Don’t go in search of pad thai, pizzas, and other international dishes when you are in Phuket. It’s a destination with a unique and amazing culinary blend. Enjoy the best of it!
It has the Chinese influence
Many Phuket restaurants including the ones such as Age Restaurant offer dishes that mainly have Chinese influence. According to them, it’s the Hokkein influence. You also can see familiarities with Indian and Malaysian dishes sometimes.
Some of the most popular dishes in Phuket
Tom yum Goong, kuay tiew, gai pad med ma muang, Tom Kha Gai, and Kao phad are some of the most popular dishes you come across in Phuket. Dim sum, Hokkein noodles, and Khanom jeen beautifully show the influence of Chinese culture on Phuket cuisine.
Phuket street food
In Phuket, you find many street food vendors and stalls. Do not have second thoughts of they are safe to eat or not. They are safe, and this experience is one of the best authentic experiences you should enjoy here.
Things to avoid
Don’t eat everything that you see. Dishes such as sharp fin soup, larb leuat neua, and luu moo will not be so appealing to you, so you better avoid trying them out.