Phuket Town brings the flavours of Southern Thailand to the palettes of the city dwellers.
I ordered the watermelon cooler (120 baht) and what I got surprised me. They used half of the watermelon and then use the shell as the container! Genius! But it was super refreshing and not too sweet. Perfect.
Follow by pork kua-kling or spicy mince pork cooked in curry paste, Phuket style (150 baht). These 3 were rather good. The kua-kling was nice and fiery. Fragrant. But the fish viscera curry could have been darker and more intense in flavours and heat like it used to be when I was here.
This is delicious. The noodle is soft and tender and the flavours of the curry is very fragrant, mild and sweet yet has a hint of spice that just has the right balance. Typical in such dish that condiments are accompanied so you can mix and match various vegetables to add another depth of flavours of contrast in textures.
Also lieng-pad-kai or Southern leaf vegetables stir fried with eggs. Both were delicious. The omelette was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and packed full of crab. While the vegetables had a delicate and distinctive taste from other veg because I would say it only grows down south.
Last but not least another delicacy from the Southern region is yellow curry with young coconut and seabass. Another delicious dish, fresh, crunchy and spicy. Perfect with the omelette and a nice spoonful of rice.
It was good to be back here. But even thou it seems I really had enjoyed it, it still lacks that same level of punch I got when I first here. The flavours were lighter which in my opinion should have been more intense. But still if you want to give this regional cuisine a try, Phuket Town still is good enough to do so.
Price: Moderate (300 – 500 baht per person)