Pradit Martruksa and his wife Kanchana Maikaew, owners of Ta Ton Do Seafood
Island life on Koh Yao Noi revolves around its waters, making its seafood a central part of local culture. Modern-day castaways can immerse themselves in the relaxed rhythm of long-tail boats, tropical forests, and rice field farms while staying at Cape Kudu Hotel – a beachfront boutique which offers an array of authentic activities, including cooking with Ta Ton Do Seafood. From learning how to paint simple Batik with artisan villagers and building nest boxes for local hornbills, to picking your own coconuts from a palm garden, Cape Kudu guests are made to feel at home with this charming island community.
A Pool Villa at Cape Kudu Hotel
The seafood of Koh Yao Noi is as fresh as you can find, especially the squid, shrimp, fish, and crab. The fishermen and people of Koh Yao Noi will catch fresh seafood from the sea every day to cook and sell without delay which makes the taste of the food here different from anywhere else.
The only market in Koh Yao Noi is “Wik Market”.
Koh Hong, Koh Roi, Koh Lao La Ding, Koh Pak Bia and Koh Nok are all beautiful, and off the tourist trail.
Heat up oil and sauté the garlic until fragrant. Add the squid, red chilli and lemongrass, then crush the ink sacs to let the black ink run out. Mix well and stir fry until the squid is cooked through. Season with oyster sauce, sugar and soy sauce. When the squid is done and the liquid is reduced, turn off the heat and it is ready to serve.