When it comes to tropical island getaways, Phu Quoc is a destination that ticks all the boxes. With its white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, and lush green forests, it’s a natural paradise. But what many visitors don’t realize is that Phu Quoc is also a culinary paradise, with a vibrant food scene that’s a feast for the senses. From succulent seafood dishes to spicy sizzling beef, the island’s cuisine is a fusion of Vietnamese, Thai, and Cambodian flavors that’s sure to delight any food lover. So come along as Golden Lotus Travel takes you on a journey of exploration into the gastronomic wonders of Phu Quoc.
- Herring salad
Herring salad is a typical dish of Phu Quoc Island, with a fresh, delicious, and unique taste. Moreover, this dish has high nutritional value as trích fish contains plenty of protein, calcium, and essential vitamins for the body. This has made it become one of the most popular dishes in Phu Quoc, attracting a large number of tourists and locals.
You can try eating herring salad at:
– Be Thanh Restaurant
Address: Quarter 7, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc
– Huong Bien Restaurant
Address: Duong Dong tourist area, Phu Quoc
– Ham Ninh Restaurant
Address: Ham Ninh area, Phu Quoc
- “Bun Quay” (stir-fried noodles)
“Bun Quay” is a must-try dish when traveling to Phu Quoc. A bowl of “Bun Quay” often includes seafood such as squid, shrimp, fish cakes, … and is eaten with some raw vegetables. Especially to increase the deliciousness of the dish, it is impossible to ignore the heirloom sauce, which is made according to a very “own” recipe. This dish is a crispy piece of vermicelli combined with the salty, sweet, sour, spicy and cool flavors of the dipping sauce, creating a unique and attractive taste.
You can try eating “Bun Quay” at:
– Bun Quay Kien Xay Phu Quoc
Address 1: Alley opposite 222 Tran Phu, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc
Address 2: 28 Bach Dang street, Phu Quoc
– Quan Bun Quay Thanh Hung
Address: 77 Ba Muoi Tu Thang Tu street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc
– Bun Quay Phu Quoc Binh Dung
Address: Zone 7, Phu Quoc
- “Nhum bien” (sea urchin):
Sea urchin is a dish with a characteristic flavor, chewy and sweet meat, prepared with spices such as garlic, chili, herbs and fish sauce. Sea urchin is a nutritious seafood, containing a lot of protein, vitamins and minerals, very good for human health. Sea urchin is processed into many different dishes such as grilled sea urchin with onion fat, porridge, grilled urchin,….
You can try eating sea urchin in:
– Hai San Sau Banh restaurant
Address: Duong To area, Phu Quoc
– Cho Noi restaurant
Address: Duong Dong area, Phu Quoc
– Ham Ninh restaurant
Address: Ham Ninh area, Phu Quoc
- Crab soup
The crabs are carefully selected: big, fresh and strong, especially with many bricks (such as king crab), then cut and sprinkled on crab meat, crab bricks, roasted peanuts and herbs, .. forming a cool and nutritious blood pudding dish only available in Phu Quoc. This is a strange, cool dish, mixed with a bit of fat from crab bricks.
You can try eating crab blood soup at:
– Ganh Hao Restaurant
Address: Ganh Hao Hamlet, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc District
– Hao Sam restaurant
Address: No. 99 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district
– Thao Nguyen restaurant
Address: No. 52 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district
– Co Ba restaurant
Address: No. 20 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district
- “Ga Ray” Fried Chicken
Phu Quoc upland chicken is a sTender, sweet, and fragrant boiled or prepared into many other dishes, chicken meat can be enjoyed in various dishes such as: chicken with green chili, shredded chicken salad, boneless chicken legs, etc.
You can try to eat “Ga Ray” in Phu Quoc at:
– Binh Hai Son restaurant
Address: 20 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town
– Gia Han restaurant
Address: 107 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town
– Thanh Truc restaurant
Address: 36 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town
- “Bo Ne” (Beef)
Phu Quoc beef is a specialty dish that many tourists love when coming to Phu Quoc. This dish consists of beef cut into small pieces and grilled on a charcoal stove. Delicious, tender beef is served with raw vegetables such as lettuce, herbs, lettuce and spices. “Bo Ne” is served with crispy toast, tamarind sauce and lemon pepper salt.
You can try to eat beef in Phu Quoc at:
– Ha Restaurant
Address: Nguyen Trung Truc Street, TT. Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
– Sau Restaurant
Address: No. 60, 30/4 Street, TT. Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
– Ha Thanh restaurant
Address: 50 Nguyen Trung Truc street, TT. Duong Dong, Phu Quoc
This is a popular dish in most of Vietnam’s seas, including Phu Quoc. This dish is the fastest to be peeled and then grilled with onion fat on embers and then enjoyed on the spot.
You can try eat oysters at:
– Quy Binh Oyster Restaurant
Address: Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province.
– Ha Giang Seafood Restaurant
Address: Hamlet 1, Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province.
– Kim Hau restaurant
Address: Tran Hung Dao street, Quarter 7, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province.
- “Oc Nhay” (Jumping snail)
There are many types of jumping snails, the most popular of which are white jumping snails and red jumping snails. The reason for this distinction is due to the color of the shell. White jump snails have thick shells, fragrant meat and fatter than red jump snails.
You can try eating jumping snails at:
– Co To restaurant
Address: 30 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district
– Ham Rong Restaurant
Address: No. 26 Ham Nghi Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc District
– East Sea Restaurant
Address: 72 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district
- Grilled abalone
One of Phu Quoc specialties that you cannot help but try is grilled abalone. Although this is a high-class and relatively expensive dish, what you get will be well worth it for a dish that is both delicious and nutritious like abalone.
You can try eating grilled abalone at:
– Ham Ninh Fishing Village
Address: Ham Ninh, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam
– Dinh Cau Night Market
Address: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam
– An Thoi Market
Address: An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam
- Wild Sim wine
Phu Quoc forest myrtle wine is a specialty wine produced from wild myrtle fruit, a fruit that grows wild on Phu Quoc island. Forest myrtle fruit has a sweet and sour taste, when brewed into wine, it will have a golden color, characteristic flavor, strong and rich.
This is a specialty wine that is loved by tourists when visiting Phu Quoc Island. You can buy wild sim wine at specialty stores or liquor stores on Phu Quoc island.
- Phu Quoc fish sauce
When it comes to Phu Quoc specialties, it is impossible not to mention Phu Quoc fish sauce. This fish sauce is made from fresh anchovies typical of Phu Quoc sea area, combined with salt and water. Phu Quoc fish sauce has a rich, delicious flavor and enhances the flavor of dishes. It is often used as a condiment and dipped in dishes such as Banh xeo, Bun cha, Grilled spring rolls, and especially Banh cuon.
You can find Phu Quoc fish sauce at most stores in Phu Quoc or buy it online at some Vietnamese specialty stores. Famous brands of Phu Quoc fish sauce include Phu Quoc Fish Sauce, Khai Hoan Fish Sauce, and Thanh Hai Fish Sauce.
Phu Quoc is considered a paradise for food lovers. Certainly, the culinary culture in Phu Quoc island will make visitors fall in love forever. Golden Lotus Travel hopes you have great travel and dining experiences when traveling in Phu Quoc island