My wife and I lived in Saudi Arabia for 5 years (1992-97). We ate at Phuket one or more times a week. Great Thai food, extremely friendly staff and service. Some male finds and I would sneak into Phuket when they were closed on Friday mornings, have a feast and solve the problems of the world! Alcohol is illegal in Saudi, but Phuket make the best iced tea with sugar sauce to sweeten! My wife and I and friends have returned to the United States and are still looking for Thai food as good as was served at Phuket al-Khobar! We are looking to get Thai this Saturday evening and we still mention the great food at Phuket almost 20 years later! I had my leaving Saudi Arabia party at Phuket before my flight out! Favorite dishes were Tohm Kah Goong soup (coconut soup with galanga and shrimp- great for curing hangovers), Phanaeng curry with beef (#5 plus hot), green curry with chicken, Phad Thai noodles were a regular on our table ... but the favorite dish (mostly of the guys:-) was Suae Rong Hai number 69 on the menu - cut roasted beef with chili sauce (ground Thai chilies, rice flour and whatever). DELICIOUS and hot enough to make you hallucinate! I would kill to get this dish again! Even sign up for another 5 years in Saudi just to eat it at Phuket one more time! When I retire and I travel to Bahrain, I pray to get a visa to enter Saudi Arabia to visit old friends and eat at Phuket one more time! I have a Phuket tee shirt (which Americans confuse with a four letter derogatory phrase), Phuket wall clock and old Phuket menu! Long live Phuket al-Kohbar! If you are ever in al-Khobar you must try Phuket! If they are still there and open, let me know!
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