It could be a line from a song, but it is also the main items on the menu at one of Koh Phangan’s most popular restaurants, Pa Dum’s kitchen. You might not recognise the name since the signs on the way to Pa Dum’s read “Phangan Place” and “Phangan Homemade Ice Cream” but you will remember the food, and more than likely if you are spending any length of time on the island you will return to Pa Dum’s.
Near Thong Sala
The restaurant is located on the main road going from Thong Sala to Chaloklum. The turning for the restaurant is on the opposite side of the road from the police station and government buildings. It takes just a few minutes to reach the restaurant from the centre of Thongsala on a motorbike.
Pa Dum has established himself as the leading ice cream maker on the island. He uses only the freshest ingredients and the ice cream is made daily. His ice creams contain neither preservatives nor additives. They are all made on site.
There are 20 different flavours available: coconut, pumpkin, sweet corn, mango, pineapple, green tea, rum & raisin, chocolate, coffee, custard apple, jack fruit, taro, banana, lemon, sweet milk, cookies milk, vanilla, chocolate chips, strawberry and tamarind. With all this choice and with so many tropical flavours on offer you are bound to find some variety of ice cream that tickles both your fancy and your taste buds.
You can buy a scoop of ice cream in a cone for 30 Thai Baht. A bigger scoop in a hollowed out coconut costs 110 Thai Baht. Takeaway boxes come in two sizes: small (120 THB) or large (120 THB). If you are staying in a villa or room with a fridge the chances are that you will stop in and have a scoop and then purchase a box and rush back to put it in your fridge. It really is the best ice cream on Koh Phangan; so much so that many of the restaurants on the island also buy in and sell Pa Dum’s ice creams.
The restaurant is also noteworthy for its seafood. The restaurant serves fresh seafood cooked using authentic Thai recipes. Although Pa Dum’s seafood is not as famous as his ice cream it is arguably just as good.
It is a pleasant restaurant with plenty of shady seating in a quiet location. It is not a big restaurant but you can usually find a place to sit. The restaurant is open from 10.00 to 19.00 seven days a week.
Whereas you can always get seafood at Pa Dum’s you can sometimes find his selection of ice cream is limited. This is because it is made fresh and if there is a power cut he and his staff have to start from scratch building up their stock. It is worth checking out their Facebook page for updates about blackouts or telephone them on +66 77 238 681. You don’t want to ride across the island dreaming of seafood and mango ice cream only to have your hopes dashed by a power outage induced shortage!
Location of Phangan Homemade Ice Cream
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