Mom Tri’s Kitchen – Phuket, Thailand

One of my favorite dining experiences was when we were in Phuket, Thailand a few months ago. Mom Tri’s, a modern Thai fusion restaurant, is located on the edge of a cliff overlooking Kata Noi beach and the sun setting into the horizon throughout the evening. It was surreal to dine somewhere so beautiful, immersed in the ocean air with waves crashing into the rocks below.

My bf got Singha beer and I had a fresh Thai coconut. This drink order was consistent in every Asian country we traveled to, the boy was loyal to local brews and I was crazed about fresh coconut juice and scraping the meat off the insides.

The view from our table. I wish I could enjoy the entire process of the sun setting more often but usually in the busy day to day I only can catch glimpses. On vacation, free time is abundant, and I loved having a meal long enough to notice every change in the light.

A little cup of potato soup to start.. I think. They gave these out in the beginning of the meal so I don’t remember what else was in it.

Som Tum Pu-Nim, which was a fried soft-shell crab green papaya salad with Tobasco and coriander. I like the preservation of the form of the crabs in the presentation even though it made eating them feel more personal.. like hey, I can see you..

Phuket Rock lobster poached in butter with horseradish, sautéed leek, spring onion, and semi-dry tomatoes served with beetroot risotto. Being so close to the ocean, I had to try their seafood. The risotto was a creamy complement and the beetroot stained it with a pretty purple pink shade.

Roasted duck in mango and ginger sauce served with roasted root vegetables. Thailand mangoes are my favorite because they’re so juicy and sweet, and the sauce was essentially pureed fresh mangoes with some spice from the ginger.

Tempura Phuket bananas with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The view by the time we were almost finished with dinner.


  1. December 5, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    that lobster dish looks so yummy! also i agree with the young coconuts! they are amazing. the best one i tried was called a "golden coconut" in china – they were the sweetest ones i tasted on my vacation =)

  2. December 5, 2011 / 6:43 pm

    God, I love anything fried so much. Fried bananas sounds awesome.

  3. December 5, 2011 / 10:04 pm

    Thailand is next up on my travel checklist! The food looks amazing…that view is pure heaven…and your dress is stunning to boot! That cobalt critter print is perfect for the tropics!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

  4. December 6, 2011 / 4:56 am

    This all looks so incredible, you are one lucky lady!


  5. December 6, 2011 / 5:08 am

    The food looks delicious and the photos stunning! I am all about drinking fresh coconut water then eating the fleshy goodness.

  6. December 6, 2011 / 5:54 am

    Beautifully written post, and you look gorgeous!

  7. December 6, 2011 / 7:00 am

    gahhhh it all looks f*in bomb! your food photos and the things you order make me want to eat them right off the screen. fantastic photos~~~
    xoxo Diana

  8. December 6, 2011 / 7:58 am

    i got sooo excited looking at all this food, i dont know what to say! definitely need to pack a 2nd stomach when i visit thailand. xx

  9. December 6, 2011 / 8:11 am

    Wahhhhhhhhh…you been travelling the world girl:) I'm sooooo jealous!

    The food looks delish and that view is breath taking (you as well, hehe)!!!

    p.s. are u still travelling or back home?


  10. December 6, 2011 / 9:57 am

    that food looks so beautiful, all of it! & sounds tasty too! fresh coconut milk sounds dee-lish, especially in such a lovely setting..

    Katie x

  11. Yeji
    December 7, 2011 / 6:46 am

    fresh thai coconut!!!!!

  12. December 9, 2011 / 5:26 am

    the food and scene in the background are just gorgeous.

  13. March 1, 2012 / 5:41 am

    Beautiful place and delicious food. What more could you ask for? To be there of course!

  14. April 6, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    I hope I can travel to these places in Thailand soon! These are excellent photos and I think I have to save money for these tours.

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