7 Signature Foods in Phuket

Phuket not only has beautiful beaches but it also has many local foods you should eat before you leave. Below is the lists of the seven top famous dishes that you should eat in Phuket.

1. Mee Hokkien Noodle

A signature of Phuket. It is yellow thick noodles fried with pork, fish, squid, oyster, egg and bean sprout. The noodle is served with red onion, sambal chili and lime. You can also add cracking for crunchy texture.


Where to eat :

  • Mee Ton Poe Restaurant : 214/7-8, Phuket Road, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Phuket, 83000
  • Loktien Restaurant : At the traffic lights between Dibuk and Yaowarat Road, right next to Hi-So Shop

2. Mee Hoon Pa Chang Noodle

Another famous dish in Phuket. It is vermicelli noodles fried in soy sauce and garnished with fried onion flakes and fresh chopped chinese chives. The dish is usually taken with pork soup. The recipe was originated by someone called ‘pa Chang’, so local people call the dish ‘Mee Hoon Pa Chang’.


Where to eat :

  • On Thanon Yaowarat
  • Near the Tessaban Ban Bang Niao School on Takua Tong Rd.
  • On Vichit Songkram Rd., near the entrance to Soi Lorong

3. Lo Bah

Fried pork organise served with fried tofu and spicy sweet or sour sauce.


Where to eat :

  • Near Kiet Sin Stationery

4. O-Tao

The local cuisine of Phuket and also known as Hoi Tod Hokgian. The O-Tao is a delicacy made of flour,egg and taro root, added with small oysters, bits of crispy pork rasher and spring onions. It is best taken with a sweet and spicy sauce that further enhances the flavor. Serve in a bowl and eat with pork cracking and bean sprout.


Where to eat:

  • Mee Sapam at Sapam village
  • Near the Tessaban Ban Bang Niao School on Takua Tong Rd
  • On Vichit Songkram Rd., near the entrance to Soi Lorong

5. Oh Aew

Many of you have probably heard people talk about this before. Oh Aew is a popular dessert which originates from Phuket. Oh Aew is made from jelled banana-flour mixed with boiled red bean, ice and sweet red syrup.


Where to eat:

  • On Soi Soon Utit, Yaowarat Rd.
  • On Ranong Rd., at the entrance to Soi Loh Rong
  • On Vichit Songkram Rd., near the entrance to Soi Loh Rong

6. Ah Pong

Also known locally as Bang Sun is a dessert that originates from Malaysia. This is called “candy preliminary” and in ancient times long ago. Ah Pong snacks are easy to make as the ingredients of flour, egg yolk, coconut milk, sugar; water and yeast are readily available. All these ingredients are mixed together and made into a pancake. Ah Pong’s has a sweet aromatic taste and are usually found being sold from the many carts found around the island.


Where to eat :

  • At the intersection of Debuk Road and Yaowarat Road in Phuket town

7. Dim Sum

Phuket’s Dim Sum, also known among the locals as ‘Seaw Bouy’ is another popular breakfast menu that goes well with coffee. Are a tantalising group of small dishes which can be eaten at any time of the day. The Dim Sum is a steamed dumpling, filled with every imaginable choice of sweet or savoury filling, and served with Chinese herb chicken soup and condiments.


Where to eat :

  • Boonyarat at the main bus terminal 1
  • Boonyarat near Dao Rung School on Chao Fa Road
  • Boonyarat branches at the vegetable market
  • Sritang on Padipat Road
  • Chokchai Dim Sum on Mae Luan Road
  • Somjai on Dilok-U-Tit Road




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