Up until recently many of the markets in Koh Samui were solely made up of people selling different foods. Koh Samui’s markets are very different from the one that can be found in other parts of Thailand.
Since one of our favourite cuisines from around the world is the Thai, we decided to visit the Lamai market, from where we could buy fresh ingredients.
Many of the goods that were offered at the different stalls were new to us, but unfortunately the explanation of whate they were exactly got lost in the translation.
On the island there are several markets and the Lamai market is much smaller than the one located at Chaweng or Nathon. The colourful market consists of exotic and unfamiliar fruits as well as fake bags, Man U shirts, kids toys and Thai styled pancakes.
The market is located near Tesco Lotus and opens daily from 5:00pm. Here you can buy various Thai sweets, deep fried fish or barbecued duck. Most of the takeaway meals are priced around 20 baht.
The market is divided into sections and usually all the fruits, vegetables, spices and fresh sea food are displayed in their designated places at the market.
The Lamai market is a great stopover before hitting the streets bars at the beach or if you want to get a fresh scoop of delicious and mouth watering food.