Try local foods The island has a unique cuisine and both its entrées and desserts are a combination of local and Chinese cooking styles. International visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to sample the mouth-watering and unique off erings of Phuket’s kitchens. We have the inside track on toothsome dishes which will tempt your taste buds. Please allow us to off er a few examples:
Oh Aew: An unbeatable Phuket dessert which is made from jellied banana-flour mixed with boiled red beans, ice, and sweet red syrup: available at Lok Tiean Local Food Centre, Intersection of Yaowarat Road with Dibuk Road, Phuket City
Dim Sum: This is a steamed dumpling, filled with a choice of every imaginable variety of sweet or savoury filling, sometimes accompanied by Chinese herb chicken soup and condiments.
Oh Tao: (Also known as Hoi Tod Hokgian). This is a fried oyster dish prepared with eggs, flour, bean sprouts and taro root. It’s a favourite Phuket snack.
Mee Hok Kian: This is made with large yellow noodles similar to Japanese Soba. Mee Hok Kian can be served with pork-bone soup and/or dried noodles. A delightful variety known as Mee Hok Kian Pak includes fried noodles, soup, egg, fried onions, pork crackling and a choice of pork, fish or squid. Recommended Mee Hok Kian restaurants are Mee Ao Gay, located on Poonpol Road, and Mee Sapam at Sapam Village, Thepkasattri Road.
Mee Sue: Phuket’s breakfast noodles with a salty taste and white colour when uncooked are boiled and flavoured with oriental spices. They can be served with sliced pork or chicken accompanied by boiled rice or rice soup.