Friday, April 17, 2015

Fresh Mango and sticky rice

Fresh mango is something that I look forward to every mango season in Phuket. There are mangoes available all year round and the best way to tell the season (April to May) is the plethora of street stalla which are selling on the street and how cheap they all are.

The mangoes that you are looking for on the street are the yellow mangoes, there are sometimes green ones but these are the ones to either take home or to use to make a dinner.

Khao Niaw Mamung is what you need to ask for. This is a dish of slices juicy mangoes, glutinous rice (sticky rice), lots of coconut cream and alum.

So how much does a serving cost - about 80 Baht, but I reckon they make enough I suppose?  But i have to add I always ask my wife to chose which mango to have because when I choose it I am invariably wrong. Do I have a guide for it - sorry but no...

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Rider Cafe

The Rider Cafe is somewhere which my family and I like to return to rather frequently - even though we are surrounded by all these Thai restaurants! In fact I voted it the Best Burger in Phuket 2015.

There is an extensive menu if you are looking for Western food - there are there some Thai dishes but I have to admit that I have never have tried them. The Rider Cafe Website indicates that this is a hub for bikers but I have not seen many so please don't be put off.

BUT the burgers are an absolute winner. Jamie also writes a blog and he lives in Phuket  and Jamie's blog review of Rider Cafe does read very well and I wonder what more can I add...

The night we chose to visit it was not busy and we were able to make a table for four of us and we all had a great dinner - I wonder what I would have next time though - should I try a salad? (NO i won't).

Then there are the cakes, this was not an easy choice - another plus for the Cafe.

Thanks for the Free WiFi as well.

Then there is the coffee - in fact when's my next visit?

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Phone Number:  076 258 481
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 30 Yaowarat Road, Phuket Town
Hours:  10 a.m - 11 p.m.
Closed: Monday

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Mellow Yellow

This is really the place to go when you are told by the doctor not to drink coffee.

Here is absolutely the best place to go if you want an iced tea with black jelly!

This visit I was surprised to find out that you could choose how much sugar you wanted but I really did not know if I wanted to know.

There's not a lot more to add - but free WiFi and air conditioning.

Phone Number:   086 948 6948
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Hours: 10 am - 8 pm (closed Tuesday)

Monday, March 30, 2015


Crust is a very convenient restaurant for us (it is near to Tesco and on the way home from school) which serves Western Food.  There is quite an extensive menu -  It always have a cake on display which looks delicious and also the chalk boards might have something which you want.

Then it does have a great Smorgasbord - I always have this! Then we usually share a pizza with extra Olive oil drizzled over it - but as mentioned the cakes are great.

This one was a Banoffee Pie - delicious.

Previous Visit
 1) January 2014

Website: none
Phone Number:   076 330 318
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 46/7C Thanon Bangyai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000
Hours: 10 am - 11 pm (closed Monday)


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ปากน้ำ ซีฟู๊ด (Paknam Seafood)

This was a very real surprise - this is a very traditional Thai restaurant and that means that there is very little there in any other language but Thai.

There was very little information that I could find out about this small but very popular restaurant. After leaving I did not realise that I had simple enjoyed my dinner.

I found an interesting blog called Travelog with a review in English though - with some glowing reviews...

So this restaurant is something if you are Thai or if you wanted to try the traditional Thai food. A traditional Thai restaurant.

Phone Number: 076 240 240
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: ถ.รัษฎานุสรณ์Mueang Phuket
Hours: 11am - 11pm


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

บ้านขนมไทย (ชาววัง)

As indicated previously this is a very popular Thai restaurant which as absolutely nothing in any other language but English - so you must either know what you what, go with someone that can speak Thai or you like the fun of pointing at something. This Chinese sausage dish was bought by my wife but I did not see it out.

What is out is all in a Buffet Style - so if you are a little later (after 12:00) then you may find dishes be lesser - this is a dish which I cannot eat - Gaeng Som - I cannot eat this so we go out to eat this dish all the time!

This is the selection of cold vegetbles which is always served with a Thai Curry and I have gotten used to eating it with anything...

Then there are the drinks tha you can have and I have to admit this Lychee fresh Fruit drink was not for me...

Then there were so many deserts to take home I as puzzled at which one to take - well they had run out of sticky rice and mango... For a traditional Thai restaurant this is a fantastic place to visit...

Previous visit

Phone Number:  076 250 717
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: ตรงข้ามภูเก็ตซิตี้โฮม, ถ.ร่วมพัฒนา
Hours: 7:00 - 20:00? (no clear times)