Stacked Restaurant on Koh Samui was recently opened and specializes in burgers. When you walk in, you could mistake yourself being in New York or San Diego by the decor and atmosphere of the place. With a huge surfboard table in the middle an retro bar scene, this is a cool place for drinks and great food.
We both enjoyed specialty cocktails created by a mixologist from NYC. I had a margarita and Steven tried the island fashion, which was their take on an old fashion. To start we had the grilled Caesar salad. The dressing was clearly homemade and it was so on point. It was creamy and had a hint of anchovy flavor, which is exactly how it should taste. The grilled romaine lettuce was a great touch and it was topped with fresh croutons and shredded Parmesan cheese. The portion size was perfect for two to share as an appetizer. We also tried the Laab Tod, thai style pork meatballs. It came with three smaller size meatballs, so we suggest having your own to really enjoy this dish. The meatballs were filled with fresh herbs and had amazing flavor and moistness. It was accompanied by a sweet and spicy Thai style mango salad that complements the meatballs very well. Our appetizers were very good and we were ready for our main course.
Steven had the aristocrat burger, a thick wagyu beef patty topped with manchego cheese, sautéed mushrooms, beetroot, and truffle aioli. We order our burgers rare, and it was cooked to perfection. The juices ran out and were soaked up by the soft and tasty, black sesame bun. It was definitely a great taste of home.
By suggestion, we also had the BBQ ribs. They had a dry rub, which was spicy, and were served with mashed potatoes and a salad. They literally fell off of the bone! Both entrees were great. We also enjoyed some Parmesan fries on the side. Although we were completely stuffed, we had to try the PB&J dessert. It was a tower piled high with peanut butter ice cream between crunchy crackers and layers of fresh jam. This was a great ending to our meal.
The location of the restaurant is great as you can walk around the area after dinner or even along the beach. They have a wide variety of burgers and great Thai food options as well. Whether you are looking for a western meal or a spin off of Thai cuisine, you can chase your cravings at Stacked and be completely fulfilled!
Follow your tummy…
-Jess and Steven