Raya Thai Cuisine @ Phuket Trip Day 3

This is the final installment of our trip to Phuket. It seemed like yesterday when we arrived and how time flies.

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Places we visited in Phuket indicated by the red arrows.<br />Phuket Town (left), Muang District is where Raya Thai Cuisine is located in.<br />Maphrao Island is Coconut Island (centre).<br />Rang Yai Island (right).

Places we visited in Phuket indicated by the red arrows.
Phuket Town (left), Muang District is where Raya Thai Cuisine is located in.
Maphrao Island is Coconut Island (centre).
Rang Yai Island (right).

We had checked out of the hotel before breakfasting and kept our luggage at the concierge. The front desk asked what our day’s itinerary and flight schedule were like and learning that we would be swimming, she offered us towels to bring over to Rang Yai Island. She also advised us to do foreign exchange on Phuket Island as the rate was very low at the resort (we’d spend almost all our Thai bahts in the cut throat restaurant). Anyway, The Village do not accept Singapore dollars in hard cash so we paid by charge card, ironically in SGD (you can choose to pay in Baht or your issuing card’s country’s currency).

After spa, we retrieved our luggage and took our final Longtail ride to Laem Hin Pier to meet the driver. He would bring us to our dinner venue before sending us to the airport. We decided to play it safe and go back to Raya Thai Cuisine. The driver was cooperative (no more restaurant suggestions) but tried to ask for more fare than we originally agreed. We told him we were broke after that meal. In the end, we gave him what he wanted in SGD (ran out of baht after the incidental dinner) at the airport and he beamed from ear to ear.

Come away with me...

Come away with me…

Tide was getting low. We should hurry.

Tide was getting low.
We should hurry.

The last sunset we enjoyed while cruising towards Laem Hin Pier from Coconut Island.

The last sunset we enjoyed while cruising towards Laem Hin Pier from Coconut Island.

The changing sky as we traveled nearer to Phuket's Laem Hin Pier.

The changing sky as we traveled nearer to Phuket’s Laem Hin Pier.

Low tide at Laem Hin Pier (next to the car taxi service).

Low tide at Laem Hin Pier (next to the car taxi service).

Tomyum Seafood Soup.

Tomyum Seafood Soup.

Crabmeat with Yellow Curry Powder (not just yellow curry but POWDER).

Crabmeat with Yellow Curry Powder (not just yellow curry but POWDER).

Morning Glory with Oyster Sauce.

Morning Glory with Oyster Sauce.

Green Curry Chicken

Green Curry Chicken

Pad Krapow

Pad Krapow

Chicken with Cashew Nuts

Chicken with Cashew Nuts

Deep-fried Fish with Garlic

Deep-fried Fish with Garlic

Deep-fried Fish with Garlic. The garlic looked more golden than dull unlike the first time we had this dish.

Deep-fried Fish with Garlic.
The garlic looked more golden than dull unlike the first time we had this dish.

Over the 3 days’ meals, we had similar dishes and thus were able to compare them quite rationally:

Bangmud Seafood Restaurant – Morning Glory with Oyster Sauce (best tasting we had this trip). We loved the Steamed Squid with Lemon. Blue Crab in Red Curry Powder was also very tasty; the smallish crabs were less meaty but the flesh was sweet!

The Tamarind Restaurant: Calamari (best tasting we had this trip in comparison to other fried squid).

Phong Phang Seafood Restaurant: Steamed Fish with Lemon (best tasting we had this trip. Steaming broth similar to steamed squid from Bangmud).

Rang Yai Restaurant: Green Curry Chicken (best tasting we had this trip).

Raya Thai Cuisine: Tomyum Seafood Soup (best tasting we had this trip). Crabmeat with Yellow Curry Powder was popular with us although Crabmeat in Yellow Curry was their signature dish. The Deep-fried Fish with Garlic was yummilicious! Chicken with Cashew Nuts was also delicious.

Despite a couple of hiccups, we had a very good time together, bonding as family. A piece of wonderful news was nearly let out of the bag but Ryan decided he would share it with me when we returned to Singapore. I love pleasant surprises, don’t you?

Raya Thai Cuisine
Address: 48/1 New Debuk Road,
Muang, Phuket 83000.
Thailand.

Tel: (+66) [0] 76218 155.

Operating hours: Daily
10am – 10pm

Terms of Payment: CASH Only

Happy eating 🙂

Date of trip: 6th – 8th March 2014 (landing in Sg after midnight on the 9th).

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10 Responses to “Raya Thai Cuisine @ Phuket Trip Day 3”
  1. Kevin says:

    So you won’t be recommending the driver?

    • Sam Han says:

      Prices are stated clearly on the board for destinations so confirm with the driver before entering the private car which is used as taxi. I think all the drivers will try to make more money out of sympathetic tourist (they will tell you sob stories along the way). Just know the fare, and tipping is up to your discretion. We were affected and felt sorry by his “no customers for days” story. I think we need to be smarter tourists.

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    You gave the driver more, even after the bad restaurant tip? LOL.

    Not hard to guess what the pleasant surprise might be. 🙂

  3. daniellajoe says:

    exciting times Sam and your photographs are top quality, may I ask you what camera you own???

  4. What gorgeous photos…especially the Tomyum Soup! 🙂

  5. Laura Lynn says:

    Really beautiful photographs,, the food the sunsets the EVERYTHING! Must go there someday!

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