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2.0 Local Food- Mui Ne

Mui Ne doesn’t really has special local food, but their specialty is the fish sauce for sure. It’s made of fish, lime juice, sugar, chopped garlic and chili. This fish sauce will give the dishes you tried before a different taste! There are a lot of good restaurants, but be aware that the prices are a little higher than normally because seafood is more expensive. 
  • Ca Mai (Fish salad)
    This salad is made of raw fishes as herring, cleaning fish, spring fish and carving. The fish ‘Ca Mai’ is the main fish in this dish. The fresh fish is cut into flat pieces and put on a plate. Topped with hot pepper and roasted peanuts and served with noodles, vegetable, herbs, rice paper and of course: the famous fish sauce.
    Where? 49 Pham van Dong Street, Phan Thiet
  • Banh Hoi (Hoi cake)
    The specialty of this dish is the dipping sauce. It’s made from fish sauce with lime juice, sugar, chili and chopped garlic. The cake itself is made of rice flour and vermicelli, which are woven into bundles. Mostly, they will be served with roasted pork and chopped onions on top.
    Where? 40 and 49 Tran Phu street, Phan Thiet
  • Banh Xeo (rice pancake)
    Banh Xeo is used as appetizer or snack. Just like the one in Hue is this dish made of rice flour. The pancake consists coconut milk and turmeric. They fill the pancake with vermicelli noodles, pork, chicken, shrimp or beef with sliced onions, mushrooms and bean sprouts.
    Where? 40 and 49 Tuyen Quang Street, Phan Thiet City
  • Lau Tha (Seafood pot)
    For people, who are in love with hot pot should try this. Lau Tha is significant for Mui Ne. Take your fresh fish and take the meat out. Use the lemon to take the strong fish smell away. After that, you blend the fish with chopped garlic, chilli, and ginger water. Among this dish, you get boiled pork, sliced fried duck eggs, broth and raw vegetables. You eat this dish with roasted rice and anchovy fish sauce.
    Where? 125 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne
  • Dong - Lizards
    This lizard is officially called ‘’Dong’’ and it lives in the sandy desert areas. There are various options to eat it: fried, stir-fried, roasted or used as main ingredient for hot pot. The meat tastes like chicken. Where? 49 Pham Van Dong Street, Phan Thiet City.
  • Banh Re (Phan Thiet sweet potato cake)
    This snack is made of sweet potato. The potato is shaved into fibers and gets fried until it is well-done. After it’s fried, they get dipped into caramel for a while. Put it on a tray to dry out, wait and enjoy!
    Where? you can find a lot of vendors at the street. Especially around the market.
  • Banh Quai Vac (Quai Vac Cake)
    A cake made from tapioca with pork and shrimp. A crispy small dish, that you can eat with fish sauce, herbs and fried onions on top. Where? Anh Minh food Kiosk: 1 Nguyen Du Street, Phan Thiet City 

Here are some amazing restaurants you should try now you find out what you should eat in Mui Ne!


  • Restaurant 49
    Address: 49 Pham Van Dong Street, Phan Thiet City
    Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Bi Bo
    Address: 191 Nguyen Dinh Chieu | Ham Tien, Phan Thiet, Phan Thiet,
    Opening hours:10:00 to 23:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Bo Ke
    Address: 122 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street | Quarter 2, Bo Ke, Ham Tien, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
    Opening hours: 15:00 to 00:00
    Price: cheap 
  • Thuong Thao Mojito
    Address: 32B Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
    Opening hours: 12:00 to 22:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Seafood restaurant Mr Crab
    Address: 112 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet
    Opening hours: 09:00 to 22:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Red Charcoal Vietnamese Restaurant
    Address: 12A Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ward. Ham Tien, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet,
    Opening hours: 11:00 till 23:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Thinh’s Restaurant & Bar
    Address: 85 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward | between Blue Ocean and Saigon Mui Ne Hotel, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
    Opening hours: Mon - Fri 12:00 till 22:00, Sat - Sun 14:00 till 22:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Vietnam Home Restaurant Mui Ne
    Address: 125A Nguyen Dinh Chieu | Ham Tien - Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
    Opening hours: 09:00 till 22:00
    Price: mid-range
  • Nha Hang Cay Bang
    Address: Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet,
    Opening hours: 10:00 till 22:00
    Price: mid-range
  • L’Anmien Restaurant
    Address: Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa | 12A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
    Opening hours: 06:30 till 22:00
    Price: luxe