Food and Drink in Phuket
Growing more and more in popularity across the globe, Thai food is a treat for all of the senses. Packed full of flavour, bursting with colour and full of contrasting textures, there truly is no other cuisine like it. Think of fresh and zesty lemongrass, a good kick of chilli and a sharp dash of lime – Thai food is all about combining sweet, sour, salty and spicy flavours into a powerful yet delicate dish.
Regarded as one of the national dishes of Thailand, tom yam is a must-try dish. This hot and sour soup can be served with a range of meat or seafood, but since you’re visiting Phuket, we recommend trying the tom yam goong made with delicious fresh shrimp. No visit to Phuket would be complete without a trip to the night markets to sample the amazing selection of street food available here. Some of the top dishes to try include; moo ping – marinated pork cooked over a large open grill and served on skewers, por pia thod – crispy and delicious Thai spring rolls, and – of course – the insects! Bamboo worms, crickets, grasshoppers, silkworms, giant water beetles, scorpions – you name it, they’ve got it here!
With one of Thailand’s best breweries located in Phuket, it’s pretty easy to get hold of a good lager or beer here! The Full Moon Brewery produce the world-famous Phuket Lager and the slightly lesser known Chalawan Pale Ale. If these don’t tickle your fancy, there’s always the ubiquitous and infamous symbol of Thailand, Chang.