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Zazen Restaurant

Zazen Restaurant Samui provides Thai cuisine, soft jazz, elegant service and the entertainment of traditional Thai dance.
Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, 177 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand

The Place

Run by Belgian–English expat Alex Andries and his Thai fiancée, Thitima Fathaveeporn (whose father once ran a guesthouse on the site), this 26-room resort also features one of the island's best eateries. The path to the beachfront restaurant leads past Zen ponds, Buddhist statues and a bridge with a handmade yin-yang mosaic.

The Food

Brussels-born chef Wally Andreini draws on his homeland, Italian mother and eight years in Asia to fuse together a globetrotting menu. Lemongrass king prawns sit on a bed of ratatouille; white snapper is paired with both a Chinese-style hoi sin glaze and a French white-wine sauce. The cheekily named "orgasmic salmon" was a knockout: a baked macadamia-and-herb encrusted fillet stuffed with goat cheese and dill that's served with Peruvian quinoa - a nutty, protein-packed cereal that's not often seen on menus in Asia.


Tel: +66 77 425 085



Published on Aug 27, 2009

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