Koh Phi Phi is a tiny speck of an island in the middle of the Andaman Sea so don’t expect to be spoiled for choice here. The island is divided by a fairly steep hill so once people have chosen which side to stay on they generally stick to that area. We are staying at the Cabana Phi Phi Hotel so we have been dining in the Tonsai area during our two days here. While Michelin stars may not abound you can still find some tasty treats while dining in Koh Phi Phi. Read on for all the details …
Phi Phi Bakery
We love this place. The sandwiches are super fresh, served slightly toasted and triple decker. The milkshakes are also pretty impressive. For those that have a sweet tooth there is a nice selection of cakes and slices out the front to tempt you inside.
When you need a break from Thai food Unni’s fits the bill perfectly. Between the six of us we ordered garlic bread, chicken fajitas, nachos, curry powder pasta and carbonara. The fajitas were pretty good but the pasta’s turned out to be the hits of the night and I must admit I was guilty of sneaking a few forkfuls off the plates of the hubs and one of the Mini Enablers. I’d really recommend you give this place a try! We were so keen to tuck in that it completely slipped my mind to take any photos! Sorry!
Maya Restaurant Cabana Hotel
Breakfast was included in our room rate so it would have been a waste not to give this place a try even though we are not big breakfast eaters. Given that I can’t eat eggs I find breakfast buffets a bit of a challenge. Nothing spectacular but provided sustenance for the day ahead.
Pum Thai Restaurant
Pum’s is combination of cooking school and restaurant. We did the class on our last trip 18 months ago and loved it so we convinced our friends to have a go this time while we looked after the Mini Enablers. They chose two dishes each to cook including the Khao Phad Andaman (Andaman fried rice), Phad Man Prik Pow (fried chicken in sweet chilli sauce), Phad Phak Ruam (fried mixed vegetables) and Gaeng Kheo Wan Gai (green curry). Awesome work guys! We’re coming to your place for dinner real soon 🙂 Of course if you don’t feel like cooking you can always dine off the regular menu.
We chose Papaya based on the Trip Advisor reviews promising the best Thai food in Phi Phi. I can’t say I agree. The spring rolls were mediocre at best. The vege stir fry tasted like very ordinary sweet and sour and while the Penang curry was the best of the lot and had a little kick, it was not what I would expect of a Penang curry and certainly not as good as our local Thai at home.
Have you got any tips for dining in Koh Phi Phi? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
Until Next Time …