Lamai Sunday Night Market

7 Amazing Things You Have To Eat At Lamai Night Market

Lamai Sunday Night Market in Koh Samui is an authentic experience of Thailand’s market culture, with local food stalls selling everything from Thai to Italian and cocktails to sip on the go.

Four streets close off vehicle access every Sunday from 3-11pm, with delicious food available from over 100 stalls.

In situations like this though, it’s choice that can be the only problem. How do you know what’s good? What if you miss out on trying a famous dish? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with our guide to the 7 best things to eat at Lamai Sunday Night Market.

1. Naem Khao Tod

‘Naem Khao Tod’ is a salty and sour pork salad with crispy fried rice balls. Fresh mint and herbs are mixed with fermented sausage and crumbled rice croquette with slivers of ginger for a unique savoury snack.

Lamai Sunday Night Market Crispy fried rice balls in Lamai Night Market

2. Pad Thai

You’ll eat a lot of Pad Thai while in Thailand, but the steaming hot pot of fresh noodles at Lamai Night Market is a stellar choice. The Pad Thai stalls here make hearty portions in minutes, finished off with some peanuts and lime.

Pad Thai in Lamai Night Market

3. Grilled or fried chicken

We can’t choose between these two, so we suggest you get them both. Chicken thighs are marinated in a sticky BBQ sauce and grilled over hot coals.

Follow up with a crispy fried chicken leg and throw in a corn on the cob for good measure.

Grilled in Lamai night market fried chicken in Lamai night market

4. Garlic and cheese mussels

Probably one of the slightly pricier dishes at the market, these New Zealand mussels are loaded with garlic and cheese before being flame-grilled to melt the toppings.

The best 120baht you’ll spend all night.

Pricier dishes in Lamai Night Market

Garlic and Cheese Mussels

5. Crispy sweet pancakes

Choose from a variety of toppings to add to this snackable dessert – think colourful jelly, fresh fruit, chocolate and nuts.

Mini-pancakes come with sweetened desiccated coconut and a sweet cream cheese.

Crispy sweet pancakes at Nigh Market Mini-pancakes

6. Gin Fizz

All that eating is thirsty work, so make sure to hydrate – maybe with a cocktail in a to-go cup? There’s several brightly lit cocktail stalls along the market route that will whisk you up a boozy drink.

Try the Gin Fizz: a refreshing mix of gin, lemon juice, and sugar.

Gin Fizz

7. Homemade coconut ice-cream

Join the queue (it’s worth the wait) for a bowl of homemade coconut ice-cream, served in its own shell. You’ll get a glass of the fresh coconut water while you wait, and can pile on toppings of sprinkles, nuts and chocolate sauce.

A glass of fresh coconut water Homemade coconut ice-cream

Have we missed out on any must-try dishes at the Lamai Sunday Night Market? Let us know!

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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