Amazing Local Thai Food in Koh Samui

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On Day 2 in Koh Samui (be sure to check out Day 1 if you haven’t already: ) we woke up after a great night’s sleep at Santiburi Beach Resort. The first thing I did in the morning was take a morning swim – one of the best times to take a swim with the sun is not strong, the water is calm, and it’s peaceful and quiet. After a swim in the ocean at Mae Nam beach, we continued onto breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast was a buffet style, and it was pretty typically of any hotel buffet – including all the stations of different types of food. I went straight for the omelet, and loaded it with chilies and fish sauce. Breakfast was excellent.

After finishing breakfast, we headed to Santiburi Country Club to take a quick tour of their golf course. The course is the only full course on Koh Samui, and it’s considered to be one of the most beautiful golf courses in Thailand. We drove around the course on a golf cart, stopping at some of the main holes to get a wonderful view of Koh Samui.

Then it was time for lunch… and this turned out to be one of the best lunches and probably the best meals I had in Koh Samui. Food in Koh Samui is sort of hard – there are many Thai restaurants that cater to tourists, and at those restaurant the food can be good, but it also might not be that good. It really depends. But in my opinion, one of the best ways to find the best restaurants in Koh Samui for local southern Thai food is to go to the roadside, or neighborhood local curry and rice restaurants, in Thai called Khao Gaeng. Recommended by some staff from our hotel, we headed over to Lan Saka (ร้านลานสกา) for lunch. We arrived right at lunch time, so the restaurant was busy and unfortunately some of the dishes had already sold out. But they still have plenty of curry left, and so Ying and I ordered a nice selection of different southern Thai food to eat. We ended up ordering about 5 different dishes. The gaeng moo (แกงหมู), pork curry, was curried in a thick and rich coconut milk curry and the curry paste flavor was vibrant. We also ordered a chicken curry which was equally as good. All the other dishes were also excellent, and it really was probably the best Thai meal I had in Koh Samui.

After lunch at Lan Saka (ร้านลานสกา) restaurant, we headed back to Santiburi and just hung around all afternoon enjoying the beautiful atmosphere and transferring to different lounge positions. It was an excellent day in Koh Samui.

That completes Day 2 of our short trip to Koh Samui.


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This travel food video was filmed and produced by Mark Wiens and Ying Wiens, check out our blogs: & &

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Ian Shepherd says:

Thank you Planning on going to Samui and any details are appreciated


stop making that face pls, retarted!!

Cynthia Xiong says:

How do the vendors keep the food warm in the aluminum pots?

TheParone says:

Kind of uninteresting food with the exception of the street stall.

Looking for justice says:

Wow bro this video impress me so much thanks for share

e20plm says:

In the south of Thailand they do not call that dipping NAM PLICK (น้ำพริก) .The south Thailanders called it NAM CHUB (น้ำชุบ) klub.

Michael Milan says:

Something about you is off.

Soi Dog Cowboy says:

Ok you eat like an animal and stay so thin….how is that possible.

ibbano1 says:

Hey Mark
the Vegetable you were wondering about was zucchini stuffed with Potato


hi Mark, Ed Purisima here from Vigan City, Philippines…i really like to watch your are such a cool person.

OM Kaewsaenchai says:

All the food around the world and no fat belly.!
Maybe you can do another fitness channel. : )

pash vang says:

Oooh I heard Hmong language in the background in the taxi truck.

Jennifer Myllymaki says:

I have been binge watching you and Ying. I just paused the video, and proclaimed, "I LOVE this guy!" That is all.

Lameez Isaacs says:

does anyone else get as much joy out of seeing this man enjoy food as much as I do?😂😂

Kealy Ny says:

GOSH MARK…I really want your life!!! All the eating.. love it!!!

Noor Hasyimah Aminudin says:

That jugle potato is young 🍌 banana.

Patrick Newmai says:

Hello, bro Mark please do visit Northeast India Nagaland. Anyway it was awesome video.

Amit Cai says:

Came here from worst food

philirish says:

Hello Marc and ying, the green veg in Philippines we called it patola and has like sandpaper skin and it's also type of gourd veg

Stephanie Graham says:

Mr weins sorry 7 spelled your name wrong

Stephanie Graham says:

Oh my goodness i get hungry every time you eat, you make it look so good, mr weim

Andrew Wilson says:

Sorry I forgot to mention ,I lived over there for 10 years and your use of chillies is absolutely abnormal,please dont try to tell anyone you can taste the food,absolutely insane.

Andrew Wilson says:

Stop with the eyes and the lean,everything you eat,it drives me and my friends crazy,also its thee before a vowel and an ,its not the ocean its thee ocean ,its not a apple its an apple,here ends the lesson,Its really easy,so try it.

Andreas Suherman says:

The Stinky Beans in my countri called Petai, or Pete, he he he, usually bbq or fried it to reduce the stink, ha ha

Dwight Turner says:

I, too, have some great local food here near Louisville, Kentucky. I start out for breakfast at Burger King with an egg and cheese croissant. The cheese is fake and made mostly of Genetically Modified canola oil. The croissant is made from frozen dough and if you squeeze it in your hand, it is reduced to the size of a small marble (i.e., mostly air). Later for lunch I sit down to a filling meal of a McDonald's Big Mac, made from the enticing pink slime hamburger meat that contains enough amonia to insure me that I won't suffer from intestinal parasites for the rest of my life. I wash it down with a 5-thousand ounce Dr. Pepper in a cup big enough to swim in and that is guaranteed to keep me up peeing all night long for the next 3 nights. Then for dessert I select the ever popular Strawberry Shake. It is not called a "milk" shake because there is not a hint of milk in this concoction that is 80% infused air. Oh Mark, how I wish I could join you on one of your food journeys.

Babin Rai says:

Mark, please take me with you.

skyballin says:

I love the initial reaction he does after his 1st taste ! classic !

Rithy Mak says:

I wanna do what you do !! Just travel and eat amazing food .. where can I sign up lol.. i love watching your channel it just makes me want to go out and try different things and the love of spicy food .. keep up the work man ..

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