Top 5 foods you should try when going to Phuket
Apart from enjoying beautiful scenery when traveling to Phuket, you should try different kinds of foods here. The top 5 foods below are your suggestions.
In Thailand, Phuket is a famous destination with beautiful views and attractive entertainment areas which bring great experience for travelers from all over the world. Besides, Phuket also impresses tourists with delicious foods. Below are the top 5 foods you should try when traveling to Phuket.
1. Tom Yum Goong
Tom Yum Goong is considered as a symbol of Thai cuisine for decades. This dish has the sour flavor of lemon and spicy chili. The combination of lemongrass and coconut makes it one of the best foods in Phuket in particular and in Thailand in general. Tom Yum Goong which is made from seafood is the most popular. It is called Tom Yum Talay.
There is also Tom Yum cooked from chicken and pork ribs. However, you should consider carefully before eating Tom Yum Goong if you cannot eat hot, spicy foods and have a stomachache.
Tom Yum Goong is one of the favorite foods of tourists in Phuket
2. Massaman Curry
If you have a chance to go to Phuket, do not forget to try Massaman Curry. This food originated from the Muslim country Malaysia, which appeared in Thailand in the 17th century. People do not use curry leaves in cooking Massaman Curry, which makes it different from other kinds of curry.
Instead, spices and herbs such as lemongrass, galangal are mixed with sour tamarind to create a special mash liquor that can be used for both vegetarian and savory dishes. The meat used is usually beef, chicken and pork. Moreover, coconut milk is used as an indispensable ingredient in this food. When eating Massaman Curry, tourists will often be served with rice.
If you have a chance to go to Phuket, do not forget to try Massaman Curry
3. Mee Hokkien noodle
Mee Hokkien is a kind of stir-fried noodle dish originating from Fujian Sheng, China in Phuket, Thailand. The dish consists of thick golden noodles, shrimp, pork, squid, eggs, bean sprouts. All flavors combine to create a simple but delicious dish. When eating Mee Hokkien noodle, remember to use it with sambal chili and some lemon.
In Phuket, you can eat Mee Hokkien noodle at lunch or tea-time. The restaurants that serve this food in Phuket usually open from 10am to 5pm every day, even until 8 pm to serve dinners for tourists.
Mee Hokkien is a kind of tasty stir-fried noodle dish
4. Por Pia
Por Pia is similar to the spring roll of some Asian countries. It is made by wrapping some ingredients such as meat, vegetables, crunchy pastry, prawns and rice noodles into a roll. After that, this is fried with oil to make a crispy and tasty spring roll. The special sauce of this dish is made by a special recipe. The combination of Por Pia and sauce attracts a lot of tourists when coming to Phuket.
To eat Por Pia in Phuket, travelers can choose Lock tien restaurant at Phuket Old town or Natural restaurant at Talad Yai, Muang.
Por Pia is similar to the spring roll of some Asian countries
5. Khao Man Gai
Khao Man Gai is also known as chicken rice, which is one of the most favorite foods of both domestic and foreign tourists when coming to Phuket. Chicken is boiled until tender, then use the water which is used in boiling chicken to cook the rice. This cooking way helps the rice absorb all the nutrients in chicken. Khao Man Gai is served with chicken stock and spicy-sweet sauce. This dish is a perfect choice for your lunch.
Khao Man Gai is also known as chicken rice, which is one of the most favorite foods of both domestic and foreign tourists when coming to Phuket
Apart from enjoying the exciting entertainment and beautiful views, do not forget to try the delicious foods when traveling to Phuket to learn more about the special cuisine of this destination.
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