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“The definition of unpretentious cuisine”

Mama Pooh's Kitchen
Ranked #67 of 427 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Description: Road side restaurant just outside Haad Chao Pao
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Much has already been said about the basic standard of the decor in this wooden restaurant by the side of the road, as well as the rather acquired taste of the Cliff Richard/Frank Sinatra music being surreally played in the background! It felt rather more like Koh Phangan when 'San Francisco' came on but really you could be in any decade and I absolutely love that.
Just to correct one reviewer who was very pompous about not 'slumming it' - yes the surroundings are basic but dirty it isn't, anyway the finest tablecloths in the world can hide a grubby kitchen.
We had two different king prawn dishes and they came vibrantly spiced and perfectly cooked, while the Singha beer was a record 75Bt for a big one, which is a record low for me so far.

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1  Thank LiJames77
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

if you want a genuine authentic Thai surrounding and excellent food look no further this is definitely the place, great atmosphere, great people, great Thai cuisine, just fantastic
we had filet of barracuda with curry sauce (to die for!!!) at 190 bahts, also had at other occasions many other dishes and drinks for around 100/120 bahts per person
just a must

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1  Thank joelle c
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

A really interesting place to eat with some excellent food.
You start by listing your menu choice on a scrap of paper then you hand it to a gentleman behind a cluttered desk by a pile of boxes. He then checks the order and passes it the kitchen.
You food appears a short time later from the kitchen looking and smelling fantastic. Once your done and ready to pay you go see Mama Poo to make your payment.
It's a very friendly pace and Mama Poo is full of smiles and chatter.
Highly recommended and don't be put off by the decor.
A very strange ordering system

1  Thank Xan808
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this place by a few people. Although the restaurant isn't in the best shape. It is a part of the culture. You are served and greeted with smiles and the food is exceptional. Meals are so cheap, you can easily eat and drink for under 100b. Been back nearly every day we have been in Koh Phangan!

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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I lived on Koh Phangan from January until April 2014 and was a regular at Mama Poohs. Always friendly, helpful, on point staff. Mama Pooh is all smiles! The environment makes the whole space feel like very down home, relaxed vibe. The environment isn't why i go though. The food has been great every time I have eaten there. Must haves: Fried Noname (great Thai herbs!), veggie burger (homemade wheat bread, fresh veggie patty), Musman curry. Once I like something, I like it. So I didn't switch my menu up too often but all my friends on Koh Phangan loved Mama Poohs as well. Very, very affordable too. Especially for the amount and taste of the food! Poohs is a must on the island. Not to mention they always play really good music ;)

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