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TOP FAMOUS LOCAL FOOD IN PHU QUOC

1. Shrimp Noodle (Bun Quay)

Have you ever tried shrimp noodles before? If you're planning a trip to Phu Quoc, this dish is a must-try for anyone looking for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Shrimp noodle, also known as "bun quay," is a popular dish that originates from Phu Quoc, Vietnam. What makes it unique is the process of making the noodles. The word "quay" means stir, and that's exactly what happens at the restaurant. The noodles are freshly made in-house, running straight from the press to the pot of boiling water and stirred around to cook. This ensures that you get a bowl of noodles that's fresh and flavorful.

To add to the deliciousness of the dish, the restaurant mixes fish paste and shrimp paste that are finely ground and mixed well together, creating a unique and tasty flavor. The boiling noodles water is added immediately to the bowl, allowing the flavors to blend and creating a broth that's both fresh and sweet.


But that's not all that makes this restaurant special. The self-service aspect of the restaurant is also a unique experience. When you order, you're given a bowl of noodles and then you get to mix in your own condiments, including salt, sugar, pepper, kumquat, and chili. This allows you to customize your dish to your liking and really make it your own.

It's no surprise that the restaurant is always packed with long lines of people waiting for their turn. If you want to save time, make sure to come during off-peak hours. But trust me, the wait is well worth it for a bowl of shrimp noodle that's freshly made and bursting with flavors.

If you're visiting Phu Quoc, be sure to try shrimp noodles for a truly unique culinary experience. From the fresh noodles to the flavorful broth and customizable condiments, this dish is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Bun Quay Kien Xay, located at No. 28 Bach Dang Street in Duong Dong, is a must-visit spot if you're wanting to try this.


2. Ken Noodle (Bun Ken)

If you're looking for a truly unique cuisine experience while visiting Phu Quoc, be sure to try Ken noodle. This dish is unlike anything you'll find outside of the island, and it's definitely worth seeking out.

The broth for Ken noodle is made from dried shredded fish and fish broth, with the addition of coconut milk and curry powder. The ingredients are cooked until the broth becomes thick and rich, resulting in a flavorful base that's both savory and slightly sweet.

To complete the dish, thin noodles are added to the broth, along with a variety of fresh herbs like basil and cilantro, sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, and raw papaya. The dish is then finished with a little bit of sweet and sour fish sauce, creating a perfect balance of flavors.

If you're looking for the best place to try Ken noodle, be sure to visit Di Hong Restaurant, located at No. 4 Nguyen Trai Street. This restaurant is known for serving up some of the best Ken noodles on the island, with a broth that's flavorful and noodles that are perfectly cooked.



Don't miss out on the chance to try this unique and delicious dish while visiting Phu Quoc. The combination of flavors and textures is truly unforgettable, and it's sure to be a highlight of your food adventures on the island.



3. Raw Herring Salad (Go ca Trich)

Raw herring salad is a must-try for every Phu Quoc visitor searching for something out of the ordinary to eat. You won't find another meal like this anywhere else in Vietnam, and it will definitely make an imprint on your taste buds.

Despite the name, raw herring salad is not your typical salad. Instead, it's a combination of shredded coconut and sliced raw herring, mixed with mint and onion. The ingredients are then wrapped in rice paper along with fresh vegetables, creating a delicious and refreshing bite. But the true star of the dish is the special sauce that's served alongside it. The sauce is made by combining chopped chili, garlic, shallots, and roasted peanuts with authentic Phu Quoc fish sauce. The result is a spicy, fragrant, and unforgettable flavor that perfectly complements the other ingredients.

If you want to enhance the flavor of the dish even further, try squeezing some fresh lemon juice on top of the fish. It adds a tangy, citrusy note that perfectly balances out the other flavors.

At Sea Sense Resort, we serve up fresh and delicious Raw Herring Salad dishes. Don't miss out on the opportunity to try this unique and exquisite Phu Quoc dish – your taste buds will thank you!



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