Sea urchin, or the spike ball, is a amazing dish that should definitely try when visiting Phu Quoc. Among many sea species, not one is as good as thesea urchin, especially its eggs. Splitting the urchin in half, the ball is hollow but there is meat stick to the surface. The meat has a yellow color like cream cheese. The best part is the urchin’s eggs, which are fat and sweet and to be considered as the gift of nature. The urchin is also known as the ginseng of the sea, which is very nutritious and good for your health.
The locals cook the urchin in so many ways. The most complicated one is that they will take all the meat inside, fried with fat and garlic and drop all in the boiling pot of porridge. The urchin porridge is fat, sweet, and nutritious and it will help you recover promptly after many days traveling. The most common way is to cut the urchin in half, and grilled on the fire. Grilling the urchin a few minutes on the fire, removing the meat and dipping it in the sauce and you will never forget it.