Raya Thai Cuisine @ Phuket Trip Day 3

This is the final installment of our trip to Phuket. It seemed like yesterday when we arrived and how time flies. Click on photos to view commentary: We had checked out of the hotel before breakfasting and kept our luggage at the concierge. The front desk asked what our day’s itinerary and flight schedule were … Continue reading

Rang Yai Island – Phuket Trip Day 3

It was the last day of our short vacation and the children cramped in activities like there’s no tomorrow! After breakfast at The Tamarind Restaurant, we booked our day trip to Koh Rang Yai (Rang Yai Island), which is a little less than 15 minutes’ boat ride across from Coconut Island. Koh Rang Yai, a … Continue reading

Phong Phrang Seafood Restaurant & Aphrodite Cabaret Show – Phuket Trip Day 2

We met the driver at Laem Hin Pier and Valerie told him where we wanted to eat. He gave excuses that it being a Friday night, there would be traffic jam and we would be late for our cabaret show. He recommended a place where we could have nice seafood dinner with enough time to … Continue reading

Lunch @ The Tamarind Restaurant, The Village, Coconut Island – Phuket Trip Day 2

All the locals dishes did not do as well as we’d thought. The calamari (not native to Thai) surprisingly passed the taste test with flying colours. According to Vanessa, the calamari tasted superior. Crispy, flavoursome with moist succulent morsels coupled with a side of rich creamy dipping sauce on a bed of rockets. The aioli … Continue reading

Breakfast @ The Tamarind Restaurant, The Village, Coconut Island – Phuket Trip Day 2

On the second day of our stay, the children slept in a bit, only Sam was awake and whilst on his way out he saw that I was already up and about so he invited me to join him for breakfast. Breakfast has been priced into our room and board so it’s free! Sam and … Continue reading

Raya Thai Cuisine Restaurant @ Muang – Phuket Trip Day 1

We did not spend much time on Phuket Island itself except on evenings to catch an Aphrodite (lady boy) show and dinners at Raya House that serves Thai cuisine some say it’s Southern Thai while others called it Phuket-Thai style food. Raya House is a 90 year old double storey Sino-Thai-Portuguese residence converted into a … Continue reading

The Village Spa At Coconut Island – Phuket Trip Day 1

About 7 years in operation, The Village is the only resort hotel on Coconut Island (Ko Maphrao), Phuket, Thailand. Water taxis (longtail boats) or chartered/private catamarans are the only way in and out of this getaway and Phuket Province. There are certainly more vacationists than natives even though the island is not easily accessible to … Continue reading

Bangmud (Floating) Seafood Restaurant @ Phuket, Thailand

Sam’s birthday was 6th March and we planned a surprise for him. We were going to shanghai him to Thailand. Blindfolded and led into a taxi at 6am in the morning, Sam arrived at the Changi International Airport, clearly surprised. Shocked even! He doesn’t understand, “We didn’t pack, we didn’t do any foreign exchange, my … Continue reading

Thai Noodle House @ Coronation Arcade

Indian, Japanese and Thai food remains high on the food-we-like-to-eat-list although not necessary in that order. A fine execution of Thai cuisine dwells on the balancing of sweet, salty, sour and of course, spicy. Thai Noodle House is the place to go for no-frills home-style Thai cuisine when Ryan and Valerie do not want to … Continue reading

Tug Of War

I was the last to wake up. P had gone out for her massage (the lady promised her to open for business at 11am, their normal operating hours starts at 12nn) but she was played out. P went to the streets to collect her 50 pieces of tapioca pancakes which we loved and got stood … Continue reading