Nestled along the Millionaires Mile on the west coast of Phuket is the beautiful cliff top Paresa Resort Phuket. Views over the Andaman Sea as far as the eye can see from high on the cliffs of Kamala in Phuket. And we came for their delicious Thai food served at the Paresa Resort’s Talung Thai restaurant.
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A Warm Welcome at the Paresa Resort
The arrival was subtle with little clue of what lies ahead. As we entered into the lobby, we heard “Sawadee Ka” to our right and the staff were quick to assist us.
“We’d like to dine at your Talung Thai restaurant,” I said to the Receptionist.
“Follow me” she gently replied.
And so we followed behind her as she meandered along the lobby to a set of heavy wooden doors. It felt like a mystery which was just about to be solved. As she opened, we could see a ray of sunshine shine through.
WOW – I could not believe my eyes. What a magnificent view over the Andaman Sea, with lush greenery views on either side. It was spectacular. I had butterflies in my tummy, especially to think that our food adventure here was only just beginning. The whole resort has been built along the cliffs of Kamala, which means every villa has gorgeous views.
The Receptionist continued onto the elevator where she escorted us to the lower level.
A Magical Phuket Restaurant – Talung Thai
The Receptionist kindly dropped us right to the entrance to Talung Thai where we were then warmly welcomed by the Hostess of the restaurant.
The restaurant is located on a magnificent wooden deck that is set atop the Kamala cliff tops and offers unobstructed views over the Andaman Sea. There are indoor and outdoor dining options, so you take your pick. If you are worried about sitting outside under the sun, fear not young grasshopper. The deck has been built around a few Banyan Trees, which offer perfectly shaded areas.
Talung Thai is one of two restaurant located at the Paresa Resort Phuket and they serve a delicious array of Southern Thai cuisine. This means you can expect to enjoy local Phuket food such as the Keang Pou (THB475 | A$19), which is a yellow coconut curry with crab or the Yam Pak Kood (THB465 | A$18), a fern tip salad. It’s actually not so easy to find authentic Phuket food especially in resorts, so this is what makes Talung Thai all the more special.
The menu is substantial and offers a great offering of meat and vegetarian dishes, which are all perfect for sharing.
We are both a huge fan of the Gaeng Kiew Wan Gai (THB480 | A$20), which is the green chicken curry. And so this was an absolute must for us. We paired it with a side of Pad Pak Boon (THB330 |A$13) which is the wok seared morning glory vegetable, some spring rolls (THB310 | A$12) and the Kao Klong (THB70 | A$2), which is the organic whole wheat rice. Now I love Thai rice, especially their wheat rice. It’s so vibrantly reddish brown in color and has a subtle nutty flavor. I find it pairs well with a good spicy Thai curry.
Oh my goodness YES, I do highly recommend visiting Talung Thai during your next Phuket holiday. If you are looking for an amazing Phuket restaurant with a sensational view, then you need to head to Talung Thai.
The food was equally delicious and perfectly matched the stunning views. The dishes were portioned well and we found the menu to be well-priced when you consider the location, the views, and the 5-star service at the Paresa Resort Phuket.
I don’t often say this, but this was truly one of the best restaurants in Phuket that we have experienced. To visit, best to book a table ahead to avoid disappointment, and well get a table with a great view.
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