Phuket has its own unique style of cuisine and both its entrées and desserts combine both local and Chinese cooking styles. International visitors should not miss an opportunity to sample the mouth-watering and unique Phuket desserts. Allow us to share with you our favourite Phuket dessert.
What is “Oh Aew? A sweet iced dessert made of flour, banana, and a little seaweed.
But if you ask Phuketians one of the most popular answers you will get is a jelly like dessert but not exactly jelly. “Oh Aew” is made from a mixture of Oh Aew seeds, banana and gelatin. Oh-Aew jelly is softer, stickier and more delicious than normal jelly, possibly because all the ingredients used in its making are natural.
There are several ways in which “Oh Aew” is served including with red bean or black grass jelly and ice, or with red syrup on the top. “Oh Aew” is very cheap and you should expect to pay between 10-20 THB for a bowlful. Although saying that, if you’re reading this and you’re not in Phuket you may be disappointed as “Oh Aew” is pretty rare to find outside of Phuket and in Phuket it can only be found in selected roadside stalls and restaurants in Downtown.
Where to eat:
- Soi Soon Uthit on Yaowarat Road (near the Dibuk intersection)
- Dibuk intersection (inside the Loktian local food centre)
- Cham Cha market on Ranong Road (near Lor Rong shrine)