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10 Phuket Specialties and Where to Find Them

Try Some Phuket Special Dishes

What Phuket dishes should you try and where to find them? We already share our Best 10 Local Restaurants and 10 Best Classic Thai Dishes, so here are 10 really local dishes (or their popular Phuket variation). To make it easy for you, most of them can be found around the intersection of Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road, mainly at Lock Tien Food Court. There are many other places in town where those specialties can be found, but we tried to facilitate your experience: as you probably will explore Thalang road and surroundings, you will in fact be very near the ‘Phuket delicacy street’, so give it a try.


1. Por Pia

Fresh spring rolls served with a sweet brown sauce, stuffed with red pork or shrimps, crispy pork, bit of lettuce and turnip.

☆ 30 baht
✎ Lock Tien Restaurant (See #5 on map)


2. Mee Hokkien

hokkien-noodles

Big yellow noodles in brown gravy with red pork, squids and veggies.

☆ ± 40 baht per plate
Lock Tien Restaurant, Wilai, Mee Ton Pho by the Clock circle. (See #3 on map)
✎ Ko Yoon Restaurant at the Fountain Circle (not far from city market)


3. Bee Hoon Kra Dook Moo

Dry vermicelli served with fried shallots and spring onion, served with a clear soup and pork ribs. Excellent.

☆ 30 baht
Lock Tien Restaurant, intersection of Yaowarat Road and Dibuk Road.


4. Kiean

lok-tien

A deep fried Phuket sausage made from pork and taro, served with a sweet sauce. Kiean are the bit in the back!

☆ 50 baht
Lock Tien Restaurant.


5. Lo Ba

Deep fried Pork giblets: intestines, ears and fat belly also served with sweet brown sauce. Great with beer, but not great for your diet. Lo-Ba are the bit in the front.

☆ 80 baht
Lock Tien Restaurant


6. Kanom Jeen Phuket

Kanom Jeen in Phuket

Rice Noodle served with the curry of your choice. Then it’s up to you to add condiments, fresh or marinated veggies, thin sliced banana leave, morning glory, etc. Delicious for breakfast, best with local coffee or milk tea. Read more

☆ 25 baht per plate
✎ Mae Ting, intersection of  Maeluang and Satun Road, (see map #9)
✎  Kanom Jeen Saphan Hin


7. Homok Talay

A delicious spicy curry fish mousse steamed in a Bai Cha-Ploo leave (Piper sarmentosum Roxd if you ask!), itself wrapped in a banana leave. A must try, but be aware, it might come spicy and occasionally with a strong fishy taste!

☆ Ranges from 15 baht in very local shops, all the way to 80 in some more sophisticated places
✎ Almost any seafood restaurant serves it. Kan Eang @ Pier is a good place to try it.


8. Oh-Eaw

Jelly made from banana with shaved ice and syrup. Excellent to cool down the heat AND after the spicy dishes mentioned above!

☆ ±12 baht
Lock Tien Restaurant, but also shops and carts around.


9. Tao Sor

Small cakes stuffed with a choice of ingredients: Sweet with preserved egg, salty with preserved egg, black sesame, pandanus flavor or…. for the brave: durian flavor.

☆ 40 baht
✎ Opposite Lock Tien Restaurant


10. O Taw

Stir fried small oysters with flour, crispy pork and taro. (Photo from khun Praew!)

✎ Yao Yentafo, not far from Ko Benz Restaurant (#1 on map)

10 Phuket Specialties and Where to Find Them
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