Very Tasty Local Thai Meal in SAMUI

Great little Thai restaurant that serves up all of the classic dishes you would expect. Solid prices, zippy flavours, and friendly staff make this a local favourite in the Plai Laem area of Koh Samui.

Video Transcript

A wall of Leo’s a wall of Leos in this local Thai restaurant let me just immerse you in this this was a super super I’m just out on my own today wanted to stop by one of my favorite little local Thai restaurants this place is called Tom’s Restaurant look I can show you pictures it was just me sitting alone eating a plate of crispy pork with kale in the sauteed in the oyster sauce and well I’m not in the restaurant but if I go right next door here this is the restaurant this is the kitchen here a super Local Kitchen this is there they are here working away.
Chris: Tao Rai Krap? (How much?)
Seller: 120 Baht

Okay so okay 120 Baht thank you very much so this is it right here in Plai Laem at the corner of the 7-Eleven and the Family Mart not that that narrows it down for you but the sign I got a shot of the sign it’s called Tom’s Restaurant this place has been here forever Khun Wut My Thai friend who lives just around the corner in the neighborhood recommended this place what you’re a good friend to Teenee some of these local Thai noodle shops and spots you’ll see mainly in the North East part of Samui a lot of them come from my buddy wood and he’s got good taste in food so if you’re out and about and you just want a nice simple really uh tasty local local time meal check out Toms as I’m pulling out at Tom’s I should I should complete that teenee Thai lesson for you so Tao Rai? is how you ask how much, how much does that cost like that and then you should learn the numbers try and learn the numbers it’ll make Thailand a lot more easier to navigate uh that was Roy Yii Sip, Roy is a hundred, Yii Sip is 20. Roy Yii Sip baht so that place wasn’t as cheap as some of the local Thai restaurants uh I got to admit but it’s got a nice flavor so there you go little teenee tie lesson for you!


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.