This place doesn't claim to do fine dining, however, what it does do, it does fantastically well.
This goes down in one of my top ten meals ever, nothing pretentious about this place, just good quality food cooked by someone who cares about what they are presenting.
We chose this restaurant after seeing reviews on Tripadvisor, currently is number 2 in the whole of Koh Samui and deservedly so.
We arrived for dinner and were presented with the menu and to be honest at this point I thought we had made a mistake, the menu showed the full breakfast, snacks, pizzas etc like so many other places, however what came next blew that notion away.
My wife and I both had the spicy duck salad, whilst this was only shown as a main course, Anna ( I think that is her name ) offered to serve it as a starter. It was packed full of flavour and although not too hot was served with the obligatory dish of additional chillies to spice it up to your liking.
The star of the evening was definitely my main course, I chose the Australian 300g rib eye steak and asked for it served blue, after reassuring Anna I only wanted it seared for 30 seconds either side, she chose to do it herself rather than let the chef do it for fear of him over cooking it, that is after Jack double checked that is how I wanted it cooked.
I have been fortunate to eat in some good restaurants, a lot which seem unable to cook a steak "blue", not here at the Jasmine, what arrived was cooked to absolute perfection on a proper char grill. The steak was only one part of this plate, it was served with garlic potatoes, mixed vegetables and I can safely say the potatoes are the best potatoe dish I have ever eaten and the broccoli, carrots and French beans were cooked perfectly and the most sublime jus.
My wife chose the grilled ducks breast ( I know 2 duck dishes, I don't understand either!) which had been cooked just right.
The desert was a simple coconut ice cream which rounded off one of those meals that will always remain in your memory.
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