8 Famous Breakfast Dishes in Phu Quoc to Taste

Phu Quoc not only has beautiful natural scenery, but also its cuisine is worth exploring. So, what does the local food offer for breakfast?

Please check the following list of dishes to have a flavorful breakfast on this charming island! In each part, after introducing it, we will mention the suggested addresses to taste. Please read it carefully!

1. Stirring Vermicelli (Bún Quậy)

bun quay phu quoc
Stirring Vermicelli Phu Quoc. @giangg0312

When it comes to this dish, it seems quite strange for tourists, but this one is a popular breakfast dish in Phu Quoc that is extremely familiar to the locals here.

The reason for the name Stirring Vermicelli is because when you eat it, you will need to stir all the shrimp, fish, meat, … with the broth in this dish to fully enjoy its delicious taste.

The broth of this dish is richly cooked with shrimp and fresh ground fish to create a sweet taste for this typical breakfast dish.

The special thing about this dish is that many restaurants allow you to go to the kitchen to cut and chop the ingredients for this dish, a strange way, not finding everywhere.

A bowl of stirring vermicelli costs 30,000-40,000 VND which is very reasonable.

And you can eat this dish at the restaurant of Kien Xay noodle soup at Bach Dang street, or Thanh Hung noodle soup on April 30th street in Phu Quoc.

2. Crab soup cake (Bánh canh ghẹ)

Crab soup cake Phu Quoc
Crab soup cake Phu Quoc. @litivivu

Crab soup cake is a very familiar dish to the people of the sea areas, but in each region, this dish is slightly modified.

Crab cake soup broth is stewed from bones and crabs. Crabs are boiled and then removed meat or left whole when serving diners.

The soft white noodles with delicious broth are served with herbs and the famous Phu Quoc fish sauce, creating one of the most popular breakfast dishes there.

If you are still wondering what to eat for breakfast in Phu Quoc, this soup is the first choice for you.

A reference address for you to try this dish is:

  • Huynh Nhu Crab Soup Restaurant
  • Address: 14 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang
  • Price: 30,000VND – 65,000VND/bowl

3. Ken Vermicelli (Bún Kèn)

Bun Ken Phu Quoc
Bun Ken Phu Quoc. @nana_tran05

Ken Vermicelli is one of the most favorite Phu Quoc breakfast dishes. This food is quite strange when a broth has coconut milk and added crispy papaya fibers and the rich taste of local fish, making attractive food.

When eating this breakfast dish, the locals often eat it with fresh wild vegetables. The fatty taste of coconut milk, the rich taste of fish, the spicy taste of chili, the fresh taste of vegetables will surely make you love this food.

Visitors coming here can try bun trumpet at the two most famous places: Ms. Ut Luom on April 30, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc Island, a small shop near Phu Quoc night market.

4. Mackerel soup (Bánh canh cá thu)

banh canh ca thu
Banh Canh Ca Thu. @bu__219

Like the same crab noodle soup in Phu Quoc above, plenty of the locals love this delicious breakfast, and if you come to this island, don’t forget to try this dish.

The bowl of mackerel noodle soup has a rich broth with a little white mackerel, fish balls, fried mackerel with onions, and pepper. With just such basic ingredients, but it’s an extremely flavorful and nutritious dish for starting a new day.

You can enjoy this dish at two of the most famous restaurants:

  • Banh Canh Cha Ca Hanh, Address: 42 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province 
  • Banh Canh Phung, Address: 27 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province 

5. Tho Noodle (Phở Thọ)

If you cannot eat seafood, it’s okay because there is Pho Tho which is very famous in Phu Quoc Island to taste for breakfast.

Pho Tho is also quite similar to the usual taste of Vietnamese Pho. The broth of Pho Tho is simmered from cow bones, adding a little beef meat and green onions, which are served with raw vegetables.

Pho Tho restaurant, Address: 77 Road 30 April, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island.

6. Nham Vermicelli (Bún Nhâm)

bun nham phu quoc
Bun Nham Phu Quoc. @foodyshare

Nham vermicelli has the same taste as Quay vermicelli mentioned above But, the sauce of this dish is replaced with pureed dried shrimp, with a little peanut.

This breakfast dish in Phu Quoc originates from Cambodia, and it is extremely suitable for eating in the morning.

If the days in Phu Quoc, you have tasted a lot of seafood, this low-fat dish is suitable for you to enjoy.

You can taste Bun Nham at the restaurant:

  • Bun Ken Ut Luom, Address: 87 at 30 April, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc

7. Seafood pasta (Mỳ hải sản)

seafood noodle phu quoc
Seafood noodle. ©RootyTrip

Seafood noodle in Phu Quoc is a bowl of noodles filled with seafood. The noodles here are quite special when they are longer and tougher than normal egg noodles.

It is because of the sea area, so the seafood is plentiful and fresh. When eating seafood pasta, a little spicy chili and the Phu Quoc fish sauce are added, making it extremely delicious.

A bowl of seafood noodles there costs about 40,000-50,000 VND, which is a reasonable rate for a high-quality seafood bowl.

If you still wonder what to eat for breakfast in Phu Quoc, just eating seafood noodles will be a good choice for tasting a great breakfast.

You can find this dish at:

  • Quan Quoc Anh, Address: 147 Street 30/4, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc

8. Rice noodles with chicken (Miến gà rẫy)

chicken rice noodle phu quoc
Chicken Rice Noodle. (FB) @amthucdaophuquoc

Rice noodle is another dish for those who can’t eat seafood when coming to Phu Quoc Island. The chicken vermicelli is quite tasty, the vermicelli is chewy, while the chicken is firm and flavorful.

When eating this dish, the diners often try it with a little extra lemon leaf, nothing is better.

You can enjoy a bowl of this rice chicken vermicelli on the road of 30 April for only 30,000 VND.

  • Com Bac 123, Address: 60 Road 30/4, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc

Above are some extremely popular Phu Quoc breakfast dishes that you may find in this island.

Let’s save these names of breakfast dishes beside the famous attractions in Phu Quoc to check when you have a chance to travel there!

We wish you will have a happy trip and a delicious breakfast in the pearl island.

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