Phuket’s nine-day Vegetarian Festival is about to start and lasts from 29th September – 7th October. The traditional yellow flags will flap everywhere in Phuket Town. Shrines are preparing the sacred rituals of the festival which has been celebrated for as long as people can remember. So much so that the event was announced a […]
For our next destination in our ‘Michelin Guide’ series in Phuket E-magazine we’d like to recommend Jongjit Kitchen, a local restaurant located in Nai Thu near Kathu Shrine.
Batik is a typical local fabric from the southern part of Thailand and its neighbouring countries. Phuket has adapted this colourful outfit inspired by the Chinese from Penang, Malacca, and Singapore. At the present time, Phuket’s local outfit consists of a Chinese shirt called a ‘Nyonya’ or ‘Baba’ with a batik sarong like Malaysian people for the lower half of the combination. This dress arrangement makes Phuket’s local outfit different from other parts of Thailand.
Taosor is a locally made snack which is popular with visitors who like to take it back home as a souvenir of the island. Taosor is originally a Chinese cake with a delicious filling. It looks similar to khanom pia but is smaller and has long been popular in Phuket. The sweet filling consists of preserved egg. However, there are variations such as pineapple, wax gourd, and black beans fillings. The signature feature of taosor is its crunchy crust.