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Friday, 15 June 2018

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming


Here we are again, with a visit to The Thai Experience, the second coming in our agenda! Earlier this week I couldn't resist an invitation to visit again, after my first Thai Experience dating back to February 2015.

The concept is still the same, one dining room with a big table and everybody seats at the same table, behind closed doors, reservation only!
Over the next 3 to 4 hours, 15 dishes will come your way to be enjoyed and eaten! The Thai Experience can also cater to all kinds of dietary wishes, just let them know in advance.

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming; The host is the most. Joe will look after you during the Koh Samui Thai experience and will guide and talk you through the evening in an interesting and entertaining way

Everything start with a transfer from your hotel or resort to Lamai, where the dining room is located. Once inside and everyone is present, the fun starts.
Joe, your Samui guide for the evening, will take you through the evening with explanations and origins of the food you're about to eat. You will even get to prepare and have a hand in making some of your own dressings,

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming; Cocktails to break the ice. You can try three different cocktails and the chosen one has a free flow for the rest of the evening. Or local beer in case cocktails aren't your thing. As a non alcoholic drinker, I was served 3 different mocktails and enjoyed the same free flow option

The cocktails and the alcohol are real ice breakers and in no time a room full of potential strangers are mingling and talking to each other.
Around 2000 bamboo straws have just been ordered and every guest will take them home with them as their permanent straw. A great initiative!

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming; Starters for starters. Three of them. Very tasty.

The starters are fab, all three of them, the laab muu being my personal favorite. These three starters are followed by two amazing Thai street food dishes. Two separate skewers, one with pork and sticky rice and my absolute fave, a skewer variation on the chicken cashew nut dish. An absolute winner.

Just go easy though, the mains have still to make their grand entrance!

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming; Four meaty mains. All of them delicious! My fave was the Penang pork curry, closely followed by the prawn curry with chaploo leaves and this was closely followed by the slow cooked pork. It really was a photo finish!

The mains are served in a the so called 'phin to', 3 to 4 containers on top of each other, each container with a different dish in it. All four dishes prepared very well, tasty and presented in a very unique and authentic way. Especially the sweet pork is a dish well worth trying out, since it's a hard to get dish if you're only on the island as a tourist.

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming; A close up of the slow cooked pork in a black pepper sauce (moo hong)

There's even a second set of mains, white snapper prepared in three different ways. Make sure you have some room in your stomach left by now since you don't want to miss out on the papillote, the pan fired or the Singha beer battered fish balls.
Tasty, well presented and getting you there of being stuffed to the max. Oh wait, there are still three deserts coming your way as well. 
Just go with the flow and enjoy another treat of the chefs!

The Thai Experience, the second coming

The Thai Experience, the second coming; Group picture after a wonderful evening.

By now, around 10.30-11.00pm the evening is coming to an end and the mini van is waiting outside to bring you back to your resort.

It's an entertaining and delicious event that is well worth your time and gives you a great and fun insight into the Thai cuisine. Hence 'The Thai Experience'. They have my thumbs up!
The whole group enjoyed the evening and pictures and social media contacts were shared by each other.

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday they're open for business but other days of the week are open to availability. For groups a shorter version is available upon request.

The current price is 2,490.-THB per person and includes around 15 dishes, free drinks and transfers.
Follow this link and book directly a place at the communal table. Just do it and enjoy!

The Thai Experience also donates money to a local Samui animal aid charity, see the qoute below;
"I have one regular sponsor, the Thai experience, which contributes every month for the past three years to help feed the dogs.
With the help from the Thai experience I am able to feed up to 30 dogs. To give you an idea one 25kg bag of food costs 25 euro/ 23 GBP. There is an area in Ban Taling nam pier where locals and expats abandon their dogs especially puppies. Most of the puppies that end up here do not survive as this area is riddled with distemper and parvovirus. With funding from the Thai Experience they have helped in the purchase of vaccinations including test kits to see if the dogs have a disease"

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Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two. 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

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Camille

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