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Top 10 Special Foods You Should Not Miss In Phu Quoc Island 

Mentioning about Vietnam, Phu Quoc island is like a bright jewel of Vietnam tourism. This is the place where it doesn’t only attract many Vietnamese people, but also make many foreigners really excited to visit here while coming to Vietnam. Vietnam has become an attractive country because of the wonderful beauty of Phu Quoc island. Especially, this land is in the South of Vietnam where there are so many kinds of food. Besides that, this place has created many things from seafood. Let’s see 10 below “Must To Eat” foods to know what to eat while visiting this island: 

  1. Seafood 

Coming to this beautiful island, missing seafood would be a big lack of your trip. There are many kinds of seafood that it is not available or easy to find the fresh ones in the mainland such as echinus, cuttle, abalone, crayfish, many kinds of different sea fish… All of it are made by local people or the professional chefs with the diverse and attractive menus. There are many restaurants that you can choose and experience. Coming there, you will be diving into the paradise of seafoods with cheap price. Let’s try and experience.

Recommendation:

“Ot Ngot” restaurant

Address: 129 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong To ward, Phu Quoc district

Working time: 17:00 – 22:00

  1. Pho “Cuoi” – Beef Noodle 

Pho is known as a traditional food in Vietnam or even in many countries. Coming to this island, you will see the different kind of Pho which is quite famous in the North or the South. Phu Quoc island has its own taste and it can make me love it a lot.

The ingredients of Pho in Phu Quoc island are mostly rice noodle, beef, some kinds of local vegetable, the tasty soup made by local people with many spices and the special recipe. It won’t make you disappointed.

Recommendation:

Pho “Cuoi”

Address: 190 Nguyen Trung Truc street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

Open time: 6:00 – 22:00

Price: 50.000 VND/one (about 2 USD)

  1. Pizza Regine 

Pizza is not a kind of local food in Phu Quoc island as well as in Vietnam. Because this place is getting much more famous and attracted many international visitors, so this food has been created to serve those who like to enjoy international foods in Vietnam.

Pizza Regina is mostly available in the restaurants and made by professional chefs. Definitely, the tasty of it will make you really excited to try.

Address: 104B Tran Hung Dao street, Duong To ward, Phu Quoc district

Open time: 15:00 – 23:00

Price: 80.000 – 100.000 VND (about 4 USD)

  1. Crab noodle 

Crab is known as one of the special seafoods that you should not miss while visiting the beaches or islands. In the beautiful island like this, it is getting more popular to be cooked many kinds of food and “Crab noodle” is one of it.

Look at the photos as below, it looks so attractive and tasty. It will definitely bring exciting experiences to you because of its amazing taste. It is mostly made by rice flour noodle and mixed with many spices. The meat of fresh crab is tough and aromatic. You will love it a lot.

In addition to “Crab noodle”, there are still the other kinds of food made from crab such as crab hotpot, fried crab…

Recommendation:

Address: 219 – 30/4 street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

Open time: 10:00 – 23:00

  1. Bun rieu – Vermicelli and sour crab soup

This kind of food is one of the special foods in the South of Vietnam. You will easily it everywhere in this region, however, each region has its own taste and some differences.

Depending on the spices added by the kitchener, some kinds of vegetable, fresh crab, anchovy sauce,… the taste would be special on its own way. Many Vietnamese people love it as a tradition food, let’s try and feel it while visiting Phu Quoc island.

Recommendation:

Address: 151 30/4 street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

Open time: 7:00 – 21:00

  1. Banh canh ca thu – Mackerel fish noodle 

Mackerel is a kind of sea fish which is a favorite one of Vietnamese people. It is usually cooked to be a common food of every Vietnamese meal. In addition, it is also very special to be made with rice noodle and many tasty spices.

Coming to Phu Quoc island where there are many fresh mackerel fish, you should not miss this kind of food. Because it is very fresh, so it will make this food much tastier and more attractive. Let’s try to know how special it is.

Recommendation:

Banh canh “Phung”

Address: Bach Dang street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district. You can ask the local people about how to go to this place. It doesn’t have the exact address, however, it is so famous to easily find it out.

  1. Bun ken – Dried noodle with fish, pickle and coconut milk 

“Bun ken” is just a local name, so it can be just describe by its taste or the main ingredients. It mostly made by the sweet taste of fresh fish, the sour taste of carrot pickle, rice noodle, the fatty taste of coconut milk, the spicy taste of chili and the taste from local fish sauce.

The more it is tasty, the more there are many local people love it. “Bun ken” doesn’t only attract Vietnamese travelers, but also many international visitors. It is a kind of street food, you can enjoy it with local people. In addition, you should ask somebody about this place, because it is not easy to find.

Recommendation:

Bun ken “Ut Luom”

Address: 87 30/4 street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

  1. Ga hap tieu xanh – Garden chicken with green pepper

This kind of food is not difficult to cook, but not common in big cities. The chicken is from gardens, so its meat is much tougher the one in the industrial system. It is steamed and cooked with very spicy green pepper. Then being used with chili salt to make it tastier.

In addition, you can ask to order porridge with garden chicken which is also a common food. This kind of chicken is not easy to find in the modern places, let’s try it while visiting Phu Quoc island.

Recommendation:

“Com Bac” restaurant

Address: 60 30/4 street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

  1. Lau ca bop – Cobia fish hotpot 

Cobia fish hotpot is a favorite food of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta where it just takes you a few hours to Phu Quoc island by boat. Actually, it is even fresher in this island. So, it would be great to try it right here to know how fresh and tasty it is.

Cobia fish is a luxury one in Phu Quoc island. Some fishes weigh up to 15 kilogram, so it is quite expensive but very deserved to try once. Therefore, cobia fish would be a great choice to eat it fresh. It will make the soup of it very tasty and sweet, you can enjoy it with many kinds of vegetable. It’s extremely attractive and delicious.

Recommendation:
“Xin Chao” restaurant
Address: 66 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

  1. Banh tet mat cat – Sticky rice cake 

“Banh tet” is a kind of traditional cake which is very popular in local life as well as many festivals and parties. The materials are totally from the region such as sticky rice, banana, green bean, milk coconut…

After trying many kinds of food in Phu Quoc island, let’s try “Banh tet” as a change to feel the local taste of this place to know how special its traditional taste is. It would be great if you can go to the village and learn about how to make it with local people – very amazing experiences.

Recommendation:
Duong Dong local market, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc district

If you are planning to visit Phu Quoc island, let’s take more time to explore this wonderful place to the fullest. It is not only attractive of many tasty foods, but also have many beautiful places waiting for you to experience. Don’t be rushed, just enjoy it to feel Vietnam’s beauty as well as the friendliness people. Hope you will have memorable time in your trip.

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