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Phuket Local Dishes & Restaurants list

Phuket has a number of foods different in character and flavour 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 ofdishes and shops where they can be sampled. trict:

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Mee Hokkian:
Yellow egg noodles stir-fried with leafy green vegetables in soy sauce, usually with pork or chicken. The best known shops are:

    • Mee Ton Poh: near The clock tower traffic circle on Phuket Rd., in Phuket Town
    • Mee Spam: on Thep Krasatri Rd., in the village of Spam .
    • Mee Ao Geh: on Phunphol Rd., in Phuket Town.

Yellow noodles are also cooked in both 'dry' and 'wet' versions and as a prawn soup. For these try:

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

Mee Huhn Pah Chahng:
Dry fried noodles eaten with pork bone soup. For this try, all in Phuket Town.

    • Mee Huhn Pah Chang: on Yaowarat Rd.
    • Mee Huhn Pah Chang: near the tessaban Ban Bang Niao School on Takua Tung Rd.
    • Mee Huhn Pah Chang: on Ranong Rd., near the entrance to Soi Lorong.

Mee Sua:
Breakfast noodles served with the boiled rice dishes Khao Tom or Johk. This can be ordered at various shops around town, but the best known in Phuket Town is:

    • Kou Kwan Mee Sua: near Ruampaet Hospital on Phuket Rd.

Kanohm Jeen 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 fiery charecter, delicious. It comes with an array of fresh vegetables and boiled eggs that are mixed 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 Jeen: on Tungka Rd.
    • Pah Mai: on Krabi Rd.
    • Pah Ree: on Pathipaht Rd.

Lo Bah:
Fried sausages served with fried tofu and spicy sweet and sour sauce. For this try: (in Phuket Town)

    • Lo Bah Shop: on the way to Span Hin.
    • Bang Song Lo Bah: on Phunphol Rd.

Oh Tao:
Oysters fried with flour, eggs, and taro root. The best known places in Phuket Town are:

    • Oh Tao Shop: near the Tessaban Ban Bang Niao School.

Nam Prik Goong Sod:
Spicy shrimp paste with fresh shrimp, chili, and lime. Eaten with rice or Kanohm Jeen. Nam Prik comes in various froms, it is generally regarded by Thais to be as indispensable as rice.

Nam Prik Goong Siab:
similar to the above but featuring whole, dried shrimps and eaten with various vegetables as an appetizer. Among the spiciest dishes in Thailand. Most restaurants that prepare food according to order as opposed to little shops serving only a set menu make nam prik goong siab. The best known are in Phuket Town:

    • Mae Porn: on Phang-nga Rd.
    • Laem Tong restaurant: on Chana Jareon Rd.
    • Khun Mae Ju: on Thep Krasatri Rd., the village of Spam.
    • Lai An Lao: on rasada Rd.
    • N.C. restaurant: on Phang-nga Rd.

Tao Sor or Kanohm Pia Phuket:
Spring rolls, Chinese crepes. The best known are found at:

    • Kaeng Tin: near Ruampaet Hospital on Phuket Rd.
    • Tao Sor Shop: on Soi Suhn Utit, Yaowarat Rd., in Phuket Town.
    • Khun Mae Ju: on Thep Krasatri Rd., in village of Spam.
    • Mae Boon Tham: on Surin Rd., Soi 4.

Oh Aew:
An iced sweet made of flour, banana, and a little seaweed. Look for it at:

    • Ao Aew Shop: on Soi Soon Utit, Yaowarat Rd.
    • Ao Aew Shop: 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.
Cashew nuts: try at:

    • Mae ti: on Tilok Utit 2 Rd.
    • Sri Boorapa Orchid: on Takua Tung Rd., and Kwang Ban Teen Kao Rd.
    • Sri Supalak Orchid: on Thep Krasatri Rd.

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

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