Monday, February 8, 2016

Thanoon Seafood Restaurant (านอาหารท่านุ่นซีฟู๊ด)


Thanoon Seafood is a restaurant that we have visited a number of times. It is North of Phuket Island, over the Sarasin bridge and on the West.


It is adjacent to a stretch of beach which is quite lovely. There is plenty of shaded area for you to eat - which is why you will find Thai people here as well. There is no air-conditioning though so it is not for everybody.

The food is reasonable to very good dependent on what you chose.


The Coconut was fresh and the staff were very helpful in giving us what we wanted.



I would have to add though that the oysters were the winner here for us AND the 'side bits' that it came with.


The menu is very typical of a restaurant for Thai people and everything was in Thai BUT the menu was a 'picture menu' so this did not stop you choosing what you wanted. It was all reasonably priced, probably because it was for the Thai people which meant that it was great value.




The seats were comfortable and the toilets were a joy to find. We will certainly return


Previous visits
 1) August 2014 


  

Phone Number: 076 452 052
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Nr. Sarasin Bridge, in Phang Nga
Hours: 11:00 - 21:30 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Hello Mango



This is the second Mango themed shop in Phuket Town - the other being Many Mango.



They seem to have everything Mango here - the list was enormous - in fact I gave up reading the chalk board.



You could have breakfast if you wanted to...



The mango was okay but the Roti was the best!



The mango soap was a favourite of ours though...








Monday, January 25, 2016

Kota Khao Mun Kai


Kota Khao Mun Kai is in Phuket Town, near the more famous Mee Ton Poe and my favourite coffee shop Coffee Circle.



Kota Khao Mun Kai is a traditional Thai Noodle Restaurant that we went to because I like to try Noodle Shops and we wanted a big table. It is a traditional Thai Noodle shop with the preparing the foods at the front of the shop and then served from there. They are not always tidy however and they do not place that much attention on the cleanliness of the surroundings but when you live here it is something that you stop doing. But if you are someone who worries about the chopsticks and who had them previously then this might not be the location for you.

Kota Khao Mun Kai is certainly popular with the local people and with the 'Lonely Planet Tourist'  - this is the person who has done a little bit of research before they come OR they simply want to have a go.



So be careful when you go sometimes it can be very busy. The food was wonderful - the plate of the fresh meats to add to your noodles or rice was devoured very swiftly.



The soup was also prepared well - of original ingredients (no MSG here).



As we sat there - having multiple Iced Teas 



I noticed that there was quite an amount of foods which were prepared for people not actually eating in the restaurant itself.



I have no idea about the price differences (if any) but it doesn't matter because the food was very good and was very cheap - we have since been there again.

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Soi Surin, nr. Surin Circle Phuket Town


 






Tuesday, January 19, 2016

เยาว์เย็นตาโฟ


เยาว์ เย็นตาโฟ is a popular Thai Noodle Shop on the outskirts of Phuket Town - we have never been there when there has been less that twenty people.



I was surprised that I had not posted about here previously and have subsequently out 3 visits into one here. I apologise for missing this out every time that I have been there. 



I was interested to find that there was a website about eating in Phuket - and here is their review of เยาว์ เย็นตาโฟ. It is certainly a traditional Thai Noodle Shop. At the front is the 'cart' where the ingredients are picked, noodles are chosen and then the 'bowl' constructed.



This is always done quickly and is always tasty.



Then we get to the authenticity of their place and this is a fabulous example. The turn over is quick, the guests are predominantly Thai and both young and old.



The table is set up in the traditional way with the choice of ingredients to add to your noodles, used chopsticks to choose from and your table is covered in a plastic sheet so if this is what will worry you then do not choose to go here.




We love it - and then there was a display of all of their dress for the Phuket Vegetarian Festival...


Phone Number: 081 535 3304
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 45 ถ. ปฏิพัทธิ์ ต.ตลาดเหนือ อ.เมือง, Phuket Town
Hours: 11:30 - 24:30


  







Thursday, January 14, 2016

เยาว์เย็นตาโฟ 2


เยาว์เย็นตาโฟ 2 was a place which we chose to go to because it was so convenient.



If you are looking for the authentic noodles then this is definitely the place for you to go. I did not see a menu at all - there was some Thai writing on the board though... The noodles were wonderful though.



I only got a small amount of the chilli for the soup.



Mixed into the broth and it was wonderful...



I did not need any of the usual extras that I usually put on my noodles.



Then I saw there was some crispy chicken to add to my Tom Yam noodles - magnificent collection of foods. 



We have been again and I would highly recommend coming here...





Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Nikita's


Nikita's is a restaurant which we have visited a number of times. The only difference this time was that we were here for the location and to eat Thai food.

Rawai may be more known as a place for Muay Thai boxing and bars but it is not something we look for. 



Nikita's is very close to the waterfront and sitting there makes the food taste better - a wonderful location. There is place to park your car if you have one. We have never been in the evening but from what I read it can be busy!



The food was great and this was a real pleasure - I do read that this is because we were with Thai people? So I suggest that take some Thai friends, learn some Thai or get an App to help you order your food. For example I could not eat this Som Tam made for our Thai friends who were with us!!!



More for me was this Som Tam...




So the Thai food was authentic, the beer cold, the company great and we will go back again - thank you for the service.


Previous Visits
 1) May 2013 
 2) August 2012   
 3) August 2010 

Website: http://www.nikitas-phuket.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nikita.thailand
Phone Number: 076 288 703
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: Rawai Beach Road, Phuket 83000
Hours: 10:00 - late