ISSUE 77: JUNE 2016 ISSN 1906-4101
Full Moon Char Grill
Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa
W IS .E IT AT O IN U GO R NS S AM IT UI E .C OM
editor’s letter Eating on Samui is Koh Samui’s hottest restaurant guide. In the following pages you will find some of the best restaurants Samui has to offer. When choosing restaurants to be included in this guide, we assess the overall experience: the food, the service and the ambience, to give you what we believe are the best dining options on the island. The guide is continually updated, and we welcome YOUR feedback on any restaurant that you visit on Samui. Get in touch! (www.eatingonsamui.com) In order to make your selection easier restaurants have been categorised by the type of food on offer, and listings comprise not only photographs of the food and restaurant but menu samples, popular dishes, location maps and directions in Thai for taxi drivers. Furthermore, each issue features more detailed reviews of selected restaurants. So read on and enjoy!
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Authentic Thai Cuisine At Its Finest
A pinch of spice, a dash of salt and a dollop of masterful artistry - experience authentic, rich Thai flavours at their finest at our award-winning signature restaurant, Saffron
For more information, call 077 915 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 banyantree.com
TREAT YOURSELF AT LEAST ONCE Probably the most beautiful Restaurant on the Island and definitely the best food. Dine outside on the rocks by the sea or inside the open air ‘dining room’. Our exceptional Chef and his team present a wonderful cross-over of Mediterranean and delicious French Cuisine. The Dining Room is open every day for lunch and dinner. We hold regular events and often live music. ROCKY’S BOUTIQUE RESORT, KOH SAMUI. RESERVATIONS 077 233 020 email@example.com www.rockyresort.com On the ringroad Just south of Lamai.
AUTHENTIC THAI & SOUTHERN
"Krua Bophut" is the authentic Thai restaurant located in the beautiful Fisherman Village on Bophut Beach. This royal Thai design is decorated by wood carving as a classically antique Thai house. The ambient, the serene indoor, the expanded outdoor, and on the beach, allows you to enjoy the tranquility of the beach, the twinkling star light, the whispering wave, and the drifting yachts along with the beautiful music. Convenient parking is also available. Our experienced chefs proudly present you our authentic Thai cuisine and Southern Thai menu in local style. Fresh seafood is a must with great quality from the fisherman village at reasonable price. With our good service, here you will find a superb dining experience and great memories.
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077 430 030 or 077 245 035
16/16 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand www.kruabophut.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
contents Restaurant Listings
ROYAL/TRADITIONAL THAI, INDIAN, & JAPANESE
ITALIAN, FRENCH, & MEDITERRANEAN
Chef Chom’s Thai Restaurant (Tongsai Bay) 34
Dr Frogs (Chaweng Noi) 44
Jahn (Pang Ka) 18
Full Moon Char Grill (Bophut) 45
Krua Bophut (Bophut) 09
H Bistro (Bophut) 46
NAMU (Maenam) 02
Olivio (Chaweng) 47
Noori India (Chaweng) 35
Peppina (Chaweng) 14
Poppies (Chaweng) 36
The Cliff (Lamai) 48
Saffron (Lamai) 37
The Dining Room (Lamai) 49
Traditional Thai Cuisine
Contemporary Thai Cuisine Authentic Thai & Southern Thai Cuisine Japanese Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Royal Thai & International Traditional & Modern Thai Cuisine
The Farmer (Maenam) 38 Authentic Thai Cuisine
The Height (Lamai) 39 Fine Thai Cuisine
French-Mediterranean Cuisine French-Mediterranean Cuisine Italian Cuisine Italian Cuisine
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD BEYOND THE SEA (Laem Set) 50
EAST MEETS WEST
Thai, Seafood & International
Ciccio Ristorante & Pizzeria Ocean Pier (Lamai) 08 OceanKiss (Chaweng) 51 Thai & International Cuisine
9Gems (Chaweng) 20 East meets West Cuisine
Dining on the Rocks (Choeng Mon) 32 Innovative Fusion Cuisine
Drink Gallery (Chaweng) 40 East meets West Cuisine
SALA Restaurant (Choeng Mon) 41 East meets West Cuisine
The Page (Chaweng) 42 East meets West Cuisine
The Terrace (Laem Yai) 43
Beach Dining - East meets West
Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine
Sun Moon Star (Lamai) 52
Seafood & International Cuisine
Tamarind (Chaweng Noi) 11 Thai & International Cuisine
The Larder (Chaweng) 53 Contemporary British & International Cuisine
and more... EDITOR’S CHOICE 12 A selection of fine dining restaurants
FLAVOURS OF SAMUI 54 A selection of Executive Chefs
MAKE TIME FOR SOME TREATS
â€œIf a nice view of the pool is what you are looking for, Tamarind Bar & Lounge is located poolside, where you can enjoy dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. Tamarind Bar & Lounge offers a selection of Thai fusion food., and a refreshment list featuring house special tropical cocktails, old favorites, local & international beers and an extensive wine list. Nightly live entertainment, games & libraryâ€? Website: www.impiana.com Tel: +6677 448 994 Email: email@example.com
Reservations: 077 428 300-9 Please see page 45 for menu sample
Sumptuous Treats at
Full Moon Char Grill Char-grill aficionados are heading to Bophut and the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spaâ€™s Full Moon Char Grill, a prime one spot when it comes to excellent tastes, affordability and presentation. Diners are well-looked after by knowledgeable and helpful staff, while the chef and his team are well-known for their amazing dishes. The conceptâ€™s simple: a variety of quality meats, along with the choice of sauces and side dishes, and all served in the chic surroundings of the restaurant.
The restaurant’s focus is on French-Mediterranean cuisine and is thoroughly international
Executive chef Christoph Lindner has just put together a new menu featuring beef from three different sources. From Australia he’s chosen Black Angus tenderloin and strip loin, from the US, pure Black Angus rib eye and New York strip and from Japan, Wagyu beef that comes from the Miyazaki prefecture – one of the country’s most famous and succulent varieties. Christoph made his choice based on three criteria: best meat cuts, their origin and the breed itself. For seafood, the diners are again spoiled for both choice and quality. There’s Phuket lobster, sea bass, squid, along with sustainably-farmed turbot from France and Spain and Kingfish from Australia.
The restaurant also arranges special evenings, usually every month, where three notable chefs put on a 6-course wine dinner featuring top quality products. The next will be in June. It’s a chance to see exactly what a trio of chefs can do – and judging by the bookings they’ve received for past events, it’ll be extremely popular. The restaurant’s focus is on FrenchMediterranean cuisine and is thoroughly international. The setting’s superb and naturally there’s a full wine list to go with the food. It’s always a treat to dine at Full Moon – the restaurant scores full marks for excellence on all fronts.
Reservations: Tel: 077 231 546-9
PEPPINA PIZZA TRULY NAPOLITANO PIZZA “Napolitan style pizza is known as the best pizza in the world” Is there anything that says Italy more than pizza? Biting into a right out of the oven pizza is just heaven! While you’ll find excellent pizza all over Italy, there’s one place that’s absolutely the top – Naples. This is where pizza was born and where it’s still king. Pizza dates back to 18th century Naples, when it was a garnished flat bread sold by roaming vendors to the poor in the streets. The biggest step towards its current popularity was the acceptance of tomatoes as a pizza topping by Neapolitans. The story is that pizza was endorsed by Queen Margherita in 1889, when baker Raffaele Esposito was summoned to bake for her and created Pizza Margherita – tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil – the color of the Italian Flag.
Today; Peppina continues that rich tradition of perfect pizza making with an old-world tiled oven, lots of attention to the dough and the keep-it-simple approach to only the most amazing seasonal toppings - terrific handmade cheeses, the best tomatoes, the most savory meats and freshest basil. Peppina is very serious about Neapolitan-style pizza that there’s an “ideology” on how the pizza dough should be prepared. The secret to our dough is that we know our ingredients; water, sea salt, flour and yeast. We use a flour which is a highly refined flour that gets a lot of lightness in the crust. If you talk to the Neapolitans, they say that the water from Naples is key. And we don’t use oil. As far as Neapolitan pizza is concerned,
you want to see the blisters come out at high heat, which won’t happen with oil Moreover, At Peppina, the finest locally bred and imported meats are chosen by our own in-house chef to help you get the most from your meat. A good grilled piece of meat is one of life’s simple pleasures, and we have taken pride in our grilling knowledge and skill so that meat lovers can taste the most tender and juicy meats. At Peppina, none of that escapes our thoughts and we take the highest care and pleasure to achieve the goal posts that meat lovers have come to demand and expect from Peppina.
BEYOND THE SEA Siamese Brasserie
The word ‘Thai cuisine’ is very gruesome. It is definitely a big word. It is a massive variety of dishes representing the achievement from hundreds of year in culture and tradition, a lifetime it would take in order to be a Thai cuisine specialist. How can a single meal be able to show just a slant glimpse of it? ‘A Must Try Authentic Thai Cuisine Restaurant on Koh Samui’ is not only its definition but really is. The uncompromising tasty menus especially the local ones are truly original in recipe and flavour. Further tantalizing and well-presented our Thai Tapas menu has more than 10 Tapas to offer our guests from Scallop in Green Curry, Thai Paella or Thai Calamari.our guests from Scallop in Green Curry, Thai Paella or Thai Calamari.
After a hot, long and intense meal of Thai cuisine and if a sweet ending is what you are looking for, we highly recommend you Mellow Mango with Sticky Rice which is one of ShaSa’s signature dish. It becomes a must for Samui travelers to check in at BEYOND THE SEA with its signature dishes as the missions checking point. No disrespect to Bangkok but it seems to be impossible for any city views to beat ShaSa’s glorious panoramic sea view. Under Samui blue sky, moderndesigned BEYOND THE SEA is located on Leam Set which is known to be the
most peaceful, and the best preserved beach in Samui. BEYOND THE SEA, Siamese Brasserie opens daily from morning for breakfast continues to ShaSa sunny afternoon and besides sweets like Belgian Chocolate, BEYOND THE SEA also pampers its guests by finest coffee, special blends from the selected premium coffee beans. Reservations: 077 913 888
HEAD FOR THE HEIGHTS Jahn at the Conrad Koh Samui
Before the signs went up, people couldn’t find the Conrad; it’s on a remarkably deserted road that winds up onto one of the most beautiful and secluded spots in Samui, a cliff-top overlooking the southern stretch of sea all the way to the mainland. But you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy the Conrad’s fine-dining restaurant, Jahn. Its glass walls showcase the sea outside, with perhaps one of the best views of the Five Islands a steep drop below. Once you’ve feasted your eyes on the outside world, you’ll appreciate the discreet dining room, utterly contemporary but with architectural notes that harken back to the nation’s exotic past, notably the gold-inlay teak columns that anchor Jahn – it seems to float above the sea, far below. Opening hours: 6pm – 10pm daily
Reservations: 077 915 888 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The menu focuses on contemporary takes of traditional Thai dishes. The presentation will make you want to bring out your camera – the food beautifully, artistically arranged – and, yes, it tastes every bit as good as it looks. You’ll find a tempting array of much-loved dishes: papaya salad, tom yum goong – made teapot style here – or a dessert of coconut crème brulée, made from the island’s own fresh coconuts. For main courses try the massaman wagyu – highly tasty sous-vide meat, filled with aromatic penetrating juice – or the equally tempting seabass with its gingery tones. Almost 3,000 bottles make up the prestigious wine cellar, with both old world and new world
wines on the menu. Jahn is a great place to relax: comfy seats abound and waitstaff are friendly and discerning. After one of Jahn’s exquisite desserts try a coffee like no other: the best of Arabicas, Black Ivory Elephant Coffee, prepared at your table in a glass cafetiere that’s stepped straight out of a Steampunk novel. If you can give Jahn 24 hours’ notice, take advantage of the free limousine service (round trip to anywhere on the island) and you’ll enjoy your evening still more. No surprise at all that Jahn has won a Thailand Tatler award for exceptional cuisine and service.
The View from the Top 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant
Easily one of the most sophisticated of Koh Samuiâ€™s venues for eating and drinking, 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant appears to be ahead of itself in time. It looks as if itâ€™s stepped right out of an interior design magazine. The chic minimalism of the setting with to-die-for interior design gives 9GEMS both a relaxed and a spacious feel at the same time. Reservations: 077 256 125
Thanks to its location, perched right on top of a hillside, you’ll experience some of the best views on the island. The whole of Chaweng is spread out before you, making this an ideal place to watch the sun go down while you enjoy a long drink or cocktail. When it comes to dinner, you can expect the dishes to be every bit as sophisticated as the décor itself. Enjoy contemporary takes on Thai and European cuisine. For starters, try fusion chicken tandoori salad, with the dish subtly nuanced by soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Tagliatelle comes with pesto or tomato sauce but you can also try it with Thai-style massaman curry. The bread, by the way, is home made, as is most of what you’ll find at 9GEMS with very little in the way of any outside processing at all. When it comes to main courses, enjoy a roasted aurora rack of lamb marinated in pesto and tandoori spices or if you’re a fish lover, try grilled tuna with pepper turmeric on
an asparagus bed with egg risotto. Tastes at the restaurant cross effortlessly between east and west, and have been created by the chefowner who grew up in Thailand but lived for years in Europe. With its excellent food, décor and views, recently-opened 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant is definitely worth heading for. Opening Hour: Tue-Thu open from 4pm-12am Fri-Sun open from 4pm-2am, closed on Monday Open every day in August and from midDecember to the end of April Close for holiday from the 1st to 27th of November Dress Code: Trendy or Smart Casual. Minimum Age: +12 (Screaming children will not be tolerated)
THE DINING ROOM AT ROCKY’S BOUTIQUE RESORT ‘Probably the most beautiful Restaurant on the Island’
Please see page 49 for sample menu RESERVATIONS: 077 233 020
TREAT YOURSELF AT LEAST ONCE
Probably the most beautiful Restaurant on the Island and definitely the best food. Dine outside on the rocks by the sea or inside the open air ‘dining room’. Our exceptional Chef and his team present a wonderful cross-over of Mediterranean and delicious French Cuisine. The Dining Room is open every day for lunch and dinner. We hold regular events and often live music.
ROCKY’S BOUTIQUE RESORT, KOH SAMUI. RESERVATIONS 077 233 020 email@example.com www.rockyresort.com On the ringroad Just south of Lamai.
Essential Samui Experience The SALA Samui restaurant leads the way in creative contemporary cuisine within a stylish modern setting. SALA Samui restaurant is guided by chef Nick Hall, who insists on using the freshest, finest and where at all possible local ingredients to create his stunning cuisine by hand and from the heart. He is a strong believer that all food should be created in house and that all flavours should remain traditional using modern techniques.
SALA offers a menu that is caringly detailed from the traditional Thai cuisine to the modern European that shows flashes of SE Asia. All of dishes are meticulously created by Chef Nick and the dedicated team to ensure that every dish retains fullness of flavour in a traditional sense. Seafood plays a big part in the SALA menu, and is largely brought fresh from the Gulf of Siam to the shores of Samui. Select ingredients from beyond the island are well considered for their particular and unmatchable quality. SALA holds special signature evenings in which the event is centered on the preparation and serving of a distinctive dishes in the open air. Monday and Friday SALA offer beach dining under the stars in the open air with live music. Tuesday offers ‘The Grill’ where succulent twice cooked pork ribs take centre stage with support from amazing side dishes and tempting desserts. The fully interactive dining experiences continue on a Thursday with the ‘Taste of Thailand’ a Thai celebration that combines scrumptious traditional Thai dishes and a charcoal barbecue with a beautiful display of Traditional Thai dance and music.
Reservations: 077 245 888
Authentic Thai Cuisine At Its Finest
Saffron, Banyan Tree Samui’s signature restaurant, is perched on a hillside overlooking the glittering waters of the resort’s private bay stretching out to the Gulf of Thailand. Exceptional views are complemented with a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist and innovated new ones. Explore the rich and varied culinary options on offer while delighting in the ambiance of understated, yet refined, elegance. For menu options and additional information, please see page 37 For reservations, call 077 915 333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org EDITOR’S CHOICE
Unique Rural Restaurant It’d be difficult to find a more relaxed setting for dinner than The Farmer Restaurant & Bar. For a start, there’s nothing quite like it; this is the only restaurant on Samui to be situated in a rice field. As such, it’s an amazingly peaceful place to dine. You can hear the cries of cicadas out in the fields, watch buffalo grazing and while evening falls on the hills just to the south.
terrace. Either way, you’ll enjoy the unusual sense of peace that comes from being in a thoroughly rural, unspoiled spot.
The Farmer is part of FuramaXclusive Farmers Boutique Koh Samui, a new resort that comprises 45 villas and pool villas. An elegant place to stay, its restaurant offers some wonderful choices when it comes to food.
The dishes are top-quality Thai, using recipes that are generations old and have been handed right the way down to the present owner and the chef. These are completely authentic dishes, prepared with great flair. The results are delicately-nuanced textures where every ingredient and taste is balanced. To sum up: you’re in for a treat when you eat here. Not surprisingly, The Farmer won a Best Restaurant award from Thailand Tatler.
At the restaurant you can either sit inside the open-air dining rooms or outside on the large
The menu’s extensive and covers the full gamut of Thai food.
Reservations: 077 447 222, 077 247 979, Fax: 077 447 255 Please see page 38 for menu sample EDITORâ€™S CHOICE
A Taste of India in Samui Whether you are a fan of Indian cuisine or want to taste it for the first time, Noori India is the perfect place to experience the array of spicy flavors. Koh Samui’s oldest Indian restaurant, Noori India is the culmination of the culinary skills and business acumen of the Indian brothers Di-Di (D. D. Pandey), a recognized name in Indian hospitality industry and Peter (Amit Pandey), a well-known restaurant entreprenuer.
comforts of their home.
D.D is conducting cookery classes to apply his expertise in Indian cuisine by teaching enthusiastic foodies the perfect way to cook Dal, Chicken Tikka Masala and Naan in the
Noori India presents the entire gamut of Indian cuisine – from the delectable vegetarian to mouthwatering non-vegetarian, from tandoori-baked dishes that tickle the taste buds to juicy kebabs. The sizzling Tawa is another dish that rarely fails to evoke awe in the diner. Made with vegetable, chicken, prawn or fish, Tawa is a treat for gustatory, olfactory, auditory and visual senses. Noori India offers a safe sanctuary for vegan and vegetarian visitors to Samui, as there are fewer options for them at restaurants serving local Thai and European cuisines. Despite this, Noori India’s most popular dishes are Chicken Tikka and Tandoori Chicken from its Tandoor, a clay oven used in India. Other dishes on the do-not-miss list are Lamb Madras, Chicken Bolti, Shami Kebab and Sheek Kabab. While dining at an Indian restaurant, it is shameful not to try out the varieties of biriyanis. At Noori India, the must-try dish is the Sea-Food Biriyani that the Chef skillfully prepares using shrimps, prawns and fish, in addition to dry fruits and saffron. It is not uncommon to find diners grappling with the difficult task of selecting dishes from the rich menu of lip smacking dishes. To give them a sample of the best, Noori India has assembled ‘Set Meal’, an array of delicacies including Samosa, Chicken Tikka Masala, Mixed Vegetable Curry, Pilaf Rice and Naan. ‘Set Meal’ not only makes the choice easier, it is wallet-friendly too.
“Noori India Is the Best Place to Savor Authentic Indian Dishes” The accomplishment of Noori India is its ability to serve authentic Indian dishes without charging the patrons a ransom for the gastronomical treat. The stylish yet comfortable Indian décor, exotic presentation and affable staff add to the dining experience. The success of the chain’s first restaurant near central Chaweng has lead to the opening of a branch in south Chaweng near Poppies and the third branch in Food Park at Central Festival Samui.
We make you chef for your family & friends. Learn art of Indian cooking, Vegetarian, Vegan, Biryanies, Masala & Curries. Reservations: 086 740 7873, 077 413 108, 077 413 315 Please see page 35 for menu sample
Chef Chom’s Thai Restaurant
Six Senses Hideaway
Arayaburi Boutique Resort Tong Sai Road
Chef Chom’s Thai Restaurant (Tongsai Bay Cottages) Imperial Boat House Chaweng
Chef Chom’s was named after Chef Chom who was previously a chef in the Thai Royal household and has trained over 500 chefs and cooks in her illustrious career. Chef Chom’s serves traditional Thai cuisine that is authentic to four main regions of Thailand; North, North Eastern, Central, and South. Only the highest quality of ingredients is chosen, presented in an eclectic style that takes inspiration from key parts of the country.
01. Mee Krob - Crispy deep-fried rice noodles coated with a sweet-and-sour sauce, with prawns, chicken & fried tofu 02. Nua Naam Tok - Grilled Australian beef salad mixed with Thai herbs (lemongrass, mint leaves, saw-leaf, cilantro, and hot chilies). Enhanced with fish sauce, toasted rice powder and lime. 03. Phad Ped Goong Sa Tor - Spicy stir-fry prawns, broad beans & red curry paste 04. Tongsai Thai Salad - Grilled prawns, calamari, tropical fruits with roasted peanut & cashew nuts 05. Gai Pad Med Mamuang - Stir fried chicken with dried chili & cashew nuts 06. Kaeng Phed Ped Yang Lychee - Red curry with roasted duck & lychee
Contact: 077 245 480 Average cost per person: 900 Baht House wine per bottle: 1,200 Baht Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex Service & Tax: 7% Tax and 10% service charge Open from: 19:00 Last order 22:00 Entertainment: Live Thai Classical Music & Dance on Saturday’s. Web: www.tongsaibay.co.th
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
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Beach Chaweng Buri Resort Noori India 1
Banana Fan Sea Chaweng Beach Road
Noori India 2
Noori India, one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Samui, offers all the favourite Indian and Mughalai dishes as well as a few you may not have tried before! The menu features Indian cuisine, seafood and some interesting Thai-Indian fusion dishes. The ambience, traditional classical music and personal attention from host D.D. and his team will serve to enhance your appetite. The high number of repeat customers is testament to the quality of food and service. Contact for wedding catering, birthday party, and group buffet.
MENU SAMPLE: 01. Samosa - Pastries stuffed with potatoes & cashew nuts, chicken or lamb 65-195 Bt 02. Tandoori Fish Tikka - Barbeque chunk of fish marinated in Indian herb and cooked in clay oven (tandoor) 280 Bt 03. Chicken Tikka Masala - Boneless Tandoori chicken pieces cooked in red curry sauce 210 Bt 04. Lamb Madras - Lamb cooked in South Indian herbs and sauce 300 Bt 05. Goan Seafood Curry - Prawn, Fish and Squid cooked in spices from Goa & North India 250 Bt 06. Chicken / Lamb sheek kebab - Minced chicken / lamb marineted with spices and cooked in Tandoor 300 - 400 baht 07. Vegetable Curry / Masala - Your choice of fresh vegetables cooked in curry sauce 120 Bt *Special kids menu available
INFORMATION: Contact: 086 740 7873, 077 300 757, 077 413 315 Average cost per person: 230-550 Bt (2 courses) House wine per glass: 130-150 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master (3% charge) Service & Tax: Included Open from: 11am to 11.30pm Web: www.nooriindiasamui.com
*LEARN YOUR INDIAN COOKING*
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Chaweng Cove Resotel
Noori India 2
Beach Poppies Restaurant (Poppies Resort) Chaweng Beach Road
Poppies is firmly established as the leading Thai restaurant on the island. They also have innovative International cuisine, a beach bar and a gorgeous seaside setting. Open since 1995, dining at Poppies has become a Samui tradition.
01. Tom yum goong, talay Hot & sour prawn OR seafood broth with straw mushrooms
Contact: 077 422 419 Average cost per guest: 790 Bt House wine per bottle: 950 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & tax: 7% Tax and 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: Kantoke (No. 6) Entertainment: Saturday Thai night traditional Thai music and dance and local handcraft market Open from: Lunch 11:30 to 17:30 Dinner 17:30 to 22:30 Web: www.poppiessamui.com
02. Yam talay Fresh local seafood poached with celery, onions & lime 03. Som tam gai yang khao neow Spicy green papaya with grilled chicken & sticky rice 04. Gaeng phed pet yang Chinese roast duck in red curry with grapes and pineapple 05. Poo pad pong karee Sauteed crab in dry yellow curry with egg & celery 06. Eight choices of Kantoke - a balanced selection of small Thai dishes (three courses) served on a rattan tray - perfect for 2 sharing.
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
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Beach Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road
Le Meridien Lamai
Enjoy the best of Thai cuisine and flavours at Banyan Tree’s signature restaurant as you savour signature dishes from a menu that is a combination of traditional Thai dishes with a modern twist, and innovative new ones. Overlooking the glittering Lamai Bay, the ambience is one of understated, yet refined, elegance.
01. Khong Wang Ruam - A Selection of Freshly Prepared Thai Appetizers for Two Crisp Rice Noodle Wrapped Prawn, Grilled Tender Beef Satay, Tender Chicken Wrapped in Pandan Leaf, Banana Blossom-Prawn Salad - 900 Bt 02. Goong Sarong Beua Thod - Crisp Rice Noodle Wrapped Prawn, Fried Pepper Leaf, Sweet Mango Chili Sauce - 490 Bt 03. Larb Tuna - Spicy Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar, Crisp Craker, String Bean and Cucumber Salad - 490 Bt 04. Yum Hua Plee Goong - Banana Blossom Salad , Grilled Marinated Prawns, Fried Banana Flower, Coconut Dressing - 490 Bt 05. Gai Yang Khreuang Gaeng - Thai Barbecue Curried Chicken, Papaya Salad 680 Bt 06. Khao Phad Saffron - Wok Tossed Saffron Rice, Seafood, Vegetables, Crispy Dried Shrimp Classic Flavour - 650 Bt
Contact: 077 915 333 Average cost per person: from 1,200 Bt Wine by Bottle: from 2,400 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Diner Service & Tax: included Popular Dish: No. 1, No. 4, No. 6 Open: 18.00 - 23.00 hrs Web: www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailandkoh-samui Email: email@example.com
FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรมบันยันทรี สมุย ห่างจาก ไอที คอมเพล็กซ์ 150 เมตร เลี้ยวเข้าซอยซ้ายมือ ประมาณ 500 เมตร
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
Napralarn Temple Chaweng FuramaXclusive Farmers Boutique Koh Samui
Uniquely located in rice paddies, FuramaXclusive Farmers Boutique Koh Samui is known for its outstanding Thai dining. The recipes have been handed down through the same family for generations; the cuisine is authentic, with everything made from scratch and cooked to perfection. This is the place to come if you like Thai curries and dishes that taste sublime. The full menu also includes favorite Thai starters, mains and dessert.
CHEF’S RECOMMENDATIONS :
01. Crispy fried duck- served with herbal dipping sauce and jasmine stemmed rice 02. Mussaman Wagyu beef- southern style curry with Wagyu beef served with five colored aromatic rice. 03. Thai Whole seabass Grilled in banana leaf served with red curry sauce. 04. River prawns Pat Thai style noodle. 05. Mussaman lamb shank- Southern style curry served with mashed potato and “arjad” sauce. 30% discount on the crispy fried duck and chicken massaman, both at lunch and dinner All main dishes are accompanied an exquisite selection of five different rices wrapped in banana leaves. Event, party, group dinner contact 077 447 222
ROYAL THAI, INDIAN, JAPANESE & CHINESE
Contact: 077 447 222, 077 247 979 Credit card: Visa, Master Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% VAT Popular dish: Mussaman Lamb shank (No.5) Open from : Noon till Late Transfer : Free round trip service in Maenam and Bophut area. From other areas: 300 Baht. Vegetarian dishes are available Free Wi-Fi for customer 20% discount for all cocktails from 6 pm. - 7 pm. Farmer’s Duck Voted Samui No.1 tasty duck
TOP TEN 2014 www.tripadvisor.com
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IT Complex building Chaweng
Beach The Height (Silavadee Pool Spa Resort) Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road
The Spa Resort Lamai
Elevate your senses of a fine Thai cuisine at “The Height” restaurant. Seclusion, romance and breathtaking views will best sum up your experience of The Height restaurant. The restaurant has both air conditioned and open air seating, offering a stunning view of the surrounding sea.
MENU SAMPLE: 01. Scallop Salad-Yam-Hoy Shell 02. Mixed Thai Appetizer 03. Papaya Salad – Somtom Thai 04. Pork Pineapple – Moo-Ob-Sab-Pa-Ros 05. Baked White Prawns – Goong Ob-Sa-Mul-Pai 06. Crab Yellow Curry 07. Lamb Yellow Curry 08. Chicken Yellow Curry 09. Beef Massaman 10. Silavadee Pad Thai
Contact: 077 960 555 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,400 Bt House wine per glass: 350 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners, JCB Service & Tax: Taxes and service charges are INCLUDED in all Silavadee prices Recommended: Silavadee Pad Thai Open from: 17.00 – 22.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com
Free transfer to our restaurant in Lamai area, and more than 4 guests from anywhere on Koh Samui (advance booking required) 20% Discount Voucher Use your smart phone to scan the QR code
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Beach Baan Samui Resort McDonald’s
Drink Gallery (The Library) Saver Mart
Chaweng Beach Road
Semi-minimalist and totally chic, Drink Gallery is Chaweng’s new kid on the block: a laid-back venue offering both unique and traditional cocktails, smoothies and long drinks. Feast on tasty West-Meets-East cuisine with a homey feel and fantastic presentation. The menu has both a choice of finger food as well as main courses. Choose between the air-conditioned restaurant or sit out on the decked terrace. Open from 4PM onwards, this bistro bar comes into its own as evening sets with nightly live entertainment.
01.Mixed Berries Waffle with Toasted Coconut Flakes, Buttered Maple Syrup 02. Samui Rangoon: Local Seafood & Cream Cheese Stuffing with Sour Lemongrass Dipping 03. DG’s Salad: Tender Mesclun Mix, Roasted Chicken, Diced Ham, Berries & Salmon in Housemade Dressing 04. Roasted Garlic Raviolis with Roasted Mushrooms, Garlic Crema & Parsley 05. Lamb Massaman with Chili, Coconut Milk and New Potatoes 06. Chu Chi Salmon Fillet with Silky Tofu & Crispy Gypsum Tofu Stick 07. Creative bar snacks and desserts
Contact: 077 422 299 Average cost per person: 600 Bt++ Credit Cards: VISA, Master, AMEX, JCB, Diner Service and Tax: 7% tax and 10% service charge are included Open: Daily from 4PM till 1AM Website: www.thelibrary.co.th/drinkgallery Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST MEETS WEST
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SALA Restaurant at SALA Samui
Mini Golf International
Hotel The White House Chaweng Beach Road
Imperial Boat House Chaweng
SALA Restaurant is an exceptional blend of style and taste. Enjoy international cuisine and traditional Thai delicacies in a romantic setting, with candlelit tables by the beach, and poolside dining under the stars.
01. KONG RUAM - Thai favourites for two to share, chicken puffs, soft shell crab rolls, fishcakes, beef satay, lemongrass prawns - 695 Baht 02. TRIO OF BEEF - Grilled rib eye, fillet tartar, oxtail croquettes, pickled shallots, Parmesan, coriander root, celeriac remoulade - 415 Baht 03. MUSSAMAN KHA GAE - Mildly spiced braised Australian lamb shank with potato, peanuts in a dark rich aromatic sauce - 620 Baht 04. BARRAMUNDI - Roasted sea bass, saffron pumpkin Thai puree, roasted pumpkin, chicken wings, black rice, lemongrass sauce - 575 Baht
Contact: 077 245 888 Average cost per person: 1,100 Bt (3 courses) House wine per bottle: 1,450 Bt House wine per glass: 250-390 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners Service & tax: 10% service charge & 7% VAT will be applied to the above charges Popular Dish: Chocolate Fondant Entertainment: Beach Dining: Monday and Friday The Grill: Tuesday Thai Night: Thursday Executive Chef: Nick Hall Open from: 07:00 to 23:00 Web: www.salasamui.com
05. CHOCOLATE FONDANT - Warm dark Valrhona chocolate fondant with streusel, bergamot gel, earl grey ice cream, salted caramel, cocoa tuille - 300 Baht
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EAST MEETS WEST
Beach Baan Samui Resort McDonald’s
The Page (The Library) Saver Mart
Chaweng Beach Road
The Page is a unique conceptual beachfront restaurant at the heart of Chaweng. Indulge in culinary delights that excite the eyes and tingle the tastebuds with a menu of Thai & International Fusion and a host of “Original Experiences” found nowhere else. Enjoy the sunrise with a signature Breakfast Culture on the beach or a casual lunch overlooking the sea. Then chill out at the Beach Bar with its 101 cocktail selections (live entertainment daily during Happy Hours from 5PM-7PM) or explore the innovative cuisines available for dinner. Private parties and events can also be arranged and made to individual requirements.
01. Ox Cheek Massaman Curry with Potatoes 02. Grilled Lobster with Cashew Nuts & Dried Chili 03. Baked Whole Fresh Seabass with Potatoes & Veggies 04. Grilled Snow Fish with 5 Asian Flavors Sauce 05. Tenderloin of Wagyu Beef MBS 9+ 06. Surf & Turf: Premium Wagyu & Grilled Lobster with Mushroom Ricotta Paste & Black Truffle 07. Variety of savoury burgers & noodle dishes available at lunch 08. Munch: A collection of 10 artistic snack menu interpretations 09. Starlit Dinnerscapes: Romantic private dinners along a soft stretch of white sand beach
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EAST MEETS WEST
Contact: 077 422 767-8 Average cost per person: 1,200 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,400/1,700 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Diner Service & Tax: 7% and 10% Popular Dish: No.02, No.4, No.6 Open from: Breakfast Culture 07:00 – 10:30 Lunch 11:00 – 16:00 Tea by the Sea 13:00 – 15:00 Dinner 19:00 – 24:00 Beach Bar 11:00 – 24:00 Website: www.thelibrary.co.th E-mail: email@example.com Follow us: facebook.com/librarysamui
Oon Rak School
Beach The Terrace (Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui) Four Seasons Resort Samui Ring Road Maenam
Exceptional cuisine in spectacular settings is at the order of the day at Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui. Dine on Thai and international dishes at The Terrace, one of Koh Samui’s most impressive beachfront dining destinations. Marvel at the sunset with a perfectly prepared cocktail at The Deck, or allow us to create a private beach dinner just for you. Delicious seafood, themed nights and a varied choice of international and Asian cuisine are served in our majestic open-air restaurant. Discover one treat after another as you dine on your favourites and relish the sea views that make The Terrace one of the most inspired beachfront dining experiences in Koh Samui.
01. Shrimp Avocado Salad - Fresh Shrimps mixed with avocado sauce and green salad
Contact: 077 421 721 Average cost per person: 600++ Bt Credit Card: Amex, Diner, JCB, Master, Visa Wine by Bottle: starting at 890 Bt Service & Tax: 10% and 7% Popular Dish: No. 01, 05, 07 Open: Breakfast: 6:30 am. – 10.30 am. Lunch a la carte: 11.00 am. – 5.00 pm. Dinner a la carte: 6.00 pm. – 10.30 pm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.moevenpick-hotels.com/samuilaem-yai-beach
02. Rock Lobster Bisque Soup - Smooth and Creamy soup 03. River Prawn Tom Yum - The classic Thai hot-sour soup with lemongrass, lime leaf, galangal & prawns 04. Ossobuco - Beef ossobuco boiled in gravy and red wine sauce with carrots, shallots and boiled potato 05. Gang Hin Samun Prai - Grilled Rock Lobster with Thai herbs
Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui
06. Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop Marinated Lamb Chop 07. Lobster Thermidor - Lobster Au Gratin style
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Beach Dr Frogs Chaweng
View Point Samui Ring Road
Best Western Samui Bayview
“Finding a more scenic place to enjoy a meal on Samui would be hard” Dr Frogs is situated in Chaweng Noi right next door to the View Point. It boasts the perfect location, the most attentive staff, and excellent Italian & Thai cuisine. Satisfying even the toughest critics from the Thailand Tatler magazine to include it as one of Thailand’s best restaurant in 2013 and 2014.
01.Antipasti Misti - Parma ham, farmer’s ham, salami Milano, smoked pancetta, quarto cheese, olives, artichokes and sun dried tomato 02.Grilled Lobster - In extra virgin olive oil, chili and parsley on a bed of lettuce 03.Risotto Tartufo - White truffle , sautéed onions, parmesan shavings in light cream 04.Roasted Lamb Rack - Roasted lamb rack with red wine sauce and truffle scented mashed potato 05.Capricciosa - Signature sauce, fresh tomato, farmer’s ham, salami Milano, black olives and mushroom 06.Vanilla Panacotta - served with homemade raspberries compote
Web: www.drfrogssamui.com Email: email@example.com Reservation: Tel: 077 448 505, 062 154 1653 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org House wine per bottle: 1,600 Bt House wine per glass: 320 Bt Food: Italian cuisine and homemade pasta Executive Chef: Massimo Mariani Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex Open From: daily 12 noon till late Entertainment: Live Music every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7.30 pm Follow us: facebook.com/drfrogs Free WiFi
Voted 2013 & 2014 as one of Thailand’s best restaurants
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ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
Full Moon Char Grill
Beach Fisherman’s Beach Road
Full Moon Char Grill (Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa) Maenam
Bophut Main Road
Pier to Phangan
Contemporary Koh Samuian style char- grilled by Executive Chef Christoph Lindner, elegant al fresco deck overlooking the resort’s charming lily pond garden and shoreline pool by the sea. Table-side preparation, salt trolley and steak knives selection. Freshly caught seafood to tender melt-in-your-mouth meats.
MENU SAMPLE: 01. Frisee Salad Serrano Ham, Poached Egg , White Anchovies, Garlic Bread, Radish - 340 Bt 02. Octopus Carpaccio Chang Mai Greens, Citrus, Caviar - 310 Bt 03. Canadian Lobster Bisque Lobster Ravioli, Prawns, Vegetables - 420 Bt 04. New York Black Angus 250gm - 1250 Bt 05. Wild Caught Turbot 200gm - 1350 Bt 06. Roasted Organic Chicken Breast 200gm - 650 Bt
INFORMATION: Contact: +66 77 428 300 Average cost per person: 1,250 THB House wine per bottle: 1,400 THB Service & Tax: 7% Govt tax & 10% Service Charge Executive Chef: Christoph Lindner Event: Quarterly Wine Dinner Open from: 12:00 noon – 10:30 pm Web: email@example.com
* 4, 5 & 6 - Side dish & sauce of your choice THB 60
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Beach Fisherman’s Beach Road H Bistro (Hansar Samui) Maenam
Bophut Main Road
Pier to Phangan
Strongly focused on providing cuisine at the highest level, the resort’s signature dining experience, H-Bistro features a fresh French Mediterranean menu and exclusive wine list. Enjoy true Mediterranean spices merged together with ingredients ranging from imported fresh Maine lobster and oysters from Canada, Japan, and France.
01.Foie Gras from the Soulard farm in France’s Perigord region which is famous for having the best quality available 02. Maine Lobsters freshly flown in from Canada, Japan and France 03. Atlantic Deep Sea Red Prawns caught at a depth of 2,000 meters 04. Ibierico Pork a highly prized commodity with an aged, nutty and delightfully funky flavor 05. Bresse Royal Pigeon a much sought after French delicacy featured on many top 3-star Michelin Star Chefs menus 06. Madagascar Prawns famous for their sweetness and best eaten chilled 07. Gillardeau French Oysters The Gillardeau family’s small private company was founded in 1898 in Bourcefranc-leChampus near La Rochelle and The lle d’oleron in western France. They produce only ‘speciales,’ oysters that are fleshier and consequently, more expensive
Contact: 077 245 511 Open: Breakfast : 6.30 am - 10.30 am Lunch: 11.30 am - 3.00 pm Dinner: 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm Executive Chef: Stephen Jean Dion Total seating capacity: 74 seats (46 seats inside and 28 seats outside) Credit cards: Visa, Master, JCB, Amex and Diner Club Website: www.hansarsamui.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
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Beach Olivio (Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas) To Airport
An Italian restaurant mix with Thai cuisine. Offering traditional Italian and Thai cuisine in the ground of Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas. Our food is prepared by Thai chefs with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Olivio has a unique charm and everything you need to enjoy an authentic meal experience.
MENU SAMPLE: 01.Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola Potatoes dumpling in gorgonzola cheese cream sauce - 350 Bt 02.Calzone Pizza - Tomato, Mozzarella, Artichoke, Mushroom, Ham - 370 Bt 03.Fettuccine con salmone allo zafferano - Homemade Fettuccine with salmon in saffron cream sauce - 350 Bt 04.Parma Ham & Rocket - Tomato, Mozzarella, Rocket, Parma Ham, Mascarpone - 490 Bt 05.Capelli d’angelo con gamberi Homemade angel hair pasta with prawns, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce - 350 Bt 06.Crema di Zucca con Mascapone Punmpkin soup with mascaopne cream cheese - 220 Bt
Contact: 077 231 500 Average cost per person: 950 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,200 Bt House wine per glass: 240 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB Service & Tax: All prices are subject to 7% government tax. Recommended: No.01, 02, 05 Open time Breakfast: 06.30 am – 10.30 am Lunch: 11.00 am – 03.00 pm Dinner: 05.00 pm – 10.30 pm (Italian & Thai cuisine) Website: www.baanhaadngam.com Email: email@example.com Free transfer to our restaurant in Chaweng Beach – Choeng mon Beach (advance booking required)
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Beach Beverly Hills View Point Chaweng
The Cliff Samui Ring Road
IT Complex Lamai
The Cliff Bar & Grill is more than just a fabulous location. The food presents a grand tour of the Mediterranean, with an accent of Portuguese and Italian. The drink list is fantastic too, perfectly enjoyed at The Cliff Bar, itself a distinctive Samui favourite.
Voted 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2015 as one of Thailand’s best restaurants
01. Cozza al vino bianco - N.Z Mussels in our creamy white wine sauce. A traditional Italian recipe - 420 Bt 02. Gambas al pil pil - Portuguese Piri Piri Prawns. A Portuguese specialty - 420 Bt 03. Fettucine All Gambetti all Cognac Tiger prawns served in a Cognac and cream sauce - 540 Bt 04. Australian Fillet 250g - 21 Day aged imported Grain fed Steer - 1,180 Bt 05. Zarzuela De Marisco Seafood Platter - Imported Live Atlantic Lobster, King Scallops, N.Z Mussels, Calamari, Tiger Prawns and fresh Fish Served with Spanish rice, Salad or French Fries - 3,280 Bt 06. Fresh Imported Oysters 6pcs - 890 baht
ITALIAN, FRENCH, MEDITERRANEAN & LEBANESE
INFORMATION: Contact: 077 448 508 or 081 913 2002 Average Cost Per person: 1,200 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,495 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex, Union Pay , JCB Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% Gov. tax Popular Dish: Seafood Platter (No.5) Corkage Fee: 600 baht Open From: 12:00-22:00 (kitchen) 12:00-01:00 (Bar) 12:00-17:00 (Tapas Bar) Entertainment: Guest DJs Friday Web: www.TheCliffSamui.com
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The Dining Room
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Lamai Angkor
Beach The Dining Room (Rocky’s Resort) Overlap Stone
Hua Thanon Lipa Noi
The Dining Room is probably the most beautiful restaurant on the island. Tucked away in a secluded cove south of Lamai right on the ocean front, The Dining Room serves an excellent selection of French-Mediterranean cuisine in a delightfully casual, yet elegant environment. Perfect for a romantic evening for two, or for the whole family.
01. Seared French foie gras with caramelized strawberry, mesclun leaves, warmed brioche and Xerez jus 02. Hokkaido scallops with pumpkin and cauliflower mousseline, baby spinach, and toasted pumpkin seed 03. Butter poached Canadian lobster with bordelaise sauce, sweet carrots, shallots, mushrooms and baby turnips, beetroot chip 04. Seared fillet of snow fish with curry and saffron broth, wilted leek, celeriac and fondant potato 05. Roasted fillet of line caught sea bass with steamed new potatoes, oyster mushroom beignet, roasted tomato and artichoke 06. Classic Tournedos Rossini, grain fed tenderloin and foie gras poêle, pommes château and Madeira sauce 07. Roasted breast of French quail stuffed with foie gras, crispy quail legs, potato puree, artichoke, shoyu and quail jus.
Contact: 077 233 020 Average cost per person: 900 Bt House wine per glass: 250 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & tax: 7% Tax & 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: No 1, 4 and 6 Events: Every Tuesday night: Thai buffet night (4 Regions) with Thai dance show Every Thursday: Rocky’s famous BBQ beach party with fire dance show Entertainment: Live Music most nights! Operation hours: 5.30pm to 11.00pm Executive Chef: Chef Pamon Web: www.rockyresort.com
the dining room
BOUTIQUE RESORT KOH SAMUI
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BEYOND THE SEA
Beach Hua Thanon Lamai
Samui Ring Road
Butterfly Garden Li pa No i
BEYOND THE SEA (ShaSa Resort & Residences, Koh Samui)
BEYOND THE SEA opens daily from morning for breakfast continues to ShaSa sunny afternoon and besides sweets from After You, BEYOND THE SEA also pampers its guests by Tantalising Thai Tapas, finest coffee, special blends from the best quality coffee beans. As the night falls, imported wines and champagnes which are well-selected by sommelier of ShaSa Resort & Residences.
Herbal Tuna Herb-crusted tuna, served with roasted potato and boiled vegetable ทูน่าสมุนไพร 750 Bt
Contact: 077 913 888 Average cost per person: 700 Bt House wine per glass: 300 Bt Credit cards: All Major Cards Service & Tax: 7% Tax and 10% Service Charge Popular Dish: Herbal Tuna Open from: 07:00 am - 22:00 pm Web: www.shasahotels.com
Mee Kiew Goong Pu Egg noodle and prawn wonton soup with crab meat, Chinese cabbage and bean sprouts บะหมี่เกี๊ยวกุ้งและเนื้อปู - 350 Bt Mee Grob Goong Manggorn Crispy egg noodle with lobster in gravy sauce ราดหน้าหมี่กรอบกุ้งมังกร - 1,250 Bt Spaghetti Panaeng Nue Spaghetti with grilled sirloin steak, dressed with rich Panaeng curry sauce สปาเก็ตตี้แพนงเนื้อย่าง - 650 Bt Pineapple Mojito - 270 Bt
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD
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Beach Nora Beach Resort Choeng Mon Frangipani Bay To Airport
Coral Bay Resort
OceanKiss (Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa) Chaweng
“OceanKiss” located on the beach of Anantara Lawana Resort offering outdoor dining with wonderful panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand serving a carefully designed a la carte menu of Thai specialities and Italian favourites to give you all a delightful selection to choose from. Open for Lunch and dinner you can enjoy the wonders of Thai cuisine or the international appeal of Italian gastronomy while the sea laps the shore in front of your very eyes. The menu is complemented with an extensive wine list which will be carefully explained by the in house Wine Guru.
01. Australian Tenderloin Fiorentina Style Grilled Australian beef tenderloin with creamy baby spinach, nutmeg, roasted beetroot,carrots and gorgonzola cream sauce
Contact: 077 960 333 Average cost per person: 700 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,200 Bt Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & Tax: 7% tax & 10% service charge Executive Chef: Azizskandar Awang Open from: 11.30 to 23.00 Web: www.lawana-chaweng.anantara.com
02. Tuna Tartare Marinated in classical way with capers, cornichon and red onion served with aioli, avocado and crouton 03. Crab Cake Carpaccio of Japanese cucumber, honey mustard dressing, roasted tomato and baby spinach salad 04. Duck Leg in Red Curry Sauce Spiced duck leg confit, red curry sauce, seasonal fruits and shallots Campfire Every Friday from 7 pm.onward With your loved ones Grill your own seafood or meats Don’t forget your favorite beer!
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Sun Moon Star
IT Complex building Chaweng
Beach Sun Moon Star (Silavadee Pool Spa Resort) Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road
The Spa Resort Lamai
Romantically indulge in the endlessly scenic Gulf of Thailand where you can relax and be spoiled for your holiday experiences with International delights. Sun: with outdoor seating next to our infinity swimming pool. Moon: fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood. Star: rooftop bar where you can sip cocktails and enjoy some snacks while watching the sunset or gazing to the stars above. Sun Moon Star is a dream dining and relaxing location and all with the same breathtaking view and elegant, exciting and romantic atmosphere.
MENU SAMPLE: 1. Fresh Tuna Tartare 2. Lamb Garam masala 3. Bake oyster Rockefeller 4. Beef Goulash soup 5. South West Tomatoes soup 6. Rock Lobster & Scallop salad 7. Beef Mexican Taco salad 8. Beef Tournedos Rossini 9. Surf & Turf 10. Chicken Gruyere 11. Mixed grilled Seafood 12. Seafood Bouilabaise 13.Plancha Sea bass Free transfer to our restaurant in Lamai area, and more than 4 guests from anywhere on Koh Samui (advance booking required)
INTERNATIONAL, THAI & SEAFOOD
Contact: 077 960 555 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,400 Bt House wine per glass: 350 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners, JCB Service & Tax: Taxes and service charges are INCLUDED in all Silavadee prices Recommended: Silavadee Pork Chop Sun: Open from 18.00 – 22.30 Moon: Breakfast: 06.00 – 11.00 Lunch: 11.00 – 17.00 Dinner: 17.00 – 22.30 (International cuisine) Star: Open from 17.00 – 23.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com 20% Discount Voucher Use your smart phone to scan the QR code
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Beach Nora Beach Resort Choeng Mon Frangipani Bay To Airport
Coral Bay Resort
Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Chaweng The Larder
No fuss. No fancy terms. No pretension. The newest restaurant to join the leagues in Chaweng, The Larder takes things back to basics serving up a casual yet sophisticated dining experience – bringing together the finest produce in the most approachable and frankly, delicious manner. With an outdoor deck and indoor air-conditioned dining room, The Larder encourages patrons to sit back and relax whilst enjoying some of Samui’s finest reinventions of British and International classics alongside carefully crafted cocktails with a twist. Located at the top of the Chaweng Beach Road (opposite Anantara Lawana). The Larder is open Monday to Saturday, from midday for delicious lunchtime fare through until 11pm, for those looking for dinner or a late night cocktail.
DINNER MENU SAMPLE:
01. Miso Fine - Foie Gras, Black Truffle & Miso Broth
Cuisine: Contemporary British/International Contact: 077 601 259 Average cost per person: 800 THB Credit card: Visa, Mastercard Service & Tax: Government Tax 7% Open: 12pm – 10pm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thelardersamui.com
02. Flame On - Wagyu Beef (MBS 9) Rump Steak, Stilton, Rocket & Quince Salad 03. Loin’s Den - Australian Lamb Tenderloin, Black Pudding Croquette, Smoked Celeriac & Grilled Courgette 04. Smokey Waters - House Smoked Snow Fish, Asparagus Rissotto & Poached Egg 05. Scotch Egg - Soft Yolk Duck Egg Wrapped in Sausage Meat, Asparagus For Dipping 06. Espressotini Float - Vodka, Baileys, Kahlua and coffee with salted caramel ice-cream
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FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Christoph Lindner Executive Chef
Born and bred in cosmopolitan Luxemburg, Christoph grew up with a love of French food and cooking and went on to study at the impressive Paul Bocuse Institute, France, where he qualified for a Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management. He further honed his culinary skills in Europe, working in Michelin-starred restaurants and then being part of catering teams for events such as the World Cup. He then started looking for fresh challenges further afield and came to Thailand. “What I love about working here,” he says, “is that the whole Thai culture is all about cooking and eating. As well as that you’re in the centre of things; Thailand’s midway between Australia and Europe and Bangkok is one of the top five gastronomic cities in the world.” Christoph’s been constantly inspired since setting foot in Asia and has worked in a number of establishments in Phuket, Bangkok and Samui. As executive chef at Full Moon Char Grill at the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort & Spa he’s in charge of the international fare that’s on offer and ensures that the restaurant is constantly looking to improve on its already very impressive track record. Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa Contact: 077 428 300-9 www.samui.anantara.com
eating on samui ROBERTO PARELLA Roberto Parella was born in 1987, Brusciano City of Italy. At the age of 11 years old, showed his talent for cooking and started working at his uncleâ€™s Neapolitan pizzeria during school summer breaks. After he finished school, he started his culinary career seriously in restaurants around Napoli, specializing in Neapolitan pizza and Neapolitan pasta. His first challenge outside Italy was in Germany. After 1 year in Germany, he got a great opportunity to work in Beijing and Vietnam as a culinary trainer. After 2 years in Asia, he moved back to Italy and worked as a restaurant consultant. Then he was approached by Chef Paolo, who he met in China 5 years ago, to work for Peppina project in Thailand. Roberto now has settled down in Thailand for 2 years. What he loves the most in his career is to cook for people on special occasions, celebrations or holiday seasons. The great joy is to see people laughing and smiling while appreciating his food.
The Malibu Beach Resort Chaweng Beach Contact: 077 231 546-9 peppina.asia
FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Somchai Chomchuen Chef Chai’s roots stretch beyond the shores of Samui to the northern capital of Chiang Mai where his passion for Thai cuisine was born in the comforts of his family kitchen. As a youth, he delighted in helping his mother in the preparation of the family’s meals and became inspired by the sights and smells which surrounded him. This curiosity for all things culinary was nurtured during his formative years until he took on apprenticeship roles at local Thai eateries in Pattaya and Bangkok following his education. As a means to expose himself to service operations, he assumed a position at Vertigo, Banyan Tree Bangkok’s al fresco rooftop restaurant and bar, where he remained for five years under the guidance of Banyan Tree’s Director of Cuisine. As Banyan Tree Samui was set to launch in 2010, his desire to return to the kitchen was fulfilled when he joined the pre-opening team at Saffron. Under the tutelage of Banyan Tree’s Corporate Chef, he refined his skills to swiftly rise to become Thai Sous Chef at the resort’s signature restaurant where he serves delectable dishes from all regions of Thailand. As the recipient of Thailand Tatler’s Best Restaurant award for two years running, his team has been further inspired to continue embracing the fresh and fragrant ingredients of the country, and to craft menu options that are uniquely their own. From humble beginnings to resounding success, Chef Chai exemplifies the spirit of Banyan Tree in his passion for learning, mentorship of his team and his endless desire to deliver memorable culinary experiences for guests from all corners of the globe.guests from all corners of the globe. Saffron Banyan Tree Samui Lamai Tel: 077 915 333 Web: www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-koh-samui
eating on samui Stephen Jean Dion Overseeing the culinary team at Hansar Samui is the innovative young Executive Chef, Stephen Jean Dion. A native of Canada, Stephen began his culinary career as an eighteen year old apprentice, at the famed restaurant Les Halles in Quebec under the leadership of Dominic Crovosier. After working in Singapore, Bangkok and Malaysia he spent two years in a unique assignment as Private Chef to His Majesty the King of Jordan where he catered for many high profile dignitaries and visiting Royalty. His love for Thailand saw him return to Bangkok where he spent five years at the Lebua at State Tower Bangkok (also known as the Dome). He started out as Chef de Cuisine of their Sirocco restaurant and within a few years became the Executive Chef. Chef Stephen focuses on combining the right array of simple textures and flavors with the finest ingredients available which are sourced worldwide, while still ensuring value for money. The Foie Gras comes from the Soulard farm in France in the Perigord region which is famous for providing the best quality. Carefully selected fresh Maine lobsters and oysters are flown from Canada, Japan, and France. Menu items are complemented by a handpicked list of International wines and champagnes, reflecting the resortâ€™s commitment to creating a truly epicurean experience. H Bistro Hansar Samui Please contact 077 245 511 www.hansarsamui.com
FLAVOURS OF SAMUI AMPORN CHOENG-NGAM Chef Amporn, known as Chef Berm, has been appointed as the new Executive Chef at Conrad Koh Samui. He joins the culinary team of this luxury pool villa resort from one of the award-wining hotels in Chiang Mai where he oversees all culinary operations. With a strong culinary pedigree and extensive experience both in Thailand and at the international level, Chef Berm has gained many years of experiences from hotels and resorts in several countries including Thailand, Ukraine, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia where he worked for Princess Hassah bint Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia as a private chef, to oversee the team of master chefs preparing healthy and spa cuisine. Chef Berm has joined many culinary training programs during his career path in the kitchen, including a certificate in culinary education of Food Science from Aldara Hospital Saudi Arabia in 2010. He has won some recognitions and prestigious awards for his culinary excellence including his first international award, the Gold medal from the cooking competition held in Bali (2005). Working in many luxurious hotels and resorts for over 20 years, Chef Berm is now ready to create new exciting dishes and a memorable culinary experience for discerning diners at the resortâ€™s fine dining restaurant, Jahn. With his outgoing personality and infinite creativity knowledge in Thai cuisine, as well as contemporary Thai and spa cuisines, Chef Berm is now welcoming all resort guests and other visitors on Koh Samui who wish to learn the secret of Thai cooking techniques with freshest recipe at Conrad Koh Samuiâ€™s Thai Cooking Classes. Jahn Conrad Koh Samui Tel: 077 915 888
eating on samui NICK HALL
Executive Chef Originating from Nottingham in the UK, Nick has been residing in Thailand for over ten years. After completing a formal culinary training program in his native country he went on to work for both country house hotels and stand alone gourmet modern British restaurants. After taking a year to explore the world Nick decided to make Thailand his home and headed to Phangan island to create his very own fine dining restaurant called Meâ€™nâ€™u in partnership with wife Ann. After two years at the helm of this stunning eatery he headed over to the islands first five star resort the Rasananda. Nick a proud father of two beautiful girls, Aimee and Maiya decided to make a move over to Samui island and take the helm of the kitchens at the prestigious SALA Samui resort and spa early in 2011. He is known for his high standards and attention to detail with his style of cooking described as modern using only the freshest and finest ingredients available, he always insists on everything being made by hand and from the heart. SALA Samui has a great range of options from gourmet Western with flashes of Asian to traditional Thai and modern Italian, their amazing private beach dining is just one of signature services available from Nick and his team at the resort which continues to go from strength to strength.
SALA Samui Please contact 077 245 888 www.salasamui.com
FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Sathit Muangprom “The thing I most wanted to do was be an architect,” says chef Sathit Muangprom. “I always wanted to create something special, something that would stand out.” He then discovered he also loved cooking. However, he didn’t choose one dream over another. He combined both and the result is 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant. Both the architecture and design of the restaurant are all his creation and are impressive in their own right. And what you eat here is equally as good, making this a dining experience to remember. Sathit has had plenty of cooking experience. He originally learned in Thailand, where he began providing dinners for his brothers and sisters, but then went to Europe. After spending two decades in Switzerland, where he learned European cuisine, plus traveling all over the world, it’s not surprising his tastes are very eclectic. “My favorite dishes,” he says, “are fusion tandoori chicken salad and Home-made potato gnocchi. I also love Thai-style sea-bass with chili and basil. I make lots of Italian dishes as well as French patisserie. I’m not one for ready-made food from a shop – I prefer to make everything by myself.” Sathit is a great believer in multi-culturalism and aims for his food to be like the restaurant he’s built and designed – a combination of both Thai and European. With both quality design and food, he’s succeeded in combining very different creative dreams. 9Gems Lounge Restaurant Tel: 077 256 125 www.9GEMSsamui.com
eating on samui Ik, Bunn Borriboon Chef Ik, Bunn Borriboon, cannot contain his excitement in being once again a part of BEYOND THE SEA, Siamese Brasserie, this time as its Culinary Stylist. He is known as a culinary trend setter from the Krua Indy TV Program. Recently, he had kept himself busy as an ingredients specialist for Iron Chef Thailand, which is aired on Channel 7. In 2012, Chef Ik with Thailand’s gastronomic team, won the Silver Medal during the International Food Fair Korea which was held in South Korea. He was handpicked by Chef Willment Leong, the Founder Chairman of Thailand Culinary Academy together with other 10 very talented chefs for the said competition. Aside from this, he was also a part of the GASTRONOMIQUE 6 project 2012 of ShaSa Resort & Residences in Koh Samui. Whenever he visits ShaSa Resort & Residences during vacation, he acts as the consultant for BEYOND THE SEA, Siamese Brasserie. He is always very happy to return to the restaurant’s kitchen to cook for family and friends. Chef Ik is known for a number of delectable dishes such as Lobster Thermidor with Red Curry Risotto, Prawn & Scallop Ravioli Tom Yum, and Smoked Salmon & Crab Canapé. BEYOND THE SEA Siamese Brasserie Tel: 077 913 888 Web: www.shasahotels.com
SUN MOON STAR Romantically indulge in the endlessly scenic Gulf of Thailand where you can relax and be spoiled for your holiday experiences
SUN MOON STAR
with outdoor seating next to our infinity swimming pool. fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood. rooftop bar where you can sip cocktails and enjoy some snacks while watching the sunset or gazing to the stars above.
SUN MOON STAR at SILAVADEE POOL SPA RESORT 208/66 Moo 4, Maret, Koh Samui Suratthani 84310, Thailand Tel. 077 960 555 Fax 077 960 055
Website: www.silavadeeresort.com Facebook: Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Instagram: @silavadeeresort
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Dress Code: Trendy or Smart Casual. Minimum Age: +12 (Screaming children will not be tolerated)
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MAIN ROAD www.9GEMSsamui.com 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant tel: 077 256 125 fax: 077 256 124 email: info@9Gemssamui.com
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Opening Hour: Tue-Thu open from 4pm-12am Fri-Sun open from 4pm-2am, closed on Monday Open every day in August and from mid-December to the end of April Close for holiday from the 1st to 27th of November
Welcome to 9GEMS Lounge Restaurant, a totally luxurious venue that reaches new peaks when it comes to wining and dining. Experience the very best of fusion food and cocktails high up on a hillside overlooking Chaweng. We’re dedicated to providing our guests with brilliant times in a chic and relaxed setting.
TRULY NAPOLITANO PIZZA Great pizza comes with strict guidelines. At Peppina we adhere to the rules of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, an association created to promote and protect the rich heritage of pizza worldwide. The secret to our dough is that we understand our ingredients; only water, sea salt, flour and yeast go into our dough. The dough should be pillowy and soft, and slightly elastic, with a crispness only at the edges of a blistered crust.
The Malibu Beach Resort Chaweng Beach Tel: +66 (077) 231 546-9 Web: peppina.asia