Phu Quoc not only impresses with its stunning blue sea views and luxurious resorts but also serves as a paradise for rich, flavorful local delicacies. Among them, Bun Quay Phu Quoc is one of the standout dishes that leaves visitors with unforgettable memories, making them eager to return for a second taste.

Introducing the Specialty Dish of Phu Quoc: Bun Quay  

Bun Quay Phu Quoc is a specialty dish from the Phu Quoc island region. This delicious dish originated from Bình Định's shrimp noodles, brought to Pearl Island by fishermen. They then adapted it using locally available ingredients, creating the unique flavor it is known for today.

Bun Quay: The Signature Specialty of Phu Quoc
Bun Quay: The Signature Specialty of Phu Quoc

Bun Quay can tantalize the taste buds of even the most discerning diners. Its broth carries the distinct aroma of lemongrass and the sweet, gentle taste of shrimp, combined with the fragrance of chili and various toppings such as fish cake, fresh shrimp cake, boiled squid eggs, shredded fish, and even beef.

This dish earns its name "quay" (meaning "to stir vigorously" in Vietnamese) due to the method of preparing its dipping sauce. When enjoying it, diners must swiftly stir the dipping sauce, which consists of soup powder, sugar, lime juice, ground chili, and a hint of seasoning powder until the sauce thickens and all the ingredients dissolve, and it turns a vibrant orange-red.

To enjoy fried vermicelli, you can go to:

Thuy Tien Restaurant Phu Quoc

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Top 5 Clean and Delicious Bún Quậy Restaurants in Phu Quoc

Looking for the best Bun Quay spots in Phu Quoc? Below, Salinda Resort will introduce you to five clean and delicious Bún Quậy restaurants highly praised by many travelers.

Kien Xay Bun Quay Restaurant in Duong Dong Ward

Kien Xay Bun Quay restaurant on Phu Quoc Island has been in existence for over 20 years and consistently draws the largest crowds of customers. The space of the restaurant is designed to be spacious and airy, with clean tables and chairs located on a major road, making it easy to find.

Kien Xay Bun Quay boasts a sweet and refreshing flavor
Kien Xay Bun Quay boasts a sweet and refreshing flavor

With a broth featuring a sweet and refreshing taste, rich in flavor, and made from fresh ingredients, coupled with noodles crafted by the hands of the restaurant's owner, this dish is completely worth the price you pay.

Menu of the Restaurant
Menu of the Restaurant


  • 28 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc
  • Alley 222 Tran Phu is located in Duong Dong Ward, Phu Quoc.

Opening hours: From 7:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. daily

Price range: 40,000–85,000 VND/bowl.

Thanh Hung Bun Quay Restaurant

Thanh Hung Bun Quay Restaurant in Phu Quoc is also a famous place, no less than Kien Xay Restaurant. The restaurant space is very spacious, clean, and airy, so diners coming here always have a table without having to wait long.

Thanh Hung Bun Quay is combined with fresh, blanched beef
Thanh Hung Bun Quay is combined with fresh, blanched beef

Clear, thin, soft white vermicelli noodles combine with the flavor of blanched fresh beef in a plump bowl of vermicelli, all soaking into the broth to create a unique taste that many diners will never forget.

An Irresistible and Fulfilling Bowl of Bun Quay at Thanh Hung
An Irresistible and Fulfilling Bowl of Bun Quay at Thanh Hung


  • Branch 1: Group 01, Duong To Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc
  • Branch 2: No. 77, 30/4 Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc

Price range: 40.000-70.000 VND

Opening hours: From 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

"Never Sleep" Food Street at Phu Quoc United Center

Phu Quoc United Center is a large tourism complex situated on Bai Dai Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. This place encompasses numerous hotels, amusement parks, casinos, golf courses, and shopping centers.

Indulge in Delicious Bun Quay
Indulge in Delicious Bun Quay

When visiting Phu Quoc United Center, you can easily stop by the culinary street to enjoy Bún Quậy and many other delicious dishes such as Banh Kheo (pies of skillfulness), razor clam rice, sea cucumbers, and a variety of Phu Quoc seafood.

Bun Quay stall in Phu Quoc United Center
Bun Quay stall in Phu Quoc United Center

Besides Bun Quay, you can also enjoy many other Phu Quoc specialties and participate in fun activities such as sightseeing and taking photos at amusement parks.

Address: Grand World Area, Phu Quoc United Center, Bai Dai, Phu Quoc.

Price: Prices vary depending on each stall, but generally, they tend to be slightly higher compared to other eateries.

Opening hours: The culinary street operates from early morning until late at night, serving tourists at all times and places.

Cay Xanh Bun Quay

Although Cay Xanh Restaurant is not as big as the above restaurants, it is loved by many locals for its affordable prices. According to tips from regular customers of the restaurant, the ingredients for making vermicelli at the restaurant are always purchased daily, ensuring freshness.

Cay xanh bun quay
Cay xanh bun quay

In addition, the eatery also serves a variety of other noodle dishes to cater to the diverse needs of many customers.

Address: Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc.

Price: 30,000–60,000 VND

Opening hours: 7:00 a.m.– 10:00 p.m.

If you want to prepare Bun Quat yourself, you can try it out

cooking class phu quoc

These classes not only teach how to cook typical dishes of the pearl island but also provide knowledge about ingredients, how to choose and how to prepare them to the right taste.

Hai Ngan Bun Quay Phu Quoc

Hai Ngan Bun Quay Phu Quoc is a renowned eatery in Phu Quoc. With affordable prices and enthusiastic, attentive service, a bowl of Bun Quay here is brimming with ingredients such as squid, shrimp, and fish cakes, all for around 50,000 VND.  

In addition to Bun Quay, Hai Ngan serves delicious dishes like fish noodle soup, shrimp noodle soup, and spring roll noodle soup, enticing many tourists to return multiple times.

Bun Quay Hai Ngan
Bun Quay Hai Ngan

Address: 147 30/4 Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc

Price: 40,000–60,000 VND

Opening hours: 5–10 PM.

Tips for Making Delicious Phu Quoc Bun Quay at Home

The ingredients for making Phu Quoc-style Bun Quay are quite simple and include:

  • Fresh noodles
  • Purple onion
  • Fresh and dried shrimp
  • Grilled, chopped fish
  • Fresh squid (if available)
  • Lemongrass (2 stalks for 350 g of shrimp)
  • Kumquat (6 fruits)
  • Fresh vegetables: bean sprouts, basil, shredded water spinach, etc.
  • Seasonings: seasoning seeds, chili, lime, sugar, salt, pepper,...
Making Bun Quay at Home Yourself
Making Bun Quay at Home Yourself

The method for making Bun Quay is as follows:

  • Ingredient preparation: Peel, devein, and clean the shrimp. Wash the shrimp shells and heads to cook the broth later. Divide the lemongrass into 2 portions, finely chop one portion with the shrimp, and pound the remaining portion. Soak the dried shrimp, rinse and remove any impurities, blanch the noodles in boiling water and then drain, and finely chop the onion leaves last.
  • Marinate the shrimp and fish cakes: Chop the purple onion and mix it with the fish cake. Mix ground shrimp and fish cakes with seasonings. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Cook the broth: Stir-fry minced lemongrass, shrimp heads, and shrimp shells until fragrant. When the shrimp turns red and dry, add the dried shrimp and stir-fry. Pour in filtered water, add lemongrass and purple onions to the mixture, and heat over high heat until it boils. Season the broth, remove the shrimp shells and purple onions, and add squid if you have any.
  • Preparing the dipping sauce: Stir sugar, salt, pepper, fresh chili, and tamarind water until the sugar dissolves. Season to taste.
  • To complete the Bun Quay: Spread a thin layer of fishcake and shrimpcake around the inside of the bowl. Pour the boiling broth into the bowl and cover tightly for 5 minutes. Add the noodles to the bowl, top with toppings, and sprinkle with more onion leaves and pepper.

After completing the above steps, you just need to bring the Bun Quay bowl to the table, add a plate of vegetables, and enjoy the results. However, homemade bun quay may not be exactly like the one served in restaurants because each eatery has its own unique recipe. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to visit Phu Quoc, choose the recommended Phu Quoc Bun Quay restaurants mentioned above to taste and experience the distinctive flavors of seafood on this pearl island.

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