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Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

1. Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Are you ready to explore why Phuket is often considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots? Greet your guide in the cool of the morning at 10:00am outside the city's famous central market and begin your walking tour weaving your way through the streets passing a glorious Chinese temple en route to try a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back down at the market, your guide will take you to a hidden little teashop which serves the local Burmese working community. Here, you'll try Burmese curries, crispy samosas and other delights accompanied by naans freshly cooked in their wood-fired oven and washed down with sweet tea. Just down the road is a fine outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine and sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue on your culinary adventure by working your way over a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles with a pair of chopsticks (don't worry, cutlery's available too) from a little restaurant that's been serving up the good stuff for decades. Don't worry, it's not over yet. Your guide will take you to a local indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce and pickles and coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. It's unthinkable not to visit Phuket Old Town without delving into the sweets. Your guide will take you for a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals, a refreshing and vivid iced dessert and finishing on sweet milky tea and flaky rotis at a joint that's been knocking them out for years. Return back to the central market where the tour ends. You'll return back to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Phuketian cuisine. Be warned, the food on the rest of your vacation will now solely disappoint.

Phuket: Peranakan Evening Food Walking Tour

2. Phuket: Peranakan Evening Food Walking Tour

Explore the unique cuisine of Phuket, a fusion of Chinese and Malay cultures called Peranakan. Hit up the drool-worthy eating and drinking spots around Phuket Old Town with a guide, a place bestowed with UNESCO status for its culinary history. Wrap your chopsticks around sticky handmade fresh spring rolls, wok-fried mee hoon (noodles), Hokkien noodles peppered with delicate prawn wontons, and char sui barbecue pork. Try spiced chicken curry puffs, gaeng som fish curry, and forget about mainland staples on this gastronomic island journey. Learn from your guide about the city's Portuguese townhouses and Chinese temples. Find secret gems around the Old Town and hear about the amulets seen often around the city.

Phuket: Old Town Private Tour with Dinner

3. Phuket: Old Town Private Tour with Dinner

Explore Phuket Old Town on foot and marvel at its Sino-Portuguese architecture. Allow yourself to be transported by its quaint colonial mansions back to the time when Phuket was in the midst of a tin mining boom that brought the affluent to finance so many grand homes and ornate civic buildings. Beyond its rich cultural heritage, Phuket Old Town is a melting pot of street-side eateries and stalls that serve some of the best Thai food available. The town’s small size enables you to wander around this historic location and admire in detail the design of the buildings and the attractiveness of Phuket’s architecture along its side streets. You will also visit an old Chinese temple. End the tour with dinner from a stunning viewpoint looking out across the island.

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This was by far the best food tour I have done. Pema was a brilliant guide and, along with filling our bellies with happiness, she gave us a crash course in local history and culture. I would recommend this tour in a heartbeat. I feel like I made a new friend in Phuket!

We had a fantastic day wandering the streets of Old Phuket Town with Nam and Lucky as our guides. Their warmth and sense of humour made for a day filled with much laughter. We got to experience the amazing flavors of the diverse regional dishes of Phuket.

We had Pema as our guide and we had a great time going around Old Phuket Town learning the history, culture and of course the food. Be ready to eat some local food that you will otherwise never order on your own!

Informative and loads of yummy food. The walkabout is a good way to burn those calories! Thanks Nam!

It was great! Pema knows everything about Thai cuisine and culture. :)