Sat just off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus, Ko Samui
is the second largest island of Thailand and a popular destination for food enthusiasts
No matter what food you like, this cosmopolitan island has a rich dining scene ranging from 5-star restaurants
offering international cuisine and traditional Thai restaurants
over the hills serving local delicacies to Thai street vendors
and seaside restaurants
where you will sample the freshest seafood.
All along Ko Samui’s most popular beach roads, you will find many restaurants offering international & local dishes, while Thai food stalls are also almost everywhere. However, the seaside village of Bophut
is the most popular destination in Koh Samui for food lovers, due to its diverse and excellent dining options, ranging from gourmet restaurants to casual street food.
After all, there are some delicious street foods
that every foodie traveller in Ko Samui must-try at least one. A bowl of Thai Noodle Soup
(Gwoy Tiao) is one of them, consisting of chicken, beef, or pork along with dry chilli, white vinegar, and other spices as well as the noodles of your preference. Another popular dish that you will find everywhere in Ko Samui is the renowned Papaya Salad
(Som Tam), a cold dish made of green papaya, garlic, tomato, yardlong bean, peanuts and chilli while it can also include barbecued chicken or fish, and with sticky rice.
In this Ko Samui Food Guide
, you will find the best hotels with restaurants in Ko Samui
offering delicious breakfast and gastronomic delights based on Thai and International cuisine, and the top places and markets to taste the best of Ko Samui’s street food!