Ash at Havana Beach Resort
Although there are plenty of places in Thong Nai Pan to try Thai food, BBQ, seafood and pizza, there are very limited chances to try other types of Asian food. You can get Laotian food at Bamboo in Noi and Burmese food at Better Than Sex. If you want to eat Indian food there is only choice – Ash Restaurant at Havana Beach Resort.
Havana Beach Resort is the longest running and probably best luxury accommodation option at Thong Nai Pan Yai. It is run by two brothers who are Thai but who can trace their heritage back to India. They have used their knowledge of Indian cuisine in the resort restaurant called Ash.
Ash has table and chair seating on the beach as well as raised platforms with low tables and cushions for those who like reclining while they repast. They also have indoor seating if the weather is less clement.
It should be mentioned that the quality of Indian food on offer at Ash is high but it is not the same as Indian food in the UK which has become ‘anglicized’. Rather Ash focuses on producing more authentic Indian food that blends Indian spices rather than making rich sauces.
There is a fairly extensive choice of Indian dishes on the menu. You can get finger foods such as samosa and pakora for starters. For entrees there is a range of curries such as korma, Madras and vindaloo. You can choose lamb, chicken, shrimp, fish or vegetarian versions. To go with the curry you can order excellent Indian breads such as nan and paratha.
Starters cost about 100 Thai Baht. Main courses cost between 180 and 250 Thai Baht. Breads cost 60 to 100 Thai Baht.
For those who don’t want Indian food, Ash also serves good Thai dishes and BBQ food.
For those staying on Thong Nai Pan Yai one of the ‘must do’ experiences is a night dining under the stars at Ash, enjoying the excellent food and friendly and efficient service.