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Lack of street food

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Lack of street food

Hi everyone was expecting a lot more street food in Phuket than we've seen. It's crappy chain restaurants. Don't know but I was expecting more of an authentic experience rather than such commercialisation.

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1. Re: Lack of street food

2 posts & 2 complaints, hope you start enjoying your trip soon

As Phuket is the most touristy area in Thailand, & you're probably staying in one of the main tourist centres such as Patong, Karon, Kata etc, its the place you're least likely to have an authentic experience to be fair

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2. Re: Lack of street food

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3. Re: Lack of street food

U will find street food all over Phuket except in Kata, Karon where there are few thai's living, but only working

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4. Re: Lack of street food

"was expecting a lot more street food in Phuket"

Guessing that goes along with your first mistake of no research. Any stroll down 'streetview' would have shown little, along with Karon and Kata having more EU options for food than Thai.

Seems the market dictates, along with supply and demand. "Those" tourists, go to those 'tourist areas'.

More research next time.

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5. Re: Lack of street food

Chain restaurants???

Are you spending all day at Jungceylon?

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6. Re: Lack of street food

Richard, lots of street food in Kata and Karon.

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7. Re: Lack of street food

You should have used Tripadvisor before you travelled and asked relevant questions rather than just using this resource as a platform for complaints.

I'm sure you enjoyed something?

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8. Re: Lack of street food

Lack of street food on Phuket.................................do you have blinkers on?

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9. Re: Lack of street food

Where are you staying on Phuket?

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10. Re: Lack of street food

I smell Barry the Troll back again ?

Edited: April 17, 2018, 9:09 pm
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