By the end of the month, visitors to the Outrigger will have the option of two
or three signature Fijian special dishes, in addition to the resorts acclaimed
range of Thai and international options.
Shailesh is most proud of his Indo-Fijian curries. "Its been 140 years since
the first Indians arrived in Fiji. Spices are still very highly used in
Indo-Fijian kitchens. I enjoy cooking curries with aromatic flavours with my
coach and critic [and wife] Rita, beside me."
There are culinary parallels with Koh Samui. "I also love making seafood slow
cooked in coconut milk with tropical island flavours such as lime, chilies,
coriander and coconut as the main ingredients."
He has been to Thailand before and admires Thai food. "Its world renowned and
highly regarded. Its one of my favourite cuisines as the ingredients are the
same or very similar to the food I grew up with."
Shailesh says hes also ready for the cultural challenges of working in
Thailand where greng jai [deference] and my pen rai [never mind] are
"I come from a similar background with greng jai. In Fiji people are very
humble to speak out. They are often too nice to say no."
He believes my pen rai wont be a problem either. "Its like we Pacific
islanders say, Set, no worries, or Its OK bro. So Im sure Ill be in the
same boat as my Thai brothers and sisters."
While adding a few Fijian
special dishes over the next six months, Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort will
continue its popular Thai cooking classes at its Blue Fire cooking school. The resort also recently introduced 16 in-resort activities many of them food and beverage related for
For further information on dining and relaxation at the couple-friendly
all-pool 52-villa Outrigger in Koh Samui, click here.
THAI DISCOVER OFFER
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cooking class for two, Thai set dinner for two, and airport transfers.
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ABOUT THE OUTRIGGER KOH
SAMUI BEACH RESORT
A private sanctuary to rejuvenate and reconnect with a loved one, the
Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort offers an absolute beachfront experience for
couples. The property is located on secluded 300-metre Hanuman Bay in the
northeast of the island 10-minutes from Samui airport (but away from its flight
path). Surrounded by spectacular granite headlands and swaying palms, the
resorts creates an atmosphere where guests can find true serenity. With only 52
villas and suites on the property, all with a private cool plunge pool and
sundeck, each feels like a personal sanctuary. Choose from suites and villas
including Garden Pool Suite, Ocean View Pool Suite, Oceanfront Pool Suite, and
Garden Pool Villa. For mouth-watering culinary fare, Edgewater, the Blue Fire
Cooking School and the (swim-up) Wet Bar offer the best of informal holiday
dining. The Navasana Spa is designed for pure relaxation. Discover Thai culture
through Signature Experiences such as Thai cooking lessons, fruit carving,
batik making, leather etching and a Thai kick-boxing lesson. More at Outrigger.com
ABOUT OUTRIGGER HOSPITALITY
For more than 70 years, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has charted a journey of
discovery expanding from Hawaii to premier resort destinations in Fiji,
Thailand, Guam, Mauritius and the Maldives. The privately held hospitality
company currently operates and/or has in development 38 properties and over
7,000 rooms inviting guests to Escape Ordinary with authentic Signature
Experiences and the Outrigger DISCOVERY loyalty program. Outriggers multi-branded portfolio includes
OutriggerÂ® Resorts, OHANA Hotels by OutriggerÂ® and Hawaii Vacation Condos by
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