Top 10 best Phuket street food

Phuket isn’t just famous for its stunning beaches; it’s also renowned for its delectable street food. Exploring Phuket street food is an excellent way to immerse yourself in authentic Thai cuisine and culture without breaking the bank. The sheer variety of dishes available in one place will leave you licking your fingers and experiencing an unforgettable foodgasm! Moreover, Phuket doesn’t limit its culinary offerings to Thai delights; you can also find a diverse array of international cuisines, including Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Japanese, ensuring that tourists won’t miss their home comforts.

As you stroll through the city, you’ll encounter hundreds of vendors, stalls, and hawkers lining the roadsides and beaches, ready to serve you day and night. Wherever you go, your hunger pangs can be satisfied within just a few minutes.

Thai Unika Travel provide you in this post a list of 11 of the most classic Phuket street food.

1. Roti (Thai pancakes)

You can find these pan-fried Thai-Muslim flatbreads being sold on every street corner and night market throughout the country, typically served with bananas and generously drizzled with condensed milk. However, in Phuket, they have retained the traditional method passed down through generations: cooked on a hot griddle, shredded into crispy shards, topped with a fried egg, and perfect for mopping up chicken massaman curry or a rich, soupy curried beef broth. This indulgent and greasy, yet satisfying breakfast, accompanied by a refreshing Thai iced tea, works wonders in swiftly alleviating the aftereffects of last night’s indulgence.

Roti, Phuket Street Food

2. Hokkien mee

Hokkien mee, much like other popular Phuket street food delights, truly lives up to its namesake. This dish presents a deeply satisfying combination of chewy egg noodles, succulent char siu barbecue pork with a reddish hue, tender rings of squid and prawns, and Chinese cabbage, all bathed in a flavorful, smoky sauce crafted from soy, white pepper, and pork broth, all expertly cooked in fiercely hot woks. For an added treat, an optional soft poached egg, with its runny yolk coating the noodles, contributes to a glossier finish and blends into a creamier sauce, creating a delightful medley of flavors. It’s no wonder that this is the first bowl that visiting Bangkokian families eagerly seek out.

Phuket Hokkien Mee

3. Satay

Thai satay differs from its Indonesian Muslim origins, notably incorporating pork. While foreigners relish it, not all satays are created equal; some are cooked over electric grills, resulting in a pale and lackluster appearance. To savor the best, seek out vendors who marinate their chicken or pork overnight in a blend of turmeric and coconut milk, then expertly char and sizzle them over long charcoal braziers, infusing them with smoky goodness.

Satay Phuket Street Food

The nutty roasted peanut satay boasts a creamy texture with a hint of chili, always accompanied by a refreshing ajat relish made of cucumber, sliced shallots, and red chilies steeped in white vinegar and palm sugar.

4. Kuay Teow (Noodles Soup)

This is one of the most popular Phuket street food. It comes in various forms: pork, beef, chicken or seafood served with rice noodles or yellow noodles. To choose your ingredients, if you don’t know Thai, you can point to the objects usually displayed on the carts. 2 key words to remember: “Mai Nai”, which means “no entrails”, as not everyone likes to find bits of intestine in their soup.

Kuay Teow

5. Nam prik goong siap (Spicy shrimp dip)

A variety of spicy dips are known as nam prik (“nam” meaning water and “prik” referring to chili pepper), each with its own unique character. From the relish-like nam prik noom of the north, to the fermented fish nam prik pla ra of Isaan, to the shrimp paste-infused nam prik kapi of central Thailand, the country offers a diverse range of flavors.


In Phuket, the star is goong siap, a delicious dip that strikes the perfect balance between moderate spiciness and sweetness. It’s a blend of shallots, garlic, fish sauce, palm sugar and whole dried shrimps. This appetizing sauce is traditionally served with a range of crunchy vegetables, including long green beans, cucumbers, baby eggplant and bitter herbs, which enhance the taste and create a harmonious culinary experience.

6. Kanom ah-pong

Several places to enjoy ah-pong in Phuket but the original and best is Ah-pong Mae Sunee, in Phuket town. Here, the owner displays his culinary artistry by deftly swirling a mixture of rice flour, eggs and coconut milk paste over six woks heated by charcoal braziers, much like a plate juggler performing on the street. The result is a batch of paper-thin, wonderfully crispy crêpes, with a deliciously gooey center.

Kanom ah-pong

These crêpes are carefully prepared with just the right amount of sweetness, without overpowering the delicate flavors. Once perfectly cooked, they are skilfully peeled and rolled into light, delicate cigar-shaped snacks. You can buy them individually, although one is never enough, or opt for batches of seven that won’t spoil your dinner plans.

7. Moo Hong (Thai Pork Belly Stew)

Moo Hong, often referred to as the comfort dish of southern Thailand, evokes a feeling of warmth and comfort with every delicious bite. This dish is the result of several hours of cooking pork in a delectable sauce made from soy, sugar, pepper and garlic. The result is pork that melts in your mouth, presenting a perfect balance of salty and slightly sweet flavors wrapped in a rich, thick sauce.

Moo Hong

Moo Hong, a Phuket dish, is the result of the harmonious blending of Thai and Hokkien Chinese cultures on the island over the centuries. For those seeking an authentic taste of Phuket’s culinary heritage, moo hong is a must-try dish. It embodies the essence of the island’s unique culinary culture, making it a delicious and memorable addition to any food lover’s list.

8. Mee Hoon with pork bone soup

Mee hoon originated in China, but its unique identity was born in Phuket and became one of the best Phuket street food. Thin rice noodles are skilfully wok-cooked in a delicious blend of soy sauce, crispy golden shallots, ground black pepper and a garnish of sliced spring onions for added color.

Mee Hoon Phuket

The key to a perfect mee hoon lies in achieving a deep savory flavor with a hint of pepper, while ensuring that the noodles are not overcooked. If you wish, you can personalize the dish by adding optional table condiments such as chili flakes and teaspoons of white vinegar to add a touch of spiciness and acidity.

This delicious dish is accompanied by a small bowl of slow-cooked pork ribs, masterfully seasoned with soy sauce, which enhances the overall experience and leaves taste buds fully satisfied.

9. Kanom Jeeb (Thai Dumpling)

In Thailand, the locals have given this Chinese dish a twist of their own, resulting in a flavor profile that differs from the traditional versions found in China. These delicious treats consist of pork, meat or chicken dumplings wrapped in a layer of wheat dough, then expertly steamed to perfection. In Phuket town, dim sum vendors offer a wide range of choices, each showcasing different types of meat and different folding techniques.

Kanom Jeeb

Served in generous portions, these delicious dim sum are accompanied by tasty spicy sauces, all presented in large bowls. Best of all, these delights are offered at an affordable price, ranging from 3 to 7 baht for each dim sum.

10. Oh Aew

At first glance, it looks like a typical children’s favorite dessert: crushed ice bathed in a sweet, brightly colored syrup packed with additives. And indeed it is. However, this dessert is more sophisticated than it looks, and appeals to adults too. The magic lies in the layers of black grass jelly, palm seeds and softened kidney beans, which add a delicious touch to its appeal.

Oh Aew

The black jelly is a concoction of Chinese herbs which, combined with the refreshing ice, helps to cool the body on hot, humid Phuket days. This icy treat is therefore also a medicinal remedy.

Nowadays, imaginative sellers create modern combinations with exotic fruits, cold coffee and Thai tea, condensed milk and chocolate, but the original remains the best.

Street food can be found throughout Phuket, with popular spots including the beachfront near Graceland resort, around convenience stores, and abundant near fresh markets like Banzaan market behind Jungceylon.

Phuket street food prices are generally fixed and very affordable, so there’s no need to haggle. Some vendors don’t have a traditional menu, so take a look at what they have on their carts. If you don’t find something you like, feel free to point to the dishes you see on other customers’ tables.

Don’t miss this opportunity to savor the very best of Phuket street food. Come with an appetite and an adventurous spirit – you won’t be disappointed. Treat yourself to an unforgettable gastronomic experience that will leave you yearning for more. Phuket street food is calling – are you ready to answer the delicious invitation? Contact us now!

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