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An Isaan style Thai restaurant situated in Thong Sala.


The restaurant has a lovely story and was opened around 8 years ago by K.Jorn, we sat down with him to get the history of this unique place;

Born in Chumphon, where his Father was from he would go to and from both there and Koh Phangan where his Mother called home. 

Baan Boontom is known for its Isaan style food and this is because K.Jorn’s Wife is from the area. At first they were making very real authentic Isaan food but they had to change it a little for the people from the South to be able to eat it. Real Isaan food is too spicy, too smelly and sometimes too raw for the Southern Thai palate. They changed it to be slightly less, less bold flavours but to still taste delicious!


This is definitely an island gem and most unique to any other Thai restaurant is certainly the building, you may not feel as though you are on Koh Phangan when you are treated to a beautiful strong wooden table and bench rather than your typical plastic one.

The food is delicious, very fresh and full of delicate yet strong flavour with an authentic touch, perfect to enjoy with a few friends. 


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