Besides the paradise beaches, Phu Quoc specialties are one of the factors that turn the “pearl island” into a leading tourist attraction in the South. Coming to Phu Quoc, visitors can not ignore the attractive and unique dishes below:
This is one of the breakfast dishes that visitors must try when they have the opportunity to set foot in Phu Quoc. A full bowl of stir-fried vermicelli will include squid, shrimp paste and fish cake.
The reason this noodle dish has a special name is because when eaten, it must be served with homemade dipping sauce including: soup powder, monosodium glutamate, kumquat, sugar and ground chili. Before eating, these spices are placed in a bowl and stirred vigorously to combine.
Especially this specialty is made from fresh vermicelli. The milled rice flour is pressed into blocks and put into a mold. Noodles are made to where they will be blanched in boiling water, so fresh noodles are usually soft, thin and clear white.
Famous as one of Phu Quoc’s snacks, smart cake has a beautiful baby shape with many attractive colors. To make this cake, the cake maker must be very skillful and meticulous in every detail. The cake has a variety of fillings such as coconut, green beans or taro. The sweet, low-fat taste of smart cake is suitable to enjoy with a hot cup of tea.
Nhum, also known as sea urchin, is often used to cook porridge or eat raw with lemon. However, in Phu Quoc, the most popular dish is grilled urchin served with salt, pepper, lemon, and grilled urchin with onion fat.
When you come to Phu Quoc from March to June of the lunar calendar, you will enjoy the most delicious meat because this is the period of strong growth of this seafood species.
Wild sim wine
Sim wine in Phu Quoc is not only a drink but also has health value. Made of forest myrtle, Phu Quoc sim wine has a more pleasant smell and eye-catching color than usual.
Thanks to its unique taste, sim wine becomes a gift chosen by many tourists to give to friends and relatives after each trip.
Grilled siren with salt and chili pepper
Bien Mai is a type of triangular sea scallop, as big as the back of an adult’s hand and lying deep on the seabed. Phu Quoc people often use the whistle of Bien Mai to process into attractive dishes such as sweet and sour stir-fry, soup or hot pot dip.
With delicious taste, rich flavor and high nutritional content, Phu Quoc Melaleuca mushrooms are sought after by many people. After picking, this mushroom is often used to dry, eat fresh or make soup. In addition, cooking Phu Quoc Melaleuca is also very effective for people with flu, headache or need to improve health.
Phu Quoc herring salad
This dish impresses with its strange taste, sweet fish meat and very nutritious. The skillful combination of raw fish meat to squeeze the salad and ingredients such as grated coconut, thinly sliced purple onion, onion and chili creates a moderate greasy, spicy taste, stimulating the taste.
Although it is a raw fish dish, Phu Quoc herring salad is very well prepared. The fishy smell of herring is completely removed while maintaining the sweetness and aroma of the fish.
In addition to the dishes mentioned above, Phu Quoc specialties also have crab cake soup, famous anchovy fish sauce or Ham Ninh lobster dish is unmatched.