10 Best Typical Southern Thai Food You Must Try in Phuket

Best Phuket local food

Best southern food in Phuket [toc] Southern Thai food is a treat for those who love seafood and want to explore intense and spicy flavours. On a Southern Thai table, you’ll find dishes with such local ingredients as sataw (stink beans) or miang leaves that you’re unlikely to see in other Thai regional cuisines. The cuisine has also been shaped by a mix of Indian, Arabian and Persian cultural influences,

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25 Thai Fruits to Discover in Phuket

Thai fruits in Phuket

What exotic fruits can you find in Phuket? [toc] Exotic 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 fruit

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10 Best Street Food in Phuket

Phuket Street Food

What to eat in Phuket? [toc] Phuket street food is fun, cheap, and a great way to experience simple real Thai food. It definitely is more authentic 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 allergies, you might want to skip this, but I think it’s as safe as eating in

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Noodle Soup in Phuket (Kuey Tiaow)

Noodle Soup in Phuket

How to order noodle soup in Phuket? [toc] Noodle soup is everywhere in Phuket ('Kuey Tiaow' in Thai), and while it's not precisely Thai food, it is entirely part of everyday life in Thailand. Small restaurants and carts will serve it on almost every street at any time of the day and night, not only for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. While you can easily order the classic by just

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The Pad Thai Shop in Karon

The Pad Thai Shop in Karon Beach

Is this the best Pad Thai in Phuket? [toc] The Pad Thai Shop is a tiny restaurant on the side of the back road of Karon Beach. It's so small and modest; you would drive past it without paying much attention if it wasn’t for its growing reputation and a large yellow signboard that says 'The Pad Thai Shop'. Despite its success, the shop owner probably chose not to change

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Mookata Buffet Restaurants in Phuket

Mookata Buffet in Phuket

What is Mookata? [toc] Mookata or Mu Kratha is an extremely popular and cheap buffet found in Phuket and all around Thailand. Here, you pick and cook yourself some raw ingredients displayed on a buffet-style at a low fixed price. If you are travelling to Phuket on a budget and want to experience the real Thai daily lifestyle, then you should try it at least once. It’s fun, cheap and

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10 Best Thai Food in Phuket

Thai Food in Phuket

Classic Thai food to try in Phuket [toc] Thai food is popular and famous worldwide and doesn't need to be introduced anymore. If you reached this page, you probably already tried some and heard plenty about it. The list of great Thai dishes available in Thailand is vast, and each region has its specialities and personality. But just in case you haven't yet tried many, we introduce here Thai food

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Kota Khao Mun Kai – Chicken Rice Restaurant in Phuket Town

Chicken Rice Kota Khao Mun Kai Phuket

Famous chicken rice in Phuket Town [toc] Kota Khao Mun Kai is an excellent and famous Chicken Rice restaurant in Phuket Town. Everyone in Phuket knows this place, expats of locals. It has been open for more than two decades and is still running strong without having changed a thing. That might be why it is still so popular; once you have a simple winning formula, don’t touch it. If

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10 Phuket Local 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 Local Restaurants and Best Classic Thai Dishes, so here are 10 really local specialities (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 other

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Tom Yum Goong Recipe

Tom Yum Goong recipe

How to Cook a Tom Yum Goong? Tom Yum Goong is one of the pillars of Thai Food, probably the best known Thai dish the world around and there are of course countless variations possible. This recipe is how Faa cooks it, and we know that everyone has their own way and own preferences... If this is your first time, we tried to be a bit specific with the ingredients.

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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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Lor Rong Market – Phuket Specialties

Lor Rong Food Market

Shopping for Phuket Specialties [toc] Had enough tourist food and want to try real Phuket specialities? 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

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Eating Fried Insects in Phuket

Eating Insects in Thailand

Where to find fried insects in Phuket [toc] Eating Fried Insects 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 appetising 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 BUGS? I

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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 the Som Tam recipe will almost always include grated green papaya with fish sauce, and lime juice, chillies, 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

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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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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 dishes, to locals and visitors alike. It 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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Most Popular Instant Noodles in Phuket

Mama vs WaiWai Instant Noodles

Instant Noodles Culture [toc] Mama Instant Noodles 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, wait three

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