Top 9 Food in Phuket
Food is the highlight of Phuket's tour. Thai food is famous for the balance of sour, spicy, salty, sweet and bitter. The main ingredients are seafood, fruits and vegetables. As the famous tourism city, Phuket will give you the best taste enjoyment. Here are the top 9 food in Phuket you must try.
1. Tom Yam Goong
In the name of Tom Yum Goong, 'Tom Yum Goong' means hot and sour, 'gong' means shrimp. You can find Tom Yum Goong everywhere in Phuket and Thailand, which makes Tom Yum Goong a representative food in Thailand. In recent years, Tom Yum Goong has been popularized around the world. Tom Yum Kung soup is extremely spicy, and there is also a lot of curry in it, but after getting used to it, many people will fall in love with it.
2. Thai Pineapple Fried Rice
Using the aroma of Thai fragrant rice, paired with pineapple and assorted vegetables. It tastes salty, sour, and sweet at the same time! Just eat a bite will make you appetitive. If the pineapple serves the rice as a bowl, the visually appealing effect will stimulate your appetite even more. Also, Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is low in calories and totally healthy. Just enjoy the best combination of sweet and spicy flavors.
3. Massaman Curry
Massaman curry is a rich, relatively mild Thai curry. Massaman or matsaman is not a native Thai word. It is generally thought to refer to the Muslims. Southern Thai cuisine is influenced by Muslims and likes to use a lot of spices such as star anise, cardamom, and cumin. Massaman curry softens the rich spices and fragrant leaves; pure coconut stew stewed meat (usually beef and mutton, Muslims do ont eat pork) in order to softens the meat, but also softens the taste. In the end, Massaman curry is full and rich in flavor, sour, sweet, salty, spicy and fresh.
4. Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai (Green Curry Chicken)
Thai red curry and Thai green curry are both popular in Thailand, but in case you can't have something too spicy, I highly recommend Gaeng Keow Wan Kai for you. It is added with coconut sauce to reduce the spicy taste and enhance the aroma, which makes chicken fresh than ever before. Eggplants are used to lower the cholesterol level. A perfect blend of green curry paste combined with coconut cream to create a thick curry that goes extremely well with rice. You should really give it a shot.
5. Khao Man Gai (Thai Version of Hainanese Chicken and Rice)
Khao Man Gai, one of the most common street foods in Thailand, is, in short, a mutation, albeit controlled, of Hainanese chicken and rice. Overshadowed by the original dish and rarely included on the menus of most Thai restaurants in the West, Khao Man Gai (RTGS: khao man kai ข้าวมันไก่) is not widely known outside of Thailand. However, this is a national favorite. In fact, just the mere mention of the name could cause collective panting in greedy anticipation.
6. Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
Som Tum is a terrific raw and spicy salad made from shredded unripe papaya, raw beans, sliced tomatoes, dried shrimp, peanuts, and fresh garlic. Green papaya Salad is one of them which can be found basically everywhere in Phuket and Thailand from restaurants to food stalls. Besides its great taste, Som Tum can enhance your digestion and break down fat.
7. Por Pia Tord (Fried Spring Roll)
Por Pia Tord, which is the Thai fried spring roll, is the must-eat dish when you come to visit Thailand. Spring rolls appear in various versions in almost Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore. Por Pia Tord can be served as a tasteful appetizer in a yummy Thai meal or a fast snack for itself sold on the street vendors. Spring rolls are made by wrapping a savory mix of meat, shrimp, rice noodles and vegetables in a thin pastry sheet and deep frying them. It is super delicious, you must give it a try.
Satay, or sate in Indonesian spelling, is a dish of seasoned, skewered and grilled meat, served with a sauce. It is a dish from Indonesia and popular in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Satay may consist of diced or sliced chicken, goat, mutton, beef, pork, fish, other meats, or tofu; the more authentic version uses skewers from the midrib of the coconut palm frond, although bamboo skewers are often used. These are grilled or barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire, then served with various spicy seasonings. Satay can be served in various sauces, however most often they are served in a combination of soy and peanut sauce.
9. Roti Pancake
Roti pancake is a very unique Thai style of sweet pancakes. A Thai roti pancake has two parts - dough and filling. The dough is a mix of flour, egg, condensed milk, sugar and salt. The filling can be any of the fruits that you want to eat. At some places, these pancakes are served with thick coconut milk or ice cream on top. Make your way to any street hawkers with signs selling Roti pancake for this treat.