Best Places to Eat in Thailand (I)
Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Chic's Dim Sum – Dim sum and then some
Offering more than 50 types of dim sum, Chic's Dim Sum is a fun place to go for a snack or an entire meal. (We liked number 2: cream buns, though they seemed to be filled with sweet egg yolk rather than cream.)
Sit down, pick out your buns, and enjoy. There's also a large selection of Chinese teas.
Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Horm Lamai – "Ancient" coffee and dumplings
On the main road outside Lamai beach, this place does excellent "cafe boran" (ancient coffee), dim sum, and kanom jeem. Run by a Chinese-Thai, Horm Lamai also has an espresso bar in the back. It's well worth the visit.
Horm Lamai closes in the early- to mid-afternoon.
Best Places to Eat in Thailand: Jok Sompet – Thailand's favorite breakfast, 24 hours a day
If you haven't tried jok (a rice porridge commonly served with pork in the north and seafood in the south; also called "congee"), head to Jok Sompet. This 24-hour restaurant is almost always busy, and it specializes in jok. A bowl of pork and egg jok is the same price as it is at a street stall: 35 baht. There are several protein options as well as a vegetarian option. The menu is printed in both English and Thai.
There's plenty of other options on the menu, including dim sum, pork belly in a chili turmeric curry (65 baht) and other, more basic dishes.