What do I do most on my travel to Phuket other than sight seeing and pressing my camera shutter? Eat. Eat. Eat. What do I eat on my travel to somewhere I’m not familiar with? Local foods. I love trying out delicious local foods at all places, be it restaurant, cafes or even street. I tried some local Thai foods at food court in Jungceylon which was good. I’ve also tried some local seafood at local seafood restaurant along Rat-U-Thit Road that was worth trying. But what to me was the best local food that we had in Phuket? Not the specialty food. Not the lobsters. Not the fragrance rice but the Tom Yam noodle selling on the street! Let’s find out how we discovered the street food while wandering about Patong Beach.
We actually went to morning market in Patong Beach on our 3rd day travel in Phuket. Walking along the Rat-U-Thit Road, we spotted a steamy motobike with a few of local Thais standing around the bike that tucked in the alley between shops.
Looking like we have found some local favourites, I decided to have a look closer. A bowl of soup noodle. It’s a mobile noodle stall!
Interestingly, this Thai was pouring some kind of sauce and started mixing the noodle himself. This vendor is selling noodle soup with fish ball and crispy pork skin.
It looked delicious and I wanted to give it a try. I asked the patron how much did he pay for a bowl, he showed four fingers to me, which meant 40THB or USD1.25 only. Sounds good. “Give me a bowl please.”
This hawker asked me whether want the pork skin and which flavour we like, Tom Yam or fish ball?
We ordered 2 bowls, one Tom Yam and one fish flavoured soup noodle with fish ball and cripy pork skin. It looked YUMMY!
Jean and Bobo. “Who wants to start off first?”
‘You taste the noodle, I taste the Tom Yam soup…’ Umm, it is delicious!
Who cares how we look?
Faster! Faster! Where is my other bowl?
Fish ball soup noodle finally came. Jean tried it first also. Now you know who was our taster in Phuket trip! 🙂
The best photo to show how much we loved the noodle soup, though it was only street food.
“Honey, stop snapping! Come on and try some of it! I’m going to finish it all!” OK OK. I’m coming…
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This mobile noodle stall can be spotted along Rat-U-Thit Road opposite the Cristin Massage parlor and Patong Resort. Subscribe this travel blog to receive free updates of my travel stories around the world via email. Until then… – Travel Feeder, the ultimate travel photo blog