It was February of this year in Koh Lanta, Thailand. Travelling with my closest friends for the first time. By this point in the trip, we already had a motto that if we liked something at a specific place then we wouldn’t wander for the same thing elsewhere. This is all after our loyalty to a certain pancake and smoothie stand had been tested, and we failed miserably because of it,
On this particular day, we had spent the entire day on the beach in Klong Nin and decided to wander further up along the beach to explore and see what we could discover. We saw the sign ‘Happy Hour’ and ‘Beach-front Massage’ in front of a bar that was the by far the most ‘prettiest’ looking we had run into. It was a no-brainer. We went and got acquainted with our sudden new favourite place on the beach.
The island had many reggae influenced bars and beach front restaurants it was all starting to get slightly repetitive. However, the hut styled beach-front bar and restaurant had consistency with the sand at our feet, and candles and cushions, great music and hosts. The menu is what made us come back.
That specific day we really wanted a Thai curry but because of the lesson we had learned the hard way when it came to our food and beverage experience, we had great curry a few days earlier at a restaurant further down the beach closer to where we were staying at the time. So we did what had to do in that moment,
We risked it.
Half of us going for Red curry, the other Green.
It was the best food decision we had made and continued to make the entire trip. Whenever we wanted a Thai Curry we would find ourselves at Sunset Bungalows. Our Thai home away from home,
The sound and the taste had become our favourite place to gather and eat and commune and share our thoughts that were triggered somehow by the taste. So even when recreating the recipe with the same girlfriends it’s now a cherished and dear memory for all of us, holding our confessions and memories of fellowship and friendship.