|Gai Pad med mamuang (Chicken with cashew nut)|
There is a restaurant I frequent on weekends. It's called Mai Tai, located just opposite Samui's IT Center in Lamai. Eating on a resort island can be costly but the food at MT is affordable. The owner is a good cook and she does most of the cooking (as far as I know). She has an assistant who takes over when she's not around. I became friends with the ladies after two visits. The restaurant is meters away from where I live but I chose to walk and even brave the weather just to have that delicious Thai meal.
One of my favorites at MT is this stir-fry vegetables. It tastes great and the veggies retain their color and crunchiness.
Another dish I like to order is this Penang curry. Although what you get is a small portion - that is 2 small pieces of potatoes (I must say they are well cooked) and chicken thigh, the sauce is worth paying for.
|Penang chicken curry|