10 Best Street Food to Try in Phuket

Phuket Street Food

Phuket Best Street Food [toc] Phuket Street food is fun, cheap but also a great way to experience basic but real Thai food. It is more real than in tourist restaurants you find in Patong Beach. It’s fast and a lot cleaner than you might think. If you have a sensitive digestive system or if you have allergies you might want to skip this, but I think it’s as safe

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10 Phuket Specialities and Where to Find Them

Phuket Specialties

Try Some Phuket Special Dishes [toc] 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 these specialities are around the intersection of Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road, mainly at Lock Tien Food Court. There are many

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10 Hardcore Thai Food, Only for the Brave!

Weird Food in Phuket

Phuket Hardcore Thai Food [toc] We had '10 Typical Phuket Dishes' and '10 Best Really Local Restaurants', and even '10 Fried Insects for Gourmets' now we need to move on to serious business: '10 Hardcore Thai Food, only for the Brave'... Will you dare? I will skip insects and focus on real dishes Thai people cook daily and really enjoy. After 22 years in Phuket I still can't eat several

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25 Thai Fruits to Discover in Phuket

Thai fruits in Phuket

What Thai fruits can you find in Phuket? [toc] Thai fruits in Phuket range from the well-known pineapple or even watermelon, to the most surprising ones like the weird-looking Dragon Fruit, the huge pungent Durian or the enormous 'Jackfruit'. The choice of fruits in Thailand is endless and visiting a local market in Phuket is a chance to try as many as you can. Some of the best fruits displays in Phuket

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Eating Fried Insects and Bugs in Phuket

Eating Insects in Thailand

Where to find fried insects in Phuket [toc] Eating Fried Insects and Bugs in Phuket and Thailand seems to be the 'ultimate cultural challenge' so try to answer the following questions: How many of you had a bite at one of these appetizing bugs sold on carts in the streets of Thailand? A few, I suppose. How many of you LIKED IT? less! How many of you actually ENJOYED EATING

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10 Best Thai Food in Phuket

Thai Food in Phuket

10 Great Popular Thai Dishes You Should Try in Phuket [toc] Thai food doesn't need an introduction anymore. If you reached this page you probably already heard plenty about it, and a thousand blogs talk about it at length. The list of Thai dishes available in Thailand is incredibly vast, and I'm not an authority in Thai cooking, but just like you, we love eating local when we travel abroad.

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Most Popular Thai Food by Votes

Most Popular Thai Food

Most Popular Thai Food by Votes Thai food is famous the world around but there is so much to choose from that we ask our readers to vote for their favourite Thai dishes. You can vote for more than one dish, and we will add more as we find the photos so be patient if your all time favourite is not yet in this collection! :D If you are about

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10 Fun Diet Tips in Phuket

10 Fun Diet Tips in Phuket Here is a fun diet story you might find useful: You can actually lose weight while enjoying your holiday by trying local food, experiencing fun or unusual things, exploring the island and even proudly coming back with a tan... The majority of Thai people are slim and healthy, but don't be mistaken: they do love to eat! a lot! and often! I'm not going

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Som Tam in Phuket – Thailand’s most loved dish

Som Tam in Phuket

Som Tam in Phuket Som Tam (Somtum) is probably one of the cornerstones of Thai Cuisine and it comes in various versions, but the main ingredients in Som Tam recipe will almost always include grated green papaya with fish sauce, lime juice, chilies, dry shrimps, green beans and peanuts. Som Tum Tai is the most simple form and popular variations are the Som Tum Poo with salted black crabs and

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Mang Da Na – Giant Water Bug

Mang Da Giant Water Bug in Phuket

Mang Da Na - Giant Water Bug Mang Da looks like over-sized, mutated cockroaches, but I can confirm that they're not. They are called Mang Da Na in Thai and apparently are the biggest kind water bug there are. I think the English name is 'Giant Water Bug'. These guys are not just another type of deep-fried bugs on the push carts. They're a little more special than that. This

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Lor Rong Market – Phuket Specialties

Lor Rong Food Market

Shopping for Phuket Specialties Had enough tourist food and want to try real Phuket specialties? When visiting Phuket Town, if you have a bit of time and are curious about Phuket real local food, you have to stop by Lor Rong Market. This little food place might just look like any others, but is in fact a very well known and popular venue for Phuket people and very few long

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Tom Yam Goong – Prawn Spicy and Sour Soup

Tom Yam Goong

What is Tom Yam Goong? [toc] Tom Yam is one of Thailand's favourite and most well-known dish, to locals and visitors alike.  It's is not a tourist trap; it is really part of Thai life. Tom Yam means hot and sour soup and Goong means prawns. Other famous variations are Tom Yam Talay (seafood), Tom Yam Gai (chicken), Kradook Moo (pork ribs). A special one, Tom Yam Goong Mae Nam, is

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Mama vs WaiWai – Instant Noodles

Mama vs WaiWai Instant Noodles

Mama vs WaiWai - Instant Noodles Culture 'Mama' and 'WaiWai' are both top selling brands of instant noodles in Thailand and 'Mama' has been the universal term for Thai people to refer to any instant noodle.  Some love WaiWai but  still refer to it as 'Mama'. The way people eat Mama is usually like any other instant noodle. Pour hot water, empty the small tasty sachets into the bowl, cover,

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