Sim wine – only found in Phu Quoc Island

The Nature has endowed Phu Quoc Island with the stretching white sand beaches, deep green coconut trees, majestic mountains along with a diversity of fresh seafood. For a trip to Phu Quoc Island, travelers have great chance to not only admire stunning beauty of  beaches, mountains and other natural landscapes but also enjoy delicious specialties. In addition to fresh seafood, Phu Quoc Island also offers tourists a special drink – Sim wine which is naturally made from Sim fruit.


Sim wine, specialty only found in Phu Quoc Island

Sim wine is made from sim fruit, which is a small tropical fruit and has a dark purple color when it is ripe. Sim can be found in many regions of Vietnam but Sim wine is only found in Phu Quoc Island partly because sim in the island has a special taste comparing to the taste from other regions. Sim in Phu Quoc Island has a strange taste of sweetness and bitterness, and a specially good smell. When sim forests are dyed with the dark purple color, the locals pick the ripe sim to create sim wine. Sim trees bear flowers and fruits all year round but sim fruits collected during spring yield have the sweetest taste and provide the best raw material for making sim wine.


Sim in Phu Quoc has a strange taste of sweetness and bitterness and a specially good smell

How to make Sim wine

Sim wine is produced naturally by fermenting traditional left-sim from forests and white sugar and can be added to enriched concentrations. After being washed, sim fruits are put into a huge jar, marinated with sugar and closed tightly  in 40 – 45 days until the essence of the fruits blends with sugar to be an extraordinarily tasty extrication. And then manufacturers pour Vietnamese rice wine into the blend, after a few days, the Sim wine is ready to be enjoyed.


Sim is marinated with sugar in huge jars

This wine has a beautiful clear yellow-turned violet color, the typical smell of sim fruit and nice taste of sweetness delicately mingled with acridity. It is favored not only by the locals and Vietnamese people but also by foreign tourists to Phu Quoc Island.

Why Sim wine is special

Sim wine is a great drink to enhance the fresh seafood and exotic beauty of Phu Quoc’s beaches because it is specially suitable for a romantic seafood dinner on lovely beaches of Phu Quoc Island. Its taste totally matches the taste of fresh seafood and helps to digest food so that we can enjoy the dishes more.


Sim wine totally matches the taste of fresh seafood

Besides, Sim wine is very good for additional blood work, pregnancy safety, healing heart, liver inflammation, hemostasis, detoxification, treatment of diarrhea and antiseptic, anti-oxidized and neutralization free radicals in the body.

Where to buy Sim wine

When visit a Sim wine factory in Phu Quoc Island, you will have chance to witness process how to make Sim wine from natural material and buy many bottles of Sim wine with the best price as wonderful gifts for your friends and relatives.

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Bay Gao store, original manufacturer of Sim wine

Sim wine costs from 100 000 to 200 000VND anywhere, depending on the quality and brand. Duong Dong town is one of the best places to buy Sim wine with many good stores such as Bay Gao store (original manufacturer of Sim wine with Vietnam government seal of approval), Hoa Sim store, Vuon Tao restaurant.

Sim wine is a delicious drink with a good taste of sweetness delicately mixed with acridity and a nice smell of natural Sim fruit. Moreover, this drink is a perfect addition of fresh seafood to make a romantic dinner on lovely beaches of Phu Quoc Island. In your trip to Phu Quoc, don’t forget to enjoy this special drink along with a seafood dinner and buy some bottles as wonderful gifts for your friends and relatives.


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