If you’re a lover of seafood Phuket is your personal paradise! This Thai island has a rich culinary history of taking the best the seas have to offer and churning out mouth-watering dishes. So, if you’re ever relaxing by the beach or going out for a night stroll, here are four Phuket seafood dishes you need to try.
Tom Yam Talay
Phuket’s version of the classic tom yum soup is a delectable broth packed with flavour and blanketed in a tantalising aroma. A variety of seafood is used in this dish, from crab and lobster to scallops and shrimps, all of which are served in a broth of red chilli, mushrooms, coconut milk and select spices.
Mee Hokkien Noodles
This is a rustic dish that fuses a number of different seafood with the simple stir-fried noodles. The usual ingredients used are prawns, squid, pork, egg and bean sprouts. The noodles are generally thick strands that are served with chilli and a dose of freshly squeezed lime.
Full Phuket Lobster
No tour of Phuket’s culinary world would be complete without trying a full lobster dish. Served at many notable Phuket restaurants, for example at the Age Restaurant, this is a classic delicacy that any seafood lover will enjoy. Though there’s plenty of ways to prepare a lobster, the most popular way in Phuket is to stuff it with an array of ingredients and grill it.
If you’re in the mood for something a little spicy, you should definitely give this popular dish a try. The star of the dish is a fried oyster that’s complemented with eggs, taro root and beanstalks. This is actually one of Phuket’s more ancient dishes having a legacy that goes back generations – so don’t miss out!