Monday, October 27, 2014

Phuket Tea Station


Phuket Tea Station is a restaurant selling Thai dishes, selling sweets from Keng-Tin and selling Bubble Tea. So this is why it is called a Tea Station?





The restaurant is well air-conditioned and kept in a very tidy condition. The kitchen is behind the building so there are no incidents of a 'strange aroma' - all very civilsed actually.



This is another place where I come to have my Bubble Tea and my love of the Phuket Traditional Kanom - Tao Sor Pia - a wonderful combination.



The Tao Sor can come in salty or sweet - both are wonderful...

This is all that I have ever eaten in here so I do not think that I can call it a real review - but what I had was great!!!


 

Phone Number: 081 836 2448
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 30/9 Maeluan Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 7am - 5:30pm (closed Sunday)


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Big Chicken (Krua Tungtong)


Big Chicken is a restaurant that we have visited previously and is certainly worth visiting for the freshly grilled chicken, the sticky rice, mien-kam and the som-tam.



In fact I think that this is what I have every time that I go!



All of it was delicious!



Then there is also some Western food to choose from so if your desires are something different then there is also a choice for you.

So what is it like? There is a choice to sit inside in the airconditioning or outside in the fresh air. The menu is predominantly Thai but as can be seen above there is also a choice for some Western dishes. There is a new funky coffee machine - Nespresso - if that is what you are looking for?



We have visited more than I have detailed here on this blog but it is certainly a place to visit if you are in Phuket. It is a place which does attract the local expats and also Thai people. Jamie in Phuket has visited here with his family.


Previous visits
 1) 2012
 2) 2010 



Email:
Phone Number: 076 321 546
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: nr. Phuket Country Club
Hours: 11:00 - 21:30



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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Napoli



Napoli was our choice today because we had a power-cut at home!

This was just on the outskirts of Phuket Town and was immediately welcoming. This may have also been the school children which were playing with Loop Bands when we arrived!


Immediately Jemma was taken with the pizza oven which was outside - we went out to see the cooks preparing each roll of fresh dough.



We were just beginning to ask to have a go at rolling the dough when our garlic bread and salad came. This was a pleasant start but it was certainly not filling.


Then the pizzas came!

This was certainly different - we did ask for extra cheese? This was great for all of us!

The menu had some Thai dishes on it but we stuck to the European menu. I was under the impression that the restaurant was relatively new and it was just getting organised. There does not seem to anything about the restaurant, it does not seem to exist on Tripadvisor and there are only 2 visitors on the foursquare website.


Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: Chumporn Rd, Phuket Town



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Friday, October 3, 2014

Cha Kang Raw Noodles - ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำ ชากังราว


Chakangraw Noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวต้มยำ ชากังราว)  is immediately a Noodle shop with a difference - from a number that we have visited and I have reviewed here!

  1) It was full of young people!



  2) It had free WiFi!



  3) It had menus in English! 



  4) Wow a lot of visitors on Facebook - 23,346 visitors.
  5) Wow a lot of visitors on Foursquare 821 visitors.


There was very little on the Internet mind you - here is a review on Phuket Index - in Thai.



The Noodles were wonderful - they were cooked as we were waiting (but then all Noodle Shops are like this).



I even found the black jelly stuff 'Chaoguay - Grass Jelly', (amongst other dishes) a traditional Thai Desert, but not the dish for me.

The prices were very reasonable. We would certainly go again - watch this space.

Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 38/1 ถนน ปฏิพัทธิ์ ตำบล ตลาดเหนือ (แถวสี่แยกจุ้ยตุ่ย)




Saturday, September 27, 2014

Je T'aime



Je T'aime is somewhere we visited on Valentine's Day (apt choice we thought).

Je'Taime is one of the few Vietnamese Restaurants in Phuket and it is on the outskirts of Phuket Old Town, opposite Lock Tien and near to the Local Noodles - เบรคแตก (Brake Taek).

There is a small entrance to it and it is easy to miss - inside it looks and feels a little European - although it is not. Checkered table clothes and it was not Vietnamese music playing.

We were swiftly taken upstairs where there were a number of tables to sit and upstairs it was quiet, there was one couple - it was lunch time!


The food came swiftly and it was immediately clear that it was made for us. The rolls were delicious and swiftly devoured - after this I was not sure that the food that we had was actually Vietnamese though.


The salads arrived and they were equally as edible - nothing stayed on the table for long!


The restaurant does not only sell Vietnamese food but serves Thai food as well - so next time I am explicitly going to only ask for Vietnamese food!


  

Phone Number: 076 219 103
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 183/93 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mac-chiato House Cafe

 

Mac-chiato House is certainly a place to 'chill'.



Not only is the air-conditioning great but the youngsters seem to like to hang out here. It is quite tastefully designed with a Western view in mind I would understand.



The espresso was a delight - strong, smooth and hot! The mousse that I had with it was certainly sweet and it was the perfect compliment!




There seemed to be an Internet Station and lots of bits for sale but I was not interested - then whilst I was writing this I looked at Mac-chiato House facebook and found that it was also a restaurant!


 

Phone Number: 076 215 701
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 48 Thalang Road, Phuket Town
Hours: 9am - 9pm


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