13.05.2021, 15:25

8 specialties as gifts in Phu Quoc night market

KIEN GIANG – From 5 pm to 11 pm daily, the Phu Quoc night market attracts thousands of people to enjoy island cuisine, as well as buy specialties as gifts.

8 specialties as gifts in Phu Quoc night market
The most sold items in Phu Quoc night market are seafood. Dried shrimp, dried fish, dried squid are the specialties that tourists are most interested in. These stalls are always crowded with people watching the prices, and the owners warmly invite customers to try. Prices are also listed at the counter with prices from 450,000 VND to 750,000 VND per kg of dried shrimp, feel free to bargain if you are not satisfied.
Phu Quoc is also known as the ‘Pepper Kingdom’. The two types of pepper currently grown on the island are Ha Tien and Phu Quoc pepper varieties, with fine, round and pungent, aromatic seeds. Pepper is often seasoned to mask the fishy smell of seafood, but still keeps the dish fresh and sweet. Phu Quoc night market currently has 3 main types of pepper, red pepper, black pepper and skull pepper, priced from 170,000 VND to 270,000 VND per kg.
At the Phu Quoc night market also sells packaged dried seaweed, each pack of 5 pieces costs 55,000 VND. Dried seaweed can be processed into many cool and nutritious dishes, so it is popular with many tourists. Products are collected and processed on the island, so it remains fragrant and crunchy. In addition, visitors can buy garlic dried seaweed to sip while visiting the market.
Hot, delicious seafood dishes prepared on the spot impress diners. Phu Quoc squid pies are marinated to taste, mashed, molded into small pieces and fried evenly, a treat or suitable for buying as gifts. The price for each portion is about 250 gr, which is 100,000 VND.
Small smart cakes are made from flour with all shapes and fillings such as coconut, taro, green beans… Low-fat, sweet, easy to eat, priced from 30,000 to 60,000 VND/piece.
Fruit jam also appears a lot in Phu Quoc night market, this type is usually sold for the same price of 35,000 VND / 100 grams, each stall usually has over 15 different types of jam for customers to choose from.
In Phu Quoc, there is also a delicious specialty of eagle seeds. The nuts are dry roasted and then canned, salt or sugar can be added. When eating the seeds are still fleshy, slightly sweet.
Fresh fruits on the island are also sold seasonally. Thanh Tra in Phu Quoc is in season, this fruit grows naturally on the mountain, so it is also called Son Tra. Thanh Tra on the island has large, round, juicier and darker yellow fruits than the ones grown on the mainland, the rice is soft, the taste is sour and sweet. Visitors can use the tea bar to process many delicious dishes such as cooking sour soup, braised fish, brined with sugar, making jam or dipping salt and pepper to eat fresh. Follow vnexpress