There are many restaurants and eateries in Con Dao that serve a variety of popular foods and drinks that please all tourists who visit this beautiful island. However, while dining out can be enjoyable, it can also be costly. But, Vietnam has the most diverse and flavorful cuisine available at best price. This article is all about recommending the best Vietnamese specialties in Con Dao within a budget.
At Co Ba Cake Beo, you can enjoy some Ban Beo
Banh beo is a Vietnamese appetizer – a snack from Hue, a city in central Vietnam. Ban Beo is distinguished by a steamed rice cake in a small dish, topped with fried shrimp and scallion oil, and served with a drizzle of Vietnamese dipping sauce. Rice cake is made with just four ingredients: rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, and water.
You can choose between two types of Banh Beo at Co Ba Cake Beo: salty or vegetarian. Prices there range around 25,000 VND/dish.
Co Ba Cake Beo, 64 Nguyen Hue street, Con Dao
Kieu Tam Pancakes serves Banh Xeo
Banh xeo is a popular Vietnamese dish among both tourists and locals. It is a type of pancake or crepe made of rice flour and fried in vegetable oil, with turmeric, shrimp, pork, and onions, and served with lettuce and other herbs before being dipped in peanut sauce or Nước mắm (fish sauce). Price: 20,000 VND/piece
Kieu Tam Pancakes – Nguyen An Ninh Street, Con Dao
Oyster Porridge (Chao Hau) – A family-run restaurant
One of Con Dao’s specialties is porridge oysters. A bowl of delicious rice, porridge, and fresh oysters is the main raw material of oyster porridge. After being caught in the sea, oysters are cleaned, marinated with spices, fried, and added to a hot pot of porridge.
Family restaurant: Tran Phu street, District 5, Con Dao
At Tri Ki restaurant discover the Moon Crab
The Moon Crab, also known as the ‘Halloween Crab,’ ‘Halloween Hermit Crab,’ or ‘Purple Moon Crab,’ is a beautiful purple-colored terrestrial crab. It is a one-of-a-kind specimen for any hobbyist. This is the food you must try while visiting Con Dao Island. Crab meat can be used to make soup or noodles in addition to being served on the grill with a sauce of salt, pepper, and lemon. In general, its flavor is unmistakably distinct.
Tri Ki restaurant, Nguyen Duc Thuan Street, opposite Con Dao resort.
At Tri Ky Con Dao, savor some Breast snails
Breast snail, like many other snails, can be prepared in a variety of delicious ways, such as boiled, baked, or in a salad. They taste best when grilled over charcoal on a grill. The best places to find Breast snails are Cham islet, Dai Lanh, and Con Dao which are the best places for this strange snail to live and breed. Price is around 100,000 VND per dish.
Address: Tri Ky Con Dao – Nguyen Duc Thuan street. Con Dao
Ban Mi with roasted pork
Ban Mi is a simple Vietnamese sandwich, a baguette stuffed with food and there are many famous banh mi variations you should try if you want to discover the true taste of Vietnam. At this always-busy restaurant, Ban mi is made with a freshly baked bread roll and pork roasted with a thick layer of salt and spices. After that, the sandwich is topped with mayonnaise, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumbers, cilantro, and chives. If desired, sliced chili peppers can be adding as a topping to make it very spicy.
The best roast pork sandwich in Con Dao can be found at a restaurant near the Duc Thanh Hotel.