eating fresh in Ko Phi Phi - Thailand

Monday, July 14, 2014

Last week I filled you in my most recent relaxing adventure in unwinding in seductive Ko Phi Phi Island - Thailand. I still can't emphasise enough how gorgeous Ko Phi Phi is, but today I want to tell you all about the food, cause well it was amazing too...

Scrumptious, fresh, zingy and mouth-watering are just a few of the words I would use to describe Thai food, which is characterised by the emphasis placed on always using fresh ingredients, strong aromatic components and a spicy edge.

Lucky for us there was small local village within a five minutes walk from our resort, and this is where we ate pretty much all of our meals...

Ko Phi Phi village - Thailand

Our favourite spot for eating was the amazing Mint Restaurant. Quiet due to the low season, but the most amazing food I've had in a long time that was cooked from scratch in the little corner kitchen where we watched our dishes being created before our very eyes!

Mint cafe - Ko Phi Phi village, Thailand

And of course we washed down the food with some cool local beer!

Drinking a cool beer at Mint cafe - Ko Phi Phi village, Thailand

Some of our favourite Mint cafe dishes...

Chicken and vegetable wantons - Ko Phi Phi Thailand
chicken and vegetable wantons

Fresh chicken salad - Ko Phi Phi Thailand
fresh chicken salad - a little spicy and zingy with chilli and lime in the mix

Green chicken curry with sticky rice - Ko Phi Phi Thailand
green chicken curry with sticky rice

Massaman curry - Ko Phi Phi Thailand
massaman curry

And yep, here's me after picking up some much needed supplies (beer!). Not the most flattering pic, but hey I was feeling pretty happy.

Ko Phi Phi Thailand

As well as Mint cafe there were lots of other lovely spots for eating, and in regards to taste - the food was all first class. My mission now is to find a Thai restaurant in London that can measure up.

One day we went for a small hike to the local view point...

View point - Ko Phi Phi Thailand

... it was a hot day, so a fresh coconut with ice-cream was in order to refresh ourselves afterwards.

Fresh coconut and ice-cream - Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
fresh coconut and ice-cream :)

Another favourite of mine that I always sample when in Thailand is the crispy Thai pancakes, which can be served with either a savoury or sweet filling.

Pancake with honey - Thailand
pancake with honey

And, yes we had a favourite dinner spot in the village too - Pad Thai restaurant. Again, amazing fresh dishes and squeezed juices, friendly staff and a free cooking show if you wanted to watch your meal come together before your eyes....

Pad Thai restaurant - Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Pad Thai restaurant - Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Chicken with tamarind and cashew - Thailand
delicious chicken with tamarind and cashew 

Pineapple fried rice - Thailand
the amazing Pineapple fried rice

So... Hungry? I am!

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17 comments

  1. Wow! Everything looks so delicious! I love how everything is served so beautifully like the coconut ice cream and the pineapple fried rice!

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    1. Served beautifully and super tasty. I'm feeling rather inspired since writing this post to have some Thai cooking classes.

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  2. The food looks amazing!! I'm pinning some of your Thailand posts, as I'm hoping we get to make a trip there while we are living on the West coast. I love pineapple fried rice!

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    1. Great - pin away! I've visited Thailand several times over the last 10 years, all different places so let me know if you'd like any tips :)

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  3. Yes, hungry! I love the fresh food in Thailand and a cold Chang is the best ;)

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  4. Pineapple fried rice is the most amazing dish! Not that I've had it in Thailand, but I imagine it could only be better than I've had before.

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    1. It is amazing isn't it? I hadn't tried it before this trip and only ordered it the first time for the novelty - but the taste kept us coming back for more!

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  5. I'm a real fussy eater but these all look so yummy! I need to broaden my horizons to somewhere further than fish and chips I think!

    Charlotte Rose

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    1. There's a whole world of taste out there waiting for you to discover it Charlotte!

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  6. oh my goodness I am literally salivating at my desk
    Absolutely beautiful pictures!

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  7. Gosh, it looks wonderful!

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  8. Claire, you are KILLING me over here! All of that food looks to die for!!

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    1. Amy - I can't lie - it all tasted amazing!

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  9. That looks so delicious! I always look forward to trying local food but sometimes weary of local restaurant because I don't know how my stomach will take it. I really want to taste that crispy crepe right now!

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