Phu Quoc island is not only a paradise for beach lovers but also for seafood fans. Seafood in Phu Quoc is cheap and fresh and succulent. If you truly prefer an authentic food and beautiful region which are frequented more by locals, you must read this guidance. There are top food you shouldn’t miss.
Flower Crab Rice
Flower crab rice in Phu Quoc has a beautiful yellow color and is served with sliced cucumber, vegetables, sliced tomato and prepared fish sauce. It is a delicious and nutritious dish which hosts a mouth watering flavor. Main ingredients of flower crab rice are cooked rice, shredded flower crab meat, minced garlic, thinly sliced onions and a little of ketchup. Cooked flower crab meat is shredded and sauté with minced garlic then well seasoned and thoroughly mixed with cooked rice.
In some places, instead of ketchup, flower crab rice is fried with eggs to bring out the new flavor of this dish.
Thick Noodle Soup with Mackerel Cake
Thick noodle soup in Phu Quoc is famous for its chewy fish cake which is totally made from mackerel and well seasoned. Moreover, the broth dish is made from simmered pig’s bones and minced pork. Thick noodle soup in Phu Quoc is a perfect combination of sweetness of white chewy thick noodles, flavourful broth, tasty mackerel cake, spicy dipping sauce and fresh vegetables.
Fresh Crab Blood
This is a specialty of fishermen in Phu Quoc Island. They often take the fresh crab blood which is extracted from the pincers to drink. Later, the fresh crab blood is cleverly processed to create a very impressive dish called Phu Quoc fresh crab blood. A delicious and nutritious fresh crab blood dish must be made from sea crabs which have roe. The fresh crab blood will become solid like jellies a little while later. Fresh crab blood with exotic flavor, soft crab meat and buttery crab – roe are combined to create a wonderful dish. Crab blood is served with rice paper, fresh vegetables such as coriander, fishy leaves, sliced green star fruits and green banana.
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