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ISSUE 93: OCTOBER 2017 ISSN 1906-4101

THE HEIGHT Silavadee Pool Spa Resort Elevate your senses of a fine Thai cuisine

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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 Thai flavours at their finest at Saffron, the award-winning signature Thai restaurant at Banyan Tree Samui.

99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Thailand Tel: +66 77 915 333 Email: saffron-samui@banyantree.com


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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The best dining places in Koh Samui as reviewed by the editor. Get to know the restaurants who are the finest in terms of food selection, ambience, and overall presentation.

Discover the dining places that are most likely to impress you based on menu and prices.

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FLAVOURS OF SAMUI

Food that is beneficial for the mind, body, and soul is all you can find here. Fresh, organic, with an emphasis on quality ingredients, both locally sourced and imported.

Get to know the up and coming chefs that are making waves in Samui. Have a feel of their cooking style, inspiration, and favorite ingredients to work with.


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SUNDAY BRUNCH BECKONS AT THE ISLAND'S MOST SCENIC VENUE Enjoy live jazz, free flowing beverages and a fine selection of international cuisine with stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand. Indulge in express spa* experiences or soak in the Four Seasons beachside service*, while your children have fun learning at the kids club. It's just one of the many dining experiences waiting to be discovered.

To find out more fourseasons.com/kohsamui


content BEYOND THE SEA (Laem Set) 44 Thai, Seafood & International

Dr Frogs (Chaweng Noi) 45 Italian Cuisine

Full Moon (Bophut) 46

Contemporary Australian Cuisine

Jahn (Pang Ka) 20

Contemporary Thai Cuisine

KOH Thai Kichen & Bar (Laem Yai) 09 The Most Stylish Sunday Brunch

Krua Bophut (Bophut) 13

Authentic Thai & Southern Thai Cuisine

Le Jaroen (Bang Rak) 28 French-Indochina Cuisine

Marzano (Chaweng) 26 Italian Cuisine

Moon (Lamai) 47

Seafood & International Cuisine

NAMU (Maenam) 02 Japanese Cuisine

Ocean Pier (Lamai) 07

Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine

Olivio (Chaweng) 48 Italian Cuisine

Red Snapper (Chaweng) 49 French-Mediterranean Cuisine

Saffron (Lamai) 50 Traditional & Modern Thai Cuisine

Seagrille (Bophut) 14

Thai, International & Seafood Cuisine

Sea Wrap (Bophut) 32

Mediterranean, Seafood Cuisine

The Cliff (Lamai) 51

Mediterranean Cuisine

The Height (Lamai) 52 Fine Thai Cuisine

The Page (Chaweng) 54 East meets West Cuisine

Trade Wind (Bophut) 18

Thai, Seafood & International

Zazen (Bophut) 55

East meets West Cuisine


Open daily from 17:00 pm. to 12:00 am.


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Thai CUISINE

"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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16/16 Moo 1, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand www.kruabophut.com email: kruabophut.samui@gmail.com


Reservations: +66 (0) 77 900 999 ext. 300 Nearby: only 5 mins from Fisherman Village : 15 mins from Chaweng Beach

“Stellar Delights” A look inside Seagrille, Koh Samui’s new Thai and international restaurant at CELES BEACHFRONT RESORT Seagrille is perfectly blended with the natural beauty of its surroundings. The light, airy dining room with its blonde wood décor is ideal for the seaside setting. You can either eat indoors or sit outside on the terrace but either way you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful sea views afforded by the north-coast restaurant. It’s a new addition to the Samui dining scene, but it’s hit the ground running, and thanks to seasoned chef Khun Raden and his team, it’s offering some very fine food in a wonderfully relaxed and casual setting. All the food is well-presented and portions are extremely generous. Tastes are mouth-watering as everything is guaranteed to be totally fresh. As the restaurant’s name suggests, there’s plenty of fish on the menu, wherever possible from local waters but also from further afield. Meat lovers are also catered for and there’s a great variety of everything to be had.


Seagrille offers both Thai and western food and naturally, you can also mix and match, thanks to the long menu. You’ll also find a list of wines to go with the main dishes with prices to suit every pocket. There’s so much that’s recommendable that it’s hard to single out a few examples. Pu-nim-tod-kra-tiem is definitely worth trying if you love crab; this particular dish is a deep-fried soft shell crab, nicely crisped in garlic and served on a delicate lattice-work of fried taro. Then there are the jumbo prawns with café de Paris butter sauce, served with two-tone saffron rice and broccoli pulp. If you’re undecided between fish and meat, then an easy choice is the excellent triple mix of pork, rack of lamb and prawn that will arrive at your table on skewers. A trio of dipping sauces accompany them. Meanwhile, if you’re at the restaurant with friends, you may wish to share the Jack’s Creek Wagyu tomahawk beef with herbed butter along with sautéed vegetables and

roasted potatoes. It’s specially designed for groups. There’s plenty of pasta, pizza, sandwiches and burgers and on the Thai side all the nation’s favourites, with soups, curries, salads and more. It’d be difficult to think of anything that’s been left out. Desserts reflect the Thai and international menu, with favourites a-plenty; just make sure you leave some room for them. Who can resist tiramisu or a mango crème Brulée? Seagrille is open all day, and offers memorably great dining whether you gravitate towards Thai-style dishes or international ones. Relax and enjoy the great sea views as you tuck into sumptuous yet always affordable dishes.

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Reservations: 077 428 300 Please see page 46 for menu sample

DELIGHTFUL FLAVOURS AT FULL MOON International food connoisseurs frequent Full Moon restaurant at Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort with good reason – it’s a prime spot for excellent taste, affordability and presentation. Diners are well looked after by knowledgeable and helpful staff, while Chef Marty and his team are winning over new guests with fresh Australian flavours from the local market. The concept is simple: a variety of locally sourced quality meats and fresh seafood, prepared with an Asian twist and served in the restaurants’ refined surroundings overlooking Bophut Bay. Guests can also enjoy a delectable wine pairing on the recommendation of Full Moon’s dedicated Wine Guru.


“With a focus on contemporary Australian food with an Asian influence, each dish is a tantalising treat.”

Executive Chef Marty Kindleysides has crafted a menu devoted to seasonal, local, sustainable and naturally delicious food. Marty’s style encapsulates contemporary Australian cuisine combined with Asian influence that surprises and delights diners. Using the multicultural influences of Australia and his vast experience overseas, Chef Marty has sourced quality ingredients from Koh Samui to deliver a varied menu that embraces his career and ethos to date.

chefs prepare top quality dishes paired with the finest vintages and grape. This provides a platform for the chef’s to demonstrate their skills and offers a thoroughly enjoyable experience for guests. These evenings fill up fast, so be sure to book in advance for the treat of dining at Full Moon.

Set at the west end of the Fisherman’s Village, the restaurant organises special evenings, usually quarterly, where guest

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Oceanfront Ambience Trade Wind at Samui Palm Beach Resort Beautifully located on the soft sands of Samui Palm Beach Resort in Bophut, Trade Wind prepares fascinating fusion dishes along with some of the most authentic Thai cuisine available on Koh Samui. Trade Wind offers guests an authentic culinary menu that is enough to catch anybody’s attention. Their signature dish being Hokkaido Scallops wrapped in flo, baked spinach rolled in ground almonds, gratin cheese prawns with a side of broccoli, asparagus, baby carrots with green pea puree, all poured over a hot lobster cream sauce mixed with tomato puree. An delicious cuisine worthy of winning THAIFEX World of Food Asia 2016’s silver and bronze medals. Other exquisite menu items include Phuket lobster with stir fried sen-yai noodles (thick fat noodles), baby corn and caulifower, red and green capsicum, fried basil, and fresh pepper corn. Or try their premium Ox Cheek Massaman Curry Coconut Cream with Shallot and Potato.


Trade Wind hosts three special event nights per week, that have now recently become very popular among travelers. On Monday nights Feast on the freshest catch of the day with local fresh seafood and LIVE music. Followed by Wednesday nights for a Traditional Thai buffet in “Traditional Siam Cuisine Night” with acrobatic show and Southen dance show (Manora). Last but not least, Saturday nights offer an all you can eat buffet international and BBQ seafood and a spectacular live-fire show performance. With so many options to choose from, Trade Wind is diffcult not to enjoy. Their brilliant yet elegant culinary cuisines are captivating with so many tastes yet to be discovered. Whether you decide to enjoy a favorful lunch with friends or an intimate dinner with that special someone, Trade Wind with certainly not disappoint.

Restaurant Hours: 7:00am - 10:30pm (Last order @10:00pm) Reservations: 077 425 494-5 Website: samuipalmbeachresorts.com Facebook: TradeWindRestaurant Special Event Room Is Now Open (Occupancy 250 MAX) EDITOR’S CHOICE

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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

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Reservations: 077 915 888 or send email to conrad_koh_samui@conradhotels.com


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 6 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.

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Fall in love at Zazen Restaurant! Award-winning Restaurant recommended by many 5-Star Resorts on the island. Located on the peaceful far-western end of beautiful Bophut Bay, Zazen Restaurant has been at the forefront of Samui’s dynamic dining scene since it first opened 15 years ago. The Executive Chef’s Thai and Mediterranean gourmet cuisine will take you on a culinary journey that will excite and stimulate all of your senses. The openbeachfront terrace restaurant provides the ideal locale to dine by the ocean in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Koh Samui is world famous for both its exceptional cuisine and its wonderful hospitality. Every Thursday and Sunday evening Zazen Restaurant hosts a night of exquisite food and an authentic Thai cultural experience with our amazing Thai Dance Show. The dancers depict tales from Siam mythology and our chefs create mouthwatering dishes that showcase regional Thai and International cuisine.


As an island, it is no surprise that seafood features prominently on Zazen’s menu and gourmands will delight in the new Signature Iced Seafood Shells and Hot Seafood Baskets. The restaurant focuses on the freshness and vastness of the sea which is reflected in the variety of the exciting seafood dishes. Lobster, squid, tuna, barracuda, fresh and smoked salmon and a bounty of shellfish all feature throughout the menu. The culinary and restaurant teams have won awards for excellence in food and service and they delight in ensuring that you have the most memorable dining experience on Samui. Whether it is a family reunion, a special celebration or a candle-lit evening dining under the stars for two, Zazen Restaurant is the perfect place.

Restaurant Hours: Every day, 12:00 pm-17:30 pm & 18:30 pm-22:30 pm Reservations: 077 430 345 and 081 737 8771 E-mail: fb@samuizazen.com Website: www.samuizazen.com Facebook: ZazenSamui Instagram: zazensamui Dress code after 18:30 pm: Smart Casual

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The Tastes of Japan Namu wows with sumptuous feasts in a chic beachside setting. This top-quality Japanese restaurant has gained iconic status thanks to the chefs who’ve worked here and who make it the place that it is today. Located in Maenam just a few metres away from the beach, Namu, W’s signature restaurant boasts a stylish air-con dining room, mixing blonde wood and Japanese minimalism. Think cool and comfortable, a million miles away from any clutter, but also extremely friendly. Oodles of both taste and quality abound with a full range of Japanese treats. You can even take a seat at the bar and watch Chef Andy and his team prepare them in the open-kitchen there.


Most of the dishes are true to their Japanese roots and are entirely authentic, but you’ll also find inspirations from Asian and international contemporary cuisine as well. Particularly recommended is the tuna cheese roll, a generous sized portion featuring akami tuna with melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese and mozzarella, along with Korean-style chilli bean sauce and nori. Also try the lobster udon, with the Canadian lobster and the udon hand-made in Japan. It’s accompanied by jalapeno sauce and chilli garlic mix and served in a large bowl. It’s ideal for sharing between 2 and 4 people. The restaurant is filled with delicacies that elsewhere you might not find at all on Samui or maybe not so creatively prepared. At Namu, then, you are in good hands and you can eat your way through just the kind of fare you

might find in an inspired restaurant in Tokyo or any sophisticated Japanese city. Wanting something special, enjoy a private romantic dinner on the terrace accompanied by fine wines. Whatever you decide, you can be sure that desserts are as irresistible as everything else that’s on offer. Namu, with its amazingly tasty food and great setting certainly wows with its appeal, which seems to grow stronger as time goes by. You’ll certainly be pleased that you came, whether it’s for a laid-back lunch or an elegant dinner. Reservations: 077 915 999

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MARZANO PIZZERIA, AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZA BY THE BEACH Is there anything that says Italy more than pizza? Biting into a right out of the oven pizza is just heaven! San Marzano tomatoes originate from the small town of San Marzano Sul Sarno, near Naples, Italy. This is where they first started growing in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Though it is commonly believed that the first seed of the San Marzano tomato came to Campania in 1770, as a gift from the Viceroyalty of Peru to the Kingdom of Naples, and that it was planted in the area of San Marzano Sul Sarno. Pizza dates back to 18th century 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. He then created the world famous Pizza Margherita with red San Marzano tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil to reppresent the colors of the Italian flag.Today, Marzano 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. Marzano is very serious about Neapolitanstyle 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 Marzano, 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. A few recommendations that are simply musttrys make up a majority of Marzano’s delicious menu. The Baci Four Cheese Pizza rolled with green apples, gorgonzola, parmesan, mozzarella, arugula and balsamic vinegar. This four cheese pizza is so tasty is might just melt in your mouth! Another absolutely stunning dish is Marzano’s Spaghetti Arrabiata. A spicy spaghetti made with fresh basil, red pepper, Marzano tomatoes, lemon juice and black pepper. A great dish if you love classic Italian cuisine with a spicy kick! At Marzano, 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 Marzano.

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Le Jaroen at The Scent Hotel “Offers a satisfyingly small menu of dishes prepared with care�


Many restaurants boast massive menus listing tens of dishes, both savoury and sweet. Le Jaroen at The Scent Hotel narrows it down to what its chefs do the best while still offering enough variety to please everyone. Combining Asian flavours with French cooking techniques, Chef Ying Ratchaneekorn makes sure her kitchen uses as many local products as possible. “We import some meat, but most of the greens and fruits are from local market, where we find the quality is comparably excellet. And to add a Thai accent, I use native flowers and herbs to decorate the dishes,” she says. She then produces a sizeable menu that features less than 20 items, savoury and sweets combined. For a starter, she recommends avocado tuna tartar served on Oba leaf with a sprinkle of black sesame and aromatic chili oil. Refreshing and light, the dish, which sounds bland, has very well rounded flavours and pleasant seasoning. Chef Ying Ratchaneekorn could change your feelings about strong smelling scallop with her Hokkaido scallop on wasabi cauliflower

puree and orange caramel. There’s little whiff of fishiness from the shell, and the normally bland scallop is seasoned with slightly sweet and tangy caramel, with a hint of wasabi from the puree. You really don’t need salt or pepper for this one. The recommended luxuriously simple foie gras truffle miso soup. This truly East-meets-West recipe enhances the simple Japanese miso soup with the richness and creaminess of foie gras, with just enough heavenly fragrance of truffle oil on top. A very addictive slurp. MAKING SCENTS Le Jaroen is at The Scent Hotel, Koh Samui. It is open for all day dinning from 6pm-11pm (last order 9.30pm). All major credit cards excepted. Reservation: P. +66 77 962198 F. +66 77 962199 info@thescenthotel.com www.thescenthotel.com Facebook: TheScent Hotel Fanpage: weddingthescent Instagram: hotelthescent

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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 Menu sample: page 44

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Beautiful Shore Setting, Great Food at Sea Wrap Set on the island’s north coast, within walking distance of popular Fisherman’s Village, you’ll find Sea Wrap, a bistrot-style restaurant that consistently offers great tastes at very affordable prices. Parking is a cinch here as the restaurant is part of Peace Resort, one of the oldest resorts on the island. Once you’ve gone through the foyer head straight for the sea and the restaurant. Sea Wrap overlooks the sands and tables and chairs have been set up just a few yards from the sea, enabling you to watch the sun go down as you relax with a drink and watch the stars come out before having a very romantic dinner. If you prefer you can sit in the restaurant itself – there’s plenty of space, thanks to the size of the place. The waiting staff are all friendly and will make you feel very welcome here. Take your time browsing the menu, which includes Thai, Italian, French and even


some Mexican dishes. The wine list has been carefully thought out, with a selection of wines to suit all budgets. For Thai dishes savor Tiger prawns with tamarind sauce, stir fried asparagus, red chili, Thai basil and crispy shallots, or try Crispy duck leg confit in black beans sauce, Mandarin orange and stir fried baby bok choy. Main courses here can take the form of real meat treats. For example, try menu favorites such as the lovely grilled Australian rib eye steak au poivre, green peppercorn sauce, steak house fries – this also comes with a side salad – or the herb-crusted Murray River lamb cutlet, grilled Mediterranean vegetables, baba ganoush and Port wine jus. And this being Thailand, fish lovers are certainly not left out and there are many sea food dishes for you to savor, notably, seared yellow fin tuna loin, grilled radicchio lettuce, new potato, asparagus and red wine sauce.

This is a place to linger, and enjoy your time here. No matter what you have at Sea Wrap, you’ll be assured of great tastes and a relaxing atmosphere. Whether you come as a couple, a group of friends or as a family, you’ll enjoy the experience. Children are welcome here, and if you come on Theme Nights, you’ll find a Thai buffet night with Thai dancer on every Monday, and International BBQ buffet with Live Duo on every Wednesday.

Reservations: P. +66 77 425 357 F. +66 77 425 343 info@peaceresort.com www.peaceresort.com

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A pinch of spice, a dash of salt and a dollop of masterful artistry. Experience authentic Thai flavours at their finest in an atmosphere of refined elegance.

99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Tel: +66 77 915 333 Email: saffron-samui@banyantree.com


Embark on a culinary adventure where your palate travels across the familiar to the exciting, from international fare to modern Asian cuisine, as you unwind amid the serenity of our private bay.

99/9 Moo 4, Maret, Samui, Surat Thani 84310 Tel: +66 77 915 333 Email: sands-samui@banyantree.com


“All day Moon” Moreish Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Moon Moon at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is a wonderfully relaxed place to unwind and enjoy international fare whether you come for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s located on a dramatic hillside overlooking the sea on a small promontory in Lamai. Step through the doors of the restaurant and you’ll find a spacious dining room which is warm, friendly and beautifully stylish. The select menu has been put together by a gifted chef and his team and you’ll find international cuisine that consists of top quality ingredients, cooked to perfection and then served in a style that’ll make you pause to take photos before you tuck in. Feast on charcoal-grilled white snapper, a roasted rack of lamb, or stuffed chicken breast, just to give a few examples. Mains are accompanied by a fine array of side dishes, including steamed asparagus, au gratin potatoes and sautéed spinach – there are


sixteen in all. Naturally, you’ll also find Thai dishes on the menu (although for Thai food, you’re recommended to go to Silavadee’s dedicated Thai restaurant, The Height). Lunchtime fare tends to be lighter and you’ll find a whole spectrum of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta, though there are plenty of heartier selections. On Saturdays, there’s a special barbecue on the sundeck, while on Mondays you can enjoy wine and cheese upstairs at Star, the flat rooftop deck over the restaurant. It’s a great place to enjoy cocktails while you look out over the panoramic view of the sea. On Thursdays there’s a set menu featuring prime quality lobsters at Moon. A really extravagant treat awaits diners on Sundays,

however, when there’s a special chef’s table at Star. Executive Chef Jumpol Hiran offers a delicious four-course meal that will enliven even the most jaded of taste buds. He also puts on gourmet romantic dinners there. What could be better than eating a feast with a loved one while under the stars? Moon is the perfect escape for those looking for a hideaway spot to dine in style while enjoying the very best of international food. It’s definitely a place where you’ll want to linger. Reservations: 077 960 555 Menu Sample: page 47

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A Roundup of The Country’s Favourite Thai Dishes At The Height World-renowned Thai cuisine is best enjoyed on its home turf and Samui is lucky to have top places to savour the nation’s delicacies. Timeless favourites and exquisite dishes are to be found at The Height, a comfortable and thoroughly contemporary restaurant situated at Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. A buggy takes you down to the restaurant which is set on rocks overlooking the sea. You’ll be greeted at the door by friendly staff, who are as attentive as they’re efficient. The Height consists of an air-con dining room, but also has a wonderful al fresco terrace, both of which give you views out over the sea. Enjoy cocktails or a long drink as you browse the menu, which lists close on seventy items. The menu, by the way, has chilli symbols to indicate which dishes are hot and you can always ask staff to adjust the degree of spiciness. No worries either if you’re new to Thai food –


they’ll help you choose dishes to your liking. There’s also a page of vegetarian Thai dishes, which are equally as good as those with meat or fish. There are tasty starters, such as chicken in pandan, spring rolls, skewers of satay chicken, beef and pork, then and salads and soups. When it comes to main courses, you can feast on dishes such as a traditional massaman curry or roasted duck in a rich red sauce. And Samui being an island, there’s naturally plenty of fish, which you can enjoy in various ways, whether served whole or as part of a green curry or baked, northern-style, along with herbs and served with a delicate chilli sauce.

features a beautiful buffet and barbecue with live cooking stations. It’s highly popular and you’ll need to book your table in advance. The Height is a brilliant choice if you’d like to get to grips with authentic Thai food at its best. Spend an evening here and you’ll be won over by the vibrant dishes that the restaurant has to offer. The Height Reservations: 077 960 555 Open from: 17.00 – 22.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com Menu Sample: page 52

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Doubly Delicious - Olivio Italian Cuisine awes with both Italian & Thai delights Olivio Italian Cuisine at Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas is one of the very few Italian restaurants that’s right on the beach. Not just any beach, but a beautiful spot on the northernmost part of the bay of Chaweng. It’s decidedly romantic. Look out from the restaurant and you’ll see the entire bay as it sweeps down to the south. On an island where culinary competition is extremely strong, Olivio is renowned for for both its Italian and Thai cuisine. It’s been going strong since 2003 when it first opened, all the time headed by the same maestro, Chef Jakarin Huaysan, who cooks both his native Thai dishes, and, equally well, Italian and European favourites too.


It’s an open secret that as much as possible is made from scratch at Olivio. Take, for example, the pasta. Chef Jakarin prepares most of it himself, rather than buying it ready-made. He crafts his own fettuccini and cappelli d’angelo, or angel’s hair, a type of very thin spaghetti to which he adds, say, seafood with garlic chilli. He also prepares his own ravioli and for this he uses a filling of ricotta that he also makes himself. The same goes for the bread; it’s produced on the premises in Olivio’s own bakery. With attention to detail of this magnitude, it’s hardly surprising that the food’s highly tasty. And there’s a huge range of it, too. A bit of an understatement to say there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re after a delicious Toscana-style lasagna or a Thai massaman curry with all the traditional ingredients, you’ll find it here at Olivio. You’ll also find antipasti, risotto, pasta and pizza along with Thai salads, soups, curries and stir-fries. If you’re here with your beloved, you may wish to opt for the Private Romantic Dinner, where you eat at a decorated table either on the beach itself, weather and tides permitting, or at the poolside. There are three set menus: traditional Thai, Italian and European. Whichever you choose, it’s guaranteed you’ll be spoiled by the treats that will be brought to your table. All you have to do is to book the table 24 hours beforehand. Last but not least, if you’re in Chaweng or Choeng Mon and would like to come for a meal at Olivio, you can take advantage of a free round-trip service. Truly relaxing and always welcoming, Olivio offers highly tasty dishes across a pleasingly wide culinary spectrum.

Opening hours: 6.30 am - 11.00 pm daily Reservations: 077 332 950-7

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Dr Frogs Italian Cuisine that Warms the Heart The setting at Dr Frogs is a unique and extraordinary one. Nestled cliff side with unsurpassed views of the Gulf of Thailand on the ring road between Chaweng and Lamai beaches, the open-air restaurant has to be experienced to fully appreciate how special the restaurant really is. The food is as sumptuous as the views. Dr Frogs has a cachet for providing great tasting dishes with great value for money. The cuisine is delightfully Italian, thanks to chef Massimo Mariano. He is renowned for classical Italian cuisines, using the freshest and best ingredients imported from around the world, and also sourced locally. Dr Frogs has some amazing seafood dishes, including the ever-popular Linguine Frutti di Mare, a pasta dish overflowing with shellfish, tiger prawns and squid, all in a light tomato sauce with chili and garlic.


The restaurant is also well-known for its pizzas and pasta - all made on site. Order a pizza here and you’ll feel like you are eating a pizza fresh from the oven of an Italian pizzeria! Dr Frogs is located on the ring road just two kilometers past Chaweng on the way to Lamai. With ample parking spots, you never have to worry about finding a place to park. The restaurant is between two other popular spots - Boujis Boutique Resort and the island’s View Point. The restaurant staff is friendly and experienced, providing unobtrusive service where you will never want for anything. Sit in comfortable chairs with tables overlooking the gulf and sample an excellent array of drinks and a wide variety of wines. Dr Frogs also offers a gourmet breakfast from 7am-11am seven days a week.

Breakfast includes a satisfying array of choices, including American Breakfast, English Breakfast, pancakes, fresh juices, coffees, teas and more. The restaurant is also an ideal location for events, parties and weddings. Their dedicated team can prepare a schedule of events that will wow all of your guests. If you enjoy Thai food, you might want to ask for the Thai menu. There is a full range of delectable Thai dishes, including Penang Pla (fish in a rich curry). A visit to Dr Frogs is highly recommended and not to be missed. You will have a memorable experience with fine food and drinks, excellent service and amazing views. Reservations: 077 448 505 099 115 8809 www.drfrogs.com EDITOR’S CHOICE

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BEYOND THE SEA

Beach Hua Thanon Lamai

Samui Ring Road

Samui Aquarium

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.

CHEF’S RECOMMENDATION:

INFORMATION:

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

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Dr Frogs

Beach Dr Frogs Chaweng

View Point Samui Ring Road

Best Western Samui Bayview

Lamai

Finding a more scenic place to enjoy a meal on Samui is difficult to do. Dr Frogs is situated in Chaweng Noi, right next door to the View Point. The restaurant boasts the perfect location with amazing ocean views, the most attentive staff, and excellent Italian and Thai cuisine. The restaurant satisfies even the tough critics from Thailand Tatler magazine, who have named Dr Frogs one of Thailand’s best restaurants for multiple years.

MENU SAMPLE:

01. Linguine Frutti di Mare Mixed local shell fish, tiger prawns and squid in a light garlic, chili and tomato source. 02. Lobster Thermidor Oven baked lobster in tarragon and cream sauce with shallots and Parmesan shavings on a bed of lettuce 03. Risotto Porcini An Italian classic, with sautéed porcini mushrooms in white wine 04. Roasted rack of New Zealand lamb With red wine sauce and truffle scented mash potatoes 05. Australian Filet Steak with Jumbo Tiger Prawn 06. Mango Cheese Cake

INFORMATION:

Reservation: 077 448 505, 099 115 8809 House wine per bottle: 1,490 Bt House wine per glass: 280 Bt Food: Italian cuisine, also breakfast and Thai menus Executive Chef: Massimo Mariani Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex, Alipay Open From: Daily 7am for breakfast until 11pm Entertainment: Live music every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30pm. Follow us: facebook.com/drfrogs Free WiFi Web: www.drfrogs.com Email: deliciousfood@drfrogs.com

Voted 2013, 2014 & 2015 as one of Thailand’s best restaurants

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Full Moon

FULL MOON, Australian Char-Grill restaurant (Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort) Maenam

Beach Fisherman’s Beach Road

Bophut Main Road

Pier to Phangan

Chaweng

Contemporary Australian cuisine with Asian elements, an elegant al fresco deck overlooking the resort’s charming lily pond garden and the scenic Bophut Bay. Relish table-side preparation, a salt trolley and steak knives selection, combined with perfect wine-pairings carefully selected from the Cellar by our Wine Guru. Savour freshly-caught seafood to tender melt-in-your-mouth meats.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Sashimi Salmon Inferno (Prepared table side) Black sesame gomashio | Raspberry citrus ponzu | Hot basil 02. Marinated Beef Carpaccio Wasabi crème fraiche | Rocket | Semi dried tomato | Dehydrated olives 03. 50 Day Aged Entrecôte Brown butter daikon radish | Confit Thai shallots | Baby spinach | Potato puree | Beef jus 04. Locally Sourced Organic Chicken Herb brioche | Sautéed greens | Potato fondant | Chicken jus

INFORMATION: Contact: +66 77 428 300 Executive Chef: Martin Kindleysides Average cost per person: 1,250 THB House wine per glass: 320 THB Service & Tax: 7% Govt tax & 10% Service Charge Event: Quarterly Wine Dinner, Saturday Jazz Dinner Open from: 12:00 Noon – 10:30 pm Email: fullmoon.abs@anantara.com

05. Ku Beef Organic 500gram T-Bone (Cut table side) Roasted Thai shallot puree | Roasted root vegetables | jus 06. Pineapple Carpaccio Pineapple mint sorbet | Pineapple gel | Meringue & passion fruit syrup 07. Coconut Leche with Raspberry Bubbles

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Moon

IT Complex building Chaweng

Beach Moon (Silavadee Pool Spa Resort) Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Samui Ring Road

The Spa Resort Lamai

Fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood, Moon offers you all-day dining experiences from extensive breakfast buffet and A la Carte menu into romantic dining experiences under the moonlight. It offers varieties of International and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner. Moon is a dream dining and relaxing location and all with the same breathtaking view and elegant, exciting and romantic atmosphere.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Pan fried foie gras 02. Chimichurri Tuna 03. Chicken mango salad 04. Lobster chowder 05. Wagyu tenderloin 06. Grilled Phuket lobster 07. Tournedos Rossini 08. Seared snow fish with green pea puree and truffle garlic cream sauce 09. Spicy salmon pasta 10. Roasted wagyu beef 11. Spicy dried pork

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 960 555 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,600 Bt House wine per glass: 390 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners, JCB Service & Tax: Taxes and service charges are INCLUDED in all Silavadee prices Recommended: Beef Tournedos Rossini Open: Breakfast: 06.00 – 11.00 Lunch: 11.00 – 17.00 Dinner: 7.00 – 22.30 (International cuisine) Website: www.silavadeeresort.com

FOR TAXI: ร้านอยู่ในโรงแรมศิลาวดี พูล สปา รีสอร์ท ซอยเดียวกับโรงแรมเรอเนซอง RECOMMENDATION

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Olivio

Beach Olivio (Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas) To Airport

Choeng Mon

Chaweng

The Larder

Welcome to Olivio Italian Cuisine - sit back and enjoy the very best of Italian and Thai food in a relaxing atmosphere. We’re renowned not just for our great tastes but our beautiful beachside setting too.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Capelli d’angelo con e frutti di mare al aglio olio e peperocino – Homemade angel hair pasta with seafood in garlic, chilli, virgin olive oil – 350 Bt 02. Risotto con gamberi reali, pomodoro e Basilico – Italian Arborio rice with king prawns, fresh tomatoes and basil – 450 Bt 03. Spaghetti al nero di seppia – Spaghetti with seafood in black squid ink sauce – 350 Bt 04. Ravioli di spinaci e ricotta con prosciutto al burro e salvia – Homemade ravioli with ricotta cheese spinach in butter sage and Parma ham – 390 Bt 05. Fettuccine con salmone allo zafferano – Homemade Fettuccine with salmon in saffron cream sauce – 350 Bt

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 332 950-7 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, 03 Open time Breakfast: 06.30 am – 10.30 am Lunch: 11.00 am – 03.00 pm Dinner: 05.00 pm – 11.00 pm (Italian & Thai cuisine) Website: www.baanhaadngam.com Email: booking@baanhaadngam.com Free transfer to our restaurant in Chaweng Beach – Choeng mon Beach (advance booking required) Facebook: facebook.com/baanhaadngam

06. Parma Ham & Rocket Pizza – Tomato, Mozzarella, Rocket, Parma Ham, Mascarpone – 490 Bt

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Red Snapper

Thai Farmer Bank

Beach Red Snapper (Chaweng Regent Beach Resort) Chaweng Beach Road Nora Chaweng Hotel The Islander

McDonald

Samui’s premier dining and entertainment venue, Red Snapper Restaurant & Bar offers Mediterranean Fusion dishes. Our attentive staff provides great, personal service and our background music takes an evening at Red Snapper beyond just dining. Open daily till midnight.

MENU SAMPLE:

INFORMATION:

01. Duck Carpaccio - with olive tapenade, foie gras and dash of truffle oil and trumpet mushrooms - 350 Bt

Contact: 077 300 200 Average cost per person: 850 Bt House wine per glass: 185 Bt House wine per bottle from: 950 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% Vat Popular Dishes: Red Snapper Fillet Entertainment: Background Music Open from: Daily 5.00 PM - Midnight Executive Chef: Chef Damtraida Chanantho Web: www.redsnappersamui.com Email: manager@redsnappersamui.com Follow us: facebook.com/redsnappersamui Free WiFi

02. Gnocchi Tiger Prawn - with truffle cream and crispy shallots - 390 Bt 03. Fettuccini Allo Scoglio - Scallop, prawn, squid, green mussels , tomato sauce, parsley and white wine - 450 Bt 04. Braised Lamb - Stewed lamb shank in massaman curry, served with pita bread & cucumber salad - 650 Bt 05. Octopus Skewer - With spicy Thai seafood sauce - 450 Bt 06. Red Snapper fillet - Black ravioli with saffron, crab, prawn, asparagus, white wine & cream - 550 Bt 07. Surf N Turf - Australian beef tenderloin ,Hokkaido scallop, tiger prawn carrot ginger puree - 990 Bt

FOR TAXI: ร้านนี้ ตั้งอยู่ ติดกับโรงแรมเฉวง รีเจ้นท์ บีช รีสอร์ท RECOMMENDATION

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Saffron

Saffron (Banyan Tree Samui) IT Complex building Chaweng

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.

MENU SAMPLE:

INFORMATION:

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: saffron-samui@banyantree.com

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The Cliff

Beach The Cliff Samui Ring Road

Beverly Hills View Point Chaweng

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.

MENU SAMPLE:

01. Gambas al pil pil - Portuguese Piri Piri Prawns. A Portuguese specialty - 420 Bt 02. Fettucine All Gambetti Ai Cognac Tiger prawns served in a Cognac and cream sauce - 540 Bt 03. Australian Fillet 250g - 21 Day aged imported Grain fed Steer - 1,420 Bt 04. 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

INFORMATION: Contact: 077 448 508 or 064 206 2400 Average Cost Per person: 1,200 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,495 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, Amex, Union Pay ,Jimu, Alipay Service & Tax: 10% service charge & 7% Gov. tax Popular Dish: Seafood Platter (No.4) Corkage Fee: 600 baht Open From: 12:00-22:00 (kitchen) 12:00-01:00 (Bar) Web: www.TheCliffSamui.com

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 HAPA 2011 - 2013 Most Exquisite Dining Experience Most Trendy Casual Dining Restaurant of The Year

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“Thailand’s best restaurants” 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017 RECOMMENDATION

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The Height

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. Papaya Salad – Somtam Thai 03. Pork Pineapple – Moo-Ob-Sab-Pa-Ros 04. Baked White Prawns – Goong Ob-Sa-Mul-Pai 05. Lamb Yellow Curry 06. Beef Massaman 07. Silavadee Pad Thai

INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 960 555 Average cost per person: 750 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,600 Bt House wine per glass: 390 Bt Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, Diners, JCB Service & Tax: Taxes and service charges are INCLUDED in all Silavadee prices Recommended: Lamb Yellow Curry Open from: 17.00 – 22.30 Website: www.silavadeeresort.com

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Fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood,

International and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner.

MOON 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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The Page

Beach Baan Samui Resort McDonald’s

The Page (The Library) Saver Mart

Chaba Resort

Chaweng Beach Road

Holding fort on the Chaweng beachfront is The Library’s iconic restaurant, The Page. With a menu offering of rare, old-kingdom Thai and international cuisine and a host of “Original Experiences” found nowhere else, the renowned venue has already made its mark on Koh Samui’s upscale dining scene. Enjoy the sunrise with a signature “Breakfast Culture” on the beach or a light casual lunch overlooking the sea. Then chill out at the Beach Bar with its 101 unique cocktail selections and live music during daily Happy Hours from 5PM-7PM. Fine innovative cuisines are also available for dinner.

MENU SAMPLE: 01. Savory Crab Crêpe Bites with Seasoned Coconut & Shrimp 02. Braised Beef Shank with Shrimp Paste & Thai Basil 03. Ox Cheek Massaman Curry 04. Stir-fried Duck Confit with Onions & Pepper 05. Coconut & Young Rice Fritters with Pandan Pudding 06. Tenderloin of Wagyu Beef MBS 9+ 07. Baked Whole Fresh Seabass with Potatoes & Buttered Veggies 08. Samrab Thai: 8-course degustation menu of authentic Thai dishes with wine pairings 09. Starlit Dinnerscapes: Romantic private dinners along a white sand beach

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INFORMATION:

Contact: 077 422 767-8 Average cost per person: 1,000 Bt House wine per bottle: 1,500/1,800 Bt Credit cards: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB, Union Pay Service & Tax: 7% and 10% Popular Dish: 01, No.3, No.6, No.8 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.thelibrarysamui.com E-mail: rsvn@thelibrarysamui.com Follow us: facebook.com/librarysamui

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Zazen

Zazen Restaurant (Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa) Maenam

Bophut Beach Peace Resort

Bophut Resort

Samui Ring Road Peace Tropical Spa

Bandara Resort Chaweng

Zazen Restaurant packs a punch when it comes to fine dining. This beach front restaurant has garnished many favorable reviews and is well-known throughout the island for the excellence of its food and service. Dine on the terrace overlooking the sea and enjoy the very best of Mediterranean and Thai cuisine. The presentation is wonderfully artistic and the team go out of their way to make you feel at home. Discover also the uniquely designed underground wine cellar and one of the largest wine selections in Thailand. Whether for a romantic occasion or for a family get-together, Zazen is the perfect place to experience a memorable evening.

MENU SAMPLE:

INFORMATION:

01. “Tartare” - Tuna and sea scallops tartare à la minute with fresh herbs, lime and virgin oil marinade. 02. “Eat Me” - Wagyu beef tartare, with wasabi and tomatoes compote with black seed. 03. “Best of Samui” - Grilled assorted king tiger prawns, lobster, squid, sea scallops, sea bass, black ink fettuccine and grilled vegetables. 04. “Lavender Scent” - Roasted rack of lamb with lavender butter scent, ratatouille, potato gratin, garlic infused lamb juice. 05. “Five spices” - Caramelized duck breast with spices, zucchini and prune stew with ginger,baby potatoes and garlic confit. W ORL D LUXURY RESTAURANT AWARDS W I NNER 2017

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Private Dining On The Beach: Available on request, please email for bookings & enquiries Cuisine: French-Mediterranean & Thai Wine Cellar: above 360 labels from 16 countries, with a choice of 30 wines by the glass Average cost per person: 1,200 Baht Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Amex Entertainment: Thai Dance Show every Thursday and Sunday from 8:00pm Open: Every day, 12:00pm-17:30pm & 18:30pm-22:30pm Dress Code: Smart Casual Reservation: highly recommended Website: www.samuizazen.com Contact: 077 430 345 and 081 737 8771 E-mail: fb@samuizazen.com Join us on: facebook.com/samuizazen instagram.com/zazensamui Free WiFi

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FOOD & OBESITY: A WEIGHTY ISSUE ‘obesity and how to combat it’


By Shalini Phol

I thought it would be good to write on the ills of obesity and how we can combat it right from childhood. An obese child may look cute but the same can’t be said for an obese man. The right lifestyle has to be adopted right from childhood. Every parent must ensure healthy diets and nutrition for their children. Not only do they get healthier with good food habits but these habits can be ensured for their lifetime. Obesity leads to heart disease, this is a well known fact, but still we have people allowing themselves to go over their required weights. There are two main factors that cause obesity. The first one is genetic, the second one is our lifestyle and food habits. We are definitely what we eat. Exercise plays a key role on how we can maintain and control our weight. A daily brisk walk for 30 minutes can do wonders. Sounds simple but requires some determination and patience. When it comes to eating, most people forget what they ate or never know how much calories they should eat. Its here a journal for calorie counting may do wonders. Now we can discuss in a little detail on Diet. Firstly, carbohydrates like rice, bread, sugar etc., give us energy but these are the culprits

for a belly. Key note would be to have a low carbohydrate diet. Avoiding sugar and fizzy drinks would be a great start. Second part of a diet is Protein (meat, chicken, eggs, milk) give us energy and build our muscle. They are so important as they curb appetite. So if you are on a mission on how to really knock off some weight then you have to stick to a high protein diet. It might seem expensive to do so but is an effective and healthy way. Lastly, vegetables and fruits. Try to double your intake of vegetables, this will lead to feeling more full. This also reduces the risk of colon cancer. A plate of food must contain one fist portion of carbohydrate, one fist portion of protein, two fist portion of vegetables and one plate of fruit. Always try to eat a heavy breakfast and heavy lunch. Reduce dinners. Exercise keeps us strong and helps us to maintain our immune system. A very important factor to weight loss is Sleep. Research shows that people who lack sleep tend to overeat. So hopefully if you are a little determined to lose some weight, follow the above basic guidelines and get yourself fit in a month.

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Health is like Money. We never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.

- JOSH BILLINGS


Juicing Your way to Great Health and Lifestyle By Shalini Phol

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Making a juice or a smoothie every day is one of the best investments you can make for a fabulous and good health. It’s should be like a daily intake to maximize vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body needs. Organic vegetables and fruits should be preferably used as it is obvious that the best juices comes from the freshest produce. Juices contain antioxidants which protect you against a number of diseases. So Let’s feed the cells in your body by drinking up our veggies and fruits. This will also reduce snacking during the day as freshly made juices can be quite filling. Its also a great idea to drink a juice after a workout. Once your tastebuds gets used to the healthy feeling, it will be just easier to keep off the weight and continue to incorporate it into everyday life. Juices fit into your hectic lives and allow you to feel healed with revitalizing nutrients. So offer them to your family and friends and drink up everyday. Juices also bring a Glow to your skin, and a shine to your hair.

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Let’s Go Clean & Green Juice Recipe The chlorophyll in green leafy vegetables helps with the detoxification process. This is a light and refreshing juice that makes you feel clean from the inside out. Ingredients Serves 2 2 zucchini 1 bunch of kale 1 bunch of Spinach 4 sticks of Celery (optional) A small piece of ginger Juice of a organic Lemon Method Juice together ginger, zucchini, kale or spinach or both (kale and spinach) Add the lemon juice Serve on ice if you wish

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FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Trakulsak Yaoyuan Executive Chef

Chef Kul has been a professional chef for more than 25 years and has extensive experience in senior positions in some of the most prestigious resorts and restaurants on Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Krabi. An expert in regional Thai cuisine and international cuisines, his culinary journey began long before he set foot in a professional kitchen. “My father was a chef and my passion for Thai cuisine began as a young boy, helping my dad to prepare family meals. I was mesmerized by the aromas and flavours he could create from seemingly simple locally produced ingredients and I knew then that this was something I very much wanted to know more about. With my father’s guidance I created and cooked my first family meal at the age of nine and I’ve never stopped learning about or loving food ever since.” Chef Kul has previously worked at Zazen as the Executive Sous Chef and was thrilled to be invited back when the position of Executive Chef became vacant recently. “I very much enjoyed my time at Zazen before and I particularly love the friendly, family ambience of the team at Zazen and everyone’s desire to excel and be the very best for all of our guests. I have a terrific brigade of chefs in the kitchen and over the coming weeks and months we’ll be creating brand new dishes and menu concepts and we can’t wait to showcase them to our wonderful guests who come to Zazen each year.”

Zazen Restaurant Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa Tel: 077 430 345 fb@samuizazen.com www.samuizazen.com


eating on samui Marty Kindleysides Executive Chef

Chef Marty was born in Australia and grew up in the rural New South Wales district called Riverina, surrounded by the freshest produce both on and off his family’s farm. After finishing his apprenticeship, Marty moved to Sydney to work in a few fine dining restaurants and opened a bistro with a friend, before turning his career to hotels. He started from the largest hotel in Australia as banquets sous chef and eventually winding up as executive sous chef. His gypsy DNA kicked in and he decided to take his first role abroad as Western Executive Chef in Seoul Korea, followed by Cebu, Philippines to then move as Executive Chef at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Bangalore, and director of culinary at the St Regis Mumbai. Marty’s approach to food is to keep in mind what it takes to produce food from soil to table. FULL MOON, Australian Char-Grill restaurant Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort Tel: 077 428 300


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 on three occasions, 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. Saffron Banyan Tree Samui Lamai Tel: 077 915 333 Web: www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-koh-samui


eating on samui Chef ANDY Everything about Chef Fook Seong Kok – or Chef Andy as he’s usually called – radiates alertness and attentiveness to his guests. He’s now heading the team at Namu, the signature contemporary Japanese restaurant at W Koh Samui, and as often as not you’ll see him personally preparing food right out in the open kitchen. It’s an experience not to be missed; Japanese food requires the same precision as engineering and his deftness is remarkable. Japanese cuisine is traditional at its heart but simultaneously there’s a happy tolerance of the new. It’s part and parcel of the culture and Chef Andy’s creations mirror this. While he’s utterly at home making sushi and sashimi, he’s also got an eagle eye for how Japanese cuisine can channel some of the west’s most interesting dishes. Chef Andy trained in his native Malaysia then worked in top Japanese restaurants such as Nobu (Dubai) and Atlantis (Maldives), before he was snapped up by W Koh Samui. You’ll leave Namu with a satiation that comes of having eaten somewhere wonderful, you’ll want to come back to savour Chef Andy’s creations. One visit is definitely not enough. Japan’s long culinary past is safe in his hands – along with new and inspired creations.

Namu W Koh Samui Tel: 077 915 999


FLAVOURS OF SAMUI Sergio Martelli Executive Chef

Chef Sergio hails from Ancona in Italy and trained to be a chef at a young age in order to indulge his passion for food and cooking. He came to Koh Samui 23 years ago to join a friend and has been here ever since. He loves the lifestyle on the island and cant imagine leaving. Sergio has worked in well know restaurants in Thailand, his understanding of foreign tastes, combined with his knowledge of Thailand and its people help him run a tight kitchen producing a range of delicacies to tempt diners delights. Since opening in 2004, Sergio has been heading the kitchen team at The Cliff. He specializes in Mediterranean cuisine, creating inventive seafood concoctions as well as traditional Italian Cuisine with a hint of sophistication.

The Cliff Bar & Grill Tel : 077 448 508 or 064 206 2400


ONE CANNOT

THINK WELL LOVE WELL SLEEP WELL IF ONE HAS NOT

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AMAZING AUSTRALIAN FLAVOURS AT FULL MOON

Set in the centre of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, Full Moon restaurant overlooks the resort pool and rippling waters of Bophut Bay. This contemporary venue specialises in Australian cuisine with surprising Asian flavours to tantalise the tastebuds. Succulent steaks cooked to perfection, mouthwatering dishes blended with Asian spices – this refined restaurant has it all. Romantic moments unfold by the sea on the al fresco deck with a sensational choice of food. Exclusive tableside preparation brings another element to the dining journey. Diners can have their dish enhanced on the recommendation of a Salt Guru whilst enjoying exotic and refreshing cocktails. Australian Chef Marty Kinleysides brings his extensive international experience to bear on a range of delectable offerings such as the Locally Sourced Organic Chicken and 50-Day Aged Entrecote. The award-winning restaurant features a fully equipped wine cellar with choices from New and Old World and ideal wine pairings recommended by our Wine Guru. A well-established venue on Samui, Full Moon restaurant has gained well-deserved accolades for both the dining and ambient atmosphere in a gorgeous setting. Whether for lunch or dinner, customers are sure to be satisfied with the innovative range of tasty dishes, quality and the excellent level of service assured by the Anantara resort.

OPENING HOURS: 12:00 Noon – 10:30 pm RSVN: 077 428 300


ve at o l n i l Fal stau r ant e R n e z Za AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT RECOMMENDED BY MANY 5-STAR RESORTS ON THE ISLAND

Truly one of the most romantic & serene beachside dining restaurants on the island, magnificently lit with over a hundred candles every night.

Every Thursday and Sunday night, an amazing Thai dance show with live music and traditional costumes from the Kingdom of Siam awaits you. Reservations are highly recommended: 077 430 345 - 081 737 8771 fb@samuizazen.com www.samuizazen.com

WORLD LUXURY RESTAURANT AWARDS WINNER 2017

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