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Top 10 Thai Foods in Phuket – Immerse in a Foodie Adventure in Phuket

Thai food is one of the best-loved in the world; the incorporation of sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours makes Thai food a delicious experience.

1

Tom yum goong

This soup is considered the national dish of Thailand. The rich and fragrant soup uses herbs like lemongrass, galangal, Thai basil, lime leaves, and shallots to flavour it. The use of chillies and fish sauce adds spice to the soup. The dish also incorporates mushrooms and jumbo shrimp and has a unique combination of spicy and sour. The soup is eaten as a main paired with white rice.

2

Pad Thai

This noodle dish is perhaps one of the most famous in the world, and when you are in Phuket it is a must-try. There are many variations of the noodle dish but the most authentic contains tofu, ground peanuts, tamarind sauce, onions, and bean sprouts. You can easily add more condiments such as fish sauce, chillies or ground peanuts as per one's taste.

3

Kuay tiew

This is a famous and well-loved noodle soup and is a staple among Thai people. There are many variations to the dish and each cook will make it different from the other. However common to all is the broad rice noodles and the varied types of meat used. The dish is usually topped off with bean sprouts and coriander leaves.

4

Som Tam

Som Tam is a spicy papaya salad made with raw papaya and has its origins in northern Thailand. The dish consists of shredded raw green papaya, chilli, coriander, brown sugar, fish sauce, garlic, long beans, and green beans.

5

Geng kheaw wan gai

The ever famous Thai green curry contains coconut milk, bamboo shoots, and cherry-sized eggplants. The aromatic green curry paste used to flavour the curry sauce is made from a mixture of Thai basil, galangal and lemongrass. You can find variations of chicken and tofu as the protein source. The curry pairs well with a bowl of freshly steamed basmati rice.

6

Kao Phad

This dish is the Thai version of fried rice. The rice is sautéed with chicken, shrimp, eggs, garlic, coriander, tomato, and onions. The rice is usually eaten on its own with a fresh squeeze of lime and extra chilli for an added kick.

7

Mango sticky rice

This is without a doubt the most popular dessert in Thailand as well as in the islands. Deliciously sweet mangoes are paired with sweet thick coconut milk drenched sticky rice. So simple yet so delicious!

8

Mung bean candy

These pretty candies look too good to eat. Mung bean paste is smashed and sweetened and made to look like little glazed fruit-shaped candies.

9

Thai roti

Thai roti is a must when in Thailand and the islands. You can watch them being prepared by many roadside carts and shops. Vendors will fill the dough with a sweet filling such as Nutella, bananas, chocolate at your request. The dough is then smothered in butter before pan-frying it off in the girdle. You can find great accommodation to enjoy your foodie adventure even more! Places like Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Serviced Villas & Suites among the many Phuket luxury villas on the island.

10

Tom Kha Kai

This soup uses mushrooms, chicken, tomatoes, lemongrass, and galangal and then slowly cooked in coconut milk. This mild soup is packed with flavour, perfect for those times when you want something less spicy but tasty.