Kopitiam by Wilai
Kopitiam by Wilai is a cafe-cum-restaurant that seems to be a concise conjecture of its home location – the Old Phuket Town. It is quite a popular cafe at Thalang Road and has old town styled interior and exteriors. Nostalgic photos of the town dating back 30 to 40 years as well as other decorative at the interior remind of the old town.
The food served at the restaurant is very homely but average in taste. It has a tiled-floor terrace with fans to cool the occupants of the 3 tables that provide the opportunity to enjoy the charming surrounding in laid-back atmosphere.
The external architecture of Kopitiam by Wilai is evocative of the Phuket Old Town built a few decades ago. It is not brightly colourful outside and blends well with many other similarly-styled shops.
The interior of the kopitiam works like a museum in terms of representing the charm of Phuket town with pictures and collages. The plus point is the friendliness and accommodative nature of the place, where locals and tourists can be found enjoying snacks and chatting.
To us, the food quality offered by Wilai Kopitiam is not as good as what was claimed by other patrons online. Read on to find out why.
Koay Teow Tom Yam is one of the two recommended dishes that we tried. The spicy level was something that the general tourists can take but the taste was just too salty. The rice flat noodle (koay teow) and other ingredients did not blend well with the soup too.
The look of this fried mee hon was good and the texture was soft and nice. However, the over-saltiness spoilt the whole dish.
We didn’t know lou han guo (siraitia grosvenorii) and chrysanthenum can blend in so well. It is so refreshing and cooling that we highly recommend to drink in the hot day.