Lifestyle: Le Cochon Qui Fume – French Restaurant & BBQ

Samui’s culinary arts scene is sizzling so
when you pack for your trip, make sure to
bring your appetite. Consider yourself a
foodie? Samui is a food lover’s paradise and it’s
just getting better and better.

Newly opened on
the shores of Bophut Lake is Bastien’s and Rémi’s
newest culinary experience “Le Cochon Qui
Fume” or in English “The Smoking Pig”.

This is a beautifully arranged indoor and outdoor
restaurant situated on the side of the picturesque
Bophut Village Lake with beautiful evening views.
The main feature on entering this delicate hidden
French Gem is the impressive pig shaped BBQ
in the center.

Large racks of pork and lamb will be found hanging and
sizzling around the BBQ which is fueled by local coconut
husks giving that food the extra special aroma.

Everything is prepared in house and that includes the BBQ
and delicatessen, and desserts of course homemade. The
menu evolves with the seasons and the dishes are always
prepared with fresh products and carefully selected, for
authentic flavors and the recipes of yesteryear gastronomy.

Our recommendations on trying are the starter: bruchette
and rillettes (pork that is cooked for a very long time, almost
like a terrine), ham pate, pickles and a fresh tomatoe mix.
Then not to be missed is the BBQ Pig Oven main course,
barbecued Leg of Pork and Roast Lamb barbecued,
both served French style- rare and served with heavenly
homemade sauces: Béarnaise or ketchup. Sides are corn
on the cob, a baked potato with sour cream, shallot, mint,
pepper and paprika sauce and daily side dishes depending
on the seasons and the fresh market, corn, tomatoes and
provencales ratatouille.

This « duo » is only 590 Baht. They do a full set course
(starter, main dishes, French cheeses, homemade dessert
and French wine) for 10 persons’ min (at 990 Baht per
person). With an (not surprising) excellent selection of
French wines, Le Cochon Qui Fume will cater also for villas
and private functions at the restaurant for a minimum of 25
people and for those in a rush take away is also available.

Open daily from 7 pm to 11 pm

Reservation is appreciated; Phone: + (0) 66 77 332 414

Entrance by the International Tourism Office and parking space nearby Bophut traffic lights (50 meters away)

Private Parking Space