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Dawn in Phuket Blog
Phuket the way I have experienced it since 1987.
Phuket the way I have experienced it since 1987.


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Trucks and Tsunamis
Just before I woke up today I had a strange dream. All I remember is a truck had lost its load and there was piles of twisted metal lying along the roadside. As I stood looking at it with someone a smaller truck suddenly rolled backwards and slipped off the...

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Ko Pian Hokkien Noodles - ร้านโกเพียรหมี่ฮกเกี้ยน
One of my all time favourite Noodle places is Ko Pian's in Krabi Road just opposite the Mae Ya Nang Shrine. Although there is no parking street-side, there is a large open space just nearby which can be used for parking and also to walk through to Jui Dtui ...

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Too Gap Kao - ตู้กับข้าว
Another favourite, not for setting, or for view, but for it's extensive menu! Situated in Phuket Old Town in PhangNga Road just opposite the On On Hotel, Too Gap Kao has become a very popular dining spot with trendy Thais inc TV stars and musicians, which i...

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Raya Restaurant
Raya Royal Thai Restaurant 48 Dibuk Road Phuket City, P huket 83100 Telephone: 076 218155 Open from 11am to 11pm every day. เวลา เปิดบริการ: 1100 - 2300 น. ทุกวัน ที่ตั้งร้าน: สี่แยกถนนดีบุกตัดใหม่ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดภูเก็ต  โทรศัพท์ 076-218155

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Thanoon Seafood Restaurant - ร้านอาหารท่านุ่นซีฟู๊ด
If you have an early check out but a late flight and need to kill time there are many things to do on the way to the airport, you can visit one of several temples in Thalang or take a look at the Thalang Museum, but a nice relaxing few hours can be spent at...

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Krua Aleemeen Halal Restaurant - ครัวอาลีมีน
Another new favourite restaurant in Phuket Town! 'Krua Aleemeen' Why a favourite? Well....  1.) Good food at local prices, including my favourite 'Kao Yam',  the dishes you see below cost 50 baht each.  All food is Halal and apart from local food they also ...

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Sala Mexicali
I love Thai cuisine so much that I don't eat anything but Thai food even when I am out at 'farang' restaurants, but occasionally I find a place where I make an exception, and Sala Mexicali is one of those. I had driven past it hundreds of times never even c...

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Kao Yam Tang Leuak - ขัาวยำทางเลือก
The Second Hand Book Restaurant, Phang Nga Road  (What's it really called?) I remember this place when it was just a book shop, then it got tables and chairs and started selling noodles, but now it has my favourite too, 'Kao Yam' and has been added to my li...

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Choom Chon 40 Hong, Kra Road - ชุมชน 40 ห้อง ถนนกระ
I have just added another favourite dining spot to my list! I have passed this road so many times and said to myself 'I must go there soon' but tonight I actually got there. This community was originally formed about 20 years ago to house council workers bu...

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162 Coffee, Chalong
On my way home from work I often stop for a cheap meal at a curry shop just along from Chalong Police Station. It's convenient as I can usually park right in front and there is a small convenience store there too if I need to pick up some supplies. There is...
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