Having been around for about 50 years, its no wonder Lock Tien remains one of the locals’ favorite eating place in Phuket. The main attraction here is the Fried Hokkien Mee, a popular or rather, a MUST order among the locals. Their equally famous Bee Hoon Ma Jiang was sold out when we arrived at 4pm. So, we opted for their Fried Hokkien Kway Teow instead. The flat rice noodles were cooked to a firm slimy consistency and although lacking a tad bitta heat (wok hei), it still packed a good amount of flavor.
And kway teow is a refreshing change from all the yellow noodles we’ve been eating. Unlike Mee Ton Poe, the egg here is poached just firm. I wonder if they overcooked it but after mixing it all up, you get small jiggly bits of egg white and yoke in between bites, which is also kinda nice!
Lock Tien is not just the one kitchen serving up Hokkien Noodles. Lining the edge of this airy, clean and spacious food court are a number of kitchen-in-a-cart style stalls whipping up differnt Thai Chinese dishes. Many had closed for the day when we went (it was late around 4pm), but popular ones like the Moo Satay (pork satay), the Fujian Popiah (freshly rolled spring rolls) and the dessert stall all have quite a following. I’m sure I will return for them on my next visit.