No Thailand adventure could ever be complete without exploring the wide and wonderful world of Thai cuisine! Renowned for its exquisite flavors and fresh ingredients, Thailand is the best place to be if you’re looking to feast on dishes balancing on salty, sweet, and sour tastes.
Thanks to its strategic location and long history of trading with India, Portugal, and China, Phuket has become Thailand’s go-to spot for culturally diverse destinations and dishes. So when in Phuket, you’ll not only get to visit various attractions and historical sites but also get to enjoy meals of different cultures and backgrounds!
You’ll never run out of places to eat in Phuket! Whether you’re vegetarian or not, you can find the perfect destinations for southern Thai food, Malay food, and Indian food. Once you’ve rented a villa in Phuket, make sure to get your list of dishes to try ready before coming to the Thai island!
Must-Have Thai Dishes to Try in Phuket
When in Phuket, you have to eat as much as you can! You’ll never have as much of an exceptional dining experience in any other country. As such, it’s essential to visit culturally diverse destinations on the island and get a taste of what each place has to offer.
Of course, eating every single meal that Phuket has available is impossible. However, you can still have the complete Thai cuisine experience by having a bite of these dishes below:
Tom Yum Goong
Before anything else, you first have to try the national dish of Thailand, tom yum goong! This dish has an abundance of fragrant herbs, such as lemongrass, lime leaves, and galangal, which gives its distinctive aroma, and the chilies and fish sauce give the spicy kick it’s known for.
With the addition of jumbo shrimp and mushrooms, tom yum goong’s soup provides a unique flavor that’s sour, spicy, and scrumptious. Depending on your preference, you can pair this dish with rice or noodles.
Mee Hokkien Noodles
This Phuket specialty may seem simple enough on paper, but when you get a taste of the stir-fried thick and yellow noodles with pork, egg squid, bean sprouts, and prawns mixed in, you’ll definitely want to ask for more than one serving!
If you’re in Phuket, you can’t forget about trying the kanom jeen! Indulge in its delicious soup made of lemongrass, chicken, galangal, and mushrooms cooked in coconut milk.
It has to be said—no restaurant in any country other than Thailand can serve you the best pad thai, no matter how authentic it claims to be. Of course, anyone can attempt to replicate the taste by mixing in some tofu, bean sprouts, onion, and ground peanuts, but you’ll understand why Phuket pad thai is still the best once you have a bite of the iconic noodle dish.
If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience, visit the beautiful island of Thailand, Phuket! When you’re in Phuket, you can enjoy an abundance of distinct flavors and various cultures. Your tour visit doesn’t need to be elaborate for it to be fulfilling—as long as you rent a villa in Phuket and enjoy Thai cuisine, you’ll have the time of your life!
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