Isaan Food In Koh Samui

Perhaps the best Isaan kitchen in all of Koh Samui, this place is an Island institution that almost no tourists know about. If you’re unfamiliar with Isaan food, then prepare for some spiciness!

Video Transcript

This video starts with this local Samui dog because we don’t want any trouble from you we’re taking these people out here in teenee land doggy right here on the Samui ring road to a very local Isaan style restaurant one of the more famous Isaan restaurants in all of Thailand. Look at this place, we’re going to go back in there, they got a row of tables way back in their, I’ll show you this whole place this is a Samui institution that almost no tourists know about that’s the Bangkok hospital yeah that right there Bangkok hospital and this is the most delicious Issan kitchen in all of Samui look at them got the charcoal going out here oh yeah making up the Somtum right in there look at this look at this everyone loves a good Isaan kitchen so let’s go inside oh guys here it’s good oh I ordered many but thank you look at this it’s good one egg this one very good oh yeah enjoy ma’am, enjoy enjoy, fist bump cheers brother. Yes, so this is a Isaan restaurant and it’s better to keep it on my point of view because this place look at this it’s photogenic too oh there they are again it’s like I said uh almost no tourists on the island know about this place but those that live here all love it. Look at this, you can’t get east and food without Somtum so look at the setting here beautiful we usually get one of these uh huts along here but it’s an absolutely epic setting let me just show you our table full of food because I got some eating to do. I’ll just show you the space first and then about that eaton look at this oh yeah oh look who’s here, we got Haelee but more importantly we have guests / Hi / who’s in the house / Nick / Nick, what are we eating / uh Isaan food so uh that’s uh Larp Numtok or Numtok Khor Moo Yang, Isaan sausage and Somtum.

All right yes look at this lineup yeah amazing. How much was it babe? / 950 baht / the scene of the crime 905 baht actually I just uh paid the bill. Thank you very much, so delicious this place so worth a visit let’s just end it right here at uh one of the best of you sound kitchens here 900 baht we had a steamed fish, we had the pork neck uh fried with the spicy sauce, we had Somtum, we had morning glory, we had sticky rice barbecued sticky rice get that but if there’s one thing you should get here it’s that steamed fish It’s like a steamed snapper with chili and lime sauce oh baby oh we also had um Isaan sausages deep fried in it this place is one of teenee’s best hidden gems there’s a lot of hidden gems on teenee the places that only the local Thai know and these are the places you’ll see me get most excited about enjoy everyone.


Additional Information

Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.