Mediterranean Restaurants on Koh Phangan

17 Nov 2021

While many meals are recognizable as Mediterranean, true Mediterranean cuisine embraces the Mediterranean basin, which includes countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, and Syria, among others. Olive oil, wine, bread, and dried spices are all staples of Mediterranean cuisine.

Mediterranean restaurants of various cultures are becoming more popular everywhere including Koh Phangan. Mediterranean cuisine is a broad term that encompasses much more than we can describe here. While essentials such as olives, fresh cheese, bread, veggies, and nuts bind various Mediterranean cuisines together. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients, strong flavours, and easy preparation. Mediterranean cuisine is based on plant foods and minimally processed staples, with herbs and spices playing a key role. Fruit, vegetables, lentils, grains, olive oil, and fragrant herbs are usually abundant.

Healthy

The traditional Mediterranean diet has been demonstrated to lower our chance of acquiring type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, all are risk factors for heart disease. Researchers have also shown that those who eat a Mediterranean diet strictly may live longer and be less prone to gain weight.

 

Mediterranean Koh Phangan

 

Sirtaki Taverna

Thong Sala
Moussaka, tzatziki, souvlaki, and a variety of other Greek delicacies are on the menu. The Mediterranean flavour of the french fries is also a lovely addition. The staff are really kind and accommodating. Sirtaki is a popular destination, so make a reservation if you're travelling with more than two people!

El Greco

Thong Sala Panthip Market
Fresh and authentic Greek food which is homemade. Lentil soup, wraps, salad, feta and more.

Jarana Tapas

Chaloklum
In the heart of Chaloklum, with a big window to the sea, there is a special place called Jarana. A casual cafe, outdoors. Serving international dishes concentrating on health and wellness. At night, they transform to offer gypsies TAPAS and vibes from Spain.

Tortilla&Gazpacho

Baan Tai
You can enjoy their fantastic homemade tortilla and gazpacho. Serving also seafood, vegan and chicken paellas and handmade churros. You can enjoy their tapas. Located in front of Fisherman restaurant.

La Casa

Baan Tai
Waterfront restaurant and guest house ideally situated in the heart of Baan Tai. Serving many different foods which include the Mediterranean such as Spanish omelette.

Mango Tree

Chaloklum
The Mango Tree in Chaloklum offers traditional Greek specialities and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere.

For Israeli food, you can check the full article here and also Italian cuisine has its own guide.

 
Saffron Persian Kitchen

Take Away or Delivery Only
Saffron is a Persian Kitchen and delivers all over the island.