I am a pretty bad tourist – I like travelling but I am too boring to go for attractions, I prefer diving on food and just spending my time doing almost nothing. Anyway, since we have a car with us, we decided to drive around Samui to the Big Buddha. I am not a big fan of temples and cultural stuff, but we had 1 hour to spare before lunch so this is only 18 minutes away.
The roads in Samui are very tight, bikes are everywhere and although its more comfortable in the car, after this one trip out and we decided going around on bikes are less stress and they only cost 200-250thb a day.
On our first day of arrival, approximately 0800hrs Thailand time (which is 1 hr earlier), we were starving and decide to hunt for food. We have had 7 eleven food the whole day – I am not saying that its not good, in fact, I love Thai food from 7 eleven but the entire day is a bit overwhelming. We (a pack of 5) Googled and found a Thai restaurant with 4.2 rating from our place of stay, Verticolor in Chaweng area, so we decided to go and try it out, come back shower before our massage session.
I am not sure if its our Malaysian taste bud but this restaurant, Motherland Seafood does not deserve a 4.2 rating. We ordered mainly Thai food and I assured you that more than a handful of Thai restaurant in Malaysia tastes better. Leaving in bad taste in our mouth were an understatement – imagine a Green Curry Chicken with too much milk and we are a bunch of hungry people. The pineapple fried rice was ok, Tom Yam Gung was not that great either and go slapped with a bill of 1,645 THB.
Our mission on Day 2 is to find decent Thai food and so right after the Big Buddha, we found a place named Ploy Samui, rated 5 stars on Google and here so we decided to give it a try. On arrival, the place does not look done up, which is good when it comes to local food. We ordered so many dishes, the same pack of 5 ate 8 dishes for lunch; green curry was spot on, tom yam was fantastic, the fish on lemon sauce were great and it only cost us 1900 THB, value!
In fact, it was so good that we went back for dinner after our short visit to Fisherman’s Village Walking Street. Actually its just pasar malam by the beach which we also sat on the beach for a “fire” performance. Top notch ambience and definitely a place to go on Friday evening. More information here.
Here are some pics for the day: