Seriously Awesome Raw Som Tam in Phuket- Atusmi Raw Cafe

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Last December, we went away to Phuket for our wedding anniversary trip and found Atsumi, a really quaint and cozy outdoor raw cafe!

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We went there around lunch time and were the only chinese customers. The rest were all caucasians and it was packed!

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Hubby Ro had Burrito 220 Baht (SG$8.50) made of corn tortilla, marinated veggies, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, mole, raw refried beans and mole sauce and a touch of fermented almond cheese. He found it tasted too raw and was not as filling or satisfying as a real floured version.

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I had the Raw Sagna 250 Baht (SG$9.70) made of layers of zucchini with fermented almond cheese, marinara sauce, smokey eggplant bacon and walnut macadamia and fig pate! It was sweeter compared to the one at Living Cafe in Singapore and came in a smaller portion. But overall I loved it!

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If you visit thailand, somtam 80 baht SG$3 (spicy papaya salad) can be one of the most easily accessible thai dish but sadly the conventional one comes with fish stock. Imagine my delight to hear they have a vegan version! This was so so so good. It was refreshing, crunchy, nutty and spicy. It screams thailand to me and as you can tell we were craving authentic good thai vegan food which was really hard to find and explain to the restaurants we have been to.

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The last dish we tried was Mango Sushi ($7.70) 200 Baht made of mango and seaweed wrapped sushi served with pecan pate, live broccoli/alfalfa sprouts, veggies with passion fruit and caramelized onion dipping sauce. It tasted too raw for our liking and we wished we ordered other thai traditional dishes instead. The sauce was quite unique but it lacked certain texture or maybe the textures were too hard.
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We also tried their raw desserts 120 baht each (SG$4.50) and were quite disappointed. It had a strange plasticky taste and was not as solid as we hoped it could be. The ones at Living Cafe in Singapore tops that for sure. We might be bias about it as we got them as takeaways and ate it for dinner.  But their mains tasted much better and fresher too.
If we would to visit Phuket again, this would definitely be a must visit and I spotted many people trying their phad thai! The only grip we have about Phuket is their exorbitant  transport costs!

99/1 Moo 7, Wiset Road

Rawai district,
Phuket, Thailand
atsumirawcafe@hotmail.co.th

Tel: +6676289224

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