People travel for many reasons. Some travel to ‘see’ the world: see the great landmarks both manmade and natural or to see the sights and appreciate Mother Nature’s immense beauty and splendour. Others travel to observe different cultures: intrigued by the different ways in which we perceive the world, our surroundings and the divine, each culture is a unique embodiment of its own making it all the more attractive. A great component of immersing oneself in a foreign culture has much to do with food as well.

Thai cuisine is very much an art, one which the inhabitants of Koh Samui have perfected to the letter. Ranging from noodle stalls, informal restaurants and fine dining restaurants to bamboo huts, Thai food has range and variety. Just ensure that, if you are unfamiliar with spicy foods, to inform them of your preference when placing the order or all the chilled water in the entirety of Koh Samui will not help you cool down!

Food has always played a great role in many communities, so much so that traditional food is revered in modern times as a true testament to one’s culture and heritage. Indeed, the way to the heart’s of the people is through food and it is no big surprise that wherever you go, one of the most immediate concerns of many a tourist and traveller is to experiment and try out the local flavours.

In the Kingdom of Siam i.e. modern day Thailand, it is no different. In fact, Thailand is one country that reinforces this food ideology for they take great pride in the meals that they prepare and their own indigenous methods. Thai cuisine is therefore very much a fusion of noodles, rice, traditional salads and spicy meats. Indeed, one who is not used to experimenting with strong spices and chilli should be very careful when sampling the delectable treats conjured up by the locals.

If street food is not up your alley, there is no shame in making a reservation at a Samui hotel for a fine dining experience. Any Samui resort should be fully capable of providing a similar variety of deliciously diverse treats that will make your taste buds sing and a resort the calibre of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui alone has over six different dining options just waiting to be experienced.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.