Bun Quay Kien Xay - Phu Quoc Best Food

Bun Quay Kien Xay: Phu Quoc Signature Noodles Dish

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Last updated on April 21st, 2024

Bun Quay is the most popular food in Phu Quoc, with hundreds of restaurants serving it. A recommended spot is Bun Quay Kien Xay, serving the best seafood noodles dish on the island.

Vietnam is a country that is home to many delicious and unique dishes, ranging from the famous banh mi to a variety of vermicelli dishes. However, if you happen to be in Phu Quoc, make sure to try the Bun Quay, which is a type of noodle soup that comes with seafood toppings made from freshly mashed fish, shrimp, and squid. To enjoy it, simply stir the noodles with the special dipping sauce until you’ve achieved the perfect level of spiciness that you like.

Bun Quay is a popular Vietnamese noodle dish that originated in central Vietnam, but it has now become the signature dish in Phu Quoc. During our visit to Phu Quoc, we tried the Bun Quay from Kien Xay and were pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed it. The overall dining experience exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend trying this dish during your visit to Phu Quoc.

Please continue reading to learn more about our food review of Bun Quay Kien Xay – the best Phu Quoy food!

Bun Quay Kien Xay

Bun Quay Kien Xay

If you want to enjoy a delicious bowl of Bun Quay, it’s important to choose a quality eatery. In Phu Quoc, there are many places to enjoy Bun Quay, and each offers a unique experience. However, the most renowned restaurant is Bun Quay Kien Xay.

This restaurant has been serving some of the city’s best Bun Quay since the 1960s, and is known for its fresh, aromatic flavor and high-quality ingredients. Even locals frequently visit this restaurant for their delicious bowl. If you want to experience the best Bun Quay in Phu Quoc, this is the place to go.

The restaurant has been featured on every “must-eat food” list in Phu Quoc. Kien Xay has several locations on the island, so be sure to find the one nearest to you.

What To Eat at Bun Quay Kien Xay

Bun Quay Kien Xay Dining Area

My friends and I decided to visit Bun Quay Kien Xay. The restaurant is located near the King Kong Mart, which is the best place for some food after shopping for souvenirs. As soon as we arrived, we noticed a long queue of people waiting to have their Bun Quay, which indicated how popular it is.

Bun Quay Kien Xay Restaurant

The restaurant has a large dining area with two stories for seating. Ground floor is bustling with diners and while the second floor is adorned with lush greenery.

Bun Quay Kien Xay Menu

The ordering process is simple and easy. First, you need to find a table to sit at. Then, you can queue up, pay for your order, and wait for your number to be called. Once your number is called, you can collect your bowl of Bun Quay and enjoy it.

The menu is available in Vietnamese and English translation. It offers various options such as squid, shrimp paste, fish cake patties, and thin slices of beef to add to your noodles. The price varies depending on your selection. The staff is friendly and speaks basic English, making it convenient for travelers.

Dipping Sauce

There is an interesting feature available for diners where they can create their own dipping sauce.

At the restaurant, there is a counter that includes five essential ingredients such as salt, sugar, chili, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and kumquat juice. You can mix these ingredients individually according to your taste preferences to make your ideal dipping sauce. It is important to stir the sauce well to ensure that you have the best experience with Bun Quay.

Freshly Prepare Bun Quay

Bun Quay Kien Xay open kitchen

The Bun Quay Kien Xay restaurant has an open kitchen that allows you to see how they prepare the Bun Quay right in front of you. The skilled cooks are busy making the dish, and the noodles are freshly prepared on-site.

Bun Quay from Kien Xay

They pour the boiling broth into a bowl containing shrimp or fish paste and noodles, and then stir them all together. Finally, the dish is topped with minced scallions and pepper to add flavor.

Your bowl of delicious Bun Quay is ready to enjoy!

A Bowl of Delicious Bun Quay

What To Eat in Phu Quoc - Bun Quay Kien Xay

Due to the high volume of diners, it may take some time for your bowl of Bun Quay to be served. You will be notified when your order is ready. It took us almost 30 minutes to receive our bowl, but it was worth the wait.

See our bowl of freshly made Bun Quay.

Best food in Phu Quoc

The noodles were thin, soft, and very chewy. The shrimp and fish paste were fresh and flavorful. While the soup was light but flavorful. It can be enhanced by adding the dipping sauce to it. The combination of the broth and dipping sauce was fantastic and delicious.

We also ordered refreshing sugarcane drinks to cool off from the hot weather. The cooling drink and piping hot bun quay were a perfect match!

Overall: Must-Eat Bun Quay in Phu Quoc

All in all, we highly recommend trying the Bun Quay Kien Xay in Phu Quoc. It is a must-try dish if you are looking for what to eat in Phu Quoc. The soft and chewy noodles perfectly complement the shrimp, fish paste, and broth, making the overall taste so delicious. The taste is absolutely delightful, and the prices are reasonable.

We hope to have the chance to return and enjoy this dish again on our next visit to Phu Quoc!

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