You know, at Bai Sao (Sao Beach), the sand is really white during the daytime.
Although it's a little windy, but it's alright to have lunch here by the beach.
So, I ordered this fresh shrimp spring rolls in which they put some cucumber and some vegetables in it.
And then, they made it into a roll.
Local people normally have two kinds of sauce. The one is peanut sauce. Don't forget to have this one. Also, another kind of sauce is vinegar and fish sauce mixed together and some chilis.
Maybe it's a little too big. Ah...Now, don't talk too much. Let's try!
Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls with soya bean and peanut sauce is a menu that you can find in many places around Phu Quoc Island, I marked up the following ones:
Paradiso Restaurant & Beach Club, Bai Sao
The Pepper Tree, La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc
Blue Paradise Resort, Long Beach
I guarantee you will love it!
You know, there are many fishing villages around the island.
And seafood meats are so fresh here, especially squids.
You'll see a lot of fishing boats, squid boats at night.
So, this is fresh squid directly from the sea.
And, local people normally have these grilled squids with soya sauce.
We eat it with vegetables and some rice.
And of course, to make it more tasty, you gotta squeeze lime a bit onto the grilled squids.
Phu Quoc Fish Sauce is very famous for its taste.
So, you shouldn't miss trying grilled squid with fish sauce too.
Next, I'm going to introduce to you the local style of 'Pho'.
Actually, 'Pho' is a local Vietnamese menu that you can find around the country.
But here in Phu Quoc, I would say you should try 'Pho' with seafood meats.
So, it's 'Seafood Pho' because the seafood is so fresh. Like this! You see, squids and prawns or shrimps.
Normally, they serve two kinds of sauce - chili sauce and soya sauce.
And, they serve it with local vegetables, some chili and lime, which is an important ingredient to make it really tasty.
Put lime juice... I put some vegetables like this. Mix it together. Let's try!
And the other menu, it's called 'Sauteed Seafood Noodles or Fried Noodles with Seafood Meats'.
They have shrimps. They have squids. They have some vegetables like cabbage, coriander, and broccoli and noodles. Seafood style.
It smells so good, the fried vegetables! Shrimps or Prawns...so big...
Have you heard of 'Banh Xeo'? It's also one of the local Vietnamese menus.
And here, it's made of turmeric and coconuts. So, it's turmeric and coconut pancake. Looks like this.
They fry it and stuff it with some meats.
Here in Phu Quoc, they, of course, use our prawns and pork and serve with this sauce, which is made of fish sauce and vinegar, and some chilis.
And, they don't forget to serve it with local vegetables. It looks really nice.
Let's get a portion of it and then, we'll dip it into the sauce. I love the sauce.
Hmm…just like pancake with some good stuff in it.
Steamed shrimps or prawns with beer, ’Bạn khỏe không', in the Vietnamese way to say.
They use coconut and beer, And with beer, you can get good smell from it, just to make it special.
So, they use pepper and mix with some lime for the sauce.
Just to show to you. Sourness and and spiciness of pepper...then mix it all. Blend it all together.
It's quite different from any other sauce I've tried with seafood.
Let's try together.
I think this one is also a must because they use fish sauce with sugar.
They call it 'Prawns in Caramel Fish Sauce' and they put some fried onions on it.
Normally, you eat a lot of vegetables here. It's normal. This is local vegetables.
You can have chopsticks like this. Or, for me, I think I'm gonna cut the prawn into small pieces.
It's always fresh.
You know, sometimes if you live far away and you have to import seafood like shrimps or keep it for many days or many weeks, it's not fresh.
But it is fresh from the sea.
I love when it's a little crunchy and juicy a bit.
When you bite, you'll feel it when it's fresh.
This one is 'Sweet Lotus Seed Soup’. It is a dessert.
So, it's seed of lotus. You can see it.
They grow a lot of Lotus in Vietnam, I think. Lotus is a traditional flower of Vietnam.
Also, you mix everything together. This is kind of healthy (Laugh).
A lot of people like that. If you come to Phu Quoc, you can order this.
It's very good, I love it!
It’s a very special food journey.
Stay tuned for the next adventure to other Vietnam city.