June 10, 2023

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Hong Khao Tom Pla (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา) Fish Porridge Phuket Town

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Hong Khao Tom Pla (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา) Fish Porridge Phuket Town

Hong Khao Tom Pla (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา) is one of the popular local restaurants that is listed in the Michelin Guide Thailand 2019 for the first time. This restaurant has been around for years and it has been reviewed by many popular food bloggers. Hong Khao Tom Pla or better known as Hong Fish Porridge is awarded Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide Thailand.

Hong Khao Tom Pla is the one of the 15 restaurants and street food we reviewed listed in Michelin Guide Thailand 2019. This is our twelveth restaurant review and there will be three restaurants review coming soon. You can check out the full list of restaurants in our special dedicated page at https://www.placesandfoods.com/themichelinguidethailand

Hong Khao Tom Pla is popular for their Thai cuisine as well as for their fish congee or fish porridge. They are located at the middle of Phuket Town in a small wooden restaurant with 7 to 8 tables in the restaurant. When we went there for late dinner, the restaurant was packed with customers and we have to sit outside of the restaurant. As long as we have a table, we are happy.

It is the open kitchen concept and you can check out the chef cooking the dishes. It is hard to communicate with them but luckily they have the English menu.

We ordered their Fish porridge, Stir Fried Fish with Fish Sauce and Fried Egg Omelette with Crab. If you noticed, we didn’t order the usual Thai dishes as we wanted something different. Ordering fish porridge as main dish while the other two side dishes for a change.

The fish porridge comes with generous amount of fish fillet. Remember to add the condiments such as ginger, spring onion, fried shallots and the fish sauce for seasoning.

The fish fillet is fresh and the texture is good and if you like porridge, you need to visit this restaurant.

The Stir Fried Fish with Pickled Cabbage. The fish fillet is deep fried and then stir fried with fish sauce and pickled cabbage. I enjoyed the flavour of the fish and the pickled cabbage taste didn’t empower the entire dish. To be honest it complements well with the porridge.

Fried Egg Omelette with Crab. We thought this could be similar with Jay Fai’s Egg omelette but it is not. This is like the home made fried egg omelette with crab meat. The crab meat is slightly hard but it goes well with the porridge.

We love the food here and we will come back again for their local Thai cuisine. The fish porridge lived up to the reputation. The food prices here are reasonable and you can find many locals dining here every evening. Hong Khao Tom Pla (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา) Fish Porridge is a must visit in Phuket Town.

How do we travel around in Phuket? The best way to travel around Phuket and Phang Nga is by renting a car. There are many car rentals in Phuket International Airport and we usually book Thai Rent A Car as it is one of the largest car rental companies in Thailand. They have over 32 branches with over 8000 cars in their fleet.

Where do we stay in Phuket town? We stayed in Ibis Styles Phuket and it is located in the middle of the town. Check out their rates with Agoda at https://www.agoda.com/ibis-styles-phuket-city/hotel/phuket-th.html?cid=1538606

Hong Khao Tom Pla (ฮ้องข้าวต้มปลา) Fish Porridge Phuket Town Address: Kra Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand

Phone: +66 76 214 877

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