|Koh Panyee from North East|
Koh Panyee is a tiny Muslim village built on stilts next to a small cliff that is an island itself, despite the small dimension the island has two very different souls. The south side is taken by tours package restaurants, where all massive tours to James Bond come to have lunch and do some shopping at souvenirs shop. While the north side, near the cliff, is where can see the island and village life there, at the extreme north east side, we found the Panyee Bungalow Restaurant. There were some local people from Phang Nga Town, small tour groups and some independent travelers that made their way to the piers and then to the island.
|Koh Tam Loe|
|Panyee Bungalow Restaurant|
So we decided to give a trial and we ordered the House Dish, snapper fish cooked three times, the fish is fried, then passed again in the pan with chilly paste and then in sweet and sour sauce. The staff asked if we liked spicy or more sweet...surely spicy.
|Food is ready..and a lot|
|Souvenir shop at restaurant|
|Terrace on the sea|
|Fish cages next to the restaurant ..fresh sea food|
Must say that Muslim cuisine is always a bit sweet so ask for fish sauce, salt or lemon if like a more bitter flavor or simply ask to not add sugar.
The Island is traditional and so won't have any pork on the menu and alcohol is banned.
We think all was good from staff to food, location to kindness and so we are now using this as "our" restaurant for the private Phang Nga tour.
|Panyee Bungalow Sea Food Restaurant|
A note about the name, the owner Mr "Bao" is planning to build first Koh Panyee bungalows next to the restaurant, may be next year. In the hope he can make his dream come true he started with the name "Panyee Bungalows".
|Diego at Panyee Bungalow -what great day !|
If you have there at this restaurant please leave your comment.