Phi Phi Regional Food

If you’re missing the yummiest delicacies of Phi Phi Island while exploring it, you’re doing it the wrong way. The Thai cuisines and interesting food available all over Phi Phi islands are a true delight. Thai cuisine is among the top five cuisines of the world. 

It’s created by mixtures of so many dishes the travelers brought from their native place. So, while you’re on this island, don’t forget to try the amazing food. So, let’s explore some of the best regional food on Phi Phi Island.

Try Amazing Rice Dishes 

You will surely notice many rice dishes when you’re at Phi Phi islands. Thailand produces one of the best, most delicious rice in the world. It’s paired with some spicy Thai dishes to neutralize the spices. Well, try these plain, unsalted rice with Thai dishes to enjoy the flavors of the country. Some of the top picks are:

  • Fried rice (Khao Pad)

It’s best to go to an amazing dish. The jasmine rice with chicken, egg, garlic, onion, and tomatoes are tasty. However, it has a special “Thai Curry” poured over it. The sauce contains soy sauce, chilies, garlic, shrimp paste, sugar, salts, etc. Also, you can customize the rice and curry according to your preference.

  • Khao Mok Gai Khao Mok Gai

It’s a Muslim delicacy, especially available at Koh Phi Phi Don. As many Muslims inhabit the place, the dishes have become regional and are very loved. So, on a bed of saffron rice, roast chicken is placed with ginger and fried garlic. You can add spicy sauces to it according to your taste.

  • Khao man gai

It’s plain white rice with chicken. The magic is in the style of sauces it uses. The dark sauce has soybean, ginger, chilies, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. It’s delicious and a specialty of Thai cuisine.

  • Fish and Rice

The seafood of Phi Phi islands is amazing, and the pairing with rice goes well. Fish with rice in sweet, sour, and spicy flavors are amazing. It can be barbecued, grilled, and dipped with sauces.

Exquisite Seafood Dishes

Although every seafood dish is delicious, you can especially try this:

  • Deep-fried Prawn Patties – Thawt man Goong

Well, it’s the most delicious seafood. The deep-fried prawns with vegetables, sauces, herbs, and seasoning can be your main course. Try it to enjoy rich seafood. 

  • Red curry with Prawns – Gaeng Hua sapparot kap Goong

Thai-style red curry with pineapple prawns is an amazing combination. The garnishes of coconut milk and herbs feel delicious. This is a power pack meal that is special and very delicious. 

Try Slurping Noodles

Noodles are the traditional food of Thailand, and they are available in abundance in Phi Phi Islands. Some of the popular dishes are:

  • Phad Thai

Phad Thai is made from rice noodles, a country’s signature dish. The dish hails from ancient times and is available everywhere at Phi Phi island. Noodles are stir-fries with chicken, shrimp, tofu, and vegetables. The toppings contain roasted peanuts, sour pickle, chili, sugar, and limes. The dish is full of flavors. 

  • Kanom JeenKanom Jeen

It’s a proper meal for breakfast and has rice noodles. It is covered with fish curry, vegetables, herbs, and fruits. It’s a full-pack meal to start your adventurous day at Phi Phi islands.

  • Kuay Tiew 

It’s a bowl full of happiness and customization. Different soft noodles in broth have various chicken, vegetables, and sauces. So you can customize it and enjoy it to the fullest.

Appetizing Soups

Try soups that are made from distinctive ingredients and have awesome flavors. Some of the best ones are:

  • Tom yam Gung

The famous shrimp soup has galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and coriander. These ingredients give it a zest and flavourful taste. The vegetarian version is also available, and it’s a great appetizer with healthy ingredients.

  • Tom kha gai 

It’s boiled galangal chicken with lemongrass and coconut milk. It has a very peculiar and mouthwatering taste. Try this best regional soup of Phi Phi islands without fail.

Enjoy Salads

Soak the beach sun with some refreshing salads. The best picks are:

  • Som tam

The papaya salad is both healthy and delicious. It’s made from green papaya, peanuts, dried shrimp, and raw vegetables. You can eat it with sticky rice or grilled chicken. 

  • Yam Tha-Le 

It’s a seafood salad prepared with sliced greens, onions, carrots, and pieces of squid and shrimp. Then pour hot and sour sauce and serve cold.

Enjoy Regional Fruits 

The regional fruits are fresh and must be tried in Phi Phi islands. The power pack of nutrients is good for health and saves you from heat. The best options are oranges, pineapple, bananas, apples, and papaya. Durian is an amazing fruit, but not everyone can adapt to its taste. Also, try seasonal mangoes and guavas.

Never Forget the Dessert

Tropical ingredients like coconut, beans, and pumpkins are used in Thai Asian desserts. The shaved ice, sweet coconut milk, and palm syrup. Also, many suggest mangoes with sticky rice to be the best dessert in Thailand. It’s perfect after a meal or as an in-between snack.

Refreshing Drinks

Drinks are an essential part of traveling and, of course, Phi Phi islands. So enjoy some popular drinks:

  • Beer

Beer and Thai food is a great combination. Beer Chang and Singha are local beers that have high hangovers. Popular brands of beers are also available in Phi Phi islands.

  • Fruit Drinks

The availability of fresh fruits in tropical climates makes it the best place to have fresh juices. Some of the best options are coconut, pineapple, and orange juices. 

Important Tips for Food Lovers

While exploring the delicious delicacies of Phi Phi island, keep in mind these things.

  • Although Thai food has Chinese origins, it’s mostly eaten with a fork and spoon.
  • Never drink regular water in Thailand. Use sealed bottles always for a healthy and safe trip.
  • The term “may phet” means ‘not spicy.’ It’s a very good phrase when you’re ordering Thai food.

So, try Thai cuisines which are amalgamations of eastern and western countries. All the flavors result from rich seafood, herbs, and local sauces. So, make your trip memorable by trying the best regional dishes of Phi Phi island. Have a happy, adventurous, relaxing, and fun trip.

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