Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Yum Yum!

While I can live on a very unexciting diet all year round, I become quite the foodie when I travel. To me, savouring local food is a big part of the travel experience.

Now that the kids are older, traveling with them is more enjoyable than before. They have a bigger appetite than the adults so we can go the whole hog when it comes to ordering a wide variety of food.

Naturally, most of our meals in Phuket revolved around Thai dishes. Even when it comes to beverages, we can't seem to have enough of their fresh coconut, coconut milkshake and tropical fruit juice.

Here are some dishes that we ate in various restaurants across Phuket.

Mango salad - raw mango strips garnished with dried shrimps and roasted peanuts. On some days, we had raw papaya salad served in the same way.

Pomelo salad - a refreshing salad made using pomelo, fresh shrimps and fried shallots.

Stir-fried mixed vegetables.

Kale seems to be the most common leafy vegetable in Phuket. It makes an appearance in almost every dish from fried rice to noodles.

Pineapple rice served in a hollowed-out pineapple.

The ubiquitous tom-yum soup served in a steamboat pot.

We had green curry or red curry at every meal. We tried the duck yellow curry for a change but it wasn't that spectacular.

The huge tiger prawns cooked in butter and garlic sauce were lip-smacking good.

The Thais excel in cooking fluffy and soft omelette.

The black pepper mussel omelette on hotplate was delicious.

The chilli crab was very tasty but such a challenge to eat. They shouldn't have cut them into such small pieces.

6 comments:

Nick Phillips said...

I really shouldn't be looking at pictures of food, especially when I'm on a diet!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

me decision to pop by before sleep was so wrong. I IS THE HUNGRY NOW. T__T

The Real Mother Hen said...

WOW! I get so hungry by just looking at the pictures.
What a trip you had :)

k@Ye_ said...

Hungry!

auntielucia said...

Aren't the best memories we bring back from travels always abt food, rather than sad old or restored ruins built by people whose names are half forgotten, and whose bones are less than dust? That's what a philistine like me does anyway... eat, rest, relax and sight seeing is always incidental or accidental!

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