[Travelogue- Phuket] Break Tak Breaks all Rules with Tom Yum!

Famous for their Tom Yum Noodles, Break Tak is known to pack in a full house during lunch hours. We spent a long time looking for it as we had a very vague address and had to stop and ask 4 people before finally spotting it. A make-shift looking kitchen (if you can even call it a kitchen!) sits infront of a large coffee shop style restaurant. Unless you read Thai, there are no English signs. So keep an eye out for that “kitchen” and you know you have arrived!

The cooking station "kitchen" sits out front.
The cooking station “kitchen” sits out front. Its the only clue that indicates you have arrived.

The large coffee shop was empty when we sat down at 3.30pm (half hour to their closing time). We ordered their Signature Tom Yum noodles and it was ready in minutes. The broth looked little like the usual tom yum soup. It was a little milky and seemed watered down. Presentation equals various assorted meats and vegetables piled over yellow noodles. I turned my nose at the plain and unexciting looking bowl of noodles. But for the sake of the blog, I tried it anyway and by golly, was it yummy!

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Break Tak’s signature Tom Yum noodles looks plain and unexciting, but…

The milky soup was deceivingly spicy (my lips were numb) and sweet, and sour all at the same time! And yet it was very light and appetizing. The noodles, these were pretty much ramen noodles and were cooked per-fect-ly with just the right bite to it! And it goes really well with the tasty broth.

Ramen noodles cooked perfectly!
Ramen noodles cooked perfectly!

The pile of assorted meats consisted mainly chicken, pork, fish cake, liver, fish balls and bean sprouts. But there are other options to pick from on the menu. Our small portion was good enough as a meal and didn’t cost us much either. Many locals flock to this humble restaurant daily for a good Tom Yum fix! I regret for the lack of faith and though I could never eat a whole bowl of this because it’s just too spicy (for me), I’d highly recommend it! And when you get there, don’t judge the book noodles by its cover cuz this is seriously pretty good!

Signature dish- Just pick noodle of your choice to go with the delicious Tom Yum broth.
Signature dish- Just pick noodle of your choice to go with the delicious Tom Yum broth.
Check out the generous toppings!
They were generous with the toppings!
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Break Tak @ Phang Nga Road in a Soi across the Royal Phuket City Hotel

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  1. […] 4. Famous for their Tom Yum Noodles, Break Tak is known to pack in a full house during lunch hours. We spent a long time looking for it as we had a very vague address and had to stop and ask 4 people (whom all knew the restaurant) before finally locating it. The large coffee shop was empty when we found it at 3.30pm (half hour to their closing time). We ordered their Signature Tom Yum noodles and it was ready in minutes.[Read more…] […]

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