Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Joob Joob

Joob Joob is a more popular stop than it shows on this blog - foursquare has the most - each time we go into Central for Zen and other restaurants I like to 'pop in' to Joob Joob.

It is a small place where they create the most wonderful cupcakes - for many occasions - read TripAdvisor for the plethora of different cakes that they have made. When I wrote this post Joob Joob was #1of44 Coffee + Tea in Phuket Town.

Joob Joob is essentially a small self contained kitchen where the cupcakes are created and then displayed and adjacent to this is the wonderful Illy Coffee.

Wonderful for a place to pop in.

Previous Posts
 1) Dec 2012  

Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Central Festival, outside Phuket Town
Hours:  10:30 - 22:00

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ตำเว้ยเฮ้ย สามกอง

Delicious Pad Dook Foo
This was a wonderful exploration - we found this to be slightly outside Phuket Town - the closest 'large' site is Tesco and the now closed Phuket Butterfly Farm.

It is a relatively new operation - late 2013 and has been built near to where housing was built and is adjacent to an artificial reservoir.

The furniture is simple and organised outside - there is an inside and air-conditioning but I have only seen it used once.

Traditional and served with the small crab
The food is wonderful - served in a typical Thai way - no frills and simple!

Issan style Som Tam

Traditional Thai Iced Tea - sweet 
Traditional Thai Desert - Lod Chong Nam Kai Ti
The photographs say it all! 

Getting here is simple; if you have a driver who will wait for you (and knows where it is already), got a motorbike, used the Pink Bus which drops you on the road adjacent to Tesco, have your own transport or walk from Tesco / Bangkok Hospital BUT it is definitely worth a vist for the food alone.

Then we visited here after Jemma's Graduation and found that as a special treat we could have chips for Jemma.

Phone Number: 081 891 6741
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Hours: 11:00 - 22:00


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Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Beach Bar

This is certainly one of the places that we most frequent - check out my foursquare check-in's.

I have visited here so many times (see below for posts) that I have to admit to have stopped posting - so for this post I have collected all the pictures together. Sorry if you have seen them before I do apologise. 

This means that the next post for The Beach Bar will return to the food.

Here is a recent Instagram photograph. 

Watch this space next for food shots...

Phone Number:  (M) 087 893 5337
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Ao Yon - Khaokhad Road
Hours:  10:00 - 23:00
Closed: May - September (approx)

Previous reviews
 1) August 2014 
 2) August 2013 
 3) November 2012 
 4) July 2012 
 5) April 2011 
 6) October 2010 


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Friday, July 10, 2015

ร้านหมี่น้ำกุ้ง อ่าวเก ถ.พูนผล

We have visited ร้านหมี่น้ำกุ้ง อ่าวเก ถ.พูนผล a number of times since then but my first visit was part of the TAT Chinese Temple Tour.

Well it certainly was a popular location for lunch - it was packed!

The cooks were very busy and I should no longer be surprised that the food is always distributed correctly.

The noodles that I chose were the Seafood Noodles - and they were delicious always with some of the extra chilli - we have visited there a number of times now. 

Certainly a place to visit for Thai Traditional Noodles.

I would take someone with you who can speak and / or read Thai to help you make an order - there were menus on the wall though or a Thai Food Talking App.


Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Phun Phon Road
Hours: 11:00 - 16:30

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Rati Coffee and Rati Clinic

I really do not recall a clinic being built with a cafe in mind - on reflection it was a great idea. 

Someone needs to pop in and then the other can wait outside but I was alone...

The cafe is very close to the road and this made it easy to 'pop in'. I do not know whether that is a good thing or a bag thing but it wasn't noisy.

Clean, empty, Free WiFi and air-conditioned!

 The coffe was good and the service was quick!

Phone Number: 081 693 2401
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Phuket Town near Bangkok Hospital

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

ราชรส ตมซำ

ราชรส ติ่มซำ is a relatively new Dim Sum Restaurant just on the outskirts of Phuket Town - it is on the way to Vachira and the Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

As I have indicted before when visiting Dim Sum sometimes the earlier in the morning is better BUT on the weekends / holidays they can be full because families have decided to come out for breakfast - I would avoid those periods - especially as they have nothing to rush for!

There is a small capacity car park round the side but we always cross our fingers that a space will pop up nearby. The restaurant is so popular that they also setup tables across from the main building so it is an establishment which is hard to miss! Thinking of that when it is closed it is even easier to see because the enormous pile of Dim Sum steamers that are drying in the sunshine.

At the front are two enormous fridges which contain the ready prepared pieces for you to select. 

After they are selected they are then put in the adjacent steamers - how more mistakes are not made I do not know!

We always have an interesting selection.

After selecting a number of dishes we turned to sit down but what this man making?

Now these are delicious BUT what are they?