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Phuket 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.

Chinese noodle(Mee-hokkian)Mee Ton Poh near the clock tower traffic circle on Phuket Road in Phuket Town.

Mee Sapam on Thepkrasatri Road in the village of Sapam.

Mee 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 :
- Somjit near the clock tower traffic circle on Phuket Road in Phuket Town.
- Jirayuwat near the Pearl Cinema on Phang-nga Rd., in Phuket Town.

Mee Huhn Pah Chang Dry fried noodles eaten with pork bone soup. For this try (all in Phuket Town) :
- On Thanon Yaowarat.
- Near the Tessaban Ban Bang Niao School on Takua Tong Rd.
- On Vichit Songkram Rd., near the entrance to Soi Lorong.

Mee Sue Breakfast 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 :
- Kou Kwan near Ruampaet Hospital on Phuket Rd.

Kanohm JinKanom 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 : 
- Kwan Kanohm Jin on Tungka Rd.
- Pah Mai on statun Rd.
- Pha Ri on Pahtiphaht Rd.

Lo 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.

Nam Phrik Kung SeabOh Tao Oysters fried with flour, eggs, and taro root. The best known places in Phuket Town are :
- near the circle by the Fresh Market.

Tao Sor or Kanohm Bia Phuket Spring rolls, Chinese crepes. The best known are found at:
- Kaeng Tin near Ruam Paet Hospital on Phuket Rd.

on Soi Suhn Utit, Yaowarat Rd., in Phuket Town.
- Kuhn Mae on Thep Krasatri Rd., in the village of Sapam.
- Mae Boon Tahm on Surin Rd., Soi 4.

Oh Aew An iced sweet made of flour, banana, and a little seaweed. Look for it at :
- On Soi Soon Utit, Yaowarat Rd.
- On Ranong Rd., at the entrance to Soi Lorong

Other 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.

Cashews try at :
- Maeti on Tilok Utit 2 Rd.
- Sri Boorapa Orchid on Takua Tung Rd., and Kwang Ban Teen Kao Rd.
- Sri Supalak Orchid on Thepkrasattri Rd.


Pineapples
can be purchased in the Fresh Market, and are found generally.