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Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour

Phuket Old Town 15-Taster Food Tour

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour
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Mop up Burmese curries with wood-fired nans at a tucked away Burmese tea shop, work a pair of chopsticks over the best bowl of Hoikken noodles in Phuket Town and indulge in grilled pork dripping with rich peanut satay.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 15 different Phuketian food and drinks
  • Follow an experienced foodie guide
  • Discover Phuket's eating culture and history
  • Visit the colorful local temples en route
  • Eat in hidden street joints you'd never find otherwise
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Expert foodie guide
  • Walking tour around the streets of Old Town Phuket
  • 15 dishes and snacks at hidden street eats along the way
  • Bottled water
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 8 guests
  • Local taxes paid
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

On the steps of Phuket Town Central Market, 48 Ranong, Tambon Talat Nuea, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand. Your guide will be holding a sign.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  •  Tours run rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Had an awesome good tour of Phuket Old City with Pema our tour guide. She was great & provided a lot of history of Phuket & the different foods in the region. Was great to be able to try lots of different foods that you wouldn’t normally try. If you have time I would definitely recommend doing this & experiencing the variety of food.

August 11, 2022

We spent a very happy time exploring the local food scene with our excellent guide, Nam. We discovered places we would not normally have found. Each stop on the tour was very interesting and we got to sample delicious dishes. Nam was extremely well informed and able to answer all our questions. She chose great dishes for us to sample. Each one diverse and we got to sample the different cuisines available in Phuket. Not only did we learn about the food of Phuket but also about life in Thailand in general. I highly recommend this interesting and charming tour and most of all, I recommend Nam.

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August 8, 2022

The tour was amazing, with Pema, our tour guide, going above and beyond to give us the best experience possible. The food was incredible: do not get tempted to eat too much at the first stop, because Pema will make sure you eat at every stop and there is so much to try out. In addition to all the good food, we also got a proper guided tour of the neighborhood, and we were told about the history of the place and the current state of the city. This is a must-do if you're in Phuket!

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August 7, 2022

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