Why open wood fire grill is good for cooking seafood and where to get your fix

Phuket is a paradise for seafood lovers. Surrounded by the sea, the freshly caught seafood is not hard to come by. From the seafood the local seafood markets have an incredible variety of fresh seafood, ranging from fish and shrimp to squid and crab. For a quick bite, the street food stalls offer a variety of fried and grilled seafood dishes, or a local eatery hidden in plain sight. For a more refined experience, there are plenty of restaurants offering fine dining experience with an array of seafood dishes prepared in a variety of styles, from traditional Thai to contemporary fusion, giving you the taste of the freshest catch for ‘Fish of the day’. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal or a more upscale experience, there’s no shortage of ways to get your fix of seafood. Phuket has something for everyone when it comes to seafood.

Seafood plays a big role in the food culture of Phuket. It is an integral part of the local cuisine, as the abundance of seafood in the waters surrounding Phuket make it an essential part of the culinary landscape.

Seafood is served in many different styles in Phuket Cuisine, from simple house grill or fried dishes to more complex and flavorful curries.

Why does an open wood-fired grill go well with seafood?

Wood fire grilling is a great way to bring out the best texture of seafood. The heat from the wood fire helps to sear the seafood quickly, locking in the natural flavors and keeping it moist and tender. The flavor of the wood smoke also adds an extra layer of smokiness to the seafood, which complements its natural flavors.

From the North at Mai Khao to the South at Rawai, the entire coastline of Phuket is flourishing with seafood markets and delectable food carts along the roadside, allowing locals and tourists alike to enjoy the bounty of the sea. Here, you can buy freshly caught fish, crab, and shrimp, or you can grab some ready-to-eat seafood plates. Check out the lists below to see where you can get your seafood fix in Phuket.

The Phuket Town Central Market or Downtown Market

The Phuket Town Central Market or Downtown Market is a vibrant place full of energy and atmosphere of the Old Phuket. Vendors from the island’s many markets gather early in the morning to make their purchases. Here you can find an array of goods to choose from, including fresh produce such as vegetables, meats, fish and seafood, exotic fruits and condiments, as well as ready-made dishes. Prices are competitive, making it a great place to find a bargain. Easily accessible, the market is situated on the right side of Ranong Road, just 200 meters east of the Jui Tui Shrine. There’s an array of fascinating sights, smells and sounds to experience at the Phuket Town Central Market, sure to make your visit a memorable one.

Location: Google Map

Rawai Seafood Market

The famous Rawai Seafood Market, is very well-known among locals and tourists, both Thais and Foreigners. The village itself is a local fisherman village situated right on the roadside of Rawai Beach. The market offers a wide variety of fresh seafood. The 100-metre-long road is lined with seafood stalls on the coast and restaurants. . There is an abundance of fresh produce, seafood and other ingredients to choose from in the market, giving you the opportunity to create your own Thai seafood culinary masterpiece from your own picking. Prices are generally set by the kilogram and vary little from stall to stall.

Location: Google Map

Ching Pla Market

The Nai Yang Morning Market or Ching Pla Market is a vibrant little market where tourists and locals alike come to find the freshest seafood. The nickname ‘Ching Pla’ means to steal fishes in Thai Language. Every morning, colorful fishing boats come to shore, their captains peddling their catches of the day. Here, you can find a variety of local seafood, such as squid, prawns, and fish. Not only can you purchase these delicious items, but you can also watch the fishermen as they barter for their prices and haggle with buyers. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and the freshness of the seafood is unlike anything you can find elsewhere.

Location: Google Map

If you’re hankering for some delicious, freshly grilled seafood specialties in Phuket, but don’t want to brave the bustling markets, head over to Mrs B and indulge in our delectable house grill or our fresh catch of ‘Fish of the Day’!

Where you can savor the mouthwatering flavors of freshly grilled seafood amid a relaxed, warm and inviting atmosphere. Whether you’re in the mood for house grill or something else, you won’t be disappointed! We all need a little escape.