When you go on your much-needed holiday to Phuket soon, you will surely be mesmerised by the beaches and the sweeping views. While you’re lounging in the sun, you must try some of these delectable Phuket treats.

Tom Yam Goong

This famous soup is the ultimate Thai comfort food. The creamy soup base is made using coconut milk, luscious spice blends and green chillies. You can choose your protein; Tom Yam Goong is the most famous prawn version and there are chicken, seafood and pork versions as well. If you’re not very keen on spicy food, you may want to stay away as this soup is delicious but very spicy.

Mee Hokkien Noodle

Thick yellow noodles topped off with prawns, squid, mushroom, bean sprouts and egg; Can you think of anything more filling and comforting? Add a little bit of the chilli sambal and lemon juice to your bowl, mix it up and enjoy! Amazing high-end restaurants in Phuket such as the likes of Layan Residences by Anantara will whip up versions of this all-time fave with fresh seasonal ingredients.

Alpha from Melbourne, Australia, Aunt Lay Leong’s KL Hokkien Mee (2874463017), CC BY-SA 2.0

Massaman Curry

If you’re a curry lover, this is the dish for you. Although this looks spicy, it’s a very mild concoction of coconut milk, lime leaves, lime juice, tomatoes and peanuts. Pair it with a warm bowl of steamed rice or noodles, curl up with a book beside a window and make the most of your holiday! You can pick the main ingredient too; there are seafood, pork, beef and chicken options available.

Dim Sum

When it comes to dim sum, Phuket is your oyster. There are so many innovative and delicious variants of this Chinese delight available in every street corner and restaurant. The best kind of dim sum is all kinds of dim sum; fillings vary from pork, chicken and seafood there is a myriad of sauces and flavour profiles to choose from. So, whatever mood you’re in, there’s a perfect dim sum waiting for you in Phuket.

Kanom Jeen Phuket

Kanom Jeen is another bowl of soupy comfort. The flavourful broth is made using fresh tomatoes, galangal, mushrooms, lemongrass and coconut milk. If you’re not a fan of spicy things you can omit the chillies but even with it, the soup is not at all unbearably hot. As with most soups and dishes in Phuket, you can choose the main ingredient as per your liking and pair it with rice.