Muslim visitors to Patong will find an abundance of Halal Food eateries here. More than five years ago, it would be taxing walking around Patong in search of a handful of Halal Food stalls and then again, they were expensive. We were taken aback this time around to find plentiful of Halal eateries be it mobile carts, stalls, shops or restaurants. You choose what you prefer (or your budget), be it by the roadside or fine dining in air-conditioned restaurant.
Below, we map out the Halal eateries we came across, with Soi (road) Sansabai offering the most concentration of Halal eateries. Please bear in mind we didn’t eat in all of them, but we did see the ‘Halal’ wording either in English or Arabic (or both) prominently at the respective premises. It will be in your best interest to verify their status as we were informed, some do sell alcoholic beverage.
Another area to look for Halal Food, will be around Holiday Inn Resort fronting Thanon Ratuthit Songroipi Road. You can use Google street view to explore where they are. Another location, at Thawewong Road along Patong beach, you’ll find a couple more eateries as well as mobile Halal carts too.
A little further down the road on the same row of the other eateries, is a restaurant without a name, but you’ll find ‘Sea Food.Thai Food.Arabic Food‘ on it’s signboard. We had dinner here, my wife had fried ‘pad-thai’ while Tomyam Kung (shrimp Tomyam) for me. I must say the Tomyam is one of the best I’ve ever tasted. Since Thailand & Malaysia are neighbors, Thai cooking does make its way into our country and Tomyam being one of them. Very rarely can I find tomyam this good back home. Superb, highly recommended. This restaurant does not serve alcohol.
Our above list isn’t exhaustive. There are still many more Halal eateries we saw when we were on the move. Another notable location is Kalim Beach during the night. Mobile carts line almost the entire stretch of the road along the beach.
Price of Halal Food is generally slightly cheaper compared five years ago probably due to competition and easier availability of Halal produce. In supermarkets, you’ll be able to get Halal certified products such as instant noodles, tidbits, Thai sauces and others.