We visited The Green Ta'lay because of the great reviews & we were staying lose by at Elements Resort & Spa. I called in the afternoon for a reservation that evening & spoke to the American owner, got a table at 8pm no problem. The restaurant is not fancy but comfortable & clean. When we arrived there were a couple of tables to spare but it was quite busy. I thought the menu was pretty large so it took us a while to choose but there was no rush & we had a drink first. I chose raw prawns in a spicy Thai sauce as I'd never eaten raw prawns before.... The waitress always asked if we wanted the food spicy or not spicy, I plumped for spicy & wasn't disappointed. Lots of red chilli but great taste too. The prawns were very different from cooked prawns but lovely. My wife had the Papaya salad & although she asked for not spicy it was still a little hot for her.
For main course I had Duck with a Red Curry sauce which was excellent & again nice & spicy. My wife had Prawns in Red Curry. The prawns were large & succulent & her sauce was less spicy as requested. The curries were not made with coconut milk so were drier than we are used to but were excellent & the taste was very good. We were pretty full but after speaking with Dave, the American co-owner from Maine, were persuaded to try the homemade Coconut ice-cream with a shot of Cuban Rum on top. This was delicious & rounded off the meal perfectly. We drank cocktails & beer & everything was reasonably priced so can't comment on wine. Had a good chat with Dave about Thailand, Koh Samui & golf!
The kitchens are visible from some of the tables & we could see the food & cocktails being prepared. Everything was spotless & as a family concern it is authentic central Thai food. It caters perfectly for tourists & being lose to the Conrad hotel gets a lot f custom from there. The meal cost probably half what it would in the UK but more than some traditional Thai restaurants here. The thing is its all on their very good website so take a look & enjoy as much as we did.
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