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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town


It's been a while since I posted an update in my Food on Wheels series but now it's time for this lovely blog post about Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town.
Whilst walking Thalang road the other day, this older man was passing by, selling tofu pudding with ginger syrup to local people sitting in their houses and shops.

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town; The cart as we all know it by now but this time with a surprising and fairly unusual food; Thaw Huwai Naam King or Tofu with (ginger) herbs

Initially I had no idea what this was and what to expect and as with so many other Thai street food, I didn't think it would be very healthy and passed. A few moments later my wife joined me and she explained what it was and I was more than willing to try this tofu pudding with ginger syrup and it was delicious. Not sweet at all but rather tasty.

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town; The tofu is being scraped with a wooden tool, into bowls and the herbal sauce or ginger syrup is added. A very delicious dish is the result. It's not sweetened, but rather hearty 

The tofu is literally sliced off a big pile of tofu with a wooden tool and the ginger syrup is added in the bowl or plastic bag if you want to take it home. It needs to be eaten fairly soon after purchasing it since it doesn't stay well overnight, as we found out.

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town; Touring the streets of Phuket town and the old part as well

In case you encounter this very friendly person with his tofu pudding, don't hesitate to try it but go for it, you won't be disappointed. It also won't break the bank, so at the odd chance you don't like it, you will survive!

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town

Food on Wheels; Tofu with herbs in Phuket Old Town; Still going strong after all these years, but what do you expect with such healthy food!

It seems to get harder and harder to get by some original Food on Wheels stories, but I'm glad that I can post this one, a real gem from (almost) times gone by.

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