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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Goodbye to July 2014

The end of July 2014 is in sight and it's time to have a look at how this month was from my point of view.

Let' start with the weather and it's the second year in a row where the weather isn't that great. Yes, we had sunny and warm days but we also had plenty of rain and especially some hard wind. All in all I would rate this years version as a slightly below average July.

Holy tree

Trees are holy in Thailand, here's one in Thong Krut

It was a rare occasion this years for me being at home for the first three weeks and a few days of the month at home, and I really enjoyed it. I don't get to see enough of our youngest daughter. She just turned 10 month old and yesterday she surprised me with for the first time ever saying "Papa".

We had busy weekends though, with running events in Phun Phin and Surat Thani and going to Khao Sok to meet up with my sister. Towards the end of the month I left for Osan, South Korea where I'm teaching a PADI IDC

Just before I left, there was the yearly Kila Amphur, I had a great day out with Samui island Gem Gourmet picnic and once more a fantastic dinner at Kobori, a Japanese restaurant in Maenam.

Overall a good month for me and I'm going to enjoy the nest 10 days in Korea before I head back home again! See you next month!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 31st July, 2014

Today's weather;

Another late update, once more due to work and different time zones. Koh Samui is hot though, with fairly blue skies and some clouds in it. Current temp at 4pm is 33.5C

In Songtan, South Korea, very similar. It's hot and mostly blue skies with a current temp at 6pm local time of 32C.

The classroom and confined water training for the current PADI IDC in Osan has been completed. Tomorrow is a day off which I will use to visit Seoul and over the weekend we will have open water training in Sacheon-myeong on the South Korean east coast, with a PADI IE to follow come Monday.

Big Rock

Big Rock between Chaweng and Lamai

Yesterday saw a dry and hot day around around Samui with a max temp of 34.4C

Stones near Songtan

Stones near Songtan in South Korea with Chinese characters, possibly grave stones

The forecast predicts a build up of wind towards the weekend and after the weekend there may be some really hard wind and rain.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 30th July, 2014

Today's weather;

It's looking good on Koh Samui, mostly blue skies with a few clouds in it. Current temp at 7am is 27.1C

At Osan AB, South Korea it's looking similar, but it's more cloudy with a few blue spots and it's a lot cooler here, which is great for running! Current temp at 9am local time is 26C

Soi Reggae

The entrance to Soi Reggae in Chaweng

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day with a few scattered raindrops around Samui. Max temp reached 31.8C

Traditional Korean house

A traditional Korean house near Songtan

The forecast is not looking too good after the weekend, the wind is picking up, with a good chance of rain, but before that it may be windy but with plenty of sunshine.

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Camille

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 29th July, 2014

Today's weather;

Another late update with the same reason as yesterday, work and different time zones made it impossible to do an early update today.
Koh Samui had a cloudy day so far and current temp at 3pm is 31C

In Songtan, South Korea, where I still am, it was also mostly cloudy, although during the morning the sun broke through for an hour or so. Current temp at 5pm local time is 27C

Koh Matsum

A coconut tree on Koh Matsum

Yesterday saw a cloudy day around Samui with a max temp of 32.2C

Tongsan, South Korea

The entrance to the shopping street in Songtan, South Korea, opposite the main entrance of Osan AB

The forecast is not improving, unfortunately. A strong wind is around all week long and will increase after the weekend. Hopefully this will change in a few days time.

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Camille

Monday, 28 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 28th July, 2014

Today's weather;

It's a very late update today, due to me being in a different time zone. Nonetheless, here it is! Koh Samui is mostly cloudy with a few blue spots. Current temp at 4pm is 31.7C

Here in Osan, South Korea, it was sunny in the morning and more cloudy now during the afternoon. Current temp at 6pm local time is 31C

Buffalo

A buffalo, surprisingly in Chaweng's Soi Reggae

Yesterday Samui saw a bit of wind, some sunshine and also a few raindrops. Not all at the same time though. Max temp reached 33.1C

Tongsan, South Korea

Rice fields near Songtan, South Korea, a stone throw away from where I'm staying

The forecast is still predicting a fair bit of wind with stronger wind over the weekend. You may encounter a shower occasionally.

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Camille

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 27th July, 2014

Today's weather;

A late update, because of the 2 hour time difference between Thailand and South Korea, I didn't have time to update until now. 

Koh Samui has a cloudy sky with a few isolated blue spots and it's slightly hazy. Current temp at noon is around 32C

In Songtan, South Korea, where the current PADI IDC is already on day 2, it's fairly sunny, in other words, a blue sky with a few clouds but very foggy early this morning and a current temp at 2pm local time of 28C

Thong Krut harbor

Octopus being sun dried at Thong Krut harbor

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy sky with a few scattered drizzles and a max temp of 34.3C

Tongsan main street

A busy main street in Songtan, South Korea

The forecast predicts a fair breeze until Friday, when a strong wind pops up that might carry over the weekend.

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Camille

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 26th July, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is cloudy but there are plenty of blue spots. Current temp at 6am is 26C

In Songtan, South Korea, near Osan, where I was three years ago, where I am right now, it's grey and very cloudy and rain is in the air. Current temp at 6am is 23C

Reggae Pub

Reggae Pub in daylight

Yesterday was a bit of a mixed bag around Samui, cloudy, sunny moments and some rain thrown in. Max temp reached 33C

Tongsan, South Korea

Songtan, rural South Korea

The forecast predicts a good breeze for the next couple of days and stronger wind over next weekends. Rain showers are likely to occur.

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Camille

Friday, 25 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 25th July, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui changes a bit, sometimes there's some sunny blue skies, the and the next moment it's more cloudy again. It's almost 9am already and current temp is already hitting 31C

Silver beach bay

Silver beach bay near Lamai

In the meantime, I had a night flight from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok to Seoul in South Korea and I just arrived at the location I will be staying at for the next 10 days or so. It was raining this morning, occasionally the sun peaks through now and it seems to be dry with a current temp at 11am local time of 31C 
Tomorrow my second PADI IDC in South Korea will kick off!

South Korean highway view

En route on a South Korean highway, between Incheon airport and the countryside near Osan, where I am staying right now. A bit of a contrast to the palm trees on Samui!

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day with occasionally some rain, mostly later in the day. Max temp reached 30.3C

The forecast for Samui shows a strong breeze, possibly picking up in strength towards next the end of next week. Rain showers can occur during the the next 7 days.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Kila Amphur Koh Samui 2014

Yesterday saw this years version of the Kila Amphur on Koh Samui, After reports in 2009, 2010 and 2012, here's the low down for this year.

Kila Amphur, drum major

Drum majors getting ready for their parade

Last year our eldest daughter participated in the running event, this year she switched back to a more 'girly' activity and became a drum major.

Kila Amphur, field workers

Filed workers waiting for their turn

They were the first school to start the parade, which suited me just fine. My wife came down by car with a load of children, all dressed up for their parade. This years alarm went off at 2am!

Kila Amphur, candy

Walking candy wrappers?

Since I still had lots of things to prepare for my departure to South Korea later today, I went by motorbike, which allowed to make an early exit back home. A wise move, the rest of the family didn't get back until 4pm!

Kila Amphur, flag

The flag is always there, patriotism is big during these kind of events

Our son marched also in the parade, with his fellow classmates, depicting various ASEAN countries, he had been given a Thai traditional dress.

Kila Amphur

The actual kila, during this years event

It was fairly sunny and hot and a long day was lying ahead for everyone involved. The food and drunks vendors did good bunines during this week.

Kila Amphur, waiting

Waiting, it's going to be a long day

It's a big event, held ll over country during this time of year, not necessarily during the same week or weekends. A lot of practice time precedes every year the actual event and classes come virtually to a stand still, in order to practice the various moves, dances etc that are part of the event.

Kila Amphur, waiting

The music equipment is quite heavy and can easily be parked

Each school presents their moves in front of the local 'powers that are' and the parade just moves on very slowly. Everybody who had already completed their part, has to wait in the middle of the sports ground, where it can become very hot indeed.

Kila Amphur, the wait

The wait, you don't get to walk everyday on high heels

As in previous years, it was great to see my children in action, but after a short while I was also grateful and happy that I could leave again. Making pictures during the event is always fun though!

Kila Amphur, busy

Busy roads around the sports park, loaded with parked cars, motorbikes and food stalls

Hope you enjoy this insight in local life in Thailand, more to come next year!

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 24th July, 2014

Today's weather;

There's a nice blue sky hanging over Koh Samui with some scattered clouds in it, let's hope this keeps steady for the remainder of the day. Current temp at 7am is 26.8C

Later this evening I will be leaving Thailand again, work is calling and this time I will be en route to South Korea. A trip I'm looking forward to since I don't get to go there too many times.

Chaweng Beach

Chaweng Beach yesterday

Yesterday started out grey and cloudy but early on in the morning the sun came through, it was a nice day, it stayed dry and there was some very strong wind during the late afternoon. Max temp reached 33C

The forecast is looking fairly good. A fairly strong breeze can be expected each day for the next 7 days with just very occasionally some rain. Fairly cloudy though.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Food on Wheels; Balut, Philippines street food par excellence

After last month's post about bread at Panagsama beach in Moalboal, we're back in the Philippines for another episode of 'Food on Wheels'. 
This month with probably one of the most controversial street foods around South East Asia; Balut, it's considered a delicacy in the Philippines. The pictures were taken during an early evening stroll along Dumaguete's promenade along the ocean in early June.

Balut eggs

Balut eggs on display, marked to know their age

In case you don't know what it is; A balut is a developing duck embryo that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. Pictures of an opened balut can be found here.
Balut comes in various 'ages', from a few days to possibly 15 days, which may be the limit of when the eggs still can be eaten.

Balut eggs being looked after

Balut eggs being looked after and covered up

It's very popular around the Philippines although not all Pinoy will eat it. Over the years I've eaten a lot of 'weird' and strange things and in general I like to try new things. Balut however is something where I don't have that urge to try it out!

Enjoying balut

Plenty of folk enjoying balut in the evening at Dumaguete's promenade 

If and when in the Philippines, you probably will stumble over balut sooner or later. If you feel adventurous, go for it! I would love to hear how you liked your balut.

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 23rd July, 2014

Today's weather;

It's grey and cloudy and I can only hope that it stays dry, since the yearly Kila Amphur event is taking place this week in Baan Namuang and today both our oldest children are participating, plus a couple of hundred others! Current temp at 7am is 28C

Samui airport landing strip

This is the Samui airport landing strip, taken from a dirt road that goes around the landing strip and is closed every time an aircraft lands or takes off. One of the entrances/exits is near the old airport arrival/departures hall

Yesterday saw a cloudy but dry day besides a trace of rain around noon. Max temp reached 30C

The forecast shows a breeze to slightly stronger wind after the weekend with occasional showers.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 22nd July, 2014

Today's weather;

There's a clouded sky over Koh Samui this morning with a light breeze and it's dry. Current temp at 7am is 27.5C

Lunch in Maenam

Lunch at Djeh Mui in Maenam yesterday

Yesterday saw some sunshine and blue skies early in the morning but soon clouds moved in and it was cloudy and dry all day long where I was at the Northern part of the island. Other parts may have had rain Max temp reached 32C

The forecast shows a strong breeze during the next 7 days with an occasional shower.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Monday, 21 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 21st July, 2014

Today's weather;

There's a nice blue sky above Koh Samui this morning with a few clouds. Current temp at 7am is 27C

Nathon during sunset

Nathon during sunset yesterday afternoon

Yesterday saw a lovely, sunny start of the day, but by the time we reached Surat Thani and during our dinner there, it rained and on the way to Donsak it poured down most of the time. Samui had some serious rain as well yesterday with a max temp of 32.1C

Rajjaprabha dam

Rajjaprabha dam which we visited yesterday, near Chiew Larn, on our back home from Khao Sok to Samui

The next seven day will see a nice breeze most of the time with an occasional shower but also with enough time for some good sunshine moments!

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 20th July, 2014

Today's weather;

It looks like a lovely day is in the making over Koh Samui, plenty of blue spots in the sky with a couple of clouds. Current temp at 7am is 27.2C

Ban Bang Kao

Samui old style near Ban Bang Kao, on the way to Sweet Sisters Cafe

We're on our last day in Khao Sok and it looks lovely here as well, with plenty of blue in the sky, chirping birds and mist still hanging in the mountains. Current temp at 7am is 24C
Later this morning we will make our way back to Koh Samui with a stop in Surat Thani for lunch.


Khao Sok river, at the bridge, a great place for a swim and the start off point for many tube and kayaking trips

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day around Samui with a bit of rain. Max temp reached 32.8C

The forecast is easing up, a couple of days easy on the wind, by mid next week that should slowly pick up again with some stronger wind possibly in the weekend. Be prepared for an occasional shower.
Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 19th July, 2014

Today's weather;

The sky over Koh Samui is mostly cloudy with a few blue spots. Current temp at 7am is 27.8C

Hua Thanon

A traditional, Hainan style house in Hua Thanon

We are for two nights at the Khao Sok National Park and here it's very similar, mostly clouds but single blue spot can be seen. Current temp at 7am here is around 26C

Khao Sok national park

Dramatic scenery at the Khao Sok national park

Yesterday saw a mostly cloudy day and only sometimes we saw the strong wind along the road as was predicted and it stayed dry. The ferry ride over to the mainland was a breeze. Max temp reached 32C

The forecast still shows some strong wind for today and medium strong wind with lots of cloud cover for next week.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Friday, 18 July 2014

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 18th July, 2014

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and windy over Koh Samui this morning, as a direct result of the remains of tropical storm Rammasun moving over Thailand. A warning by the Thai Meteorological Department has been issued. Current temp at 7am is 27C

We're off today to Khao Sok national park to see my sister, when she arrives next weekend on Samui, I will be at work in South Korea with a PADI IDC at hand.

Koh Matsum

The beach at Koh Matsum, check out Island Gem Gourmet Picnic tour for a trip down there

Yesterday saw a lovely day until the early evening when around 7.30pm some showers moved in. Max temp reached 33.7C

The forecast predicts strong wind today and slightly less tomorrow. The remainder of the week still remains slightly windy with an occasional showers.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Yesterday I was invited for an inspection trip of Island Gem Gourmet Picnic with front office staff/managers of some high end hotels on the island. The Gem Gourmet Picnic gives a different twist to a day time activity and the most interesting part is, they don't take up your whole day. 

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Long tail boat used for the trips although speed boats are available on request

Pick up doesn't start until 10am, so you can enjoy breakfast at your hotel and you will be back before the start of the happy hour at the hotel pool bar! This is one of the few half day trips available on Koh Samui.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Snorkeling at Koh Tan

Transfers to and from Thong Krut pier in the Southern part of the island from your hotel are included, as is snorkeling and a gourmet lunch with unlimited drinks. Two islands will be visited, Koh Tan for snorkeling and Koh Matsum for a gourmet lunch and relaxing.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

View on Koh Tan

The transfer alone will give you a great possibility of seeing the more untouched Southern part(s) of the island with it's roads and villages with some stunning views on offer. Our family loves to take day trips to this part of the island.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Relaxing transfer between the islands

Once in Thong Krut, everybody gets on a long tail boat and the trip si ready to start. Within 15 minutes, Koh Tan has been reached and with it's pristine coral reefs along it's coast, the snorkeling part of the trip can start. Since all tours are private, it's you who dictates how long you want to stay at the snorkel site. Mask, snorkels and fins are provided for!
There are plenty of fish and various kinds of coral to be seen.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Koh Matsum as seen from the boat

After the snorkeling, it's off to Koh Matsum for the gourmet lunch. Another short trip on the traditional but comfortable long tail boat which is shaded.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Prosecco on the swing

Once on Koh Matsum, a naturally shaded area by a big tree is waiting with some swings and a glass of Prosecco bubbles are waiting for you whilst Gavin, the owner and guide prepares the lunch. Time to kick back and enjoy the pristine beach.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Lunch

The standard lunch as we had yesterday included; Couscous with roasted veg. Pesto pasta. Mixed green salad. Potato salad. French bread with Italian ham salad, Egg mayo, cheese salad and coppa ham olive salad, Cayun chicken and for dessert fruit cake and fresh watermelon. It was delicious! Gavin cooks himself and he had some very good teachers!
Gavin has a F&B background, having been F&B manager at the Silavadee and it sure shows!

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Another view of Koh Matsum beach

The area that Gavin uses is secluded and you're the only ones on this stretch of beach and once lunch has been finished, there's ample time to either relax and enjoy some more drinks or play some games or go for a swim.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

Lunch setting

It's a ll done in a very relaxing, more or less set by you, since as already mentioned, there are no mixed groups, only private tours, starting with two and a maximum of 16.

Island Gem gourmet picnic, a different experience

The end of a great trip, everybody was happy and enjoyed themselves

We had a great day, all of us and we enjoyed it a lot, "sanuk maak", as the Thai tend to say! I can highly recommend this activity, it makes for something different and will be a good memory to remember from your stay on Samui.

Check out my 'Tour bookings with Camille' page on this blog and book directly with me for 'Island gem gourmet picnic, a different experience' 

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Camille

Koh Samui, Thailand daily weather update; 17th July, 2014

Today's weather;

It's a beautiful blue sky again this morning around Koh Samui, second day in a row! Current temp at 7am is 26.5C

Boat trip to Koh Matsum

Boat trip to Koh Matsum

Yesterday saw a lovely day, with blue skies and lots of sunshine and also lots of sun burned body (parts). Around 5pm clouds moved in though and come 6pm we had a few showers, into the night as well. Max temp reached 33.8C

The forecast predicts clouds and wind over the weekend and into next week with an occasional shower.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Kobori on the menu again!

After the opening of Kobori restaurant in Maenam back in late January, we've been back a couple of times since and changes have progressed nicely at the restaurant. From a simple A4 single sheet of paper menu there's a now multi-paged menu with pictures of all dishes and the menu has changed a lot from the early days and has increased in size.

Plenty of new dishes have been added and the quality and taste are still the same; awesome! Japanese food at it's best on Samui!

Here are some of the new dishes listed;

Kobori; crab stick cheese roll

The above pictured crab stick cheese roll is deep fried and will go down well with children.


Eel California roll

This was one of my faves of the evening, very tasty and well prepared. The eel is usually a little bit more expensive but well worth the money!


Pork rice bowl

Brilliant in it's simplicity. The pork and it's sauce drip into the rice and you get a very tasty rice, tasting the sauce in every bite, without being too much in your face!


Pork cutlet bowl

Very similar to the pork rice bowl, but different! The sauce is similar but the cutlet makes all the difference. Nicely filled with egg and a great sauce, you long for more.


Ramen soup with soy sauce

An excellent ramen soup, with Japanese ramen made in Bangkok. Very special and delicious. The ramen soup comes in three variations, the pictured soy sauce, a miso and a pork variation can also be had.


Japanese style spaghetti with salted cod roe sauce

It's always worthwhile checking out the 'special of the day', usually available in limited quantities but well worth trying. This was the winner of the evening for me. The Japanese are fond of Italian food and just like the Thais, they adopt and adapt spaghetti into their own taste! The Thais may offer a spaghetti with green curry, yesterday Kobori offered this salted cod roe sauce variation. Just fantastic and very fishy and indeed, nice and salty.


Tea variations

Soon on the menu: tea variations. Starting out with 4 different teas, matcha green tea (imported from japan), lemon tea, milk tea and Oolong tea. All tea's will have little additions to make them their 'own' Kobori tea's!


Sake heaven

Kobori is offering a wide array of different Sake's. Some are only available for a short time, since they may be hand carried from Japan but the sake on offer is in a wide variation and good. If you're not that familiar with sake, try the cold variation, much preferred over the hot sake at my taste buds.


Japanese chef Kobori in person

All in all, a very good eating and dining experience was had by out whole family again and I'm glad to be able to show you the new additions to their menu. After 6 dishes in an average restaurant/cuisine you may feel very full and feel heavy, with Japanese food though, I find that you are full but you don't feel stuffed like other cuisines, where the food may lay heavy on your stomach.

I thoroughly enjoyed last night's dinner and can only highly recommend trying out their menu.
Kobori can be found at the traffic lights in Maenam, towards the ocean, about half way into the soi at your right hand, coming from the traffic lights and you can visit their website here.

Don't forget to use my Camille's Samui hotel recommendation blog and my Camille's Thailand hotel recommendation blog for all your hotel bookings on Koh Samui and around Thailand. By doing so, you will support my blog. Thanks folks!

Camille