Friday Food Review: Hua Soi – The Best Place for Lunch in Phuket

I love food. I especially love Thai food. I know that comes as a surprise to all of you. But food drives most of my days. Thinking about where we will eat for lunch or dinner is most often the highlight of my day. So for the next few Fridays, I am highlighting my favorite places to eat here in Phuket.  Be warned, you may not want to read this while hungry.

We have tried many places that make phenomenal Thai food here in our area of Phuket, but my favorite lunch place by far is Hua Soi in Chalong.


Hua Soi is located in front of the Chalong Police Station, right near the Chalong Circle. It is a small place with 7 tables situated around a coffee bar. The owners, a husband and wife team, cook all the food and serve the food. There are a couple of other ladies that work at the coffee bar and help take the orders. It is a small family run restaurant and I love supporting the locals.

The dining area of Hua Soi.
The dining area of Hua Soi.

The menu at Hua Soi is only Thai food, and is not as extensive as some, but they have an “al a carte” menu that offers lunches (main dish plus rice) for 50 baht! All the other food is offered for less than 120 baht a plate. The coffee’s and fruit shakes are also fair priced at 40 baht.

Ok, now to the food… I am glad I just ate dinner because otherwise I would probably be drooling. I have tried many of their dishes and have not had a bad meal yet. Their Som Tam (papaya salad) is fresh and spicy.  The green, panang, and red curries are perfectly blended with meat that is cooked to perfection. The pad thai is the best I have ever had. My personal favorite though, is the chicken with cashew nuts. The flavor is slightly spicy, sweet, savory, and pretty much tastes like a piece of heaven in your mouth. I always have to resist the urge to lick my plate.


The Pad Thai.
The Pad Thai.
The Chicken and Cashew Nuts.
The Chicken and Cashew Nuts.

I always leave Hua Soi feeling full and satiated. I also leave happy because our bill is never over 350 baht (about $12). And then two days later I go back for more (seriously, we eat here about 3 times a week).

If you visit Phuket (or live here) make sure to eat at least once at Hua Soi. You can thank me later!


**I was not asked to write this review or given any free food in return for it (darn it!) and all the opinions are my own. If you try it and do not like it, you must lack taste buds I take no blame. Please see my page of Disclosures, Disclaimers, and Other Legal Stuff.

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