My visit to Somo’s Guesthouse and Restaurant was a Five Star experience I will never forget!
During my visit I stayed in the air con room behind the dormitory and on my return visit I stayed in the luxury apartment. In both rooms the beds were very comfortable and the air con worked great and was a nice treat. The luxury apartment is by far my favorite room on the property and receives my highest recommendation. The hand crafted stone bathroom, kitchen with fridge and the living space made me feel right at home. I was able to relax and get my work done while providing me with a safe and quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of Thailand.
The food, oh the food! Somo is an up and coming celebrity chef taking Thailand by storm! Chef Somo has transformed her traditional Thai recipes and her background as a Yacht Chef and developed a new fusion of flavors. I had the great honor to cook and film a television show with Chef Somo and it was a once in a lifetime experience! On several occasions I was able to learn from her through her cooking lessons, which have helped me reinvent my own style of cooking. Indulging in one of her gourmet dishes is a must while in Phuket. I think it says a lot about her culinary artistry when travelers from other guesthouses around Phuket come to eat her food 5-6 times a week. Be sure to try her Yellow Curry Fried Rice, Pork Salad, Fried Pork Ribs and her Seafood Glass Noodle Salad…oh and everything else on the menu!
It was a great privilege to stay at Somo’s Guesthouse. Somo and her husband Chis were gracious hosts and great friends. They made me feel part of their family. On a few occasions myself and other backpackers were able to tag along on, on one of their adventures, experiencing Thailand with a local perspective. They are a wealth of information on the local area and off the beaten track sites. I always felt very safe during my stay at Somo’s Guesthouse at all hours of the day and night, making me feel like I was really home.
I am eternally grateful for the time I was able to spend with Somo, Chris and Baby Aiden. Thank you all for making my visit to Somo’s Guesthouse and Restaurant one I will never forget. I will be back soon!
You're friend and fellow traveler,
Chef Steven Ferneding - USA