Sample the Andaman Melting Pot on a Phuket Town Foodie Tour

The culinary basis in Phuket town can be best described as a robust conversation between Thailand, China, India, Arabia and Europe. Oh, and don’t forget Malaysia.

The island is perhaps dominated by Chinese heritage due to a large migration in the 19th century, as there was a big demand for laborers to work the local tin mines.

Phuket food market

Over the years, however, a unique food culture that mixes those six traditions has evolved. The result is a fantastic combination of influences creating discoveries and flavors to write home about – if you know where to go.

When our branch manager came to live in Phuket, one of his first ideas was to develop a gourmet foodie tour. Over the last seven months he’s been researching (and gaining weight). But he was also able to find those great little eateries — grandma or grandpa places that have been around for four or more generations. Each one has a tasty story to tell. Pull up a chair.

In the meantime he fell in love with Phuket town, its Chinese Amoy shop houses, vendors, shrines, alleys and characters, many of them in the pungent wet market. There’s a 6th sense you get of times gone by in evocative moments, often when walking the streets.

Phuket roti food

Our Phuket foodie tour is called a Taste of Phuket. It gives visitors a chance to eat at informal cafes, sit next to the local folk and enjoy Phuket tastes such as bamee Hokkien, roti made to perfection by Muslim merchants, satay, a Chinese-Malaysian favorite, and pungent southern Thai curries.

Depending on which places are open on that day, the guide will take you to find the hidden treasures of Phuket gastronomy. To find out more or book your place on the Phuket Foodie tour, simply email: sales.thailand@khiri.com.