extra herbs, pickles, lime wedges, and diced red onions, if desired.

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  1. These tacos look and sound so delicious!! wish we could have them for lunch now :D

  2. um, i just drooled on my laptop. kthnxbai

  3. Fish tacos with fish sauce? I am so on board with this double-whammy of fishy flavor!

  4. ADRIANNA says:

    YASS These sound so good. A little fish sauce and sugar and tumeric–sign me up!

  5. always down for anything with quick pickled veggies. and that fish marinade sounds so easy and tasty!

  6. I WANT THESE IMMEDIATELY!!!! Turmeric, dill, mint, and cilantro? Oh holy yes, please.

  7. I’ve been looking for a good fish taco recipe! Will have to give these a go!

  8. THAT CHAR IS EVERYTHING. And love the spiralized veg!

  9. Alana says:

    THAT CHARRRRRRR!! These are totally my kind of tacos!!

  10. Marcella says:

    When I was single I ate a predominately taco diet. I would always have corn tortillas in the fridge. If I was hungry I would char them up and throw leftovers in them. If there were no leftovers, then it would get a fried egg. Vietnamese fish tacos sound bomb!

  11. This looks so perfect for the hot nights ahead.


  12. Sophie says:

    These sound incredible! I love fish tacos but have never tried them with a Vietnamese twist. Can’t wait to give these a go!

  13. Dennis says:

    Where did the tumeric go ;-)
    About to assemble my first fish taco!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      oops! it goes in with the first marinade. i’ve fixed the recipe. hope your tacos turned out well!

  14. Shannon says:

    I am definitely going to try these out! They look good for a busy night. For a vegetarian version, do you think tofu would be a good substitute for the fish?

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      yes, absolutely!

  15. Alex says:

    Made these tonight… And will make again! Super easy, delicious and not to mention cheap!

    I added a jalapeño cause I love me some shpice.

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