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Mantra Samui Resort - Thai Food

FOOD IN KOH SAMUI

We recommend that you sample some of the delicious Thai food on offer during your stay in Koh Samui. You can find a huge variety of Thai dishes in most restaurants, and the food in the smaller, less fancy dining establishments is just as scrumptious - at a fraction of the cost! Even the street stalls will impress you with some of the most flavoursome of sweet and savoury treats at an extremely low price - from curries to salads, and noodles to soups! To get a better flavour of the food on offer, read about some of the more popular traditional Thai foods & recommended restaurants below.

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For those tourists who may not have the most adventurous palate - or simply prefer their Western favourites, you need not worry. There are many a restaurant to choose from which offer everything from pizzas and pasta, to steak and chips, to sushi or fajitas. There really is something for everyone on Koh Samui.

Mantra Samui Resort - Pad Thai

THAI DISH RECOMMENDATION: PAD THAI

The daddy of all stir fries, is made with dried rice noodles which have been soaked in water. The noodles are then added to egg, tofu and meat. In Thailand, Pad Thai is usually fried in a wok and is often available on the street – cooked in the open air!

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Mantra Samui Resort - Thai Curry

THAI DISH RECOMMENDATION : THAI CURRY

There are four main types of curry in Thai food – green, red, yellow and massaman. Thai Green Curry is, of course, the most famous Thai dish of all. Coconut milk and aubergine play a big part in its flavouring but the green colour comes from Thai basil and green chillies. To make a good Thai Green Curry, you must find the perfect balance between creamy and spicy – which can prove tricky!

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Mantra Samui Resort - Khao Phat

THAI DISH RECOMMENDATION : KHAO PHAT

It is the sort of dish that you might prefer to eat with a fork and spoon rather than battle with chopsticks. It is full of flavour and made up of egg, onions, garlic, meat and a lot of rice – just what you need after a long day enjoying all the activities available on Koh Samui!

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Mantra Samui Resort - Tom Yum Soup

THAI DISH RECOMMENDATION : TOM YUM SOUP

Many dishes in the south of Thailand are known for their sour flavours and southern Thai recipes often use lime or kaffir leaves from wild lime trees. Tom Yum is a perfect example of a dish, which makes great use of this flavour, and it tastes exactly how it sounds – delicious! Thailand is the home of fresh herbs and spices and you’ll find plenty in this dish. A soup made with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and often meat or fish, it’s a rather complicated recipe. Tom Yum is famed for its hot and sour flavours – a unique taste!

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Mantra Samui Resort - Tom Kha Gai

THAI DISH RECOMMENDATION : TOM KHA GAI

A close relative of Tom Yum, Tom Kha Gai translates as “chicken galangal soup”. It’s slightly milder than its bigger brother, which is due to the use of coconut milk as the base. However, Tom Kha Gai gets its kick from galangal that is in itself related to ginger. It can also contain shiitake mushrooms and even straw!

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RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: CAFE DE PIER SAMUI

Café De Pier Samui is a new restaurant located in Fisherman's Village.The restaurant is decorated in modern industrial style, with an open design intended to take full advantage of the great view out towards the ocean. The menu features a great selection of southern Thai-style seafood dishes, including an extensive platter, as well as some unusual fusion dishes like sashimi tacos and excellent signature cocktails.

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If you would like us to make a booking on your behalf, please contact Reception. Dial number 9.

Address: Next to the old pier, Bophut Beach Road, Fisherman’s Village, Bophut

Tel: +66 (0) 77430680

Koh Samui restaurant - Krua Bang Po

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: KRUA BANG PO

Don't be fooled by the simplicity and humble appearance of this Thai restaurant. Located on the beach front approximately 20 minutes from Mantra Samui Resort, this little gem offers some of the most delicious Thai food and sea food on the Island at affordable prices. We recommend this restaurant for a true taste of Thailand.

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If you would like us to make a booking on your behalf, please contact Reception. Dial number 9.

Address: Between Soi 4 & 5, Bang Po Road 4169, Meanam

  • Telephone: +66 (0) 77247514
Koh Samui Restaurant - AD HOC

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: AD HOC BEACH CAFE

This is a fantastic restaurant with amazing sunset views! Located on a calm and tranquil part of Samui's coastline, it is only a short distance from the Fisherman's Village. This restaurant offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine at a mid-range price, which we think it is certainly value for money. Our tip? Make sure you arrive in time to watch the sun set to make this a truly memorable dining experience.

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If you would like us to make a booking on your behalf, please contact Reception. Dial number 9.

Address: Samui Palm Beach, 11/5 Moo 1, Bo Phut

  • Telephone: +66 (0) 77425380
Koh Samui Restaurant - Ocean 11

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: OCEAN 11

Located in Bangrak, this restaurant offers an intimate atmosphere in a beautiful beach-front location - the perfect setting for a romantic evening. The menu boasts delicious Mediterranean and Thai seafood cuisine and a good selection of wines. We recommend this restaurant for a special night out.

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If you would like us to make a booking on your behalf, please contact Reception. Dial number 9.

Address: 23 Moo 4, Bangrak, Bo Phut

  • Telephone: +66 (0) 77245134
Koh Samui Restaurant - Chinese Noodles

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: CHINESE NOODLES

This ​noodle house is located in the north of Chaweng walking street​, hard to miss with its very Chinese inscribed name board. The couple who manages the restaurant is from China, brings a simple but absolutely authentic taste of SiChuan. Their noodle in the red chilly oil will for sure wake up your palate. This is a little place on the island of Koh Samui where you can get a real bite of China.

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If you would like us to make a booking on your behalf, please contact Reception. Dial number 9.

Address: 166/21 Moo 2 Tambom Bo Put, Amphoe, Koh Samui

Tel: +66 (0) 945521805

Koh Samui Restaurant - Giulietta E Romeo

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: GIULIETTA E ROMEO

If you are looking for romantic fine dining for a special occasion, we recommend this enchanting little restaurant, Giuliette e Romeo. Serving authentic Italian food by staff that are truly passionate about their food and drinks, this restaurant will make for a memorable evening. Booking is recommended.

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If you would like us to make a booking on your behalf, please contact Reception. Dial number 9.

Address: 119/47 Moo. 2, North Chaweng, Chaweng

  • Telephone: +66 (0)980742560
Mantra Samui Resort - YiSamui Chinese Cuisine
YISAMUI CHINESE CUISINE

RESTAURANT RECOMMENDATION: YISAMUI CHINESE CUISINE

Located in Chaweng, Yi Ko is a fantastic restaurant serving authentic Chinese food which can be enjoyed in a very beautiful and peaceful setting opposite Chaweng lake - only a few feet away from our free shuttle bus drop-off point in Chaweng. Don't be fooled by the restaurant's simple appearance. Although not overly extravagant, the food is excellent!

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Address: Chaweng Lake, next to McDonalds restaurant.

  • Telephone: +66 (0) 961076118