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Distinctive Tastes Of Phuket Cuisine At Centara Grand Beach Resort

, with its maritime and tin mining heritage has a distinct ethnic makeup, and this is reflected in the cuisine of the island, where Chinese, Southern Thai, Malaysian, Burmese and Indian influences can all be detected.

Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket, set on Karon Beach on the west coast and drawing its design inspiration from the classic Sino-Portuguese shop houses that are a defining characteristic of Phuket Town, ensures that these culinary influences are well represented in its Cove Restaurant.

One of the great favorite dishes in Phuket is Moo Hong, a pork stew made from pork shoulder, with a dark soy sauce, a clove of garlic, peppercorns, and a dash of medium soy sauce and plum sugar.

The stew is served with warm Thai jasmine rice. With its rich flavor, this meal has always been one the favorites amongst Thai Chinese families.

Mee Sa Pam, which is a dish of fried Phuket noodles with a choice of meats and served with Chinese cabbage and soy sauce, is another great favorite, enjoyed at any time of the day.

These two popular dishes, which represent the typical tastes of Phuket, can both be found at the Cove Restaurant in the resort, where they are priced at a reasonable 290 baht exclusive of tax and service charge

Centara Hotels & Resorts is the leading operator of hotels in Thailand, with 43 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 18 resorts in the Maldives, Vietnam, Shanghai, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, Ethiopia brings the present total to 61 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.