Saphan Hin in Phuket
Food carts in Saphan Hin sell everything you need for an easy-going evening by the sea, the unavoidable chicken barbecued, Som Tam (green papaya salad), mountains of fried noodles and all the meat sausages and balls you can think about. If you are in a sweet mood, try some of the colourful extra sugary drinks the way they like it here, or maybe some ‘Chao Kuay’ black jelly drinks that taste like liquorice.
Or a cup of shaved ice with syrup, corn and red beans (yes!). But best of all what always attracts the travellers, the fried insects! The Sapan Hin Chinese shrine named ‘Giew Tian Geng’ is also very active at the end of the day and looks beautiful with its lighting in the sunset colours. This shrine is one of the essential temples during the Vegetarian Festival, but to many other small events all through the year so you might get lucky as I did.