Monday, 25 January 2010

Catcantoo Bar and Restaurant, Bang Rak

Catcantoo Bar and Restaurant, Bang Rak

Back on Samui after my prolonged Koh Tao trip to teach some diving specialties and to follow the PADI IE, it's about time to post a Samui related blog item and it's about another restaurant.

Catcantoo is located opposite the Bang Rak Seatran pier and is an offshoot from the Catcando bar opposite Sweet & Soul in Soi Green Mango in Chaweng's night life area.

The location is easy to find and they have a nice menu. During the daytime you can find many retirees sipping on heir first beers of the day even before noon. Don't let that stop you to visit, they're a friendly bunch or rather, they keep to themselves and don't bite!

The restaurant is simple in lay out and it can be warm and dusty, since it's located directly next to a very busy junction and traffic from the Seatran pier can be thick plus the fact that the very busy Plai Laem market is just about a 100 meters away.

What Catcantoo is really famous for are the spare ribs as displayed above. They must be the best on the island since the meat literally will fall off the bones and it's absolutely delicious! You can get a half rack for 290,-THB, a full rack for 360,-THB and pig out on two full racks for just 460,-THB, they come with beans and coleslaw and potaters. This is a real must!

Silly enough we thought that the full rack wouldn't fill two people so we ordered a side dish as well, these 'super nachos with chicken' and we struggled to finish everything.

If you're up for spare ribs, don't look any further, this is the place to be.



martyn said...

Camille the food looks great although I'd prefer a few more French fries with my spare ribs. Your post should get the bar a little more trade from your regular readers who I'm sure often head to your island for a little sun and diving. The Catcantoo probably owes you a free meal after this smashing review.

Dust in my beer, I guess I'd just drink a little faster.

MoniqueSamui said...

Het water loopt me in de mond bij het zien van super nachos! Bedankt weer voor deze review!