Connect with us

Phuket

Food Fest draws big weekend crowds

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

SAPHAN HIN: The 11th annual Phuket Food Festival kicked off on Wednesday with an official ceremony presided over by Phuket Vice-Governor Smith Palawatwichai.

Seventy food and drink stands from Phuket and neighboring provinces are serving food at the event, organized by the Phuket Food Vendors’ Club and the Phuket City Municipality.

The first day featured a competition to find the tastiest “Hor Mok Phuket”. The winner among the seven contestants was Panee Plubthong, owner of the Hor Mok Phuket stand at Kaset Market, located behind Robinson department store in Phuket City.

The secret to truly delicious Hor Mok is “to go easy on the salt,” she revealed after receiving her award.

The festival is every seafood lover’s dream, with a mouthwatering selection, including shrimp, shellfish, mixed seafood salads and fresh oysters served with full-flavored seafood dips.

To wash it all down are towers and jugs of beer, along with a wide assortment of other beverages.

More than 200 tables are set around the field in front of a large stage where a variety of live entertainment and cultural shows are performed nightly.

For those in need of a little exercise after dinner, there are stalls hawking every imaginable souvenir, traditional Thai clothing, jewelry and other products.

A favorite for the kids is the merry-go-round, together with the mini-roller coaster and other funfair attractions, all at 20 baht per ride.

Jaras Sae-Tan, President of the Phuket Food Vendors’ Club, said that this is the second year all participants have been asked to use recyclable and biodegradable containers.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand3 hours ago

Family finds long lost man after he is rescued from 17 metre well

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

16 new dark red provinces and restrictions extended to Aug 16

Hua Hin6 hours ago

Hua Hin Maya Club execs get 3 months for superspreader event

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Myanmar7 hours ago

Thai candidate selected as ASEAN envoy to Myanmar

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Foreigners able to register on vaccine site despite data leaks, glitches

Thailand8 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 18,027 infections, provincial totals

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand17 hours ago

Covid UPDATE Sunday: 18,027 infections, expat vaccine registration

Transport23 hours ago

August flight plans: Bangkok Airways, Nok Air, Thai Lion

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

New site for foreigner vaccine; Mor Prom deletes appointments

Politics1 day ago

Facebook fake news post suggesting a coup faces prosecution

Koh Samui1 day ago

UPDATED: Samui Covid-19: 14 new Black Club infections, 2nd small cluster

Thailand1 day ago

40,000 cases a day could happen by September, says projection

Phuket1 day ago

Phuket Sandbox Covid-19 infections: 35 today, 209 this week

Thailand1 day ago

Prayut says he will not resign, warns politicians to behave

Thailand1 day ago

Bangkok Train market to possibly close for good

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending