So, it’s been a long while since I last posted here. In that time I went on my honeymoon, came back, got back to work, and celebrated my 28th birthday. And the photo above would explain why I haven’t been actively blogging…
I’m pregnant! Tristan and I are expecting a little foodie baby in 2018!
We found out I was pregnant just three days before leaving on our 3-week honeymoon in Koh Samui, Thailand. I was determined to go despite being nauseous, but boy did morning sickness seriously kick my behind. Although I was surrounded by the beach and amazing food, I couldn’t fully enjoy it with all the changes my body was going through.
On top of strong nausea every single day, I found out I no longer enjoy garlic, onions, and meat, which are in many of my favorite Thai dishes. We also bought a ton of meat at Costco to keep in the freezer before leaving Japan, but that turned out to be a huge mistake.
And because I was nauseous all the time I couldn’t always eat the tempting snacks sold on the street.
Like this cheese and honey grilled pancake that Tristan bought as a post-dinner dessert. I had one tasty bite but that was all I could handle.
Apparently many women find cold foods easier to keep down during morning sickness, and sure enough, I was craving cold somen noodles. So we decided to hit the supermarket at the Big C mall which has many imported food products sold in the supermarket.
I also found myself craving salty over sweet (totally new concept for me) and was getting tired of the plain crackers I brought from Japan so we bought some cheddar. Ice cold orange juice was another craving I had in Thailand. I couldn’t get over the mineral taste in Thai bottled water so orange juice really helped. After trying several juice brands, I found Florida’s Natural to be the best.
Our go-to restaurant during our stay in Koh Samui was Ninja Crepes. We found this restaurant right by our Airbnb and it was a lifesaver.
There were so many options to choose from and the portions were small which was great as I didn’t have much of an appetite.
What’s great about Ninja is that you get to choose your protein for your dishes. It was around this time I started to realize my strong dislike towards chicken so I stuck to beef, although I soon found out it was all meat I now couldn’t eat.
We ended up going to Ninja at least once a day. Not just for the appropriately portioned delicious food, but also for the lovely couple who ran the restaurant. They were always so warm, welcoming, and treated us like family.
As much as we love eating Thai food on the beach while feeling the breeze and watching the sunset, I started craving sandwiches and pasta.
So after a quick Google search, we found Homemade Burgers and Sandwiches.
Tristan had the breakfast plate for 130 baht (less than 4 US dollars).
I had the cheeseburger with a side of fries for 170 baht (about $5). We were super happy with the food and went back the day before we left the island.
Green Leaf was also a highlight. We were originally planning to have dinner at the Italian restaurant next door but when we saw it was closed, and I was too pregnant to walk or drive around in search of another restaurant, we decided to try this place out.
And we were not disappointed. The pasta here was amazing, even though I could only finish half of it before I couldn’t eat anymore. The photo definitely doesn’t do it justice, but this fettuccine amatriciana was definitely one of my favorite meals on this trip. Tristan had fettuccine with pesto which was equally delicious.
We loved this little restaurant so much we even stopped by for breakfast a couple times.
I kept noticing that maple syrup seems to be non-existent in Koh Samui, and french toast and pancakes were served with honey. Perhaps maple syrup is too expensive?
Fisherman’s Village was another highlight of the trip because I loved the atmosphere, even though during the day it’s pretty empty and I couldn’t stand the heat for more than 5 minutes.
We tried stopping by a restaurant/café thinking it would be cooler in the shade but they only had a ceiling fan so I found it didn’t make much of a difference. Of course, Tristan and other tourists who aren’t pregnant had no problem with the temperature.
Every Friday night the shopkeepers set out stalls and the street comes alive.
There were endless stalls selling food as well as t-shirts and trinkets.
I only realized after getting back to the Airbnb that I hadn’t taken any photos of the food that we actually ate there.
I’m now in my 5th month of pregnancy and feeling much better. I haven’t gotten over morning sickness completely but at least I can get out of bed every morning and be functional at work. Although it’s not always easy, so far I’m enjoying being pregnant. Hopefully, I can soon get back to the swing of things on this blog… Any advice, experienced mom bloggers?