Famous cuisine in Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island is an ideal destination for domestic and foreign tourists. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as taste many famous local dishes. So what are the famous local dishes to taste in Phu Quoc Island? Let’s find out with Vietnam Drive!

What to taste when visiting Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam?

Enjoy the famous the salad of the herring fishes.

Do you know? For a long time, the salad of the herring fishes has become a famous local dish of this land, and is loved by many local people as well as tourists.

herring salad - Phu Quoc
Herring salad stimulates visitors taste. Photo by Xuan Nguyen

Fresh herring fishes are combined with the spicy of onion, fat sweetness of coconut milk and peanut, the wild herb of the forest. This creates an attractive herring salad. If you enjoy this dish, I believe you will be “addicted”.

You cannot ignore the crabs in Ham Ninh, Phu Quoc Island.

The crabs are quite popular in many marine areas, especially in Phu Quoc Island. Fresh crabs are ready to serve the visitors.

Crabs in Ham Ninh - Phu Quoc
Fresh Crabs in Ham Ninh. Photo by Crabs in Ham Ninh – Phu Quoc

The crabs in Ham Ninh, Phu Quoc Islands, are not big, but has firm meat, with fragrant and sweet taste. For the best crabs, you should boil when the crabs are alive, and pick them out when the meat is cooked. They are more delicious when you eat them with lemon salt and pepper.

Taste stir-fried snails with greasy onion

Unique snails in Phu Quoc Island are rare and are not widely sold in the market. The snails can be cooked a lot of dishes such as boiled, fried, steamed ginger, or mixed salad dishes, but almost grilled dishes with greasy onion are preferred.

Stir-fried snail with greasy onion - Phu Quoc
Stir-fried snail barbecue grilled onions. Photo by Internet

For this dish to be attractive, you should choose the snails not too big. Bring snails on the grill frame to grill them, and use a bamboo toothpick to get snails. The aroma of meat will burst into the nose, and keep you love the flavor forever. The meat is white, spicy, tough, and crispy. The flavors are different from clam flavors.

Eat rice noodles.

With the attractive seafood dishes in Phu Quoc, the rice noodles are also the great local food that many visitors cannot ignore when visiting this island. The rice noodle dishes are full of colors: white of vermicelli, green of vegetables, red of peppers, orange of papaya, and yellow of the sauce, plus the fat sweetness of coconut milk, sweet taste of fish, and spicy of chili.

Rice noddles - Phu Quoc
Rice noddles – Phu Quoc specialties. Photo by Huyscout

Eaters can customize their taste to adjust the prepared fish sauce.

There are many delicious local dishes. The specialties in Phu Quoc are waiting for you. Do not hesitate to take backpacks ready to go to Phu Quoc Island to enjoy the unique beauty of this beautiful island in Vietnam and enjoy the local food here. (Nguyen Dung/ Vietnam Drive)

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