Why not steer your boat of gastronomic passion out to discover a new destination like Peranakan cuisine at Edgewater restaurant at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort? Give yourself a chance to try out local dishes prepared and served up by locals in the cozy and romantic atmosphere at this beachside restaurant with its luscious Andaman sunsets.
The Peranakan are descendants of Chinese ancestry who nowadays make up a significant portion of Phuket’s population. The Peranakan culture, so to speak, is at the roots of Phuket. Culinary delights are at the heart of these people and they have a saying, “For ordinary people, food is heaven” and it’s no surprise that their delicious culinary secrets have been passed on down through generations.
Alfresco dining at Edgewater starts with a refreshing and healthy glass of pandan juice before enjoying a wide range of Peranakan cuisine and of course freshly caught seafood chosen from the display.
Kick your appetite off with a sour and spicy yum som o – marinated shrimp, pomelo, roasted coconut flakes and crisps. Yum goong siab – dried shrimp with pineapple salad is another dish worth a try.
Recommended dishes are moo hong Phuket, a favourite for many locals. The pork in this dish is seasoned with sweet soy sauce and spices, stewed for hours until the meat is tender and the flavour of the sauce soaked in. Gaeng phed poo comprises Andaman blue crab in yellow curry. It is rich with coconut milk and has a distinctive aroma and taste. For crab lovers who are not so fond of spicy food try poo phad pong karee-stir-fried crab with mild curry.
An all-time favourite is tom yum goong. This spicy and sour shrimp soup is simply delicious and a great choice of dish. The sweetness of the fresh shrimp is highlighted with the ‘just right’ tasty soup.
For families with kids, the seafood basket and gai yang takrai – lemongrass grilled chicken are perhaps good alternatives. The two dishes have been designed for everyone in the family and are served with different dipping sauces.
Remember to keep some room for dessert such as ice krachang – crushed ice in a little bowl, topped with sweet corn, red beans, peanuts, syrup and milk. It’s a great way of rounding off your culinary journey here.
You can also enjoy a signature cocktail such as the restaurant’s Peranakan mojito now on offer at just THB 99 a glass (normal price at THB 270).
Share your great times with your friends by’ liking’ Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, checking in and #Peranakan at https://www.facebook.com/OutriggerPhuketBeachResort until 30 April. The Peranakan is open daily from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, except Wednesdays and Sundays.
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