Saturday, 1 May 2010

Places to go

Krua Bophut  and walking street...again...

So, today was another Friday, we were back to Bophut's walking street and I thought I will just add a couple of more pictures of a crowd...

The band was playing live music at the pier...

 And this is me with my shop assistant Golf, who I couldn't possibly live without...and our little table which we set up in front of my shop...

Anyway, I said a lot about walking street already in my previous post, today I wanted to write a review about a restaurant where we ended up after all this walking...

Krua Bophut

Krua Bophut is a stunning restaurant at the far western end of the Bophut beach and I have to say that it's one of the most beautiful buildings/places I have seen on Samui. The owners definitely got it right.
The restaurant's building itself is a dark wooden Thai ‘house’  with beautiful traditional Thai tiling on the floor, very stylish decorations and interesting collections of antique things such as furniture, telephones, radios, tea & coffee sets, lamps, and more. 

It is a very elegant place to dine, but you can have 2 more seating options -  
one is on the open terrace,
which gives you the option of enjoying Al Fresco dining on the beach without getting sand in your shoes (That was area of our choice),

or directly on the beach
I usually love dining right on the beach, but not with my baby who is a big sand-eater :-)
This part of the restaurant is the most popular, so get the tables earlier.

The menu consists of authentic Thai cuisine prepared in classical style with a little twist, kind of Thai-Fusion I would say...
There is a big choice of dishes, great salads and soups, main courses with chicken, beef, pork, and of course seafood and fish- white snapper I tried was out of this world...
So I had a White snapper steamed with Thai herbs, which as I said was extremely delicious, portion was quite big and cooked really well. Every main course here comes with rice, so you don't need to order rice separately, it's already included in the price of dish. 

So, that was my snapper (you cannot really see the fish under all those sauce and herbs, but believe me - it was a generous portion).

My hubby had a Duck fried with mushrooms and pineapple, and he also liked it a lot.

Both dishes are excellent examples of just how delicious Thai cuisine can be.

 We also had Mai-Tai cocktails to start with, they were served in a big ceramic jar and tasted really good.

So, overall it was a very nice dining experience, which we are definitely going to repeat...Great location, view to die for, great food and drinks, and to my surprise - out bill was below 1000 Bt which is a very very good value for dining in the place like this. I can't recommend the place enough.