Night markets have gradually become a popular culture in tourist cities. Phu Quoc night market is no exception. Coming to the pearl island, surely visitors will not be able to ignore this massive culinary paradise. Let’s go with tropicsvn to explore!
Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam, located in the Gulf of Thailand, belonging to Kien Giang province. Known as the golden face in the island tourism village, Phu Quoc attracts tourists with beautiful beaches and attractive entertainment and dining areas.
The most famous of which is undoubtedly the Phu Quoc night market – the paradise of foodies. We invite you to explore all the attractions of this market with tropicsvn during your Phu Quoc travel journey!
- General information about Phu Quoc night market.
- How to go to Phu Quoc night market.
- The hotel is near the Phu Quoc night market area.
- What to eat, what to buy at Phu Quoc night market?
1. General information about Phu Quoc night market
Phu Quoc Night Market, also known as Duong Dong Night Market, was formerly located on Vo Thi Sau Street, but was later relocated to Bach Dang Street with a larger scale. Phu Quoc Night Market is not only a mere nightlife area but also a leading bustling shopping and entertainment place on the pearl island.
Address: 6 Bach Dang, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
Note that Phu Quoc night market is located quite close to Dinh Cau night market, so tourists often confuse these two Phu Quoc tourist destinations. Pay close attention to the address and ask the locals to be able to get to exactly where you need to go.
Coming to the pearl island, everyone will definitely arrange a time to come to this market once to enjoy the local specialties, as well as immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of this place.
2. How to move to Phu Quoc night market
2.1. How to get to Phu Quoc?
To get to Phu Quoc night market, you first need to set foot on Phu Quoc island. There are two main ways to get to the island: by plane and by road, then by train or ferry to Phu Quoc.
Airfares to Phu Quoc will fluctuate between 700,000 VND – 4,000,000 VND/way depending on the time, airline, and flight class. Flight time from major cities of Vietnam to Phu Quoc is about 1-2 hours. You can book flight tickets at tropicsvn with many attractive incentives.
In addition, if you want to experience a variety of vehicles, you can travel by road to Kien Giang, then take a train/ferry to the island from Rach Gia or Ha Tien wharf. Bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia is only from 190,000 – 350,000 VND/way.
After reaching Rach Gia or Ha Tien wharf, you can choose to take a ferry or a speedboat. Travel time by train is more than 3 hours. If you choose a speedboat, it only takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes to be in Phu Quoc.
If you don’t take a plane to Phu Quoc, you can choose a ferry/speedboat at Rach Gia or Ha Tien wharf.
2.2. Move to Phu Quoc night market or Duong Dong night market
Phu Quoc Night Market is located in the center of Duong Dong town. To get here, you can rent a motorbike or call a taxi. If you are around this area, walking is also an interesting suggestion for you to exercise lightly before eating many delicious dishes.
In addition, if you go in a large group or family, tropicsvn also has a self-drive car rental service with many types of vehicles for you to choose from and the cost is also very reasonable.
3. Hotel near Phu Quoc night market area
For convenient access to Phu Quoc night market, visitors can choose hotels and homestays in the area of Tran Hung Dao or 30/4 streets. You can refer to the hotel booking feature on tropicsvn to find the right place to stay. Some suggestions below:
Phu Quoc Ocean Pearl Hotel
- Address: 99 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
- Price: From 1,206,000 VND/room/night.
Mai Phuong Binh Bungalow
- Address: 91/1 Tran Hung Dao, Quarter 7, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc
- Price: From 599,200 VND/room/night.
Phu Quoc Village
- Address: 52B, Street 30/4, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
- Price: From 1,700,000 VND/room/night.
Hanh Ngoc Resort
- Address: 155 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
- Price: From 504,000 VND/room/night.
4. What to eat, what to buy at Phu Quoc night market?
Phu Quoc Night Market is located along the Duong Dong River, so it is not too difficult for you to visit this market. Just walk straight from the gate to the end of the market, you will discover more than 100 stalls with all kinds of goods here.
In general, Phu Quoc night market has 2 main areas:
- Zone 1 – at the beginning of the market: This is where food stalls gather. These stalls sell processed seafood for you to eat on the spot, and typical Phu Quoc dishes for you to buy as gifts such as: dried seafood of all kinds, sim wine, fish sauce, …
- Zone 2 – the end of the market: If you have a need to buy souvenirs, crafts or pearls, the area at the end of the market is where you are looking.
Right now, let’s take a look at a few stalls at Phu Quoc night market to see what’s special.
Coming to Phu Quoc, seafood will definitely be the first dish you need to try. The seafood at the night market is caught locally, so it is fresh and delicious, the price is very affordable and clearly listed.
Each type of seafood such as shrimp, squid, crab, snail, … is processed in different ways such as grilled onion fat, satay, chili salt, … Just glance and smell the scent coming from the mouth. The stalls are sure to make you want to “swoop in and eat the whole world.” Fresh herring salad is the specialty that you must try.
In addition, if you have a hobby of exploring, want to try unique dishes, Duong Dong night market is also ready to serve with crab soup, raw sea urchin, grilled bien mai… Surely these dishes won’t disappoint you.
If you have eaten a lot of fresh seafood and want to enjoy a little light food, the instant marinated dried seafood dishes will be reasonable suggestions. Fresh ingredients seasoned to taste give these dry treats their great flavor.
Besides seafood, the snacks at Phu Quoc night market are also extremely rich with enough sweet and savory dishes for you to explore.
Smart cake is a popular cake but it is a specialty of Phu Quoc that many tourists choose to buy as gifts.
The smart cake is not too sweet, but has a light and sweet taste. The cake is made from flour, has a very moderate porosity, so it does not create a feeling of dryness and boredom. Besides, the variety of cake fillings from green beans, coconut, taro, … gives diners a new feeling when eating.
Smart cake – One of the dishes that are often brought back as a gift after a trip to Phu Quoc.
Perhaps it is also because it requires skillful hands when making that the new cake is named “smart.” This cake also shows the respect and care of Phu Quoc people when making special dishes to eat. Welcome visitors to the beloved pearl island.
Baked rice paper
At first glance, it doesn’t seem too special, and this dish is also popularly sold in many other localities. However, when you are walking and suddenly hear the aroma of cheese, scallions, mixed with a little spicy chili and strong aroma, you will want to order a grilled rice paper right away to satisfy your craving.
The rice paper is baked hot and crispy with the fatty taste of cheese and butter, the greasy taste of freshly baked quail eggs, plus beef jerky, green onions,… extremely mouth-watering. If walking around Phu Quoc night market on a slightly chilly day, grilled rice paper will definitely be indispensable in your “food menu”.
This candy is made from malt, when making, the seller will dip the malt pellets in tapioca flour and sugar, then begin to thin it until the malt fiber reaches the thinness of a thread. This is probably the origin of the name of this candy.
After pulling the candy, the seller will put the candy inside the rice paper and add condensed milk, grated coconut, and peanuts on top. This candy is quite simple, but when eaten, it is surprisingly attractive when the malt flavor and other fatty ingredients blend together.
Candy only – A delicious snack when coming to Phu Quoc night market
After a while of eating and drinking, taking a break to watch the seller “show” how to make candy is just a good experience, isn’t it! Try a candy.This will definitely be a memorable memory of you when coming to that Phu Quoc night market.
Jaggery beef cake
Palm jaggery cake is one of the western specialties that are loved by many tourists at Phu Quoc night market because of its small, mouth-watering and sweet taste.
Each cake that has just come out of the oven is still warm to eat with fatty coconut milk and coconut rice, making visitors feel “rolled” right away. You should buy a portion and divide it to eat so that you can eat the next dishes.
Thai ice cream roll
The suggestion for the next dish in the “food tour” at Phu Quoc night market is Thai ice cream roll. Although bearing the name of another country, this is a fairly popular dish at Phu Quoc night market.
This special ice cream is made on a large, flat cold pan. When you order, the seller will pour cream on the pan, add jam, fruit depending on the flavor you choose and start to mix the ingredients together.
Finally, the ice cream will be spread thin and rolled into small tubes, add a little grated coconut, peanuts or marshmallows to have an attractive ice cream dish. This is an extremely suitable snack for summer nights at Phu Quoc night market.
It is easy to find Thai ice cream rolls along the Phu Quoc night market
Palm wax coconut
To end the trip at Phu Quoc night market, you can choose a rather strange drink – palm wax coconut.
As the name suggests, this drink is made from jaggery waxed coconut, added with shaved ice, sugar and condensed milk. The fatty taste of coconut mixed with the sweetness of milk plus the crunchy jaggery will be a beautiful ending to your dining journey at this famous night market.
Coming to Phu Quoc night market, in addition to eating fresh seafood dishes, you can also buy souvenirs to bring back to friends and relatives. The typical souvenirs in Phu Quoc can be followed:
- Myrtle wine: This is a special wine only available on Phu Quoc island.
- Melaleuca Mushroom: A mushroom with a characteristic aroma and many health benefits.
- Fish sauce: Long-standing famous specialty of Phu Quoc with high protein and delicious taste.
- Souvenirs from shells and shells are also a popular souvenir at Phu Quoc night market.
With this article, tropicsvn hopes that you have obtained the necessary information for your upcoming trip. I Hope you have a fun and satisfying trip to explore Phu Quoc night market!