Wednesday, May 21, 2014

บ้านขนมไทย (ชาววัง)

บ้านขนมไทย (ชาววัง) is a Thai Restaurant outside Phuket Old Town (see map below) so it is not a restaurant that is easy to access without independent transport.

If you would like to try some Local Thai Food then this is certainly a place for you to choose, apparently the Gaeng Som is delicious but it is something which I choose not to try.

There was the traditional deep fried chicken as well so Jemma was happy.

I enjoyed the green curry aroma and taste but the chicken drumsticks in the dish were not for me - I am spoilt with the Western food...

In fact I do not think that there are menus here at all. This restaurant is more like a buffet kitchen - there are a number of steel heated dishes with the dish above and then you choose by asking for that dish - well if I could speak Thai.

This is the first important thing to be aware of - the language of the staff is Thai and trying to explain what you would like is difficult because it might not actually be there. I have found a Food App (Thai Talking Food) for indicating what you want but i have not found an App which is able to photograph food and then tell you what it is - now that is a clever idea, do you think there is a patent?

The second thing is that this is certainly food which does not last so get there early if you want lunch, I would suggest before 1pm!

Then there is also a lot of food which is packaged to take away - mostly Thai sweets.

BUT get there early - fresh mango and sticky rice is a must!

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