If you are planning to take a tour to Phu Quoc Island on your next vacation, don’t forget to put “enjoying Phu Quoc food” in your list. Let’s check out 10 tasty dishes and 5 Phu Quoc restaurants suggested by Vinpearl in this article! It will be useful for your culinary journey in the “pearl island”.
1. Savoring the flavors of Phu Quoc cuisine with 10 tasty Phu Quoc foods
Are you a seafood lover? Below are 10 Phu Quoc foods you should try at least once while visiting this island:
1.1. Salad from herring
Salad from herring, or herring salad, is a famous specialty dish with unique taste. It is a harmonious combination of fresh herring meat and ingredients including onions, grated coconut, fried minced garlic and chili, which creates a perfectly mixed flavor. The price of a plate of herring salad in Phu Quoc restaurants is about 100,000 - 150,000 VND.
1.2. Ham Ninh steamed sentinel-crab
Ham Ninh Village is home of a famous dish for Phu Quoc food tour - steamed sentinel-crab. Ham Ninh crabs are not too big but the meat is mouth-watering and fresh with a firm texture. This dish is most delicious when boiled and dipped in the sauce made from black pepper, salt and lime juice. A kilogram of Ham Ninh crabs costs from 180,000 - 2,500,000 VND, depending on the size of the crabs.
1.3. Sea cucumber soup
Another Phu Quoc food you should try is sea cucumber soup. Phu Quoc’s sea cucumber is loved for its crunchiness and chewiness as well as its good smell. It is considered as a great delicacy for all travelers to Phu Quoc Island. Compared with other dishes, sea cucumber has a slightly higher price, varying from 1,000,000 to 4,000,000 VND, but the dish is worth trying.
1.4. Phu Quoc Ken Noodles
Ken noodles (“bún kèn” in Vietnamese) is a common dish in Phu Quoc with a mix of fishy, crunchy, sweet and sour taste. The fish-based broth made from coconut milk and lemongrass is poured over white rice noodles. On top of the noodles are a variety of fresh herbs, pulverized fish, bean sprouts, and a crunchy mixture of shredded green papaya and cucumber. The average price of Ken noodles is 20,000 - 25,000 VND.
1.5. Grilled sea-urchin - One of the best Phu Quoc street foods
Urchin grilled with salt, pepper and lemon is a super delicious and nutritious Phu Quoc food. After being layered with oil, roasted peanuts and fresh spring onions, the urchins are placed on the grill to be cooked. Once you can smell the scent, the urchin is ready to eat. The price of sea urchin in Phu Quoc is from 20,000 to 25,000 VND/kg, which is not expensive at all!
1.6. Crab blood pudding
This is a must-try dish for all tourists visiting Phu Quoc Island. The vital fluid of the crab is turned into a solid jelly-like form with exotic flavor. It is usually served with rice paper and fresh vegetables such as coriander, fishy leaves, sliced green star fruits, green bananas, etc. Depending on the price of the crab, its blood pudding is sold from 850,000 - 1,000,000 VND in many Phu Quoc restaurants.
1.7. Fish and pork noodle soup
Thick noodles made from a mixture of rice flour and cassava flour is the feature of this dish. Its consommé is made from simmering shrimp, fish and pork and seasoned with fish sauce as well as some special herbs. This is commonly served with mackerels instead of crabs, fish balls and fried tofu like those in other regions. A bowl of fish and pork noodle soup is priced at about 30,000 VND.
1.8. Grilled horn scallop with onion - Phu Quoc Night Market best food
If you are attached to the rich taste of the sea, grilled horn scallop with onion will be a perfect food suggestion. It is one of the most famous dishes that you can find anywhere in Phu Quoc Night Market. To fully enjoy the delicious taste of this dish, you should dip it and eat it with basil, lettuce, banana, cucumber and pineapple. Each plate of grilled horn scallop has a price range of 40,000 - 70,000 VND.
1.9. Grilled mackerel
Mackerel meat is usually grilled and enjoyed with herbs and vegetables rolled in rice paper. While eating, you can feel the sweetness that will melt your tongue and make you never forget this flavor. Especially, if you eat grilled mackerel with a few sips of sim wine, it will be the best experience ever in your life. Grilled mackerel is priced at about 30,000 VND, including rice paper, vegetables and sauce.
1.10. Crab rice
When you come to any restaurant in Phu Quoc Island, you will see that crab fried rice is always on the menu. It is a combination of fragrant white rice, fresh boiled crabs, fried eggs and a special sauce. All are blended to create a rustic flavor that visitors should not miss when traveling to this beautiful island. On average, this Phu Quoc food has a price range of 50,000 - 200,000 VND.
2. Where to eat in Phu Quoc? Top 5 Phu Quoc restaurants you should visit once
To enjoy the full flavor of these above dishes, you can visit the 5 best restaurants in Phu Quoc Island recommended below:
2.1. Restaurants and Bars - Vinpearl Phu Quoc
The answer to the question “Phu Quoc where to eat?” is Vinpearl Phu Quoc. It is considered as a culinary paradise with Vinpearl restaurants, bars and 5-star resorts or hotels. In particular, beside other traditional Vietnamese dishes, you can find a diverse Asian-European menu in the bustling Grand World Food Street.
Vinpearl Phu Quoc has 7 luxury hotels and resorts including Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, Vinpearl Wonderworld Phu Quoc, VinOasis Phu Quoc,... with a lot of high-end services, it can meet your all-in-one demand when traveling to this island.
>>> Book rooms in Vinpearl Phu Quoc for the convenience of discovering Phu Quoc cuisine and landscapes.
2.2. Trung Duong Marina Restaurant
Trung Duong Marina Restaurant is located in the center of Duong Dong Town. It is famous for herring salad which is appreciated by lots of tourists. Besides, you can enjoy some other outstanding dishes such as crab fried rice, Thai hot pot, fried crab with tamarind,... Compared to other Phu Quoc restaurants, the price here is a bit higher, ranging from 200,000 VND to 400,000 VND for each dish.
- Address: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong Town
- Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m (daily)
2.3. Monaco Seafood Restaurant Phu Quoc
Monaco Seafood Restaurant Phu Quoc is one of the famous seafood restaurants in Phu Quoc that you should not miss. It is located right in the center of Duong Dong Town, thus you can easily find it and enjoy fresh seafood here. When you come to this restaurant and try the tasty Phu Quoc foods, you will certainly be impressed with its attractively rustic design as well.
- Address: 128 Tran Hung Dao, Area 7, Duong Dong Town
- Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m. next day (daily)
2.4. Ot Ngot Restaurant
With the price range from 40,000 VND to 100,000 VND, you can eat your fill of seafood at Ot Ngot restaurant. Located neatly on Tran Hung Dao Street, this restaurant makes use of the roadside to park motorbikes, however, people usually find it crowded with no free parking space. Thanks to its rich menu of delicious seafood, it is listed as one of the top Phu Quoc restaurants for tourists.
- Address: 129 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Town
- Opening hours: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
2.5. Xin Chao Phu Quoc Restaurant
With a funny sounding name and an eye-catching design, Xin Chao Phu Quoc Restaurant is surely the ideal destination for romantic travelers. Like other Phu Quoc restaurants, Xin Chao Phu Quoc Restaurant serves steamed crabs, sea crabs, snails, abalone,... sold by weight and processed to customers' demands. The average dish price here is from 60,000 VND to 500,000 VND.
- Address: 66 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Town
- Opening hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. (daily)
With the information above, we hope you have made a list of your favorite Phu Quoc foods and Phu Quoc restaurants for your upcoming Phu Quoc trip. Don’t hesitate to book voucher, combo, tour to Phu Quoc in order not to miss any fascinating things at 5-star standard resorts and discover the special cuisine of Phu Quoc! It will definitely bring you one of the best experiences in your life.