When she was still alive, Mae Ju's chili pastes wrapped in banana leaves were such big hits across Phuket Island.
Now that she has passed, her secret recipe is carried on by her children who still manufacture and sell different types of chili paste to locals and tourists visiting Phuket until the present day.
Today, her empire has expanded into manufacturing 50 different types of chili paste, 10 different flavors of Tor Sor, a variety of processed food, local handicrafts and herbal beauty products. Visitors of Phuket always make it a note to stop by Khun Mae Ju’s shop, as they’re likely to find just what they’re looking for.
It is said that this shop was the very first to sell local products of this type. And if you’re looking for quality foodstuff like chili paste, curry paste, shrimp paste or old style noodles, this is the place to be.
There are plenty of delectable and healthy snacks as well. Among them, you will find crispy squid, 3-flavored crispy fish, dehydrated Tom Yum flavored shrimps, or local favorites like chili cookies, sesame bars, puffed rice cakes and a different variety of local products.
Different goods are neatly displayed and stacked according to type for shoppers’ convenience. Attentive sales ladies are there to assist customers and there is plenty of parking space should clients bring their own transportation. The shop is located on Thep Kasattri Road, very close to Phuket International Airport.
It would not be an overstatement to say that Khun Mae Ju’s shop is among Phuket’s top souvenir stores today. So do stop by before catching a flight home and we promise that you will not go back empty handed.
(text is from Phuket E-magazine)
Well this was quite a large shop which we passed as we drove to the airport so we chose to go inside it!
It was certainly the place to go if you wanted some Southern Thai delicacies and more!
Address: 159/21 Moo 5 Thepkasattri Rd., Thalang Phuket Thailand 83110
Tel: 076 621 226-7