A truly honest restaurant review
If you love food, you will love Phuket. There are restaurants to suit every taste serving a huge selection of western and Asian food. The variety of cuisine and dining experiences is one of the major attractions of the island. You can eat breakfast at your hotel, lunch at a local noodle stall by the roadside, and have dinner with fine wines in a sophisticated air-conditioned restaurant.
Phang Nga Road, Muang, Phuket, Thailand
I’ve been to Vietnam quite a few times, and I can tell you that there are two very distinct styles of Vietnamese cooking: great and inedible. The great food can be found in the major cities, particularly, Hanoi where they have a wonderful selection of Asian and European cooking along with some of the best bread in Asia. The really terrible stuff can be found in the countryside. On my last trip there with my dad, we were reduced to surviving on fat free protein bars and some ho-ho’s cookies we were able to buy. That, almost impossibly, was better than eating another bowl of rice water topped with chicken skin and nothing else—locally known as com pho.
The Wine Connection has done pretty well here in Phuket. I remember when it first opened in Chalong, although the first store was farther North in the Laguna area, it was mostly considered a high-end restaurant. My friends and I would have dinner there on occasion when the fancy took us, but it always felt like you were going to spend a lot—it just wasn’t your everyday sort of place.
Dibuk Road Phuket City
Raya is one of those very Thai restaurants. By that I don’t mean that it serves Thai food, because just about every restaurant in Phuket servers at least some Thai food. What I mean is that it serves Thai food for Thais. Even more peculiarly, Raya serves old fashioned Thai food to Thai families mostly Chinese Thai families.
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