Phu Quoc Sea urchin or sea hedgehog is another must-try dish when traveling to Phu Quoc. There are some variations of cooking sea urchin such as steam, soup or raw salad… The popular way of cooking sea urchin is grilling. Sea urchin is cleaned and roasted over charcoal fire until you can smell the aroma. Salt and lime juice is added . You can even try a bit mustard and eat it raw with some mug of beer. The raw salad is made by adding some lime juice and mustard on newly-caught sea urchins and then being served with mustard greens.
You can also enjoy sea urchin soup, sautéed sea urchin or sea urchin paste. The Phu Quoc sea urchin meat is mixed with pepper, spring onion, good fish sauce and then deep fried and serve with roasted rice paper, herb, green banana and dip in Phu Quoc fish sauce. This is a recommended dish for any gourmets traveling to Phu Quoc.