Breakfast on Island | Koh Phangan, Thailand

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Koh Phangan is always crowded with people who love to party. On a full moon day in every month, the world-famous ‘Full Moon Party’ is held on the Haadrin Beach, the widest beach on the island down south, and hundreds of thousands of people get super wasted and wake up naked in the morning on the beach. That’s what happens at the beginning of every month, but when we went there, it was off season.

On this season, Koh Phangan looks totally different, with less people and a quiet vibe. During the day, you will only see local people chatting and street dogs sleeping on the street. The Haadrin beach doesn’t seem like the same beach as on the party night at all. You can sit down on the beautiful sandy beach, and listen to the sound of the waves.

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Muesli and yogurt

During our stay, we had breakfast at local restaurant, which offers from various breakfast to lunch and dinner, from Thai food to western food. It was a typical local restaurant on island. We ate there everyday, because it was close to the beach, and still have reasonable price for this relatively expensive party island.

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Stir-fried pumpkin with chicken

One day, we saw a Burmese woman eating at the restaurant. She was one of the staff. We noticed she was eating something not on the menu, so we asked. They were Burmese food of course; cooked with lemon glass, some meat and vegetables. Because we like lemon glass and knew how good it is, we asked her to cook one for us. She agreed, and we decided to come the next day.

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Various burmese food

Next day, we had three plates of burmese food she cooked for us; salad with lemon glass and peanut and onions, salad with lemon glass and tomatoes, and some stir-fried pork. We also ordered some rice. All of them are so good, and I liked the salads especially. I couldn’t tell what it was, but the sour dressing was making it obsessive. At the moment I thought, “Burmese food may or may not be the best discovery during my stay in Thailand.” I’m going to Myanmar in February, so I’m looking forward to it!

 

Place: ทอมมี่ (Google Maps)

Best Thai Food in Thailand | Little Eden Guesthouse, Pangmapha

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Gai Phat Kaeng Kari: Chicken with Coconut Cream & Curry with Rice (90B)

During our scooter trip around Northern Thailand, my boyfriend and I found a guesthouse in a small town, Pang Mapha (Sop Pong), on the way to Pai from Mae Hong Song. The place was in the middle of nowhere, where no tourist is around. We were driving the road noticing local gas stations aside, and all of a sudden, we found the place. It was owned by Thai lady and her Dutch husband, so the rooms and bungalows looked European themed.

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Reception/Restaurant of Little Eden Guesthouse

The Thai owner cooks all the food in here. When I first tried the dish, I was shocked because it was so delicious, more than any of the dishes I had in the past 10 months living in Thailand. Maybe because I was starved, but something was totally different. I was wondering what makes them so good, and I noticed there were corianders in almost every dishes.

Chicken Rice Soup: Traditional Thai Breakfast

Chicken Rice Soup: Traditional Thai Breakfast

When it comes to coriander, I personally don’t like it. Coriander alone has a strong flavor and can change the whole plate into a different one. But as with other spices and herbs, it makes the best. Mixed with other flavors, I didn’t even noticed there were corianders in it. I just felt a lot of different tastes in my mouth, and it was so delicious.

Tofu Oup: Fried Tofu with Eggs & Rice (70B)

Tofu Oup: Fried Tofu with Eggs & Rice (70B)

There are not only dishes on the menu the Thai lady cooks, but also home-made fudge brownies and carrot cakes. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to try them last time, but if you have any chance to drop by, let me know how it goes!

Breakfast table

Breakfast table

Bungalows: 400B/night-

Address: 295 Moo 1, T. Soppong, Pangmapha, Mae Hong Son 58150 Thailand (Google Maps)

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