Oriental Spoon is located in Twinpalms hotel. I know what you’re thinking, it’s in the hotel? Yes but let me tell you right now, this place was delicious. John and I love to eat where we stay and Oriental Spoon did not disappoint. In fact, if you’re traveling to Phuket, I recommend making your way to Oriental Spoon for dinner because it was that good.
We ordered the Whole Fried Seabass with Lemongrass Sauce and Tom Yum Goong Soup three times for dinner during our stay. After the first night we were hooked! The Seabass was amazing. It was cooked whole, the slightly sweet and savory sauce covered the crunchy fish and included the most fragrant lemongrass I’ve ever smelled and shallots.
The Soup was mine! I ordered it spicy and I can’t even explain the flavors. It was sour and spicy and lemongrassy. The three large prawns were so perfectly cooked that they melt in your mouth. I also liked that ceramic pot that the soup came it. It had a flame on the bottom so the soup stayed hot. I’ve ordered this soup from a Thai place here in SF three times since our honeymoon!
We also enjoyed the special on our last night. Scallops on a puree of something that I don’t remember. John enjoyed it but the dish wasn’t memorable to me. They also had a breakfast buffet daily that wasn’t stellar, it did the trick for something quick and decent.
I know for a fact I will never have soup this delicious again and it makes me really sad. My mouth is watering right now. Before this trip I swore that I didn’t like Thai food but now, I can’t get enough of it. Thai dishes are some of my favorite things to eat now.