Friday, October 2, 2015

Chaiyo Seafood

Chaiyo Seafood is near to our home so it is always a place that we choose to pop in on the way from somewhere else.

It is always a good idea to arrive in the light so that you can understand that you are directly next to the fast moving Klong and you have the choice to sit on the floating barge or stay on the dry land.

If you go to the barge you will see all the live fish or crabs swimming around in nets and you can choose them. Then there is the gentle rocking of the barge which I did feel a little disconcerting the very first time that we went. 

In the number of visits that we have made here I have only ever seen one other non-Thai people - I think that this is popular with the local people.

Their Bua Tod is the best in Phuket.

The rice was a little more interesting than a shape of boiled rice.

The soup was too powerful for me - I think that it was Geang Som soup - not my particular favour and certainly not for everyone - it is a sweet and sour soup!

Then there was the steamed fish and that was very nice - but as the sun went down I realised that picking out the it's bones was quite difficult with only a low light.

As we returned to our car we walked past a number of 'cultural objects'.

Then there was a link to the tin-mining industry....

Previous Visit 


Website: - but not working 2014
Phone Number: 076 393 101
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Bor Rae-Khao Kad Rd (on the road to / from Ao Yon).
Hours: 10:30 - 23:00

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Food Gallery

The Food Gallery is a relatively new Cafe and Restaurant in Phuket Old Town - it is in the same place as The Gallery Cafe was...

It is certainly in a very good location for those of you who would like to wander around. The decoration certainly is Western and to find a place like that here was wonderful. 

There was toilets upstairs and you could choose to be in the air-conditioning or not.

I chose to watch the world go round and sit on the seat outside.

The coffee was great - creamy on the top and it was strong below it - yes I had to add some sugar. I also chose to pick up the newspaper - how many places do not provide this anymore?

There was free WiFi so as soon as I had realised that there was not much in the paper I read the menu - it looked good! Next time I will return for something to eat.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Cook

On entering it is clearly a small enterprise but is very popular with both the Thai people and the visitor - Lonely Planet and Travelfish both mention it!

Wow and the prices were more than reasonable! We were in the heart of Phuket Town and we had been recommended to visit here by some local Thai friends - because of the Thai style pizzas - Fusion food!!!!

We started off with the shakes - again choosing a Mango shake - love the fact that they are prepared for you and they were certainly worth more than what they charged! The pizza arrived swiftly...

We had some spring rolls.

Then the Tom Yam Goong arrived and that certainly was a Thai style dish - wow, spicy! So much so that I left it to my wife!!Who later told me that she had ordered it Southern Thai style!!

Me I had the chicken fried rice - loved the egg on top as well.

Full we ordered the bill and what a nice touch we received some watermelon and small oranges - really think that this should be embraced by other restaurants - how much does it that dish above cost?

We will visit you again...


Phone Number: 076 258 375 
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 101 Phang Na Rd, Phuket Town
Hours: 8am - 9pm

Monday, September 14, 2015

Rimtang (Chalong) - ริมทาง @ ฉลอง

This was somewhere which we popped for a snack and we had popped into a previous Rimtang in Phuket Town. The restaurant was at the end of a small road and adjacent next to a large lake - very different from the one which we visited previously!

There was an inside and an outside - we chose to be outside next to the lake - lovely.

We started with two different mango shakes - both were delicious.

Some Vietnamese Spring rolls.

There was a Som Tam dish but there really wasn't enough of it and a selection of other dishes but I have forgotten what they were! Some mango and sticky rice - but I ate it all before thinking of taking a photograph!!!

So we will have to visit again.

 1) Rimtang 2014 (Phuket Town)


Phone Number: (076) 374 911

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 40/999 Moo 4, Luang Pho Chaem Road, Chalong,
Hours: 10am - 11pm

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