Famous Phuket dishes - from Michelin Guide
Loba One of the most-loved Peranakan dishes, this hodgepodge of fried prawns, tofu, sometimes sausages, pig’s ears and offal differs from one restaurant to another. Locals enjoy this delicacy all day long. It’s traditionally served with thick sweet and sour tamarind sauce (which also differs between proprietors and is often a closely-guarded recipe).
Dim Sum/ Xieo Boi Back in the olden days when the Chinese traveled to Phuket - they brought their cuisine with them. One of the dishes are dim sum. Being influenced by the Chinese cuisine - the Thai has developed their very own Phuket Style Chili Sauce for dim sum. Xieo Boi is a term the Phuket locals used to refer to dim sum.
O-Tao Found only in Phuket, O Tao is a unique stir-fried dish made with seafood and battered taro. Cooked over a charcoal flame, the textures and flavours are well-balanced and the smoky aroma very pleasing. Prepare to arrive early, as crowds gather nightly. Fried oysters are also available.
Southern Styled Pork Stew or Phuket Style braised Pork Belly This braised pork belly dish likely came from Chinese settlers who made their home in Phuket over various periods in the island’s history. The dark stew is fragranced with coriander root, peppercorn, star anise, soy sauce and palm sugar that is simmered for hours until the stew is reduced to a sticky consistency.
Mee Hoon Traditional Phuket noodle which include a Potato and tofu puff curry soup served with rice noodles, Hainanese chicken and sliced fish.