8 Famous Breakfast Dishes in Phu Quoc to Taste

Let’s skip boring foods in hotels in the morning! Let’s choose the top breakfast dishes in Phu Quoc to try the local flavor of this island!

1. Crab Noodle Soup (Bánh Canh Ghẹ)

crab noodle soup phu quoc
©Banh Canh Minh Thu

This crab noodle soup is the top-choice breakfast because its broth has the pure and sweet taste of crabs and other seafood, the highlight food of Phu Quoc.

A bowl of crab noodles served on the table has various ingredients besides crab meat, including squid, shrimp, meat pie, bean sprouts, and spring onions. All create red, white, and green colors for the dish. So, you can enjoy it by eye and mouth.

Of course, the broth takes much time to prepare when using pig bones and crabs to get tasty soup, carrying the flavor only in Phu Quoc Island.

A few shops selling this noodle soup serve all crab. It looks beautiful but is difficult to eat. Therefore, you need to check with the owner if they can serve crab meat for you.

The locals say that this soup is tasty in Ham Ninh Fishing Village. However, you can nowadays find it in almost all areas on the island, and Duong Dong Town has many restaurants to taste this food.

The price for a bowl of Banh Canh Nghe is 40,000 VND/per small one to 50,000 VND per big one.

Banh canh Minh Thu:

  • Address: 70 Trang Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City
  • Opening hours: 7:00 AM -10:00 PM

2. Stirring Vermicelli (Bún Quậy)

bun quay phu quoc
©Bun Quay Kien-Xay

The name also reveals a part of the feature of this food: You need to stir vermicelli to find the shrimp cake, fish cake, and squid below. It means the chef often covers these ingredients under noodles, opposite to most other dishes showing the toppings directly.

The way to taste this food is unique when each piece needs to be combined with a tasty sauce, including salt, fish sauce, sugar, chili, and seasoning power (a few shops use MSG). You take a few noodles and a little sauce on them and taste – using two hands.

Besides, fish cake, shrimp cake, and squid are also dipped in the sauce to increase the savory feeling.

The stirring vermicelli of Phu Quoc has a strong taste of fish and shrimp. If you are an international tourist or it is the first time to eat it, you will feel fishy.

The price of Bun Quay comes from 50,000 VND to 80,000 VND per bowl.

Bun Quay Kien Xay:

  • Address: 71A Trang Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City, Kien Giang Province
  • Opening time: 07:00 – 23:45

3. Ken Vermicelli (Bún Kèn)

bun ken phu quoc
©Bun Ken Ut Luom

Compared with the two dishes above, Ken Vermicelli is in the group of simple local food, including simple ingredients and the way to eat.

The ingredients of Bun Ken include mackerel fish, green papaya, cucumber, bean sprouts, carrots, Vietnamese coriander, and coconut milk.

The broth and sauce come from the mackerel fish combined with herbs and coconut milk, creating a different flavor to this food.

Bun Ken has a lot of vegetables, so when eating it, the mouth is bigger than normal, imagining diners breathing a trumpet. So, the people call it “Bún Kèn” – Kèn means Trumpet.

The price to taste Bun Ken is around 30,000 VND per bowl.

Bun Ken Ut Luom:

  • Address: 42, 30 April Road, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City

4. Nham Vermicelli (Bún Nhâm)

bun nham phu quoc
Bun Nham on the left, and Bun Ken on the right

Bun Nham is quite similar to Bun Ken. While the fish soup and sauce are the main ingredients of Bun Ken, the dried shrimp ham becomes the highlight of the bowl of Bun Nham. The remaining ingredients of these two noodle dishes are similar.

Therefore, most shops that sell Bun Nham also sell Bun Ken and vice versa, creating conditions for diners to enjoy one of these two dishes or both at the same restaurant.

Although quite similar, for people who don’t like the fishy taste of fish soup, Bun Nham becomes a perfect choice. The natural sweetness of shrimp ham makes Bun Nham different and delectable.

Bun Nham has a rate nearly the same as Bun Ken, around 30,000 VND/bowl.

5. Seafood Instant Noodles (Mỳ Hải Sản)

Instant noodles are a popular dish in Vietnam, but they have been upgraded to a tasty food combined with shrimp, squid, and vegetables in Phu Quoc Island.

Seafood instant noodles can be cooked in two versions: dry noodles when frying them with seafood or noodle soup. But, for breakfast in Phu Quoc, seafood instant noodle soup in a bowl is more well-known.

The price of seafood instant noodles is from 30,000 VND to 50,000 VND. This food is also common on this island, so you can find it in almost all the restaurants for breakfast here.

6. Dry Rice Noodles with Squid (Hủ Tiếu Mực)

dry noodle soup with squid
©Hu Tieu Muc Tu Huong

Dry Rice Noodles (Hủ Tiếu) is one of the famous foods in Ho Chi Minh City. When it comes to Phu Quoc Island, which has abundant seafood, the locals add more squid and shrimp to create a unique taste of this food.

A blow of dry rice noodles is served for breakfast with hot soup and fresh squid and shrimp, carrying the light fishy flavor of the sea and the fragrant smell of onion and pork.

This food costs from 50,000 VND to 80,000 VND per bowl.

Hu Tieu Muc Tu Huong:

  • Address: 42A1, Road 30 April, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City
  • Opening hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM

7. Bun Bo Hue

bun bo
Bun Bo. ©Vietnamdrive

This food is not original in Phu Quoc. Thus, this city is not the best place to taste Bun Bo Hue. Please come to Hue City!

However, Vietnamdrive’s team would like to introduce it because it can be an option for your breakfast in Phu Quoc Island, which can enrich your food list when visiting here.

Nearly the same as the beef noodle soup in Hue, you can find a rich energy in a soup bowl full of meat and tasty broth for a long day to explore this island.

The price of Bun Bo Hue in Phu Quoc Island is 40,000 VND and over.

Bun Bo Hue Phu Phu Loc:

  • Address: 49 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City

8. Phu Quoc Bread with Beef Rolls

The bread has different versions spreading along Vietnam. In Phu Quoc Island, bread with beef rolls is well-known to the locals and tourists.

The beef rolls are marinated carefully and grilled on charcoal. Some beef meat is wrapped with Lot leaves, adding more flavor to the beef.

The crispy bread crust combines with fragrant beef and Lot leaves, making the bread mouthwatering.

The rate of one bread load is 20,000 VND – 30,000 VND.

Di Thao Beef Roll Bread:

  • Address: 11 Tran Phu Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc City
  • Opening hours: 6 AM – 11 AM

These suggestions for your breakfast in Phu Quoc become easier, tastier, and richer in local taste.

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