The American publication Travel + Leisure ranked the Rice Market restaurant located on Phu Quoc Island and another restaurant located on the Vietage train as two of the top recently opened restaurants in Southeast Asia.
Rice Market is a restaurant that can be found within the Regent Phu Quoc Resort, which opened in April of last year on Vietnam’s largest island in the south. It serves traditional Vietnamese dishes such as beef noodle soup and rice paper rolls, in addition to Chinese dim sum, char siu fried pork rice, and Beijing-style roasted duck.
A variety of dining experiences are available at the Vietage restaurant, which is located on the train that travels from Da Nang to Quy Nhon. These dining experiences include foie gras with onion grown on Ly Son Island, which is located off the coast of Da Nang, and freshly cracked black pepper from Phu Quoc, as well as fresh Quy Nhon seafood salad with signature fish sauce.
According to Travel & Leisure, taking a trip on the Vietage train provides a “real gourmet experience,” in addition to the “huge additional advantage” of witnessing the picturesque Vietnamese landscape unfold in front of you.
The six-hour train excursion, which will be offered for the first time by Anantara Hotels in the year 2020, will carry no more than 12 people and will pass through well-known tourist destinations in the cities of Da Nang, Hoi An, Quang Ngai, and Quy Nhon.
Other recently opened restaurants in Southeast Asia that made the list were Wakuda in Singapore, Charmgang Curry Shop in Thailand, Ambara in Malaysia, and Ember in the Philippines. All of these restaurants are located in Singapore.