The paradise island of Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s best holiday destinations; it is world-renowned for its laid-back feel, which is perfect for a relaxing beachside break. The island’s stunning beaches, friendly people and a great selection of excellent accommodations combine to produce a super place to stay. As a bonus, you also get to experience Thailand’s famous tasty cuisine first-hand; this short piece will provide information on ten of the best places to eat on the island. Whether it is a local eatery serving great street food or a high-end eating house in a luxury boutique resort, Samui has got you covered with excellent food.
Hugely Popular Thai Food
Thailand’s cuisine is heavily influenced by the displaced people fleeing conflict in Southern China over fourteen hundred years ago. Since then, it has fused with other tastes from as far away as Europe and Japan to create one of the world’s most popular food types. Today it is its own blend of sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy, with specific regional differences in the four corners of the country.
Where To Eat Well
Koh Samui has an excellent number of great places to eat; these ten are just a small portion of them and are not in any order –
1, Suppattra Thai Dining offers super local fresh seafood in Asian fusion dishes.
2, The Jungle Club overlooks Chaweng Beach and has superb food and stunning views.
3, Had Bang Po Seafood Beachside Restaurant just outside Maenam is excellent.
4, Tree Tops restaurant in Surat Thani is one of the island’s best, with great varied dishes.
5, Samui Seafood Grill & Restaurant is an affordable eatery in a super location on Chaweng Beach
6, Baitong Restaurant is part of the Banana Fan Sea Resort and is consistently well-reviewed.
7, Two Fishes Samui, located in the Fisherman’s village of Bophut, is local food at its best.
It is no surprise that the seafood features highly as there are many local specialities; these final three eateries are at the higher, more formal end of the market for that special culinary treat.
8, Kawin’s Kitchen is a terrific eating experience and is well-rated by all who eat their cuisine.
9, Six Senses Samui is a unique dining experience with fantastic views from its beachside location.
10, The Boudoir offers high-quality European cuisine in surroundings fit for a king.
For these more formal options, it is always best to book in advance as they are normally very popular, especially in the high season.