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Cha Chai Home (Thailand)

Cha Chai Home (Thailand)

 Cha Chai Home

Cha Chai Home

On the first day of our stay in Koh Payam we jogged past a small restaurant called Cha Chai Home. After browsing through the menu for about 30 seconds, my wife and I realised that we were probably going to spend a considerable amount of time (and Thai Baht) at this cute little place. In fact my wife soon became a bit of a groupie ;-) Well me too, I suppose. We are both pretty serious about healthy food, especially if it tastes real good! 

Cha Chai home is owned by husband and wife pair, Chai and Charmaine. Charmaine is the creative genius behind the restaurant. Her passion for healthy food shines through the large selection on offer on the menu. There are separate drink and food menus and it is quite a process navigating your way through them. Luckily the favourite items are marked with a heart. I tried most of them and was rarely disappointed! 

 My wife with Charmaine, the co owner of Cha Chai home

My wife with Charmaine, the co owner of Cha Chai home

We visited in October which is the shoulder season (the changeover between the rainy and dry seasons) in Koh Payam (luckily just in time for Cha Chai Home, the restaurant is closed during the rainy season and only opens mid October). The island was fairly quiet, which in this case was a mixed blessing. The advantage was that it was easy finding place at the restaurant (apparently you have to get there early in high season as the place fills up quickly), but the disadvantage was that we missed out on the muffins and the cheesecake, which are only on offer during high season. 

We eventually ate there every day of our 8 day stay on Koh Payam and every meal was a highlight! Thanks Chai, Charmaine and the rest of the team, we will definitely miss you guys!

 The Cha Chai home team!

The Cha Chai home team!

 The curry chaphati (comes with two chapatis). One of my personal favourites!

The curry chaphati (comes with two chapatis). One of my personal favourites!

 The omelettes are good value for money. 

The omelettes are good value for money. 

 One of the delicious juices. As they are freshly squeezed from real fruit and vegetables they are always served with a glass of water. 

One of the delicious juices. As they are freshly squeezed from real fruit and vegetables they are always served with a glass of water. 

 The irresistible fruit shakes. You can have them with ice, milk or homemade joghurt. My wife never strayed from the Masala Chai teas on page one of the extensive drinks menu. These are highly recommended!  

The irresistible fruit shakes. You can have them with ice, milk or homemade joghurt. My wife never strayed from the Masala Chai teas on page one of the extensive drinks menu. These are highly recommended!  

 Breakfast options include awesome fruit salad...

Breakfast options include awesome fruit salad...

 Or delicious apple pie porridge... Yum Yum!

Or delicious apple pie porridge... Yum Yum!

 My wife (the groupie) with the drinks menu. There is also an extensive food menu.

My wife (the groupie) with the drinks menu. There is also an extensive food menu.

 The homemade jams are also for sale.

The homemade jams are also for sale.

 The colorfull kitchen and shopfront

The colorfull kitchen and shopfront

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