Yeah, this is the most delicious part for it's all about food we had at Samui :)
One of the main reasons why we love Koh Samui is because of SabiengLae Restaurant. Crazy it may seem but we really like the food there. Will talk about the dishes at SabiengLae later.
Breakfast at resorts is also something I eagerly look forward to :) I guess it's rare for us to have such sumptuous spread of breakfast back home. So I always make it a point to wake up for breakfast, unless the spread is bleah or food quality is mediocre. I must commend most of the breakfast spreads at Thai hotels and resorts are pretty decent, so much as that I always over-indulge and had to eat lunch at a later hour or skip the meal altogether!
Breakfast at Hansar Samui is served from 6.30am to 10.30am (although I saw people still eating after 10.30am), at the main restaurant. Both upper and lower floors are open during breakfast, with the same spread.
Impressive selection of condiments for the porridge.
Deli items like ham, cheese, with crackers and nuts.
During our first breakfast, we were initially seated alfresco but someone next table started smoking. Lovely weather and marvelous view but we didn't want smoke-infused food so we had to shift.
Our much anticipated lunch at Sabienglae Restaurant. We rented a bike and the ride took us about 45 mins from Bophut (to Lamai).
The prawn cake was crispy on the outside and tender inside, great combination of prawn meat, fish meat and perhaps some sotong meat as well, with a hint of spices.
I love the steamed sea bass in lime sauce. The fish meat was very fresh and tender and perfect with the garlic, lime, chilli sauce base.
We had guessed the meal would cost around 1300-1500 baht given that the fish was quite big, but no, it cost only 900 baht! Which is an impossible price to get in SG! See, now you get what I mean when I say the food here is good and reasonably priced?
Anyway, we were so full by the end of the meal that we skipped dinner altogether.
So we had supper instead :p We dropped by a random eatery along the road at Chaweng (on our way back to Bophut after massage), coincidentally the shop's name is called "Stop and Eat". It's opened by a foreigner and managed by locals. We ordered a braised pork knuckle rice and noodle soup.
Both were simple and nice comfort food, and cost less than 100 baht. Cheap cheap good good.
Another breakfast. This time, we had it at the ground floor. Similar spread.
Finally the last meal before heading home. We had a late lunch at the Samui Airport. Ok, we knew that it's usually not advisable to dine at the airport but, well we wanted to try.
The saviour was the deep fried spring roll which was crispy on the outside with moist stuffings. The meal came up to 1400-1500 baht which was outrageous as compared to our Sabienglae meal in terms of taste, quality and price. *sigh* Lesson learnt, never dine at the airport.
This concludes the food we had for this trip. Stay tuned for the final part on spa and massage!