Culinary Journey at InterContinental Phu Quoc

CULINARY JOURNEY

Phu Quoc island is well known for its pepper garden, sim wine and pearl farms – but did you know that there is a vast world of culinary wonders for travelers to experience on Vietnam’s ‘Pearl Island’?

Duong Dong Night Market and Ham Ninh fishing village are packed with local restaurants and bars serving up fresh local fare at reasonable prices. However, for those looking for more refinement in their cuisine, InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Resort’s dining outlets offer the perfect blend of local flavours and world class techniques. The resort is home to 5 restaurants and bars, each with its own unique taste and style – making it an ideal destination for foodies.

The chefs at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort take great care to incorporate local ingredients into their expertly crafted menus. This is to ensure that that tastes of the island are consistently represented in every single dish. One the other hand, there is no limitation to the creativity of the kitchen here, as each item is a unique creation – a combination of different styles and techniques.

Sora & Umi

Serving Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, Sora & Umi restaurant is located on the second floor with direct views overlooking the infinity pools and the ocean. Aside from the sumptuous breakfast buffet, Sora & Umi is also open for lunch and dinner, serving a blend of Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine, beautifully cooked and tastefully plated. Highlights include herring with rice paper rolls, grilled Phu Quoc hill chicken with bamboo cooked rice or beef jerky salad - which are must try dishes. Don’t forget to dip in the special sauce that comes with each dish – it can be said that this mixture is the soul of Vietnamese cuisine. A touch of spiciness, sourness and saltiness – just enough to awaken your senses and whet the taste buds. Finish your meal with a traditional sweet desert with a twist: lotus seeds with forest honey served in a juicy coconut. The light sweetness and the unmistakable aroma of honey and coconut serves as the perfect end note to cleanse your palate after a hearty meal.

Ombra

Both an Italian restaurant and a poolside bar, Ombra offers light Mediterranean dishes, cocktails, healthy beverages as well as house-made gelato. “Ombra” in Italian means “shade” – a perfectly apt name for the restaurant as you can relax and enjoy a meal here after dipping in the pool or swimming in the sea. Lie down by one the lounge chairs and sip on an ice cold cocktails or sample the famous seafood pizza freshly made with a special aromatic dough. Don’t forget to try the authentic spaghetti with fresh toppings such as sea urchin, lobster, octopus or crab. All the pasta is homemade with traditional techniques from the team of talented chefs.

Sea Shack

Mere steps away from the sea, Sea Shack features a unique rustic design that blends in with the natural surroundings. Dine on the innovative menu which incorporates tapas, grilled seafood, craft beer and tiki cocktails for a wonderfully relaxed evening. The chefs at Sea Shack manage to achieve a balance between naturally tasting food and the use of spices to enhance its flavour, all the while giving priority to local ingredients. All dishes are freshly grilled on charcoal which not only brings out the smoky aroma but also preserves the texture of the meat, be it ribs or seafood. Must try dishes included the seafood plater which features various types of local seafood and special Phu Quoc pepper dipping sauces with fresh herbs. There is nothing quite like feeling the sand on your bare feet as you wander the shore of Long Beach and take in the beautiful sunset with a cold drink in your hand.

LAVA

Just steps away from Sea Shack, the resort’s signature restaurant LAVA also overlooks the ocean, but possesses a totally different vibe with its elegant arching bamboo architecture. Designed by renowned architect Vo Trong Nghia, the interior is also no less impressive with a prominent fossilised coral bar taking center stage in a strikingly blue colour. Here you can enjoy an exceptional dining experience with fresh seafood and premium cuts of imported beef cooked to your preference. Each dish at LAVA is meticulously prepared, from cooking to plating, as if you are being presented with a work of art. LAVA’s dishes are seasoned with local spices and herbs and often served in a heated volcanic stone or wrapped in banana leaves in order to preserve the flavours for as long as possible.

Taking full advantage of being on a tropical island, LAVA is stocked with fresh seasonal seafood which not only includes many local varieties but also imported ingredients such as Alaskan crab and Hokkaido clams. In addition to seafood, premium cut of beefs such as imported Wagyu are also available.

You can’t go wrong with an exceptional tenderloin steak with mushroom sauce and a selection of spices such as seaweed salt, pepper salt, Himalayan salt, Tay Giang pepper, red chili pepper, smoked mustard and miso mustard.

Phu Quoc island is well known for its pepper garden, sim wine and pearl farms – but did you know that there is a vast world of culinary wonders for travelers to experience on Vietnam’s ‘Pearl Island’?

Duong Dong Night Market and Ham Ninh fishing village are packed with local restaurants and bars serving up fresh local fare at reasonable prices. However, for those looking for more refinement in their cuisine, InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Resort’s dining outlets offer the perfect blend of local flavours and world class techniques. The resort is home to 5 restaurants and bars, each with its own unique taste and style – making it an ideal destination for foodies.

The chefs at InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort take great care to incorporate local ingredients into their expertly crafted menus. This is to ensure that that tastes of the island are consistently represented in every single dish. One the other hand, there is no limitation to the creativity of the kitchen here, as each item is a unique creation – a combination of different styles and techniques.

 

INK 360

If you haven’t been to INK 360, you haven’t been to Phu Quoc. The highest point on the island, the rooftop bar was designed by acclaimed interior designer Ashley Sutton, and invokes the image of the Kraken – a fearsome legendary sea creature who embodies the mysteries of the deep below. To say that the outdoor deck at INK360 is arguably the best place to watch the sunset on the island is not an overstatement. Get your cameras ready because the dusk scenery will be breathtaking as day turns into night over the incredible seascape below.

Check out the signature cocktail menu – a collection of original creations made by the bar’s team of mixologists. Highlights include the Uncle Ho Penicillin – a highly nostalgic blend made from Scotch whisky, lime juice, Phu Quoc honey, ginger syrup, Lapsang Souchong and cardamom. Another fine libation is the Three Way Mirror, which was designed to offer 3 different tastes depending on which side of the glass you drink it from. It features London Dry Gin, sparkling wine, strawberry powder and turmeric

If you haven’t been to INK 360, you haven’t been to Phu Quoc. The highest point on the island, the rooftop bar was designed by acclaimed interior designer Ashley Sutton, and invokes the image of the Kraken – a fearsome legendary sea creature who embodies the mysteries of the deep below. To say that the outdoor deck at INK360 is arguably the best place to watch the sunset on the island is not an overstatement. Get your cameras ready because the dusk scenery will be breathtaking as day turns into night over the incredible seascape below.

Check out the signature cocktail menu – a collection of original creations made by the bar’s team of mixologists. Highlights include the Uncle Ho Penicillin – a highly nostalgic blend made from Scotch whisky, lime juice, Phu Quoc honey, ginger syrup, Lapsang Souchong and cardamom. Another fine libation is the Three Way Mirror, which was designed to offer 3 different tastes depending on which side of the glass you drink it from. It features London Dry Gin, sparkling wine, strawberry powder and turmeric

February 26, 2020

5 STAR CULINARY JOURNEY

DINING

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Executive Chef at the resort – Chef Eric Pellen.

 


Hailing from Brittany in the west of France, Eric has 28 years of culinary experience after beginning his career at the Michelin star restaurant Relais & Chateaux.

Eric is no stranger to InterContinental - in 2002 Eric began a 9-year association with the brand when he visited the Pyramids and decided to stay for 6 years, enjoying the beauty and hidden places of Egypt while working at Semiramis InterContinental Hotel, overseeing the hotel’s French restaurant there. In 2008, he moved to Korea where he led the culinary team as Executive Sous Chef at the Grand InterContinental Hotel in Seoul, and from Korea, he moved to Oman to work at the Al Bustan Palace InterContinental Hotel.

Aside from InterContinental Eric has also enjoyed successful stints in Doha where he led the culinary team for the pre-opening of the St Regis Hotel, a further two years in Jakarta at the Four Seasons Hotel, before returning to Egypt where he led the post-opening team at the Royal Maxim Kempinsky. 
Eric is passionate about both cooking and plating, and has a relentless pursuit for culinary perfection. His style of cuisine is unpretentious but elegant with an emphasis on French gastronomy and locally grown products, with a twist of Middle Eastern flair.

Join us at the resort where you will have the opportunity of meeting Eric in person and sampling his gastronomic delights first hand!