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10 Famous Phuket Food To Eat Before You Leave

10 Famous Phuket Food To Eat Before You Leave

Phuket, as always, boats the most beautiful beaches in the world but this little city is more popular for its culinary background with hundreads of food readily availble in restaurants and on the street. To help you have a quick overview of what to eat, we pick out 10 of the best food in Phuket in this writing.

1. Tom Yam Goong

Tom Yang Goong is basically known as the mixture of spicy prawn and sour soup which is one of the most favorite dishes of the Thai. Tom Yang Goong Mae Nam is the original version of all variations of Tom Yang which includes Tom Yam Talay (Seafood), Tom Yam Gai (Chicken), Tom Yam Kradook Moo (Pork ribs). The most important part of all Tom Yam is its soup made from coconut milk, red chili, mushroom, herbs and other spices.

If you don't like spicy, look away! Tom Yam soup is hot, spicy and delightful at the same time. Tom Yum Goong goes great with rice or noodles.

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Where to eat:

Bang Pae Seafood restaurant

Bang Pae Seafood PA Khlok Thalang Phuket Thailand
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 20:00 PM

Bang Pae Seafood is a great local restaurant. It is very popular on weekends with a mix of Thai, expats and some tourists brought by local friends.


Ang Seafood restaurant

ถนน เจ้าฟ้าตะวันออก - Soi Phuket Villa California 1, Wichit, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Opening time: 17:00 PM - 23:55 PM

Ang Seafood restaurant is one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Phuket. Enjoy great diner with many locals in a friendly atmosphere is an experience to remember.

2. Mee Hokkien noodle

This simple dish of stir-fried noodle with prawn keeps noodle fans coming back over and over agan. The thick yellow fried noodles, prawns, pork, squids, egg and bean sprouts are all in a perfect combination that makes everything taste extra good. Noodle is served with sambal chili and a squeeze of lime juice.

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Where to eat:

  • Mee Ton Poe restaurant, Phuket rd, facing both the Metropole hotel and the Surin Clock Tower at the traffic circle, 8.00 AM – 8.00 PM.
  • Loktien restaurant, Thanon Dibuk, Phuket old town, (it’s right at the intersection of Yaowarat rd and Dibuk rd), 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Mee Ton Poe Restaurant

214/7-8, Phuket Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000 83000 Thailand
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 20:00 PM

Mee Ton Poe Restaurant has been owned by the same family for three generations and there’s a buzz in the air at lunchtime as hungry locals come here for a quick but delicious plate


Loktien Restaurant

At the traffic lights between Dibuk and Yaowarat Road, right next to Hi-So Shop
Opening time: 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Lock Tien is a long-standing restaurant in Phuket town, known especially for their Hokkien style fried noodles. This simple food court caters to a variety of local tastes with dishes.

3. Massaman Curry

It seems that Thai food is a hard treat for spicy haters. With Massaman curry, you shound't worry about it anymore.

This curry is beloved by many people who are crazy in love with curry of all kinds. Its flavor is suprisingly good with the sweetness of coconut milk, a little sourness of lime juice, the flavorful aroma of lime leaves and basil, the thickness of peanuts and tomatoes. They are go perfectly together and make a toothsome dish in one bowl. Massaman curry has several versions depending on what the main ingredient is. It can be pork, beef or fish. As usual, a curry appears at its best with steamed rice or noodles.

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Where to eat:

  • N.C. restaurant 183/6 Phang-Nga, Talad Yai, Muang, 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM.
  • Oriental Spoon restaurant: 106/46 Moo 3, Surin Beach Road | Twinpalms Phuket Resort,Phuket, Thailand

N.C. restaurant

N.C. Bakery and Food 183/6 Phang-Nga, Talad Yai, Muang, 83000 83000 Thailand
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 18:00 PM

N.C. Restaurant is one of the many restaurants in Phuket City that caters to the price conscious hungry people out there.Come here and enjoy the great Thai foods

4. Dim Sum

When it comes to Dim Sum, you will be totally shocked with a huge collection of this Chinese fusion food in Phuket. As there are several kinds of dim sum ready to be ordered, it's smart to plot out which is highly recommended by the local. The best kind of dim sum is the one which is folded at least seven times with a glowing fluffy outlook. The fillings are diverse ranging from shrimp, pork, prawn or green beans. Dim sum is amazingly super smooth and super rich in flavor.

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Where to eat:

  • Boon Rad Dim Sum 1, 26/41 Thanon Bangkawk, Phuket Town, Phuket, 6.00 AM – 10.00 AM.
  • Wang DimSum, 269/1-2, Phuket Rd, Phuket Town, 6.00 AM – 11.00 AM.

Boon Rad Dim Sum 1

บุญรัตน์ ขนมจีบ Bangkok Rd อำเภอเมือง Mueang Phuket District Phuket 83000 Thailand
Opening time: 06:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Boon Rad Dim Sum 1 is a well known and one of the top restaurants in Phuket that serves dim sum for breakfast.


Wang DimSum

วังติ่มซำ 269/1-2 ถนนภูเก็ต ต.ตลาดใหญ่ ภูเก็ต 83000, Thailand
Opening time: 06:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Wang Dim Sum serves a well-thought out quality menu that appeal both to locals and visitors to Phuket with all recipes originating in Hong Kong.

5. Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken)

Next up is GaengKeaw Wan Gai, another unique Thai curry that attracts foodies worldwide for its distinctive feature. The curry is made with chicken, cooked with two types of eggplants cut in quarters. Eggplants are used to lower the choleterol level. Even you don't try this dish, oberving the smiling faces of those who indulged, the food must be delicious.

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Where to eat:

Kaab Gluay Restaurant

kaab gluay restaurant Patong, Kathu District Phuket Thailand
Opening time: 11:00 AM - 20:00 PM

Kaab Gluay Restaurant is famous for the quality of its food – it serves exclusively authentic Thai cuisine, for its down to earth atmosphere, and for its affordable prices.

6. Kanom Jeen Phuket

Kanom Jeen is another well-liked soup using chicken, mushrooms, galangal, tomatoes and lemongrass cooked in coconut milk. Normally, the dish is added with some chili but it's not that spicy, it's sure flavorful. To make a mind blowing bowl of Kanom Jeen, you need to pick up some of the best ingredients of beef, chicken, fish, crab and vegetables.

Also read: Top 10 food in bangkok

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Where to eat:

Khanom Jeen Mae Ting Shop

28 Satul Road Muang Phuket Phuket, Thailand 83000
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Khanom Jeen Mae Ting is a popular and excellent breakfast spot.


Kanom Jeen Pa Mai restaurants

Mae Laund RD, Phuket, Thailand
Opening time: 05:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Kanom Jeen restaurant is the heart of Thai restaurants. It’s so famous for noodle, sauce and Thai traditional food.

7. Khao Man Gai

Khao Man Gai is definitely a soul satisfying chicken rice for all diners. It issues a new taste among hundreads of usual chicken rice in Southeast Asia. Khao Man Gai hosts the most delightfully flavorful and pleasingly textural items as boiled chicken, steamed jasmine rice, chicken broth and a unique sauce of ginger, garlic, chili and soyal sauce. Khao Mai Gai is truly tapped into the local and global culinary scene.

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Where to eat:

The food is widely solde in several street vendors, you can

Kota Khao Man Gai, 16 - 18 Soi Surin Montri (near the traffic circle with the clock in the middle), 10:00 AM to when supplies run out

Kota Khao Man Gai

Metropole Hotel Phuket 1 Soi Surin, Montri Road Talat Yai, Mueang Phuket District Phuket 83000 Thailand
Opening time: 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Ko Ta Kota Khao Man Gai serves mainly khao man gai (a Thai chicken rice); one of Thailand's most popular fast-food dishes.

8. Por Pia

Sping roll, spring roll and spring roll!

It's always a sneak peak of what to order for every trip to Phuket. If you are grabbing a belly satisfying food in Phuket, Por pia - a Thai spring roll is more than a good option.

In Phuket, spring roll is eaten both in sit-down restaurants and also on the street. The food is simply made by wrapping fillings of meat, prawns, vegetables, rice noodles and crunchy pastry into a roll. Then, the fresh spring roll will be deep fried. At the end, you are served with a crunchy, greasy and packed full of tastiness of spring roll.

Also read: How To Avoid Getting Food Poisoning When Travelling

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Where to eat:

  • Loktien restaurant, Thanon Dibuk, Phuket Old town, (it’s right at the intersection of Yaowarat rd and Dibuk rd), 10.00 AM – 5.00 PM.
  • Natural restaurant, 62/5 Soi Phutorn Bangkok rd, Talad Yai, Muang, 9.00 AM – 8.00 PM.

Loktien Restaurant

At the traffic lights between Dibuk and Yaowarat Road, right next to Hi-So Shop
Opening time: 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Lock Tien is a long-standing restaurant in Phuket town, known especially for their Hokkien style fried noodles. This simple food court caters to a variety of local tastes with dishes.


Natural Restaurant

62/5 Soi Phutorn Bangkok Road, Talad Yai, Muang, Phuket 83100 Thailand
Opening time: 09:00 AM - 20:00 PM

Natural Restaurant has served Thai and international dishes for thousands of satisfied guests for more than 20 years and at very reasonable prices.

9. Satay

It's such a huge mistake if you miss out satay culture in Thailand, especially in Phuket. There is a large selection of satay from chicken, pork to beef satay. The satay is normally eaten with peanut sauce. What people like about the dish most is its peanut sauce. The sauce is a perfect combination of fish sauce, ginger, green onions, cilantro leaves, jalapenos, pepper, peanut butter, sesame oil, lemon juice, and coconut milk. For all foodies, satay is absolutely a greasy favorite treat along the way.

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Where to eat:

  • Khun Jeed’s Rad-Na Yod Pak, Phang Nga rd, under the Mung Pheng Hotel, not far from On On Hotel and Kasikorn Bank, 9.00 AM – 8 .30 PM.
  • Mee Ton Poe restaurant, Phuket rd, facing both the Metropole Hotel and the Surin Clock Tower at the traffic circle, 8.00 AM – 8.00 PM.

Khun Jeed’s Rad-Na Yod Pak

Under the Mung Pheng Hotel, not far from On On Hotel and Kasikorn Bank
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 20:00 PM

At Khun Jeed’s Rad-Na Yod Pak in Phuket Town, you can enjoy popular dish with pork or seafood. The most popular items here are pork and chicken satays.


Mee Ton Poe Restaurant

214/7-8, Phuket Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000 83000 Thailand
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 20:00 PM

Mee Ton Poe Restaurant has been owned by the same family for three generations and there’s a buzz in the air at lunchtime as hungry locals come here for a quick but delicious plate

10. Roti Pancake

Roti pancake is a very unique Thai style of sweet pancakes. A Thai roti pancake has two parts - dough and filling. The dough is a mix of flour, egg, condensed milk, sugar and salt. The filling can be any of the fruits that you want to eat. At some places, these pancakes are served with thick coconut milk or ice cream on top. Make your way to any street hawkers with signs selling Roti pancake for this treat.

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Where to eat:

French Crepe Thai Pancake Vendor

Patong, Kathu District Phuket Thailand
Opening time: 09:00 AM - 20:00 PM

French Crepe Thai Pancake Vendor is an easy, fast and cheap way to enjoy the best Roti Pancake of Thailand

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Catherine

My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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