Nam Yoi Restaurant, Phuket, which serves Southern Thai cuisine, has been awarded with a Michelin Bib Gourmand rating for three consecutive years.
Last year we visited this restaurant, and it was closed!! This time, we were not disappointed. Read on for our review.
• Delicious intensely flavorful food, especially the orange curry soup (Kaeng-som)
• Several unique menu items to choose from.
• Service was quick, considering a large number of customers.
• The restaurant has a parking space.
• Long wait if you don’t call ahead to make reservations.
• Difficult to make reservations.
• The shop is located quite a distance from downtown Phuket.
• If you want to order more food, you may have to wait a long time. It is highly recommended to order at one go.
Nam Yoi Restaurant, Phuket is suitable for diners who like to sample the local Phuket cuisine that is intensely flavored and features some uniqueness in a homely atmosphere with prices comparable to other typical restaurants.
The restaurant itself has no air-conditioned room, but has a lot of trees and is considerably shady.
Recommended Menu Items
• Phuket’s style steamed pork belly (Moo Hong)
• Sauteed salted pork belly
• Stir-fried Malindjo leaves (Pak-miang) with egg
• Fresh crab meat with yellow curry and coconut milk
• “Miang Ta-Yoi” Spicy herbs salad with deep-fried fish in tamarind sauce and cashew nuts
• Orange curry soup (Kaeng-som), must order!
• Deep-fried ‘Mong’ fish (Kingfish), not to be missed
• Malindjo leaves in coconut soup. I didn’t quite like this item, but my wife liked it
Other Menu Items
Listed below are the items that we ordered at Nam Yoi Restaurant
Phuket’s style steamed pork belly (Moo Hong)
Tender pork, with a clear sweet-salty taste, with a light touch of sourness and a light peppery aroma.
For anyone who has ever tried this item at the One Chun restaurant, you will find that their taste would be on the mellow side.
However, at Nam Yoi, their taste is more intense, with a very distinct salty and sweet taste. Similar items, but different and delicious in their own ways.
Sauteed salted pork belly
The restaurant serves pork belly that is sauteed to perfection. Soft texture, not too tough, melted fat, mild salty taste.
Stir-fried Malindjo leaves (Pak-miang) with egg
Distinct saltiness and followed by sweetness, and the clear aroma of the eggs. Though some mature leaves (they were slightly harder to chew) were also mixed in, the dish was simply delicious.
Fresh crab meat with yellow curry and coconut milk and rice vermicelli noodles
Though the serving wasn’t much, but it had a moderate amount of crab meat. Distinct spiciness, not too sweet nor salty, aromatic coconut milk and curry paste.
Small pieces of deep-fried fish fillet mixed with herbs such as lemongrass, ginger, cashew nuts, chili, shallots, accompanied by sweet gravy and betel leaves.
Deep-fried ‘Mong’ fish
Considerably large piece of fish, salted to perfection. But what makes this dish special is the smoothness, firmness and softness of the fish.
Not to be missed.
Orange curry soup (Kaeng-som)
Fresh fish, firm meat, spicy and salty, and followed closely by the sourness and sweetness. Intense flavor. Highly recommended.
Couldn’t take a photo of this menu item >_<
Malindjo leaves in coconut soup
Mild salty taste, intense coconut milk aroma. Reminds me of the banana in coconut milk dessert “Kluay Buad Chee”. I didn’t like it much, but my wife loved it.
Large pieces of jelly accompanied with soft-boiled red beans.
Perfectly sweetened with a distinct aroma of “Nom-maew” (the Rauwenhoffia siamensis flower). The perfect finale to a spicy meal.
Map, Opening Hours, and Pricing
Nam Yoi Restaurant, Phuket
• 63 250 Rumpattana Rd, Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000
• 10.30 – 14.30 hrs., and 16.30 – 19.30 hrs.
• Closed on Thursdays
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