Must - eat seafood in Phu Quoc Island

Considered as a mecca of seafood lovers, Phu Quoc Island is an amazing destination for those who want to enjoy the fresh and delicious seafood. Following is some advice for you all if you want to try the best Phu Quoc’ specialties.

Goi Ca Trich- Raw Barracudas Salad

Raw barracudas salad is one of the appetizing dishes that you try when visiting Phu Quoc Island. This dish is made mainly from sweet and a little bit chewy raw fish and mixed with lime juice and wrapped with rice paper and vegetables. And served with dipping sauce made from chili, garlic, and crushed roasted peanuts

Where to eat raw barracudas salad:

  • Song Xanh Restaurant - 30/4 Street
  • Trung Duong Marina restaurant - 136 30/4 Street
  • Vuon Tao restaurant - Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To commune

Bao Ngu Nuong- Grilled Abalones

Grilled abalone is one of the famous specialties. It’s quite expensive, but it’s delicious, taste and nutritious values. If coming here, you should eat this amazing dish at least one time. The Phu Quoc’s abalones are very soft, sweet and juicy. And it’s really delicious when combined with special sauce that made from minced ginger and garlic, fish sauce, sugar, chili and black pepper.

Where to eat the best -grilled abalones:

  • Song Xanh restaurant- 30/4 Street
  • Trung Duong Marina restaurant -136 30/4 Street

Cau Gai- Grilled Sea urchin with grease and spring onion

It’s really a big mistake if you don’t try to eat grilled sea urchin in Phu Quoc’s island. Sea Urchin can make a lot of dishes, but grilles sea urchin with grease and spring onion is the best. To cook the delicious dish has to pass many processes like removing its thorns, cut in haft, wash and drained, then topped with grease and spring onion and grilled on hot charcoals. After being cooked, sea urchins are aromatic. You just need to take a spoon of the flesh and eggs inside then enjoy with a mixture of salt, black pepper and lemon juice.

Where to eat grilled sea urchin:

  • Trung Duong Marina restaurant - 136 30/4 street.
  • Le Giang restaurant - 289 Tran Hung Dao street

Canh nấm tràm hải sản- Boletus Soup

Boletus soup is a nutritious dish that made from the unique Phu Quoc’s mushroom. These mushrooms only appear in deep forests early in rainy seasons so it is difficult to pick them.  And this soup is the harmony combination among boletus, fresh squids, shrimps, minced meat and spicy black pepper

Where to eat Boletus Soup:

  • Zen restaurant - 30/4 street.
  • QuocAnh restaurant - 55 30/4 street.

Muc Nuong Tuong Ot- Fried Squids with Fish Sauce

Fried squids with fish sauce are not really famous as Boletus soup, grilled sea urchin, etc, but if you tried these dishes, you would never forget this flavor. Squids to cook this dish are a little bigger than a human thumb and contain a lot of nutritious egg squid in their belly and fried with fish sauce, sugar and seasoning powder

Where to eat Fried squids:

  • DinhCau market- Vo Thi Sau Street from 4h30pm-11pm with the price: VND 30,000 – 50,000 /plate
  • Song Le – Hai San Lang Be (Lang Be Seafood) at Ham Ninh fishing village

Coi Bien Mai Nuong- Grilled Bien Mai Scallop Sinew

Don’t forget to try grilled Bien Mai scallop sinew in Phu Quoc Island when you visit “Pearl Island”. It’s really remarkable dish if you have eaten. There are a lot of recipes for Bien Mai scallop sinew such as stir – fried with shiitake mushrooms, straw mushrooms, onions and mustard greens. Nevertheless, the best way for gourmets to enjoy Bien mai sinew is to grill it then to combine with a mixture of chili and salt which gives you the pristine flavor of the sea

Where to eat grill Bien Mai Scallop sinew:

  • Trung Duong Marina restaurant at 136 30/4 street.
  • Dinh Cau night market

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