“Loba” is one of the most famous local food in Phuket, produced from pork; pig’s head, offal (pot-stewed pork), then deep fried all ingredients. Having local sauce (sweet & sour) accompany with “Loba” is the great food ever.

The top secret of  “Loba” is focused on ingredients’ freshness and sweet and sour dipping.

If you have a chance to get to Yaowarat Road, visit this restaurant is a must.

Daily open: noon until 4 pm. or 5 pm.


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Have you ever tasted local food at a good restaurant in Phuket?

There are a lot of ingredients in this “Fried dried noodle” or “Mea Phad Hok Kien” – pork, squid, fish ball, egg and of course local noodle. At the corner of Siam intersection (Dibuk Road and Yaowarat Road), there is a famous restaurant which is providing various local menus including “Mea Pha Hok Kien”, this restaurant has been opened in Phuket since 1969.

With particular attentiveness of food – they really care for every ingredient that makes differences with other restaurants – fresh meat and sea food are special elements for every dishe. Prices are not expensive and go with portion of food.

Everyday around 12.00 hrs, the restaurant always is filled with customers as usual – what if you come at that time and smelling from the food – I bet! you could eat a horse.

P.s. Daily open 11.00 – 17.00  (except Tuesday)


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What is food court in your mind? I know you may think of a plaza of common area within a facility that is contiguous with the counters of multiple food vendors and provides a common area for self-serve dining. And you can find it easily in shopping malls or airports.

And food courts must consist of a number of vendors at food stalls or service counters. Meals are ordered at one of the vendors and then carried to a common dining area.

What if we add “local” before “food court”? Then what do you now think about it? What do you think about food in “local food court”? What do you think about “local food court” in the most beautiful island named Phuket?

Don’t want to waste your time because Phuketindex.com would like to guide you to Phuket local food court in Phuket town. We are going to introduce you one of the famous dishes; Phuket Fresh Spring Roll.

“Phuket Fresh Spring Roll” or “Poe Pia Sod” in Thai is Phuket local food. It was affected by Chinese Hokkien. The owner of a small Hokkien restaurant (where located at the intersection of Debuk Rd and Yaowarat Rd in Phuket town) shows us how to cook Poe Pia Sod. He puts small pieces of Chinese cabbage, a little of fried yam bean, a little of bean sprouts, and 3 slices of bar-b-q pork on fresh rice paper. Then pour dipping sauce into a serving dish.

Actually Poe Pia Sod is a simple dish that you can easily find anywhere in Thailand. But with his secret dipping sauce ingredients, Poe Pia Sod Phuket is one of “the must” you should try.

There is no official name for this local restaurant but local people call it “Poe Pia Sod Siam”. The restaurant opens daily (except Tuesday) from 11.00 am. -17.00 pm.

If you come to Phuket, don’t forget to try Poe Pia Sod. Two thumbs up!


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Phuket’s new tourist attraction – The Big Buddha

The Big Buddha or “Prahputtamingmongkol Eaknakakeeree” an official name given by the supreme patriarch of the Buddhist Church, the project was conceived by a group of local Buddhist called “Prahputtamingmongkol Sadtah 45 Foundation” in 2002.

Phuket, Thailand, August 2009 – A pairing of a three-Star Michelin Chef and a Master Wine Maker – a first for Phuket – has resulted in a successful collaboration, kicking off the first Sense of Occasion event at Banyan Tree Phuket.

Mr. Christian Le Squer, talented three-star Michelin Chef at Le Doyen Paris Champs Elysees and Mr. Pascal Jolivet, renowned Wine Producer from Sancerre and Pouilly Fume joined hands in creating an exquisite dining experience at Tre’ Restaurant. It was Mr. Le Squer’s first visit to the Kingdom of Thailand and Phuket.

“Sense of Occasion” proved to be a sought after event with trade personalities including Sethaphan Buddhani, TAT Phuket Director, Teerapol Chotichanapibal, VP Commercial Development & Support, Acting Director of Royal Orchid Holidays, Bert Lambrichs, VP Sales & Marketing, Diethelm Travel, Tan Han Soo, SilkAir – Manager Thailand in attendance. Journalists flying in specially from Korea, China, Middle East and USA also had the opportunity to experience the special menu.

Following the success of ‘Sense of Occasion’ in August, Master Chef Kaiseki Cuisine, Mr. Tadashi Sawauchi from Okura Tokyo’s signature Japanese restaurant, Yamazato, will visit Banyan Tree Phuket from 19th to 23rd September to showcase his signature dishes at Tre’ Restaurant.

Banyan Tree Phuket is the flagship of the Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, which currently boasts over 20 resorts in some of the world’s most desired locations. Located over 80 acres alongside Bang Tao Beach, it is also home to the unique and exclusive destination dining experiences such as Dinner of the Senses, Dinner of the Spirit and the ‘Sanya Rak – Promise of Love’.

Source: Banyan Tree Phuket

Phuket, Thailand – Throughout recent key ASEAN meetings held from 22 to 23 July 2009, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket was honored to provide gracious Thai hospitality to US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as to US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Eric G. John.

Representing the USA as a dialogue partner at the meetings, US Secretary of State was given on arrival to the hotel a warm wai greeting by Peter Komposch, the hotel’s General Manager, and then presented with a beautiful hand garland.

“We remain very proud to have been chosen to welcome US Secretary of State on this special occasion and every member of our staff was so excited about her visit,” said Mr. Komposch.  “The arrangements started a month ago, and Mrs. Clinton’s security team checked in a week prior to her arrival to set things up and screen the entire property.”

The VVIPs stayed in the hotel’s new Oceanfront Pool Villas providing unobstructed views of the Andaman Sea, private rooftop swimming pool and direct access to Phuket’s renowned white sandy beach.

Added Mr. Komposch, “Mrs. Clinton was very impressed with our resort, the beautiful landscaping and the stunning Villa she stayed in. She even mentioned that she would like to come back for a holiday and spend more time in Phuket, staying at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, of course, where she can really relax and enjoy the serenity of the location”

Source: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket