Most of our trips we had in Phuket were island tours, which obviously is the reason to come to Phuket, however, there are other much hidden beauty to Phuket.
There are City Tours, Elephant Tours, Sightseeing tours, but this time we thought we'd try something different.
We searched online for food tours and came across this particular tour which we thought would be different from the other food tours. We were right!
The tour began with a ancient Phuket styled breakfast at a poridge shop call Dee Buk Khao Tom (sorry if I spelt it wrong) where were enjoyed a hefty breakfast, very traditional style with herbal hot drinks.
We then were taken on a Tuk Tuk type bus to explore the Phuket old town, the ancient community and local stalls before coming to the next light snack at another Michelin acclaimed Roti Teaw Nam restaurant and more sight seeing of the old life in Phuket.
Then it was time for lunch, and we arrived at an ancient Chinese restaurant called China Inn where we were fed with a huge assortment of the best dim sums and other Chinese meal, this was really enjoyed by our kids.
We then went to an old museum where we are told and shown around on the comings of the Phuket town during the different eras, the "story of Phuket" as it was refered to by the guide.
The afternoon was again fun with activities as we went next to a cooking class where we were taught to cook some local dishes including some chinese style noodles and a local dish shrimp sarong I think it was called. We then got to taste our own creation as well as to exchange the dish with other travelers, which was nice.
We then had some street dessert at a place call Oh Aew, which was delecious and refreshing for the very sunny day.
More local stuffs and the to a place full of chinese style friend pork dish and other delecious dishes at Loba Bang Neaw restaurant, which is yet another famous, must visit shop.
We spent the rest of the day walking around and shopping for local ingredients, chit chating with other travelers and more drinks before heading back to the hotel around 6pm. My wife and kids enjoyed the tour, which was a small group of 4 families and the tour guide.
Overall, I'd say this was a very different tour, and certainly worth the day spent. The guide was great and the food was something we'd never have experienced otherwise.
Well done, Tripadvisor!