Stunning dishes should not be missed on Phu Quoc Island (Part 2)


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.

>>Stunning dishes should not be missed on Phu Quoc Island (Part 1)

Simmered squid with sauce

In any restaurant in Phu Quoc, this dish is listed in the main menu and visitors can easily take chance to enjoy it. Right after the moment the restaurant staff brings the food out, you can find out how attractive this dish is. Squid is marinated with suitable spices then crisply fried. The pasty sauce is made by sautéed garlic, chopped spring onions, chili and chives. The fried squid will be simmered with the sauce and you will have a very tasty dish for your meal. It may sound easy to make the dish, but believe me; Phu Quoc people is the only one who can make the right taste.

Simmered squid with sauce (via Serious Eats)

Cobia sour broth

One of the most favorite ways of cooking Cobia is making sour broth. Unlike the sour broth in the main land, Cobia sour broth in Phu Quoc must have lemon grass and minced turmeric in its indigents. Young bamboo or sour bamboo is also indispensable in the broth. Besides the sour taste of fresh tamarind or salty tamarind, a little of lemon juice should be added in the dish also. Lemon juice does not only make the broth tasted a little bit sour but it also makes the broth looked pure and attracts the guests more. Cobia Sour Broth is also known as the “King” broth.

Bitter bolete mushroom

Bitter bolete mushroom (via du lịch phú quốc chuyên nghiệp giá rẻ)

Enjoying the bolete mushroom broth, you can feel the sweet taste of mushroom, the spiciness of pepper and the taste will be more appetizing if you eat with Phu Quoc anchovy fish sauce. The dry mushroom can be sautéed with abalone or sea cucumber. Bolete mushroom can also be cooked with chicken, pork and eggs. The medium boiled chicken broth, for example, can become a very delightful mushrooms broth if you put some fresh bolete mushroom in. The chicken is shredded and dotted in chili salt but the most delicious one is the hot mushroom broth. The medium mushroom is crispy and porous, the more you chew it you will feel a little bitter. Try the boiled chicken broth with mushroom, you can know about the bitter of Bolete mushroom.

Sea urchin

Phu Quoc people have 2 styles to cook the urchin. The most complicated one is scraping the meat inside the urchin, roughly sautéed it and then simmer in rice porridge. The urchin porridge is a tasting deliciously buttery dish with a special weird smell. Besides, the quickest style of cooking urchin is to slice the urchin into 2 half’s and grill it on fire. Just grill it in a very short time then you can use the spoon to scrape the meat of the urchin and then eat with pepper salt mixed with lemon juice. By this way, you can enjoy the intriguing taste of sea urchin.

Sea Urchin dish (via Pinterest)

Grilled jack mackerel

Grilled mackerel meat is rolled by rice paper with vegetables. Dot it in pepper salt mixed with lemon juice, you can apperceive the essence of the island and the quintessence of the sea sweetly imbuing in all of your senses. Take a sip of the island wild blueberry alcohol, add some blade of vegetables and fish slices, the time seemed stop flying and the day seemed melted with billows.

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