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Phuket: Old Town Food Tasting Tour with 14 Dishes

1. Phuket: Old Town Food Tasting Tour with 14 Dishes

Explore why Phuket is considered one of Thailand's top foodie hotspots on a walking and tasting tour in the Old Town. Treat yourself to more than 14 different dishes as you make your way through the Central Market. Enjoy spiced rice cooked in banana leaves and traditional rotis. Meet your guide in outside the famous Central Market and begin your walking tour. Weave through the streets and admire a Chinese temple from the outside. Start off with trying a Phuketian classic snack of spiced rice cooked in banana leaves. Back 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. Go down the road to find an outdoor fresh fruit and vegetable market where your guide will explain the ingredients that go into Thai cuisine. Sample exotic fruits, juices, and other tasty morsels like deep-fried coconut balls and prawns cooked in banana leaves. Continue your culinary adventure with a bowl of rich Hokkien noodles from a little restaurant. Discover an indoor market famed for its fresh spring rolls filled with cured pork and topped with sweet sauce. Try their coconut pork skewers served with rich peanut satay and zingy ajat cucumber relish. Take a sweet twist as you help yourself to a particularly special Phuket-style crepe cooked over fiery coals. Cool down with a refreshing iced dessert and a sweet milky tea as you indulge on flaky rotis. Return back to the Central Market with a full stomach. Your guide will help direct you back to your accommdations.

Phuket: Old Town Street Food Delights Walking Tour

2. Phuket: Old Town Street Food Delights Walking Tour

Discover some of Phuket’s most delicious local eateries on a walking tour around the Old Town with a foodie guide. See how Chinese, Indian, and Malay cultures have left their culinary mark on Phuket. Stop at shops frequented by locals including A Pong Mae Sunee, Pun Te, Aroon Po Chana, and more. Meet your guide at Mue-Yium Cafe and Bistro before heading to the first spot, the famed A Pong Mae Sunee, a family-run shop that has been selling crepes for over 50 years. Try their coconut or crispy crepes which have been mentioned in the Michelin Guide. Next, head to Pun Te, a fairly new food court tucked away in a dead end near Yaowarat Road. See little halls with vendors who specialize in Baba Nyonya cuisine – a mixture of Chinese wok cooking style with Malay ingredients. Order some Hokkien noodles or dim sum sets. After devouring some savory dishes, make your way to Torry’s Ice Cream, a local haunt known for its traditional Phuket desserts as well as its Sino-European interior and exterior. Cool down with a sweet treat at this cafe-style ice cream parlor before heading to the next stop. Follow your guide to Aroon Po Chana to savor home-cooked meals such as roti, chicken curry, and seafood dishes. Besides their mouth-watering food, they also have an extensive drinks menu with iced tea, Thai tea, or coffee. Before ending the tour, take a stroll along Thalang Road and catch glimpses of local life against the colorful backdrop of beautifully preserved shops. If you take the tour on a weekend, you can also pass by Phuket Walking Street in the heart of Phuket Old Town. Important Note: Kindly note that most restaurants mentioned tend to close by early afternoon. If you choose the 2:30 pm slot, your experienced guide will take you to alternative (but just as delicious) street food stalls to ensure you still get a taste of authentic Phuket street cuisine. If you would like to stick to this itinerary, it is highly recommended to book the morning slots.

Baba Tastes Evening Phuket Food Tour for 8 Guests

3. Baba Tastes Evening Phuket Food Tour for 8 Guests

Our Phuket food tours have been voted the best culinary adventures on this food-obsessed island. You’d be one wonton short of a noodle bowl not to drag yourself off the sun-kissed beaches and hit up the drool-worthy eating spots around old Phuket Town, a place bestowed with UNESCO status for its culinary history. In an intimate group of up to 8 guests explore this fascinating trading outpost that's been influencers from across Asia and beyond. We don't want to spoil the surprise, but some drool-worthy highlights including the handmade fresh spring rolls slathered in sticky tamarind sauce, peppery wok-fried mee hoon, Hokkien noodles with delicate prawn wontons and char sui barbecue pork, Southern-style gaeng som curry and over ten more lip-smackingly food tastings in places you'd struggle to find alone. The tour concludes back at the start point, the Phuket Town Central Market, located along Ranong Road in the heart of the city. Enjoy local hospitality and meet new friends along the way. End the tour armed with the knowledge you'll need to continue eating street food across Thailand. Our tour reflects the local cuisine and the limitations of street food vendors means we unfortunately cannot cater for every dietary restriction. Here's an honest appraisal for the tour so no-one is disappointed: ✘ Unsuitable for vegetarians, pescatarians and no-pork diets ✘ Unsuitable for shellfish, peanut and severe allergies. ✘ Unsuitable for severe gluten intolerances, there are traces of gluten in soy sauce. ✔ Suitable for lactose intolerances. ✔ Suitable for no beef diets.

Phuket: Rum Distillery and Old Town Tour with Tastings

4. Phuket: Rum Distillery and Old Town Tour with Tastings

If you’re looking for a tour in Phuket that mixes sightseeing with a taste of some classic Thai spirits, you’re in for a treat on this half-day adventure. Walk through Phuket Old Town, then head to a local distillery for a guided visit and tasting. Your trip begins with pickup directly from your accommodation. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and head to the first stop: Khao Rang Viewpoint. Famously known for its sweeping views of the island, marvel at the scenery and snap photos of 360-degree views. Continue on to Phuket Old Town, a quaint and charming area built and preserved in colonial style. Wander along the colorful and most popular shopping streets, spotting vendors, shophouses, and more. Stop at Soi Soon Utis for a quick coffee break at Sri the Shophouse (costs not included) before continuing along the town streets for more souvenir and window shopping. Later, make your last stop of the day at Chalong Bay Distillery. At the distillery, go on a 30-minute guided tour of the facilities. Learn about the intricate processes of making the distillery’s signature spirits and marvel at the locals’ craftsmanship. Taste their signature mojito and sugarcane juice before the end of your visit.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The BEST money you will ever spend in Phuket - worth every dollar and more!!! Pema is an incredible guide, extremely knowledgeable and engaging at every step. The tour is extremely well structured from start to finish, with everything slowly building along the way and culminating in the final meal. You will learn all about the food, culture, customs and history of Phuket in a very special and meaningful way. The food will absolutely blow your mind. Pema knows all the best spots and will share intimate details of each and every ingredient in every meal and more. I’ve never had a more wonderful experience of any tour EVER in my whole life. I will be recommending this tour to literally any person who will listen me speak about Phuket. THANK YOU PEMA ❤️ I would do this food tour again in a heart beat!! Seriously cannot overstate how much we enjoyed this!

Kat is amazing & passionate about the people she takes you to meet. We would have missed these awesome places as a tourist. Great examples of all the different cuisines in the area as well. Food was tailored for spice tolerances of everyone. Don’t eat breakfast before you go.

This was the BEST! Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable about the local area. All the food was incredible and you get to try a huge variety of different things. Would absolutely recommend!

Nam was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable about Phuket & the food vendors we visited. Every tasting was amazing! A must do when in Phuket!

A great tour guide had an amazing day! Will recommend this trip to others. Simon Lewis