Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Phuket is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Phuket to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Ho Mok: steamed fish curry.
- Hokkien mee: fried noodles cooked in Hokkien (Fujian) style.
- Kaeng Luang: yellow curry.
- Khanom Chin: are fresh rice noodles in Thai cuisine.
- Mee sapam: stir-fried noodles.
- Namphrik Kung Siap: a mixture of dried chili and smoked shrimps taken with various fresh vegetables.
- Rad–Na noodle and Satay: a stir-fried noodle dish of rice noodles, vegetables, and pork served with satay.
- Steamed blue crab: seafood seasoning, salt, white vinegar, beer (or water), live Maryland Blue hard crabs.
- Thai oysters: oysters are cooked until the steam inside the oysters pops the shells open.
- Whole Fish steamed in salt crust: one of the simplest ways to prepare fish, but the results are amazing.
- Po Pia and Oh Eaw: a fresh non-fried spring roll and an iced dessert made of flour, banana, and red beans.
- Tao Sao – moon cakes: traditional dessert.
- Thai Beer: The beer that you see predominantly throughout Thailand is Singha beer, the second most popular is Chang (elephant) beer which is slightly stronger - there is a beer brewed in Phuket 'Phuket Beer' but it is not always available.