Talad Kaset Night Market in Phuket Town

Popular Thai Snacks and Street Food in Downtown Phuket

Talad Kaset Night Market is considered the largest night market in downtown Phuket. It’s the place where you can sample tasty street food influenced by 3 different cultures; Thai, Chinese and Muslim. You can easily find it right behind Robinson Department Store.

This market gets busy after 8pm but it’s ready to welcome customers from early evening and continues operating until late. Many night-shift workers stop by before heading to work and clubbers often come here for snacks before calling it a night.

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There are several vendors selling similar dishes such as pork or shrimp noodle soups, seafood, spicy salads and stir-fried and wok-prepared dishes. So, for the best eats, look for stalls that have the most customers. Dishes worth trying include:

Kao mok kai – Steamed yellow spicy rice with chicken
Kaomun kai tod – Deep-fried chicken with rice
Kao cluk kapi – Rice with shrimp paste
Suki talay – Thai-style sukiyaki with seafood
Kao lao moo – Clear soup with vegetables and pork
Dim sum – A Cantonese dish of small steamed or fried dumplings containing various fillings

Traditionally, food is served in small steamer baskets as seen in many Chinese restaurants around the world.

Sweets and beverages

After all that food, it’s good to wash everything down with exotic drinks like soybean milk, sweet ginger tea, Asiatic pennywort drink and butterfly pea drink (it’s a lovely colour, too). All can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Kanom sod or Thai traditional sweets are not only colourful but they also come in a wide variety. They are made using local ingredients such as coconuts, bananas, rice, pumpkins, sugarcane, taro, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, lotus seeds and more. There are a few vendors selling kanom sod at this food market. Take your time to look around and don’t forget to whip out your camera!

Good to know about Talad Kaset Night Market

Some of the stalls at Talad Kaset Night Market display prices while some don’t. The good thing is that their prices are pretty much the same and very cheap. You can enjoy quite a number of items here for around 120–150 baht at the most.

There is a newer night food/snack alley but on a smaller scale located at the town’s original bus station on Phang Nga Road. Choices of food there might be limited compared to Talad Kaset Market, but it’s getting more and more popular lately. Check it out if you are in the area.

Talad Kaset Night Market

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 5pm to midnight
  • Location: Thavornwogwong Road, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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