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Krua Bophut – Thai food in a traditional setting

If you are a fan of Thai food, you could do a lot worse than Krua Bophut.  This restaurant is located in a traditional Thai house at the western end of Fishermen’s Village, just on the beach.  You can sit outside on a terrace or on the beach, or (if the weather looks threatening), in the teak building.  We took the children aged 3 and 7 for an early dinner and our party of 6 was made to feel very welcome.  The atmosphere is friendly and calm and the food is 100% Thai.  A very mild fried rice with chicken was recommended for the children and it was delicious and the dishes are all cooked to order so can be as fiery as you wish.   Steamed rice arrives in little covered tureens followed closely by a huge range of curries, stir fries, salads and soup all beautifully presented with carved vegetable garnishes.  Our favourites include Thai red curry, Tom Kha Gai (fragrant coconut and chicken soup), duck with mushrooms and pineapple and sweet and sour prawns, washed down with fresh coconut or mango juice.

Service is friendly and efficient but not rushed and the bill for 6 of us came to about GBP 60.


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Baan Pimalai gets her name

Today a Thai friend of ours met with me to pass on her ideas about our villa’s name.  Although L-08 had served her well up to now, we wanted something a bit more meaningful.  Normally Buddhists call on monks to name children, houses, towns etc in order to bring good fortune.  Not having access to a Thai speaking Buddhist monk in Singapore, we asked our friend to come up with something beautiful, tranquil and easy for non-Thai speakers to pronounce … and so Baan Pimalai was christened!

Baan comes from the Thai word meaning Villa

Pima comes from the Thai word meaning Castle in the sky or Heaven

Lai come from the Thai word meaning Beautiful

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