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Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

If you want to good Thai food, it’s best to go where the locals go. I’ve read quite a bit about Raya Thai Cuisine while researching on places to eat in Phuket and have been looking forward to trying their delicious Thai dishes 🙂 Apparently Raya House is not just popular among locals but celebrities and even Thai royalty love this place.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Located in the heart of Phuket town on New Debuk Road, Raya House is a 90 year old double-storey shophouse converted into a cozy restaurant famous for its authentic Thai cuisine.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

The decor echoes of an old era with sepia-tone pictures of Thai monarchs, 1930s poster of Chinese ladies wearing cheongsam hanging on the walls, wooden staircase, striking mosaic floor tiles, long wooden tables, floor fans and Singer sewing machine.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

The menu is quite extensive but if you are unsure of what to order, you may want to refer to “Popular Dishes” or “Phuket Specials“.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

First, let us take a selfie before we finish all the yummylicious food 🙂

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Thai Iced Tea (60 baht)

Iced Tea or “cha-yen” is a popular drink in Thailand made from strongly brewed Ceylon tea.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Thai Coconut (80 baht)

The weather in Phuket is extremely hot and this coconut drink is so refreshing! Slurp

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Tom Yum Seafood Soup (250 baht)

The Tom Yum Seafood at Raya was really good. The ingredients – prawns and squids were really fresh and the soup has the right balance of hot & sour.

I’ve always been a fan of Tom Yum soup and I love that the broth is clear & not creamy 🙂

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Crab Meat Curry with Coconut Milk (400 baht)

This crab meat curry served with rice vermicelli is a must-order signature dish at Raya. The creamy coconut curry contains big chunks of fresh and tender crab meat. It was good and I only wish that the gravy was slightly thicker coz its kinda watery.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

This is how I eat this Phuket local dish – scoop a spoonful of the crabmeat curry over the rice vermicelli. Or you can also dip the Mee Hoon into the bowl of crabmeat curry before popping it into your mouth =)

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Deep-fried Fish with Garlic and Curcuma (550 baht)

The fish is fried to perfection and topped with lots of crunchy garlic bits. The Wifey enjoyed this dish very much, so I suppose it’s good.

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Verdict: Their specialities include Crabmeat Curry served with Rice Vermicelli, Spicy Phuket Prawns, Deep-fried Sea Bass with Shallots and Red Chillies in Tamarind and Lemongrass Sauce and Caramelised and Braised Pork Belly. If you’re in Phuket and looking for authentic Phuket-style Thai food, I highly recommend Raya Thai Cuisine 🙂

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang, Phuket

Address: 48 New Debuk Cross Road, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand.
Tel: (+66) [0] 76218 155
Operating hours: Daily from 10am – 10pm
Email: rayarestaurant@gmail.com
Payment Method: CASH only

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