tastes of samui 2022: A REVIEW

TASTES OF SAMUI is a culinary market that was started in March 2021, by the guys at Secret Garden, to breathe some life back into our community after all the interuptions caused by the pandemic.  It’s an event that brings together about a dozen of Samui’s restaurants, all serving small dishes, along with some fabulous live entertainment, plus refreshing wines and cocktails.  It was great to see the event back in 2022. 

Our thanks to John, Johan and the Secret Garden team for inviting Sisters on Samui to be the charity partner for the event again.  Our gratitude to all of the businesses who shared their food and drinks at the stalls; the amazing lineup of live entertainment – and the Samui community that came to enjoy a fabulous afternoon by the beach.


Sisters on Samui hosted our first ever “Bottle Tombola” and raised 16,870 THB on the day.  These funds help us bring hope and sustenance to many families in need through our #FeedSamui, Local Matters and soon to launch Education programs.  

All of the prizes were donated by local business and Samui residents (see list below).  For this we thank you!  You helped us raise funds to provide food packages to 84 families. 

The SOS Painting Ladies were also selling their handpainted crafts on the day – with some beautiful stools and boxes on offer.

The ladies have been meeting every Wednesday for a few hours of painting – it’s a fun activity, and helps to raise funds for SOS. 


Also – thanks to our volunteers to helping on the day at the event. 


A massive thanks to all of our Tombola Prize Sponsors – local businesses and Samui residents – for your kind donations of bottles, jars, and gift vouchers.  We are super appreciative of your generous support – we couldn’t have done it without you!  

Donated prizes included: gift vouchers, bottles of wine & spirits, homemade jam & marmalade, peanut butter, toiletries!

  • Chrissy King
  • Jane Brazier
  • Lynn Grebstad
  • Lynn Payne
  • Myriam Bensadoun
  • Philip Schaetz & Matthias Dathe
  • Sheila Frost
  • Tammy Wade
  • Yvonne Roberts

Some photos from the day


We were joined by a wonderful group of Samui’s restaurants – all presenting their signature dishes and products.  Be sure to check out these awesome restaurants on Samui.

And the fabulous Live entertainment

  • Rick & Maria
  • DJ Raffo
  • Angel Garcia & Susie Aeh
  • Samui All Stars

Hope to see you all again next year!!