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Top Foods You Need to Try in Koh Samui - Tantalise your tastebuds in Koh Samui

If there is one thing that everyone who has been to Koh Samui would agree upon that would be that the food in Koh Samui is absolutely delicious. Here are some dishes you simply must not miss out on!


Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a must-try dish when in Koh Samui. You can come across Pad Thai in many East Asian countries the flavour is what makes the difference. Even though you can get this dish at any of the restaurants in Koh Samui, hotels or street food carts the best are known to be served at the street food carts at night markets.


Mango Sticky Rice

The Mango sticky Rice is a common dessert in Thailand and is just as popular in Koh Samui. Even though it is a sweet treat there are many people who snack on it during various times of the day. The sticky mango and rice combination is topped off with a sugary topping and wrapped up in a bag or the rice and mango combination is dipped in condensed milk and then wrapped up.


Grilled Coconut Wrapped in Banana Leaf

Even though the food looks like a savoury snack it is rather sweet and delightful. Each banana leaf is wrapped around a combination of sticky rice and coconut which is grilled with the banana leaf wrapping.


Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut Ice Cream is a treat for your eyes even before it becomes a treat your tastebuds. It is a delightful treat for when you are sightseeing or shopping during the day or perhaps even during the night. Coconut Ice Cream can be found easily at street markets and it is an Instagram worthy food. Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort and many other similar resorts are located in the vicinity of several street food vendors that sell this delightful treat. The homemade ice cream is served with four scoops of ice cream, fresh coconut shavings and a topping of your choice topped off with some fresh or dried fruits.


Thai Noodle Soup

A must-try dish if you are Koh Samui as it is generally made from scratch while you wait and made to your specifications. You get to select the type of noodles, the extras that go into the soup and the level of spiciness that you can handle. You can get chicken, egg, seafood and other options as per your liking.



If you love barbecues you will love the skewers that you will come across in Koh Samui. There is such a large variety to select from so you will never have to eat the same option unless you absolutely love it! Chicken, squid, insects, beef, fish, pork, combinations of meat and mutton are some of the meat options you can find. They offer various sauces that you can either get to dip into or served on the skewer itself. The most common sauce is the spicy peanut sauce.


Grilled sticky rice

It sounds rather odd but when you look at it it looks like a small pastry. The grilled rice is a delicious snack that has a crunchy exterior with a soft gooey centre. It can be found mostly at street markets as there are many people who come to try out the street food at night markets.