Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

There is no doubt that the small Phu Quoc has become one of the top tourist destinations in Vietnam. Phu Quoc Night Market with dozens of interesting things to do is a must-visited attraction in the island. Tourists do not need to fill their stomachs before going there because the night market offers countless amazing foods. The foods smell great, the aroma from peanuts and grilled seafood spread in the air make any hunger mouth-watering. The funny sound created by ice cream roll makers attracts the attention of tourists. Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market are as follows:

Seafood dishes

Live seafood

Mother Nature gives Phu Quoc many species of edible sea animals. So it is a big chance to choose live fishes, shrimps, fishes, scallops, snails, mussels, ocean crabs in tanks and ask chefs to cook them at your wish.

A crowded seafood restaurant in Phu Quoc Night Market - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

A crowded seafood restaurant in Phu Quoc Night Market.

Live mantis  shrimps, lobsters, Atrina-seminude, fishes in fish tanks - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Live mantis shrimps, lobsters, Atrina-seminude, fishes in fish tanks.

Live ocean crab - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Live ocean crab is a must-try in Phu Quoc. Ocean crabs in Phu Quoc are not as big as ocean crabs in other regions of Vietnam, but its meat is firm, sweet-smelling and sweet-tasty. You can tell them to simply boil the ocean crabs and eat the meat with a dip.

 - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Many customers love to have Atrina seminude and fishes grilled on charcoal.

Stir-fried blood cockles with tamarind sauce - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Stir-fried blood cockles with tamarind sauce is a perfect mix of the healthy blood cockle’s meat and the sweet-sour tamarind sauce, crushed peanuts and fresh Vietnamese mints.

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Grilled seafood

Small restaurants serving grilled seafood dominate the night market. The aroma of grilled scallions and shellfish meat spreads in the air make tourists stop to see, smell, order and eat.

Friendly street food vendors - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Friendly street food vendors will advice you which foods to choose and how to eat them.

Grilled oyster/Anadara subcrenata/Atrina seminude with scallions, Grilled octopus, Grilled bread with butter - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Grilled oyster/Anadara subcrenata/Atrina seminude with scallions, Grilled octopus, Grilled bread with butter. (Hàu, sò lông, sò mai nướng mỡ hành, Bánh mì nướng bơ).

Grilled Atrina seminude and quail egg with scallions - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Grilled Atrina seminude, quail egg with minced carrots and scallions. (Sò dương nướng trứng cút, cà rốt, mỡ hành).

Grilled quail egg and scallop meat - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Grilled quail egg, scallop meat, carrots and green onions (Chén thịt sò nướng trứng cút, cà rốt, hành lá).

Fresh ocean fishes - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Fresh ocean fishes.

Grilled Trachurus in aluminium foil (Cá sòng nướng) - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Grilled Trachurus in aluminium foil (Cá sòng nướng) is usually wrapped in rice paper with vegetables and herbs, dipped in sweet and sour fish sauce dip.

Grilled squid beaks - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

The chewy and tender Grilled squid beaks (Răng mực nướng).

Fried squid (Mực trứng nướng) - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Grilledd squids (Mực trứng nướng).

Fried ocean crab rice

If you are a rice lover and also an ocean crab lover, Fried ocean crab rice is a good choice. Rice is stir-fried with carrots, eggs, green onions, ocean crab meat, spices and served with cumbers, tomatoes, coriander, soy sauce and chili slices.

A portion of Fried ocean crab rice is enough for your dinner.

Sardinella salad

Sardinella salad is a specialty food of Phu Quoc. It is a mix of slices of uncooked sardinella, strips of carrots, onion strings, green onions, peanuts, shredded coconut meat. Before eating the salad, diners wrap the salad in rice papers into rolls, dip in sweet-sour fish sauce dip.

Sardinella salad.

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Chou chou peanuts

It has been said that French people came to Phu Quoc. They brought Chou chou – French peanuts covered with shrimp salt, seaweeds, garlic, sesame, mangoes, coffee, caramel, durian and these foods are the most favorite foods for tourists to eat and bring home from Phu Quoc. Chou chou peanuts and Chou chous peanuts are two well-known brands at Phu Quoc Night Market.

Chou chou peanuts - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Chou chou peanuts.

The French owner of Chou chou brand makes peanuts at the shop.

Chou chou shop is always crowded with customers thanks to the uniquely delicious peanuts

Chou chou shop is always crowded with customers thanks to the uniquely delicious peanuts.

Chou chous shop.

Chou chous shop.

Vietnamese pizza

Vietnamese pizza’s crust is a thick and crispy rice paper. It is not topped with cheese and bacon like Italian pizzas but ground pork, sausage, quail eggs, green onions, onions, carrots, mayonnaise, chili paste and tomato sauce. The cake is grilled on charcoal until the rice paper turns crispy and the toppings are hot, then folded into half and served to customers.

Vietnamese pizza - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Vietnamese pizza.

Stuffed squid with vegetables and Fried seafood roll

Grilled squids filled with mince vegetables (carrots, cabbages, green onions, onions and other vegetables) are worth trying at Phu Quoc Night Market. If you would like to eat fried rolls, long crispy Fried seafood and vegetable rolls will satisfy your taste.

Stuffed squid with vegetables and Fried seafood roll - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Stuffed squid with vegetables and Fried seafood roll.

Vietnamese honeycomb cake with palmyra sugar

Warm sweet, airy, sticky, greasy cakes, made from palmyra sugar, topped with shredded coconut meat are great choices of sweets lovers.

Yellow palmyra honeycomb cake (Bánh bò thốt nốt) - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Yellow palmyra honeycomb cake (Bánh bò thốt nốt).

Palmyra fruits.

Palmyra fruits.

Palmyra water is a refreshing drink at Phu Quoc Night Market - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

Palmyra water is a refreshing drink at Phu Quoc Night Market.

Ice cream roll

There are more than 10 Ice cream roll stalls in the market. You can ask a vendor to add syrup, watermelons, strawberries, chocolate and other extras to your ice cream. They mix the ingredients on a special frozen flat pan, spread it into a thin layer on the pan and roll into rolls using special tools. The sound created by mixing ingredients on the pan is funny.

There are more than 10 Ice cream roll stalls where tourists gather to see how to make and order the ice cream rolls - Top foods at Phu Quoc Night Market

There are more than 10 Ice cream roll stalls where tourists gather to see how to make and order the ice cream rolls.

Customers can choose their favorite extras.

Customers can choose their favorite extras.

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