Koh Samui Thai Cuisine: Delicious Feast in a Palace Like Ambiance (Closed)

A few months ago, we discovered a grand Thai restaurant called Koh Samui Thai Cuisine at the back part of Hobbies of Asia.  It's not quite visible from the road side of Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard which is probably why it is not attracting the attention it deserves. 

koh samui thai cuisine
It has adequate parking area.  The outside is inviting too with two elephant statues and the staff was in an exquisite Thai influenced get up.

koh samui thai cuisine
Upon entering, we couldn't help but be in awe of the majestic size of the place and its luxurious interiors.   This is certainly the most upscale Thai restaurant I've been too.  Too bad it's a conspicuously placed.

Food
As we glanced the menu and after browsing their website, we were learned that they don't only offer Thai Cuisine but they also have Singaporean, Chinese, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Indian, Malaysian and Filipino dishes. 

Appetizer
thai shrimp chips
Thai Shrimp Chips (120 php)
We were given a complimentary sample of their Thai Shrimp Chips which kept us occupied while waiting for our orders.

Three Fortune Platter (350 php)

The Three Fortune Platter is composed of the Chicken Pandan, Poh Pia, Spanish Mackarel Cake and Salad. The Chicken Pandan was tender and juicy. We were all pleased with it. The Poh Pia is also deliciously crunchy. It's my first time to try a Spanish Mackarel Cake and I loved it.

durian charnati
Durian Charpati (185 php)
The Charpati was recommended by our server.  She told us that this is the latest addition on their menu.  And, it also appeared to be the only Indian selection on their menu.  We chose the Durian Charpati because we all love durian.  We watched as their Chinese chef flipped the dough artistically and soon this basket was served on our table with the Durian Charpati still warm.  We're so glad we ordered this.  We all loved the soft and chewy texture and the rich and fragrant flavor of the durian.  I'll definitely order this every time I visit.

Salad
thai style tree funghi salad
Thai Style Tree Funghi Salad (220 php)
The Thai Style Tree Funghi Salad is not the typical salad.  It's filled with funghi with a zesty dressing.  We were all impressed by it.


Vegetables
Stir Fried String Bean in Shrimp Paste
Stir Fried-String Bean in Shrimp Paste (180 php)
The Stir Fried-String Bean in Shrimp Paste is a usual item in Chinese restaurants.  The taste is subtle just the way I like it.  It was gave an enjoyable crunch too.


Entree
koh samui golden curry chicken
Koh Samui Golden Curry Chicken (420 php)
The Koh Samui Golden Curry Chicken is a must try!  Although I have never tried golden curry before, I instantly fell in love with the light sweet curry sauce of this dish.  The chicken was cooked precisely too.


sweet and sour pork cashew
Sweet and Sour Pork Cashew (320 php)
The Sweet and Sour Pork Cashew is another dish belonging to the Chinese cuisine. It had a nice blend that is worthy of being appreciated.


Dessert
mango pudding
Mango Pudding
For dessert, we were served complimentary Mango Pudding which was simple yet delightful.

Update (March 30, 2014): Passed by this place and saw this replaced by a Chinese restaurant.  How sad. =(

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
I believe that Koh Samui Thai Cuisine should re-brand itself as Asian fusion instead of mislabeling itself with Thai Cuisine.  I believe that, its lack in marketing and poor location is its weak point.  But, in terms of food, they deserve recognition.  I really liked everything we tried.  They have a good sense of delivering the right blend of spices and flavors.  The price is just right considering the ambiance it offers.  It gave a a sensual feeling of dining in a palace.  The service is excellent too.  I'd gladly visit Koh Samui again to try more of their dishes.  I'd also recommend it to anyone.  

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Koh Samui Tha Cuisine Menu
Ambiance Salad 1 |  Salad 2 |
 Appetizer 1 | Appetizer 2 |  
Appetizer 3 | Appetizer 4 |  Appetizer 5 |
Entree 1 |  Entree 2 | Entree 3 |  
Entree 4 | Entree 5 | Entree 6 |
Soup 1 | Soup 2 | Soup 3 |
Soup 4 | Vegetables | Rice |
Taste
Service
Price
=Favorites or Recommended 
Koh Samui Tha Cuisine
Business Address Hobbies of Asia, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
Pasay City, Metro Manila
Business Hours 11 am-10:30 pm
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 400-1,000
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Contact (02) 808-9999 | (02) 556-6666
Other  Email: kohsamuithai@gmail.com | Website | Facebook Fan Page |
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