What to expect in Phu Quoc night market
- on Sep 27, 2018       By: LucyH
Phu Quoc night market is the highlight of Phu Quoc Island. After a day floating on the sea, the majority of tourists choose to land on such a crowded and busy place for a full experience.
Information about the goods in Phu Quoc night market
Active time: Every night from Monday to Sunday, be most crowded from 19:00 to 22:00, close at 23:00
Located in Duong Dong town centre, one end leads to Vo Thi Sau - Tran Hung Dao crossroad, the other leads to the sea, Dinh Cau temple headland.
The local people here openly, friendly do the trading. The prices are listed so there is not much different from vendors to vendors.
There are about 100 vendors with three main types of goods.
Fried baby squid with fish sauce
Seafood: “ What is in there under the sea is here in the market” That’s what Phu Quoc people can proudly say about the seafood here. There will be the species that awe you with the strange shapes and colours.
You can buy fresh seafood and ask the restaurant to cook them for you to see, from the preparing stage to the finishing one.
The restaurants will charge you with the price of raw seafood.
The menu in Ra Khoi restaurant
700.000VND - 800.000VND/kg
Solenidae (finger snail)
ChouChou Peanut: A typical dessert of the market covered with chocolate, matcha, caramel, vanilla, etc and lots of the owners are foreigners who speak English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese. You can try the sweet before you buy it. There are about 30 different flavours for you to choose from. The price is 30.000VND/100gr
A Chouchou peanut vendor in Phu Quoc night market
Other snacks: grilled snacks made from corn, sweet potato, banana or even the whole chicken. Maltose, wine palm juice are also sold at a very reasonable price.
Handicraft shells: 5.000VND to 500.000VND basing on the sophistication of the souvenir
Handicraft mice made of shells
Pearl: The quality of the pearl in the night market is not approved. There are cultured pearl, fake pearl and pearl from China. If you don’t have much knowledge about pearls, don’t buy them here.
Black pepper: Phu Quoc is the place that há the largest quantity of black pepper in Vietnam. Good black pepper is round and big, well dried, deep black and has a very strong smell and spicy taste. before 2016, the price of black pepper in Phu Quoc was pretty high (250.000VND - 300.000VND/kg) But now, due to the competition on the market with Indonesia and Cambodia, black pepper in Phu Quoc now is just 80.000VND to 120.000VND/kg
Clothes: A tee from just 50.000VND - 100.000VND to show your love to Phu Quoc.
Besides the joy Phu Quoc brings to you from the night market or the stunning beaches here, don’t put yourself in the tourist traps in booking hotels or in travelling from place to place on the island
Hope this article gave you some useful information about your trip. And feel free to email us with any local information about the place you are planning to go to.
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