Talking about Phuket, what do you think of most?

As usual, everybody must think of beauty beach, sunny day and of course windy.

And have you thought of famous food? it is a must for travelers who would like to try new taste and this is my recommended menu on this such a beautiful island.

As we all know that “Satay” or “BBQ Pork with Curry” originates from Indonesia and immensely popular in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Netherlands as well.

“Satay” is also popular Thai street food, as it can be found in every part of Thailand.

At the corner of the intersection of Yaowarat road and Dibuk Road in Phuket town, there is a famous local restaurant providing various foods; Spring roll, Fried dried noodle and also Satay.

You can see sliced pork tread onto the skewers which marinated with curry powder, salt, garlic and sugar, accompany with satay sauce and cucumber sauce.

I hope that you will enjoy with this recommended menu and do not to say “Aroi” to the owner

The location is a same place with Phuket Fresh Spring Roll.

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Actually I was born in Bangkok and I was pretty refractory (he smiled). After I did not success  in art, I then learned hotel management at Siam Business school. During studying, I had to do an internship at Asia hotel in Pattaya, as waiter, I really enjoyed it and my colleagues also gave me a lot of knowledge – maybe this was the great motivation for me in food and beverages. When I finished internship, I went back to Bangkok and worked at Sheraton hotel (Surawong road) for a while. After that, I moved to Phuket and I decided to take courses at AUA Language Center because I wanted to speak English fluently. I always practiced English by talking with foreigners at Dusit Thani Laguna hotel for one year. You know what? It was very useful !
In the past, it was very difficult to learn something, we had to steal someone’s knowledge or books. But at this moment, we can find information via computer – just click on mouse and then there will be a lot of information display on monitor. And right now most people rarely concern about knowledge, because of it was found very easily – it is not a good idea.

Talking about Phuket:
Nowadays, we order fishes from suppliers which is not a same way in the past  but I do accept this method because it is very easy, but there is no management in investment and government’s policy can not organize the rapidly grow in establishment, for instance, hotel chains, real estate etc. I really ensure that our natural resources will be decreased by invasion and traffic jam will probably occur in shortly.

Favorite food and drinks:
I just give you an idea for having food, there are two types of having meals. Firstly is responsibility, like food tasting, wine tasting and another is having meal for nourishment. Furthermore, friends are very  important factors creating environment gets better – it does not depend on location.
I really recommend fish menu for you because it has more benefits like Omega – 3 fatty accids and fish is a good source of protein and does not have the high saturated fat that fatty meat products do and there are variousness of fish menus, just put butter sauce and lemon on it. Delicious !!

Suggestion to next generation:
I think everybody should have honesty in person. I always adhere in four principles virtuous existence for supervision employees and  I always seek new knowledge for developing in my work. I sometimes was invited to be a lecturer in university – it’s a great experience.

“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 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