Panwa House at Cape Panwa Hotel

Panwa House at Cape Panwa

Dinner at Panwa Heritage House [toc] Panwa House is a white Sino Portuguese restaurant surrounded by palm trees, right on the secluded beach of the Cape Panwa Hotel on the east coast of Phuket. This house has been a Phuket icon for years, even appearing in movies or TV series. Cape Panwa is not exactly centrally located, to say the least, it's quite far from everything but if you happen

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Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant

Aek Seafood restaurant in Rawai, Phuket

Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant [toc] Aek Rawai Seafood Restaurant is one of the few local restaurants peppering the roadside of Rawai beach. This small restaurant doesn’t any particular sign and it doesn’t attract a mass of hungry tourists, but this is where we love to go for a real seafood lunch or dinner. The setting might be unusual to us, but not unusual to Thai: the kitchen is on one

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On The Rock Restaurant Phuket – Thai food by the sea in Karon

On The Rock Restaurant Phuket

Seaside Thai Food in Karon [toc] On The Rock is a beautiful open-air seafood restaurant built on the rocks at the southern end of famous Karon Beach. Part of the long-standing Marina Phuket Resort has a unique location and superb views on the Karon Beach. The way from the parking to the terrace through the greenery of the garden sets the mood beautifully.</.p> On The Rock restaurant has been opened

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Khao Rang Breeze Restaurant Phuket

Khao Rang Breeze Restaurant Phuket

Khao Rang Breeze Restaurant Phuket [toc] Khao Rang Breeze is one of the three popular restaurants sitting at the top of the very scenic Rang Hill in Phuket Town. The other is Tunk Ka Cafe and its beautiful view, and excellent food and Phuket View is another large restaurant with an immense panoramic terrace facing the other side of the hill. Khao Rang Breeze is the most modest of all

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Nikita’s Beach Restaurant Phuket in Rawai Beach

Nikita's Beach Restaurant Phuket

Nikita's Beach Restaurant Phuket in Rawai Beach [toc] Nikita's Beach Restaurant has always been a long time favourite among expat or returning visitors and this for more than 20 years. Hidden by the sea under large trees at the very end of Rawai beach, Nikita's would be easy to miss if it wasn’t for a wooden sign by the road. Nikita's is located near the Rawai pier and to get there;

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Piang Prai Restaurant near Bang Pae Waterfall in Phuket

Piang Prai Restaurant

Piang Prai Restaurant Phuket [toc] Piang Prai (Krua Piang Prai) is an excellent hidden local restaurant hidden in a green nest just next to Bang Pae waterfall. Mostly unknown from tourists because of its remote location, Piang Prai is one of the two great places to have lunch if you happen to be in the are (the other restaurant being Bang Pae Seafood.) Piang Prai is good; it's worth travelling

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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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Ka Jok See Restaurant Phuket

Ka Jok See Phuket

What is Ka Jok See? [toc] Ka Jok See Phuket is, to say the least, a surprising restaurant. Tucked in a small quiet street of Phuket town, it never advertised and never had to since it's full every day. So don't just walk in and ask for a table; you wouldn't get one. Moreover, their dining model defies anything we have seen so far in Phuket... they only have one

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Kampong Kata Hill Restaurant

Kampong Kata Hill

Kampong Kata Hill Phuket [toc] Kampong Kata Hill is a bit touristy with mixed reviews, but if you travelled that far to discover Asia and you are looking for more than 'just food' while remaining within an acceptable budget, this restaurant might surprise you. You would easily walk by without noticing it from the bottom of the hill and surely would not realize how special it is. Kampong, a well-established

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Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket

Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket

Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket UPDATE: Kin Dee Restaurant and cooking class has moved and is now 10m before the old location. The previous location is occupied by a different restaurant called Aroi Dee. Kin Dee Restaurant Phuket is not exactly what you would call a 'local' restaurant in the pure sense of it, but it's not a touristic place either. People talk so enthusiastically about Kin Dee, which is both

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Diavolo Restaurant at Paresa Resort

Diavolo Restaurant at Paresa Resort Phuket

Diavolo Restaurant at Paresa Resort [toc] Ranking high on our 'Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket', Paresa Resort 'Diavolo' was one of the nicest experiences we had lately. The fantastic location and setting played a role in the ranking, but you will also have great food and excellent service. You won't forget this night for a long time. On a friend's recommendation, we had our wedding party at Paresa

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Mom Tri’s Kitchen Phuket and Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

Mom Tri's Villa Royale

Mom Tri's Kitchen Phuket [toc] Mom Tri's Villa Royale is not just your regular hotel in Phuket. It was the private house of Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, a famous artist and architect better known in Thailand as 'Mom Tri', a descendant of a King Mongkut Rama IV. More than two decades ago, Mom Tri converted his summer house into this surprising boutique hotel built on a rocky hillside overlooking the

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Pak Nam Seafood Restaurant in Phuket Town

Pak Nam Seafood Restaurant Phuket

Pak Nam Seafood Pak Nam Seafood received a 'Michelin Plate' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. 'Michelin Plate is a sign of excellent food.’ [toc] Pak Nam Seafood in Phuket Town is a great Thai restaurant located off the tourist areas. Locals and residents know Pak Nam restaurant very well and like to bring their friends for a casual lunch or dinner. It's a great venue if you

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La Gaetana Italian Restaurant in Phuket Town

La Gaetana Phuket

La Gaetana Italian Restaurant La Gaetana received a 'Michelin Plate' rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. 'Michelin Plate is a sign of excellent food.' [toc] La Gaetana is one of the best and longest established Italian restaurants in Phuket. It's well known and recommended by longtime residents and Thais and is in our Top romantic restaurants in Phuket. It's not about the view; it is not about the

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360° Bar & Lounge at The Pavilions Phuket

360 Restaurant at The Pavilions Phuket

360° Bar & Lounge [toc] 360 Restaurant at The Pavilions Phuket - With so many restaurants in Phuket, picking a new romantic dining venue we haven't yet tried was going to be challenging. But once again, Phuket hides little gems you need to take the time to discover, and The Pavilions Phuket is one of them. Of course we heard of it before... but it is so 'out of the way',

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Nam Yoi Restaurant in Phuket Town

Nam Yoi Restaurant Phuket

Nam Yoi Restaurant [toc] Nam Yoi is a very discreet and hard to find restaurant serving an excellent local Thai cuisine in a remote street of Phuket town. The setting is basic, the price is very cheap and the food is really good, so good that you will often spot there the local crowd who love and write about Thai food on social media. Living in Thailand for long time

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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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Hor Mok Talay (Spicy Fish Mousse)

Hor Mok Talay

Hor Mok Talay (Spicy Fish Mousse) Hor Mok Talay is not exactly a Phuket or Southern Thailand's specialty, but the specific type and taste of Hor Mok you can find in Southern Thailand is Phuket style. Central Thailand has its own version Southern style has a greater aroma with a smooth taste and texture. Hor Mok is made of coconut milk, chili paste, fish and some secret ingredients all put

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Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant

Chaiyo Seafood Restaurant [toc] Chaiyo Seafood is a simple little restaurant close to Phuket town if you feel like a nice seafood lunch by the mangrove, without getting far from the city. Nicely built in a more comfortable setting than the famous Mor Mu Dong just across the canal, Chaiyo Seafood keeps its livestock directly in the mangrove stream. Seafood can't get much fresher than this. Nothing very sophisticated, just a

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