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Phuket: Old Town Food Tasting Tour with 14 Dishes

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour

Phuket: Old Town Food Tasting Tour with 14 Dishes

Activity provider: A Chef's Tour
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Get a taste for Thai cuisine with a small group walking and food tasting tour in Phuket Old Town. Indulge with over 14 dishes in the Central Market including Hokkien noodles and coconut pork skewers.

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

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 14+ different Phuketian food and drinks
  • Follow an experienced foodie guide
  • Discover Phuket's eating cultures and history
  • Visit Old Town Phuket with its beautiful and colorful streets
  • Eat at hidden street food joints you would never find alone
Full description

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.

Includes
  • More than 14 food tastings
  • Tasting and walking tour of Phuket Old Town
  • Bottled water and local soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel
Not suitable for
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • People with food allergies
  • People with gluten intolerance
  • People with nut allergies

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Meeting point

The Phuket Town Central Market is located along Ranong Road in the heart of town. Your guide will be waiting on the steps outside the front of the market. Many shuttle buses from other parts of the island drop guests right outside the market. Here is the address in Thai if you decided to travel by taxi: ตลาดสดเทศบาลนครภูเก็ต (ตลาดสดดาวทาวน์ ) ข้างโรงแรมชิโนเทล ดาวทาวน์ภูเก็ต ถนนระนอง ตำบลตลาดเหนือ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดภูเก็ต.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine, so carry an umbrella if rain looks likely
  • Make sure to come hungry
  • Look at your GetYourGuide booking for the emergency telephone number of the tour guide, should you have any issues on the day
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for vegetarians as several dishes will be unable to be eaten on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 119 reviews

Review summary

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

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Amazing!!! Pema was such a wonderful guide, so knowledgeable, really funny, great company and just such a character! And she knew EVERYONE! We felt like we were being invited into the community for the day and getting fed all the best food along the way! Definitely a must if you’re visiting Phuket.

December 24, 2022

Our tour guide, Pema, was exceptional! She was kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and caring throughout the whole day. She made sure all the meals and drinks were accommodating to everyone, such as lactose intolerance and no pork. We got to learn about the gastronomy & origins of the food we were about to consume which made the experiences even better! I think the best part is that we got to learn about and experience Thai food from many different regions. She made sure to give us walking and talking breaks to help digest and prepare the stomach for more food. The flavors were immaculate and helped me see the complexity, history and influences in Thai food. Recommendations: be prepared to walk and learn, be prepared to eat lots so don't feel pressured to finish everything so you can try all the food items (some of us were too full to appreciate the last spot which was also phenomenal). Highly recommend Pema and I will return to show my friends and family all the tasty food in Thailand!

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January 10, 2023

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!

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December 29, 2022

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