has a number of foods different in character
and flavor from those of other areas in
Thailand. The international character of the
island, however, with so many different restaurants
catering to a multitude of tastes, makes it
difficult for non-Thais to identify Phuket cuisine.
Below is a list of local dishes and shops where
they can be sampled.
Ton Poh near the
clock tower traffic circle on Phuket Road in Phuket
Sapam on Thepkrasatri
Road in the village of Sapam.
Ao Geh on Phunphol
Road in Phuket Town. Yellow noodles are also
cooked in both "dry"
and "wet" versions, and as a prawn soup. For these try
near the clock tower
traffic circle on Phuket Road in Phuket Town.
- Jirayuwat near the Pearl Cinema
on Phang-nga Rd., in Phuket Town.
Huhn Pah Chang Dry fried noodles eaten with pork bone soup. For this try
(all in Phuket Town) :
- On Thanon Yaowarat.
the Tessaban Ban Bang Niao School on
Takua Tong Rd.
Vichit Songkram Rd.,
near the entrance to Soi Lorong.
noodles served with the boiled rice dishes Khao
Tohm or Johk. This can be ordered at various
shops around town, but the best known in Phuket
Town is :
Kwan near Ruampaet
Hospital on Phuket Rd.
Kanom Jin Phuket Noodles often
compared to spaghetti usually served with a
spicy curry sauce, the most common made from
fish. It is usually eaten as a breakfast food
and is, if you can stand its fresh character,
delicious. It comes with an array of fresh vegetables
and boiled eggs that are mixed with the dish
by dinners at their table. It is often
found with the fried pastry called Pah Tong
Go and the curried fish mousse called Hor Mohk,
both of which are very tasty. Some of the curries
are not spicy, so try a shop that has many curries
to choose from if you are sensitive to spicy
cuisine. There are many shops to choose from
everywhere in Phuket but the most famous are
in Phuket Town :
Kanohm Jin on Tungka Rd.
- Pah Mai on statun Rd.
Ri on Pahtiphaht Rd.
Bah Fried sausages
served with fried tofu and spicy sweet and sour
sauce. For this try (In Phuket Town) :
- On The way to span Hin.
- On Poonphol Rd.
Oh Tao Oysters fried with flour,
eggs, and taro root. The best known places in
Phuket Town are :
the circle by the
Kanohm Bia Phuket Spring rolls, Chinese crepes.
The best known are found at:
Tin near Ruam Paet
Hospital on Phuket Rd.
Suhn Utit, Yaowarat Rd., in Phuket Town.
Mae on Thep Krasatri
Rd., in the village of Sapam.
Boon Tahm on Surin
Rd., Soi 4.
iced sweet made of flour, banana, and a little
seaweed. Look for it at :
Soi Soon Utit, Yaowarat
- On Ranong Rd., at the entrance
to Soi Lorong
foods held to be characteristic of Phuket include
cashew nuts, which are planted along many of
Phuket's highways, and pineapples--though to
be crisper and sweeter than elsewhere.
try at :
on Tilok Utit 2 Rd.
Boorapa Orchid on
Takua Tung Rd., and Kwang Ban Teen Kao Rd.
- Sri Supalak Orchid on Thepkrasattri
be purchased in the Fresh Market, and are found