Phan Thiet /Mui Ne Vietnam

What to Eat in Phan Thiet

As the region is known for its fishing industry, local cuisine revolves around the bounty of the sea. Much of the seafood served up at tourist restaurants in PhanThiet is imported from other regions, but a few local specialities deserve your attention.

Whether you love it or hate it, nuoc mam, or fish sauce is the most widely used flavouring agent in Vietnam and an integral part of the cuisine. See it made, grab a bottle for yourself and dip into what’s been dubbed the Vietnamese ketchup. Just don’t try to eat it with chips/fries.

The main catch here is squid and the local favourite is one day dried squid, a deliciously potent appetizer. Usually served with an assortment of dipping sauces such as chili or pepper lime, grab a plate of chewy goodness and try not to choke on the tentacles.

For a more exotic dish, try con dong, local lizards barbecued with lemongrass and chili or prepared in a soup with tamarind and noodles.

Of course, there are also countless fine dining options, seafood speciality palaces and Western fusion operations. If one thing is certain in PhanThiet, it’s that you will never go hungry.

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    The simple yet polished décor is a reflection of the clean and refined tastes one will find at Tamago. There's cosy indoor seating and an outdoor area, and private rooms will be added in future ...

  • Looking out over the beach lined with palm trees, Sukhothai Grill is reputed to serve the best Thai food in the area, but it also does tasty Vietnamese and European dishes. Chilled-out tunes stream throughout the restaurant while you enjoy the magical coloured lighting, floodlit pool and occasional torches on the beach. The ambience is wonderful, and the service professional and friendly. Sukhothai also has a wide range of cocktails, beers and coffees from around the world.

    The restaurant is part of the Sunsea Resort.

  • Offering traditional Indian cuisine at reasonable rates, Shree Ganesh is the Mui Ne outpost of an empire that includes locations in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Phu Quoc. Dig into curries, naan, vegetarian delights and much more at this quiet and classy restaurant.

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    Choose from an extensive wine menu, a selection of imported German beers and fresh tropical cocktails.

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