Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mom Tri's Kitchen, Phuket

Mom Tri's Villa Royale is a stunning boutique hotel set high on a rocky outcrop in the Kata Beach area. With only 27 suites and all with magnificent views of the Andaman Sea, this is a very special place indeed. We nearly stayed at Mom Tri's but decided to save some money and stayed at the Dusit Thani instead, which while good in its own way, didn't have that special magic factor.
Anyway, we made it to Mom Tri's Kitchen for dinner, which was reputed to serve one of the best meals (and best winelist) in Phuket. I really loved the restaurant. It was so magical, with the waves lapping on the rocks below you - and mind you, this was at night after sunset as we got a little lost while driving there so missed sunset. The food was good too although I would hesitate to call it superb - and it was also quite pricey (SGD 90 for two, sans wine, no appetizers, and sharing a dessert). We ordered a Thai Delight set comprising a green curry, fried vegetables, salmon fillet, and grilled jumbo prawn, and a Grain-fed Angus tenderloin with beef cheek set for E. The green curry was great!
Nevertheless, we both felt quite intoxicated by the ambience of the place and went for a post-dinner stroll around the place ... will definitely stay here the next time we are in Phuket. (N.B: They have another hotel/restaurant, Mom Tri's boathouse catering more to the mass market, which is also reputed to be good).

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