Phuket Restaurants off the Beaten Track
Published: November 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm
I've lived in Phuket, Thailand for almost six years now. During that time I've had a lot of fun exploring the island.
So, I thought you might like to hear about a few of my favourite places.
Places that only locals and a few savvy expats know about. Some of them you won't find in any guide book.
Today, I’m going to tell you about some great restaurants. My favourite Thai restaurant is Natural (Thai: Thammachat ) in Phuket town. The crew at Natural have been serving up delicious Thai food for over fifteen years.
The restaurant is set in an old-fashioned Chinese house, surrounded by creepers and lush tropical gardens – it makes you feel like you are dining in the middle of the rain forest - even though you are in the heart of the city.
The decor is rather eccentric and includes antique radios, electric train sets – even the fish tanks are made from old TV's. Every time you visit something different will catch your eye. But the best things about this place are the quality of the food and the friendly staff. The prices pretty good too.
Some classics from the menu are; beef massaman curry - 80 Baht; deep fried soft shell crab - 120 Baht; and shrimp hot plate - 150 Baht.
Another hidden gem in Phuket Town is Dibuk Restaurant. When I discovered this restaurant a few years ago I was shocked. I love French food and I never expected to find any this good in Phuket. What is even more unbelievable is that the chef is Thai. In fact, he taught himself to cook French food without even visiting France.
I know what you are thinking – “it can’t be that good” – but it really is. Don’t take my word for it though - give it a try and find out for yourself.Continued on the next page