Phu Quoc is a tourist destination that attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists with surprisingly beautiful island paradises. Moreover, visitors can also enjoy great tourism products and famous delicious dishes in Phu Quoc. Let Vietnamreviewer list 10 delicious dishes in Phu Quoc that you should enjoy once in your life.
Top 10 delicious dishes in Phú Quốc
One of the first delicious dishes in Phu Quoc that you must try is Sea Urchin. As a seafood species that Phu Quoc people both love and hate, it is easy to get thorns when diving into the sea. But in return, the Sea Urchin is a product “worth showing off” to the people here.
Phu Quoc people have 3 ways to prepare Sea Urchin:
Sea Urchin Porridge
Sea Urchin Porridge with a fatty, fleshy taste and especially has a very characteristic aroma, is considered a nutritious food, helping to quickly regain strength after sea trips, when traveling long and tiring trips. This is the most elaborately prepared umami dish. You have to scrape off all the meat inside, fry it lightly with garlic fat, and put it in a boiling porridge pot.
Grilled Sea Urchin
The most popular way to eat urchin in Phu Quoc is to cut Sea Urchin in half, grilled around a red fire. On the pink stove, the grilled Sea Urchin quickly released the smell. Just lightly grill, use a spoon to scrape the meat with salt, pepper, lemon,… and you will enjoy the fragrant, fatty pork belly.
Sea Urchin with Lemon
Those who like to be more compact, just put lemon and mustard in half of the “ball”. Sea Urchin with lemon and mustard is even more suitable if there is little beer on the table.
Seafood Melaleuca Mushroom Soup
Once you set foot on Phu Quoc, you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique melaleuca mushroom, the unique specialty of Pearl Island. Melaleuca mushrooms are purple, the life cycle of this fungus is very short, only about 1 month. Therefore, they are rarely available on the market like other mushrooms.
The people on the island have harmoniously combined melaleuca mushrooms with fresh seafood on the island such as squid, shrimp,… to create a wonderful melaleuca mushroom soup with a delicious, attractive taste and a nutritious dish.
When enjoying Melaleuca mushroom soup, you will feel the sweetness of mushrooms and the strong aroma of pepper. The dish will be more delicious when you use it with Phu Quoc anchovy broth.
Phu Quoc Herring Salad
For a long time, herring salad has become a favorite dish of Phu Quoc island waters. The harmonious blend of fresh fish meat with ingredients of onion, red onion, grated coconut, … brings a delicious dish full of the flavor of the sea. It is a rustic dish, but processing herring salad is very elaborate, you have to choose fresh and meaty fish for processing.
When preparing this dish, people do not take the whole fish but only the meat on both sides. Use a thin knife to remove the bones, take the meat on both sides to squeeze the salad. Ingredients for serving fish include thinly sliced onion, sliced chili, thinly sliced purple onion, and grated coconut.
Mix those ingredients with herring and sour sauce. Eating herring salad cannot lack a cup of dipping sauce made from chili, garlic, and roasted peanuts. This is one of the delicious dishes in Phu Quoc that you must try once
Phu Quoc Grilled Abalone
In addition to the famous name Phu Quoc abalone, locals here also call it sea ear, maybe because it resembles a human ear. Fresh abalone can be processed into many rustic dishes such as boiled, grilled, fried, porridge, etc. The most attractive is grilled abalone.
After washing, use a griddle to place on the charcoal grill. When it’s just ripe, the mouth of the abalone will be bubbly and watery. At that moment, we use a sauce consisting of a mixture of fat, scallions, garlic, and ginger poured into the mouth of the abalone and enjoy it while it is still hot to feel the deliciousness and sweetness of the island’s specialties.
Abalone shell is also used by Eastern medicine as a medicine called “thạch quyết minh”. Many studies have shown that the abalone shell contains calcium carbonate, magnesium, iron, silicon, phosphate, and chloride. According to Oriental medicine, the abalone shell has a salty taste, has a cooling effect, acts on the meridians of the kidney and liver, helps lower heat, treats headaches, dizziness, and red eyes.
Phu Quoc Grilled Mackerel
In the list of Phu Quoc seafood, Phu Quoc mackerel is an extremely delicious species that not everyone knows well about. Phu Quoc grilled mackerel is very sweet, very little fishy, the meat is very firm and a bit tough.
If anyone has been to some sea areas in Vietnam, perhaps they have also known or tried grilled mackerel. But when you try grilled mackerel in Phu Quoc, you will know very clearly about the very different delicious tastes.
Ham Ninh Crab
Crab is fairly common seafood and is abundant in the seas. Traveling to Phu Quoc, besides enjoying grilled urchin or sim wine, visitors can also eat delicious Ham Ninh Crab.
Ham Ninh crabs are quite small, but the meat is firm, very fragrant, and has a sweet and fresh taste that cannot be found anywhere else. Ham Ninh crab has an attractive flavor that is not inferior to Ca Mau sea crab, Huynh De crab of Nha Trang, or any other specialty in Ha Long. People here recommend that catching fresh crabs and boiling them immediately, eating with salt, pepper, and lemon is the best, so you can enjoy all the sweetness and firmness of the crab meat.
Grilled Murex with Onion Grease
Murex is abundant at Khem beach, Sao Phu Quoc beach. Murex is relatively rare, so it is rarely sold in seafood stores like other snails.
Murex has many different ways of processing such as baking, boiling, steaming ginger, mixing salad, but this delicious Phu Quoc dish is most popular when it is grilled or boiled, which is both delicious, convenient as well as safe, and hygienic.
Grilled Murex has a uniquely delicious taste. Before eating, you should choose the ones that have just been grilled and then use a sharp bamboo toothpick to poke the meat out, the aroma going up to the nose is enough to stimulate the taste. Snail meat is milky white, full and round, slowly chewed in the mouth will feel both fatty, tough, crispy, and has a rich flavor that is different from the taste of fat snails, clams, or clams, oysters.
Grilled Horn Scallop
Horn Scallop is a triangular sea scallop, about the size of the back of an adult hand, hidden deep on the seabed. Coi Bien Mai is one of the most famous specialty dishes in Phu Quoc. Horn Scallop is processed into many dishes by the islanders of Phu Quoc island, all of which are delicious and strange such as sweet and sour stir-fry, steamed, soup, hot pot, etc.
Horn Scallop is cut into short circles, marinated with a colander and whisked until absorbed, then inserted into the stick. Must be grilled on a low charcoal fire, Horn Scallop will be absorbed and crispy. To make the dish more delicious, diners can sprinkle the marinade on the Horn Scallop right on the grill, the coo will penetrate more into the whistle for a more fragrant and delicious taste.
To enjoy its delicious taste, diners should only dip it and eat it with basil, lettuce, lettuce, banana, cucumber, and pineapple. The sweetness of Horn Scallop blends with a little salty taste of salt, a little bit of spicy pepper at the tip of the chili’s tongue to create a delicious taste.
Phu Quoc Sea Cucumber
In the waters of Phu Quoc, there are many Sea Cucumbers that people call “Đồn Đột” or “Đột Ngậu”. Sea Cucumber is a favorite seafood dish because of its high nutrition, a premium food.
Sea Cucumber in Phu Quoc is quite rare, but in Ham Ninh market it is still present. Still know that sea cucumber has long been classified as “four great fame”, ie 4 precious foods: Sea Cucumber, monkey brain, bear a hand, bird’s nest, and it is true that Sea Cucumber is becoming rarer and rarer nowadays. The cost also increased many times.
The delicious dishes made from Phu Quoc sea cucumber are many such as stir-fried sea cucumber with vegetables, sea cucumber with quail potential, sea cucumber cooked with papaya, sea cucumber with bok choy, etc., which is especially popular and popular with many diners is sea cucumber porridge.
Bún Kèn Phu Quoc
In addition to familiar specialties such as fish sauce, sim wine, pepper, herring salad,… There is a dish you cannot find elsewhere, which is Bún Kèn.
The Bún Kèn dish is rarely mentioned in Vietnamese cuisine. This noodle in Phu Quoc is also less widely processed and sold on a large scale. Most are only local people who buy fish to cook for their families.
The ingredients to make Bún Kèn are very simple: fresh rice vermicelli with small fibers, raw vegetables including herbs, laksa leaves, cucumber, bean sprouts, and grated papaya.
The bowl of noodles is like a combination of the white of vermicelli, bean sprouts, green of vegetables, red of chili, orange-yellow of grated papaya, and yellow of broth and pureed fish, along with the fatty taste of coconut milk, rich sweetness of fish, and spicy of chili.
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