Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekend Food Trip at: Koh Samui Thai Cuisine

First Sunday for the year 2013!  Another day to talk about food and drinks!  On Christmas day itself, we've decided to go out and try a newly opened restaurant at Macapagal Avenue for a change!  We seldom dine in at Thai restaurants as a family so this is a wonderful change!

Koh Samui was opened just for a week or less when we visited the restaurant but I was surprised to see a lot of people dining there! 

Upon arrival, I was awed by the gorgeous interiors and the lovely costumes of the ladies waiting at the door!

The 2-storey restaurant was well furnished and the interior brings me back to Thailand! 

The crunchy shrimp crackers was a hit and we had to ask for second serving!  They also offer it on the menu so feel free to order more if you want!  The other one was mushrooms but i gave it a skip as I'm not sure what other ingredients were in there! 

Signature Pork Bones with Corn Soup
Php480.00 (approx $11.40)
 As the name of the dish goes, it is indeed a soup with pork bones and a tiny bit of corn!  The soup was pretty tasty but I would appreciate it if they could at least add a bit more corn?

Pineapple Fried Rice
Php320.00 (approx $8.00)
A must try!  The Pineapple Fried Rice was a huge hit that we had to order 4 more orders of this just because one order is not enough!  The cashew and pork floss works so well with the rice but with the price, I hope this dish could go a bit bigger!  

Signature Chicken Pandan
Php260.00 (approx $6.50)
For every Thai restaurant we get to visit, ordering the Chicken Pandan is a must!  The size of the chicken isn't big and the skin isn't as crunchy as I've expected.  The chicken meat was tender but lacks a bit more flavor.

Chicken Satay
Php220.00 (approx $5.50)
My favorite dish for the night!  The chicken satay was very tender and I can get away eating this even without the peanut sauce and other sauces that comes with this dish!  I would definitely order this again if I get to return.

Beef Satay
Php220.00 (approx $5.50)
The Beef Satay is also good but I would pick the Chicken Satay anytime of the day! 

Thai Style Grilled Oyster
Php280.00 (approx $7.00)
The grilled oyster was well plated and they were fresh!  I didn't get to taste it but looking at the reactions of my family who took a bite, they were very satisfied!

Signature Charcoal Grilled Honey Chicken
Php380.00 (approx $9.50)
The chicken taste okay, nothing spectacular!  I was expecting the chicken to have more texture (as it is grilled) and probably have a bit of a sweeter taste of honey glaze but none experienced when I took a bite.

Signature Boiled Chicken
half Php450.00 (approx $11.25)
full Php850.00 (approx $22.50)
We ordered the full size and the other half was cooked quite well while the other half on our part of the table isn't completely cooked!  The chicken was quite raw and you can literally see blood dripping as you get into the chicken meat.

Signature BBQ Neck Meat
Php420.00 (approx $10.50)
Another table's favorite!  The meat was tasty, flavorful and tender!  Tastes like Roasted Pork Dish (Asado) that we usually have in Chinese restaurants.

Coca-Cola and Fresh Orange Juice
The sexy glass of Coca-Cola and my Fresh Orange juice!
Pumpkin with Coconut Milk
Php150.00 (approx $3.75)
Coconut Sago Cake
Php150.00 (approx $3.75)
Both desserts, I'm not a fan of it!  Don't get me wrong, they taste good to the rest of my family but I'm really not into these type of sweets!

So far, the overall experience was fine.  The ambiance is wonderful as the interior is well planned and designed!  The servers were all knowledgeable and good considering we ate there a couple of weeks after the restaurant opening!  My only complaint is that some of the prices were a bit too high as to compare to the amount of food we get!  Will I return the restaurant?  Maybe, for its wonderful ambiance but for the quality of food, I'm sure there are far more better Thai restaurants out there.

The company accepts cash and credit card payments.  Additional service charge will be added to your total bill.

Koh Samui Thai Cuisine
Macapagal Hobbies of Asia
8421 Pasay City, Philippines
Tel. nos: (632) 808 9999 and (632) 556 6666

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  1. never had Thai cuisine but all the food looks totally yummy!

  2. Thanks for this review. I am about to buy Cash Cash PInoy's deal on this restaurant .

  3. Great review! I appreciate the photos and that you included the price of the items you ordered. Now seriously considering buying those vouchers. Cheers!


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