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The Chava Poolside Bar & Restaurant

The Chava Poolside Bar & Restaurant is exactly as its name says it is. This is a casual and relaxed poolside bar and restaurant which is located within the grounds of the boutique The Chava Resort in the Surin beach area of Phuket.

Although the menu is not extensive its contents have been very well chosen and feature many of the most popular International and Thai dishes.

The Phuketindex team was recently invited to The Chava Poolside Bar & Restaurant to sample some of the food and beverages that is offered on the menu.

Grilled chicken breast served with sautéed potatoes and vegetables

If there is one way I like my chicken breast cooked, it’s grilled and this chicken breast was grilled to perfection with the meat remaining tender and juicy. The sautéed potatoes were a great alternative to fries and tasted perfect with a sprinkling of paprika.
Fried squid with peppercorns and garlic

This is a delicious and simple recipe for squid. The lightly battered squid pieces were cooked perfectly leaving them nice and soft and not rubbery as is often the case with squid. The garlic was not too over powering and the peppercorns gave it a nice amount of spice. Perfect as a meal on a hot day!

Tom Kar Kai served with white and brown coconut rice

This hot spicy soup is made with coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass and chicken. Fried chillies added a smoky flavour as well as texture, colour and heat, but not so much that it overwhelmed the soup. This tom kha gai was comforting because of the silky, velvety-smooth texture from the coconut milk and was enlivened by the small pieces of chicken and slippery-sweet mushrooms. The coconut rice was a terrific accompaniment to the dish.

Mango smoothie

The Chava’s mango smoothie is an ideal drink for any time of day and was so refreshing on a very hot day. It was quick to make, healthy and tasted delicious.


Dragon fruit smoothie

The dragon fruit smoothie not only looked good but also tasted it. There was a slightly sour taste from the dragon fruit but this was softened due to the fat that the smoothie was made with milk. Dragon fruit is thought to be very good for balancing blood sugar levels for diabetics and is also said to have properties which help prevent cancer.

Phuketindex would like to thank Rungpruhat Suwanbodee (Golf) Operations Manager of The Chava for inviting us to come and visit The Chava Poolside Bar & Restaurant.

The Chava Resort
113 Moo 3, Tambon Cherng Talay,
Thalang District, Phuket 83110

Tel: +66 (0) 76 372600
Fax: +66 (0) 76 372606


One Comment

  1. I recently stayed at the Chava in May 2011 and can say without reservation that the Pool bar is a great littel gem of a spot. I had the Tom Kha Gai on more than one occassion and was never disappointed. The Mango shakes are awesome.


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