Simply put - Green Chilli was the best food we had in a month on Ko Lanta. The restaurant itself is simple and unpretentious, but the food speaks for itself.
Run by a husband and wife couple - the wife and her sisters run the kitchen. Upon chatting to her it turns out that she has been a chef in 11 countries, quite a feat for a local thai!
Dishes to look out for;
The fresh fish/crab cakes - the best I've had in Thailand. Crispy and fresh - we just kept on ordering more and more of these.
Duck Mussaman - probably the best I've had in Thailand. Just outstanding
Beef with fresh Chilli and Hot Basil. Not as hot as it sounds and very tasty
Any of their fresh fish dishes
The desserts! Banana spring rolls, Banana tempura, they were all excellent
Prices - we ate and drank extremely well for about £4 a head.
These guys really go the extra mile - and for little or no extra cost. For example, when we wanted to order a lot of Gin and Tonics, instead of charging us the individual price, they simply added £2 to the cost they paid for the bottle and gave it to us.
The wife also gave 5 of us a free mornings cookery lesson free of charge (These generally cost about £20 per person if you go to a local cookery school) where we learnt how to make the fish cakes and Mussaman.
I couldn't recommend the Green Chilli enough - if you want a pretentious, deluxe setting this isn't it - but the food is out of this world.
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