We have two awesome meals a day here at The Content Castle, which only leaves us roaming the streets for two things: “treats” and beverages.

We’re located right off the main street in Samui, so there are options within mere seconds of walking. Plus, we’re often working on our laptops, and don’t want to venture too far out of range to get snacks.

We’ve rounded up the 7 best treats on the block for $1 USD each.

Thai Iced Coffee from Ancient Noodles

Price: 30 THB
Walking distance from The Castle: 2 minutes

Iced Coffee

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

Ancient Noodles is a food stand and restaurant at the end of our block. This is the closest, fastest place to get Thai iced coffee, Thai tea and ginger lime sodas. We also just love the staff and you can find many of our residents here daily. A large, fresh-brewed Thai iced coffee will only set you back 30 Baht, and you can tell them how much sweetener, milk or ice you’d like.

Triangle Sticky Rice

Price: 5 THB
Walking distance from The Castle: 3 minutes

Triangle Sticky Rice

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

Turn the corner at the end of the block where Road 4169 heads west, and you’ll find a food stand on the right side full of classic Thai street treats. Here you can get sweet sticky rice and custard-like goo wrapped in a banana leaf for 5 Baht. No plastic waste, no bitter aftertaste.

Sweet Corn and Coconut Puffs

Price: 5 THB
Distance from The Castle: 3 minutes

Sweet Corn and Coconut Puffs

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

The same stand sells four-packs of sweet, slightly gelatinous cornbread with a side of coconut flakes for 5 Baht. The flavor is really comforting, and both No. 2 and 3 on this list make great snacks for long hikes.

Nama Matcha Corn Snacks

Price: 15 THB
Distance from The Castle: 2 minutes

Nama Matcha Corn Snacks

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

Matcha is a superfood. If you love matcha and want it on or in all your snacks, this one is for you. For some reason matcha cakes are hard to find in our neighborhood, so when you’re having a craving, go for these corn crisps with matcha powder covering at the local 7/11. The mix of salty, savory corn and sweet matcha is addictive. They’re light and fluffy, and perfect when you just need to nosh through that editing session.

Halal Grass Jelly Cups

Price: 20 THB
Distance from The Castle: 2 minutes

Black Jelly

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

If you’re new to grass jelly, think of the tapioca starch in boba teas, only a bit more transparent and liquidy. This dark brown jelly is made out of the Chinese Mesona or “xianciao” plant, which is in the same family as mint. The flavor is not mint-like, but more a mix of sweet and bitter that pairs well with other things, and can also be eaten on its own. Beware, it’s addictive.

Singha Soda Water

Price: 8-10 THB per bottle
Distance from The Castle: 2-5 minutes

Soda Water

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

Why is this sparkling water so perfect? There are other brands out there, but somehow Singha is the preferred option here at The Content Castle. It’s cheap, contains the perfect amount of bubbles and bitterness, and the well-designed glass bottle is the most satisfying size and shape to drink from. It also makes an ideal incense holder afterward. Pick up a single bottle or a six pack at 7/11 or Tesco Express.

Custard Buns

Price: 7 THB
Distance from The Castle: 2 minutes

 

Custard Buns

PHOTO BY VXN HUT 2017

We know they’re not nutritious, but these cheap custard buns really hit the spot sometimes. Bread buns filled with sweet pandan or taro custard can be yours for only 7 Baht a piece, available 24 hours a day at the local 7/11. If either of these flavors are new to you, just trust us.

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