Part I - Fenix Beach Resort at Lamai Beach
Part II - Lamai Sunday Night Market
Part III - Food at Krao Chao Ban, MK restaurant, Koh Tan Cuisine, Sabienglae 2
Actually we didn't have much room for dessert since we ate so much thai food for our meals.
But I passed by this interesting cafe which happens to be located at Lamai, and couldn't resist the temptation to take a look. In fact, it's located along the main road, very hard not to see it, especially with the distinctive old train car and interesting name post.
There's ample parking in the vicinity.
Upon entering the grounds, I could see a section of the vintage train car. Initially I thought it's just for display but it is actually a part of the cafe too, as in customers can choose to have their cakes/beverages here in the car. Cool!
The cafe is set among a lush hillside and appears to be converted from some wooden houses. It has this tropical feel with the white-bluish-grey colour scheme.
The main cafe houses the beverage preparation area, display counters as well as a kitchen where cakes are freshly baked daily. Here's the chef owner Khun Pun. She told us she bakes about 20 cakes daily for walk-in sales and sometimes additional if there are advance orders.
I wanted to try the coconut cake which is supposedly the house special and very popular, but it was sold out already :( Decided to make reservation and return the next day.
There are only 4 seats in the main cafe.
Steps leading to another house/more seating areas.
This house is much bigger, more seating available. Very simply furnished and decorated with some vintage items and mismatched furniture.
We ordered the signature Coconut Cake, Banoffee Pie, iced latte for the hubs and earl grey tea for me.
Banoffee Pie. This was surprisingly very good, a crushed crispy biscuit base, sweet and fragrant bananas with caramel sauce and generously topped with a light whipped cream and dusted with coffee powder.
I love the Coconut Cake! The sponge cake was feather soft and the coconut was so tender. Understand from Khun Pun that she specially selects a soft and creamy coconut called maprao kati (macapuno). Overall the cake was less sweet and very pleasing. Yummy! I would love to come back for this cake!
Open daily 11am-6pm. 127/184 Moo 3, Lamai, Maret. 089-688-4818, 077-601-607 - See more at: http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/article/best-thai-restaurants-samui#sthash.YLOoq2u7.dpuf127/184 Moo.3, Lamai, Maret
Amphoe Koh Sa-Mui, Surat Thani, Thailand+6689-688-4818, +6677-601-607Opens 11am to 5pm dailyhttps://www.facebook.com/lolamuicafe
Besides lolamui cafe that is worth a visit, another must-try is the Lamai Fresh Coconut Ice-Cream!
Although more and more ice-cream stalls are popping up everywhere in Samui (in Bangkok as well), this is apparently the original one. Look out for this van that's parked at the Lad Koh Viewpoint (located between Chaweng and Lamai). The van is not always there though, during our previous trip, we tried once and wanted to eat more the next day and the van wasn't there.
The owner hard at work. The queue was perpetually non-stop.
She used a special tool to scrap the coconut meat from the husk.
Then added 2-3 scoops of coconut ice-cream, followed by toppings like candied yam, tapioca, sweet potato, banana, glutinous rice and peanuts.
Absolutely yummy, especially on a hot day. The ice-cream was very creamy and not too sweet, and the toppings complemented the ice-cream really nicely.
Enjoying ice-cream with a breathtaking view, only at Samui.
And this marks the end of my trip to Koh Samui, already looking forward to the next one, probably gotta wait till next year or if we get lucky to snag a good airfare deal!