Lunch in Phuket – Rice and Curry (ข้าวแกงภูเก็ต)

Lunch in Phuket - Rice and Curry (ข้าวแกงภูเก็ต)
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This video is a very typical lunch in Phuket (ข้าวแกงภูเก็ต). For more restaurants in Phuket go here:

One of my favorite meals to eat in Thailand is rice and curry called khao gaeng (ข้าวแกง). One of the reasons I love it so much is because you get to see what dishes are available, and choose whatever looks the most delicious, and another reason I love khao gaeng so much is because many of the dishes are spicy and full of flavor and are eaten along with rice. The south of Thailand is home to some of my favorite food in the world, and I could eat khao gaeng (ข้าวแกง) everyday.

On my first day in Phuket (ภูเก็ต), after just arriving from Krabi, my wife and I were both hungry and we were just walking around and found a very typical, normal restaurant to eat khao gaeng (ข้าวแกง). It was the mid-afternoon, so not all the dishes were available, but we just chose a few of the best looking dishes, and sat down for lunch.

Probably my favorite dish to eat in the south of Thailand is gaeng som, a sour and spicy soup. At this street food restaurants in Phuket I ordered gaeng som naw mai pla (แกงส้มหน่อไม้ปลา), gaeng some with bamboo shoots and fish. The dish was overall quite good, nice and spicy and sour, with big chunks of fish and crisp bamboo shoots as well. Another dish I love to eat in southern Thailand is gaeng look lian moo (แกงลูกเหลียงหมู), a type of bean sprout with pork this time, all within a coconut milk based curry. Finally, we ordered a bowl of dom pla meuk (ต้มปลาหมึก), boiled squid with pieces of carrot and daikon radish. Although it was on the plain side in flavor compared to the other dishes, I really enjoyed it because the squid was nice and fresh.

Overall, this was a very normal khao gaeng (ข้าวแกง), rice and curry meal in Phuket (ภูเก็ต), and you’ll find similar restaurants throughout Thailand and the south of the country. But even though this is just a normal restaurant, this is the type of place I love so much!

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  1. Next time I recommended the best แกงส้ม in town at ร้านเลี๊ยบ. It’s near Talang road. in Phuket. @Mark Weins

  2. Mark my mom n I are huge fans of your happy face after you taste something!! And God we try and taste all the dishes you venture out on ! How on earth does your wife eat without going yummmm

  3. I love watching you eat!!! And the "happy Food Face" you make when it is really good is wonderful!!! I am going to
    Asia for about seven weeks on March 6 of this year (2017) I have been following you and finally subscribed. I have written down many restaurants, sites to see and food to eat and have made a "Mark Wiens" list. I will be in and around Chiang Mai, Phuket, Bangkok, Phi Phi and Railay .I will post on you site when I get home to tell you what I found and how good it all was. Thanks!!!

  4. Tantalizing. That bean sprout. That squid. All of it looked just heavenly. I'm thinking about going to Phuket in January. I wanna stay in Phuket Town.

  5. Dear Mark Wiens,

    i have a question about the weather in Phuket and Bangkok, because my friends and me stay there for two weeks. One week in Phuket and then also a week in Bangkok. Is the weather at 21rd November 2015 – 5th December 2015 good in this two towns. What do you think…?
    I hope you can help us.
    Sorry for my bad English.

  6. Hey Mark, I really enjoying watching your videos. Specially this one. Could you please tell me where exactly this restaurant located was? Am going to Phuket next month and I just can't wait to have those dishes that you had. I'm really looking forward to hear from you soon. Cheers mate

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