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PHUKET: Phuket is a unique island, unlike any other in Thailand, and many consider it to be more of a separate entity with its own culture, history and cuisine.

All three can be discovered in the narrow lanes of Old Phuket Town. But, if your main focus is food and you like to dine while enjoying a sea view, Senzees at Eastin Yama Hotel in Kata has you covered.

One glance at Senzees’ menu and you’ll find all that a respectable Phuket restaurant simply has to offer: steak, fish and salads – not to mention a wide choice of classic Thai dishes.

However, the “Taste of Phuket” right at the front of the menu, demonstrates what dining at Senzees should be about.

I have previously tried every single dish from this part of Senzees’ menu before – not at their restaurant, but at traditional, authentic Phuket restaurants developed through generations of experience.

The savory Mee Hokkien, yellow noodles with seafood; the light and refreshing Por Pea Sod, spring rolls wrapped in the same way they were 100 years ago; the fat-laden Moo Hong; the popular Hor Mok street snack…

Living in Phuket, I quickly developed a liking for such local dishes, and the ones that I found at
Senzees proved to be just as appealing and authentic than those on offer in local eateries.

Everything I tried at Eastin Yama Hotel – from the Phuket Crab Curry to the stir-fried vegetables in Phad Puk Leang – tasted authentic and delicious.

Senzees, though, has a bit of an advantage – that’s if you like to dine in peace and quiet and with a stunning view.

The 60-seats, all-day dining restaurant offers impressive vistas of the shores of Kata, allowing you to soak in the sense of space and freedom that the seaside landscape possesses.

With truly local flavors in your mouth and a picturesque landscape to admire, you get the sense of what real Phuket living is all about.

Plus, you don’t have to do it alone. The spacious conference room adjacent to the restaurant (which, by the way, is located on the edge of a handsome pool) makes Eastin Yama Hotel a perfect spot for your next MICE event, especially if you want to present your guests with some authentic Phuket vibe and hospitality.

To add even more local flavor to the affair, on Fridays Senzees invites you for its Sunset BBQ Buffet, featuring local barbequed seafood and a selection of fresh salads and international fare.
Spectacular sunsets are always on the horizon and judging from what I tasted there, the food won’t dissapoint either.

For reservations, call 076-330777 or email rsvn@eastinyamaphuket.com. The Sunset BBQ Buffet is available every Friday from 6 to10 pm at Senzees Restaurant and is priced at 899 baht net per person. For more information visit eastinyamaphuket.com

— Maciek Klimowicz

 

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