09 October 2017

Things To Eat At Phuket Town

Go Benz Phuket
It was 7.30pm when we arrived at this famous porridge shop.  And already about 10 more people were queuing ahead us and all the dining tables are all already full with hungry diners.  But the queue were moving quick.  Once we decided what we want, we ordered all together at the same time.  For example, if you think you can handle 2 bowls, you better order it at the beginning.  Otherwise, if you add it later, it may take sometime as it follows 'first order first serve' basis.

When my friend told me to have this dry porridge, I was like what rice porridge??  I can have it anywhere in Bangkok.  "No, it isn't just an ordinary porridge.  It is a dry porridge."  Still what the hype about it?  But honestly, with just 1 bite of this, I know straight away that it was the best boiled rice soup I have ever eaten.

Khao tom haeng special and spare rib soup

Khao tom haeng - dry rice porridge
In any other stores, rice porridge is normally served with soup combined.  But in this shop specially, they make it separate.  Boiled rice is topped with roasted pork, minced pork and intestine then sprinkled with some fried garlic.  Then the flavoursome hearty soup served on the side.  So it is totally your choice into how much liquid you want to put on your dish.  No need to mix with extra fish sauce or sugar, it was already superb.  Those roast pork are good crackling too.  This shop open at 7 pm until slightly after midnight, so it is perfectly good for a late night food hunter.  If you want to avoid the crowd, I recommend that you come nearly midnight.

Chicken sourdough rye sandwich 
Classic combination sandwich yet so delicious.  It served with fresh coleslaw on the side as well.  Nice to start my morning with.  Sandwich and coffee from Zurich Bread Factory And Cafe.

Hokkien Mee or Hokkien noodle from Mee Ton Poh
Very saucy hokkien noodle served with BBQ pork, prawns and soft-boiled egg.  It was a good noodle and tasty as well.

Phuket walking street in Phuket Old Town
Phuket walking street is held every sunday from 4pm-10pm.  It is located on the Thalang road, in the middle of colorful Sino-Portuguese district of Phuket town.  Phuket is town of a mixture, Baba (Chinese Malayu), Muslim and Indians.  You can imagine how good the food are.

Herbal jelly drink served with milk and brown sugar

Another Southern food that shouldn't be missed here in Phuket is this popular Muslim snacks, called roti.  You can choose between sweet or savory roti. 

Tint Hotel @ Phuket town
We stayed for a night at The Tint Hotel, Phuket Town.  Very tiny hotel yet clean and great location.  Away from the beach, but it is very convenient to go to the walking street just about 5 minutes away.  And the other nights we just stayed at Le Meridien Hotel for beach and pool getaway

Go Benz Phuket (Khao Tom Haeng - Dry rice porridge)
163 Patiphat-krabi Road, Talad Nue Muang, Phuket
Ph: +66 84 060 7799
Open daily: 07pm - 02am

Zurich Bread Factory And Cafe
46/3 Moo.6, Tambon Kathu, Kathu, Phuket
Ph: 092 458 4664
Open: 06:00-21:00

Mee Ton Poh
Open: 8am-8pm
On Phuket Road, at the Surin Clock Tower roundabout
Facing both Metropole Hotel and Surin Clock Tower

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Phuket:
Le Meridien Hotel, Phuket

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