Great dining at Dairy Hut
PHUKET: Dairy Hut in Phuket Town was one of the first restaurants on my blog in 2006, and it’s still a favourite of mine.
Sunday 24 June 2012, 03:20PM
Sounds like an ice cream parlour, and with a big cow outside the door, you might think you could stroll in and order a sundae, but in fact it’s a ‘normal’ restaurant in Phuket Town.
I first found it by accident. On the day my son was born, I went for a walk with my daughter to look for some food near the hospital. We found a small cheap Thai restaurant, but unfortunately they were just closing up.
I asked where we could get some food, and they pointed down the road. We found Dairy Hut, and yes, I thought it was an ice cream place, but we went inside and were happy to find it air conditioned and smoke free. I checked the menu and realised we could get real food. The food was tasty and filling and inexpensive and they could do take away.
Dairy Hut does Thai and some Western food (burgers, spaghetti, breakfasts), and is nicely decorated with big wooden tables and comfortable wooden chairs.
They have a big screen TV which sometimes plays Thai soaps, as well as shows like Survivor. There’s also live music at weekends. The indoor area is air conditioned, but there is also an outdoor area. I guess the total capacity would be close to 100 people if full. Food always comes fast, service is friendly.
I took my parents there when they visited.
I ordered the “Yam Dairy Hut”. Yam is Thai for salad. Thai salads can be killer hot, I made sure to order it with less chilli. Very tasty! Parents ate fried rice with green curry, which mum said was a bit spicy.
Daughter ate a huge plate of spaghetti. Dairy Hut has another bonus – Draught Beer Chang. A one litre jug is B99. The draught tastes much cleaner and lighter than the bottled beer. Oh, the bill for four adults, plus kids food, beer and other drinks totalled B460.
Dairy Hut is located on 2/12 Hongyok-u-thit Road in Phuket Town. Coming from the big Tesco Lotus on the bypass road, head along Yaowarat Road. Dairy Hut is located on the first soi on the right past Bangkok Phuket Hospital.
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