Koh Samui Restaurants

Koh Samui is chosen as #10 Food & Wine destination in Asia in 2011 by Trip Advisors’ travelers. I definitely understand why Koh Samui is holding this spot. The restaurants in Koh Samui Thailand served terrific food! Even when dining at the most questionable restaurants with menu’s coming apart and dead flies in the rice (luckily only happened once) the Thai food served was delicious!

Going to Koh Samui; I planned ahead and tried to research online restaurants in Koh Samui had received the best reviews. Below is a list of restaurants we ate at in Koh Samui (excluding the highly overrated Spirit House):

 

Bo Phut restaurants in Koh Samui

 

Green curry @ Smile House

Green Curry Smile House Koh Samui

Green Curry @ Smile House Koh Samui

The place I started my Koh Samui food romance. I wrote “heavenly” and “strong” in my travel diary.
My rating: ♥♥♥♥

Massaman Curry @ 56

Massaman Curry @ 56, Bo Phut, Koh Samui

Massaman Curry @ 56, Bo Phut, Koh Samui

OK, I did not impress myself with being adventurous with the curry options, but I can’t help that this dish is as good as it is. Served with potatoes, a bit different than what this dish regularly tastes like. It was a real shame I couldn’t have it all. I wish I could wrap up the chef in a bag and bring him here to cook for me.
My rating: ♥♥♥♥

 

Massaman Curry @ The Pier

Massaman Curry @ The Pier, Bo Phut, Koh Samui

Massaman Curry @ The Pier, Bo Phut, Koh Samui

When in Norway I never get potatoes with my massaman orders, but it was definitely a nice touch. The mildest meal of massaman I had in Koh Samui.
My rating:

Panang Curry @ Enjoy Restaurant & Hotel

Panang Curry @ Enjoy Restaurant & Hotel, Bophut Koh Samui

Panang Curry @ Enjoy Restaurant & Hotel, Bophut Koh Samui

The only meal I didn’t write any notes about… I remember eating it all, drinking three bottles of water to be able to get up from my chair and move, and then going home and passing out.
My rating: ♥♥♥♥

Beef appetizer @ Enjoy Restaurant & Hotel

Beef appetizer @ Enjoy Restaurant & Hotel, Bophut  Koh Samui

Beef appetizer @ Enjoy Restaurant & Hotel, Bophut Koh Samui

This was a heavy meal on its own. The beef was tasteful, but hard to chew through. It gave me new ideas for tapas nights to come.
My rating: ♥♥♥

Yellow Curry noodle @ The Smile House

Yellow Curry noodle @ The Smile House, Bophut Koh Samui

Yellow Curry noodle @ The Smile House, Bophut Koh Samui

We decided to end our meal at the restaurant we had our first Koh Samui dinner. It was very tasteful, delicious, and HOT! I tried so hard to get through the entire meal, but it wasn’t possible. For the taste and how the meal is put together I would want to rate this six, but it was just too spicy.
My rating: ♥♥♥♥

Panang Curry @ The Pier

Panang Curry @ The Pier, Bophut Koh Samui

Panang Curry @ The Pier, Bophut Koh Samui

Once more with feeling.  Best panang I had. How could I not know about Panang Curry before coming here? Now all I can think about is Panang Curry.
My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Chaweng restaurants in Koh Samui


Grill Lobster @ The Page, The Library hotel

Grill Lobster @ The Page, The Library hotel, Chaweng Koh Samui

Grill Lobster @ The Page, The Library hotel, Chaweng Koh Samui

Lobster with garlic was the most expensive meal we (Thomas) bought while in Koh Samui;  1650 THB to be exact.
Thomas’ rating: ♥♥♥♥

Goong Pad Normai @ Poppies

Goong Pad Normai @ Poppies, Chaweng Koh Samui

Goong Pad Normai @ Poppies, Chaweng Koh Samui

Thomas’ rating: ♥♥♥♥

Kao Soi @ Poppies

Kao Soi @ Poppies, Chaweng Koh Samui

Kao Soi @ Poppies, Chaweng Koh Samui

Northern noodles with chicken and yellow curry. I love noodles. I love chicken. I love yellow curry. This one was exciting, and very tasteful. Maybe my best meal in Koh Samui!
My rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

Massaman curry @ Ivory restaurant

Massaman curry @ Ivory restaurant, Chaweng Koh Samui

Massaman curry @ Ivory restaurant, Chaweng Koh Samui

So this is what Thai fast-food looks like. Only it wasn’t served fast at all. The most boring meal had while in Koh Samui.
My rating: ♥♥

Lamai restaurants in Koh Samui

 

Green Curry @ Coast restaurant, Lamai Wanta beach resort

Green Curry @ Coast restaurant, Lamai Wanta beach resort, Koh Samui

Green Curry @ Coast restaurant, Lamai Wanta beach resort, Koh Samui

Meal was mediocre, maybe not as fresh as other places, but this is a meal you have on the go (restaurant set on the beach). This is where I was served rice-with-insect, but what really drew the score down to a three was the lack of chicken in the soup. I don’t mind the bugs as long as they’re fried (or steamed)…
My rating: ♥♥♥

Tom Yam Kai @ Catcaxtoo Bar & Grill

Tom Yam Kai @ Catcaxtoo Bar & Grill, Lamai Koh Samui

Tom Yam Kai @ Catcaxtoo Bar & Grill, Lamai Koh Samui

I wanted to try something different, and got it. This meal was great for breakfast; light, warm, and tasty . It doesn’t look so inviting in the bowl (and some stuff was gallantly picked out), but the lime juice is such a delicious base. Unfortunately, the visual presentation was a big set back!
My rating: ♥♥


I love Thai cuisine!

One comment on “Koh Samui Restaurants

  1. Thomas Monday March 19th, 2012 09:15 PM

    Massaman er den beste curryen!

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