Phu Quoc Travel Guide – What and where to eat in Phu Quoc?

Phu Quoc Travel Guide – What and where to eat in Phu Quoc?

Sao Beach and Dai Beach in Phu Quoc Island were voted as “The most cleanest and beautiful beach of the world” by the ABC News in the end of February, 2008″. Besides the beauty of wild beaches, delicious foods are reasons why Phu Quoc Island has become one of the most best travel destinations in Vietnam. In this post I would like to share “What and where to eat in Phu Quoc?” for whom planning a trip to this amazing island.

Phu Quoc Travel Guide – Seafood specialties in Phu Quoc

Raw sardine salad is one of the most popular and favorite dishes of not only locals but also visitors. Fresh sardine is cut thinly and put into lemon juice. Sardine pieces are served with sliced onion, purple shallot, herbs, shredded coconut meat, pepper and crushed peanuts. All of them are wrapped in rice paper and dipped in special fish sauce produced in Phu Quoc. It’s better to enjoy this dish with rose myrtle wine – a specialty of Phu Quoc.

sardin salad in Phu Quoc

Grilled abalone is worth a try although it’s an expensive dish. It’s not only delicious but also healthy. The dish has attractive smell and flavorful taste. It can win the heart of trickiest eater so that don’t miss this dish.

grilled abalone

Coi bien mai is the muscle connected 2 shells of Bien mai – a triagle-shaped shell living in the sea. The meat of Bien mai isn’t delicious enough to eat. Coi bien mai is used to cook many tasty dishes such as stir-fried Coi bien mai with fungus, mushroom, onion and green. The best way to cook this food is grilling it with salt and pepper.

coi bien mai phu quoc

Grilled sea urchin with green onion oil is smelling and greasy so that you would love to eat again and again. After all thorns of the sea urchin are cut and thrown out, it is cut into 2 parts and cleaned carefully. Then it’s grilled on charcoal before green onion oil is poured onto it. Dinners use spoons to get the sea urchin’s meat and add mixture of salt, black pepper and lemon juice onto the meat before eating.

sea urchin grilled with green onion oil

Crab soup cake with soft-shell ocean crab is delicious dish with gelatinous broth cooked from pork bone and soft-shell ocean crab. The rice noodle is very thick and shorter than noodles of other popular Vietnamese rice noodle soups such as Pho, Hue noodle soup, rice noodle soup with crab… So that you don’t have to use chopsticks to eat this dish but a spoon. The meat of soft-shell ocean crab and herb are served as topping of the dish.

soup cake with soft-shell ocean crab

Soup cake is very popular in Phu Quoc and you can find a place to eat soup cake easily on this island. If you have enjoyed a bowl of Crab soup cake with soft-shell ocean crab, let’s enjoy soup caked with fish, shrimp and squid. It’s not less delicious than the one with ocean crab.

Phu Quoc Travel Guide – What to eat besides seafood?

In Phu Quoc, you have a big chance to enjoy specialties of other regions in Vietnam. Some of them are Vung Tau Khot cake, Chau Doc rice noodle soup, Soc Trang rice noodle with soup, Can Tho hot pot with saturated fish.

Dinh Cau seafood night market – a must-visited place in Phu Quoc

It’s definitely a big miss if you don’t visit Dinh Cau night market where hundreds of seafood dishes are served on about 100-meter long street. The market is open from 5:00pm till 9:00pm. It’s great to choose seafood yourself and order the dish at your wish.

Dinh Cau night market

Dinh Cau night market 2

Phu Quoc Travel Guide – Where to eat in Phu Quoc?

1. Huong Bien hotel

It’s a great idea to enjoy buffet with a wide range of Asian and Western dishes at this hotel.

Address: 1 Vo Thi Sau street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc

2. Le Giang food stall

This restaurant is famous for Soup cake with ocean crab and clear rice noodle soup with shrimp and squid.

Address: 289 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc

3. Song Xanh restaurant

This is one of the most well-known restaurants in Phu Quoc. Coming to this place, you will have chance to enjoy sardine salad, fried rice with ocean crab and hot pot with mushrooms.

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

4. Ra Khoi food stall

There are many delicious dishes with reasonable prices. It’s one of best places to have dinner with your friends and family.

Address: 131 30/4 street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc

5. Oc 343 food stall (Snail 343)

This restaurant is usually crowded. There are enormous seafood dishes in menu and almost dishes are hot.

Address: 343 30/4 street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc

6. Nho food store (Nhớ store)

This store is located in Dinh Cau night market. It serves a wide range of seafood dishes. It’s a good place to enjoy tasty dishes although the price is higher in comparison to other stores in the market.

7. Ngheu So Oc Hen food stall

This restaurant serves fresh seafood at reasonable price.

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

8. Ngheu So Phu Quoc food stall

This restaurant is a good place to drink beer and eat seafood.

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

9. Bien Xanh food stall

It’s cool at the restaurant because it’s located near Ham Ninh old village on the beach. The price is high but the food is delicious.

Address: Ham Ninh town, Phu Quoc

10. Bien Hai food stall

Bien Hai restaurant is a good place to eat if you visit Ganh Dau cape in Phu Quoc.

Address: Ganh Dau town, Phu Quoc

11. Vuon Tao restaurant 

This restaurant is famous for raw sardine salad.

Address: Cua Lap, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc

12. Trung Duong Marina restaurant

If you come to this restaurant, do not miss sardine salad, fried rice with ocean crab, stir-fried ocean crab with tamarind sauce.

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

13. Zen restaurant

It has a quiet space for you to slow down your life and relax yourself. The food is good and the price is good, too. Most of dishes are decorated skillfully.

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

14. Gia Tuong refood stall

Gia Tuong restaurant doesn’t serve seafood but forest specialties of Phu Quoc

Address: 54 Hung Vuong street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.

15. Ganesh restaurant

This place is where you can enjoy Indian foods.

Address: 97 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc

16. Quoc Anh food stall

This is a famous street food stall which serves Soup cake with fish pie.

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

17. Đuc Tan food stall

If you would like to eat Rice noodle soup with crab at a reasonable price, this stall isn’t a good idea.

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

18. Ut Luom food stall

I’d like to recommend you to taste Rice noodle Ken (Ken means trumpet in English) which is very special.

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

19. The Thinh food stall

This stall will satisfy you with its traditional Pho. You can order rare, medium or well-done beef as well as beef ball for you Pho noodle.

Address: at crossroads of 30/4 and Tran Hung Dao streets, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc

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