Fairytale Thai food in Saint-Tropez, Le BanH-Hoi

 

BanH-Hoi is truly one of my favourite spots in Saint-Tropez. I am in love with it’s atmosphere, vibe, location and most of all it’s amazing food. It’s a little hidden in-between the cute streets that lead you around town. But as soon as you walk into the right road you’ll notice the restaurant straight away. With it’s cute tables set in the middle of the road and light creating a fairytale like atmosphere. You walk into a little dream that is just going to get better.

What to have

I’m honestly in love with their menu. It’s so classic but with a little twist that will make you get excited. Everything they serve is colourful, full of honest and raw flavours and extremely high in quality. As I mentioned before, this is one of my favourite restaurants – however, I might even say this is my ultimate favourite. Yes, it’s that good.

 

Starter

As a starter I love ordering the Spinach filled Dim Sum. They are perfectly steamed filled with lots of spinach that’s so full of flavour. It’s a bomb of healthy green goodness and every mouth full is divine. It’s the best start to a delicious dinner.

 

 

Main

The ultimate main that you have to try is the Vegetable Basil Curry. This plate is overloaded with fresh crunchy vegetables bathing in a coconut curry sauce that is so creamy and rich. It’s honestly the best curry I have ever had as the flavours are fresh, comforting, tropical and they come together perfectly. I personally believe it’s the best dish on the menu.

As a side dish that’s a must try is the Sticky rice with coconut milk steamed in it’s bamboo stick. It’s unlike any rice you have ever tasted. It’s sweet, but not overly sweet. As soon as you take your first bite all the flavours kick in and as a finishing touch the bamboo flavour comes through. It’s absolutely amazing.

Another dish that is absolutely delicious are the Crispy vegetables rolls. They are perfectly crispy and filled with fresh vegetables. Served with lettuce and fresh mint you can decorate your own spring roll making it even more refreshing and tasty.

 

 

Where to go

BanH-Hoi is open everyday from 19.30- 23.30 and their address is 12 Rue du Petit Saint-Jean in St-Tropez.

I advice you to make a reservation before as it get’s pretty busy especially in the weekends. Their number is +33 (0)4 94 97 36 29

 

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Breakfast heaven!

Bonjour my fellow breakfast lovers! I’d like to think I started my morning right by walking down the street and finding myself in breakfast heaven! I ordered in my best French (while a lady was smiling at me) all the brioches I could smell while walking down the street!

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Whats breakfast heaven if it doesn’t include a smoothie! Just a little further down the road I could hear the fruit boxes being stacked on top of each other. As I walked around the corner the colours of the fruit were blooming against the pale background. This shop named Hierbas in St-Maxime doesn’t only sell fresh pressed juices and smoothies but also home-made food such as sandwiches and granola! For the vegans/vegetarians under us, they have some amazing options! The best thing is, you can just drop by and they will make everything in no time in order for you to be on your way and enjoy something delicious and healthy!

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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME
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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME
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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME
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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME

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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME

The view from our apartment is mind-blowing. I feel so lucky to be waking up to this view every morning while dipping my warm croissant in my coffee. We booked this apartment using Airbnb which honestly was the most pleasant, quick and amazing service ever! Obviously we decided we wanted to try and get this apartment very quickly, and by our surprise we got a reply very quickly too! This is the second year we have been here now, and we are not planning to leave anytime soon!

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A hippies favourite beach in St Tropez

Here I am, sitting outside with my feet up. Writing this article overlooking the harbour of St-Maxime. It’s still warm. The swallows are flying above me, but seem to dive back down closer to the ground, they say this means thunder is on it’s way.

Today I went back to my what is my favourite beach in St-Tropez right now! Unlike many other beaches here this one is rather small. – One of the reasons why I like it so much! I walk in and they recognise me, even the parakeets they have standing in the middle of the terrace start shouting and singing, I guess they recognised me too!

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“Britt, would you like an espresso?” he says in a french accent trying his hardest to speak out my name, in which he thinks is the correct way. “I guess they have realised I have a coffee addiction” I thought while I quickly nodded and smiled.

You can walk to the sea and have a swim with the fish. – If they don’t start nibbling on your feet. Dangle your feet down while sitting in one of the wooden hanging chairs with a juice in your hand. Or have an amazing lunch while listening to Brazilian music while the parakeets sing along in the background. It’s a magical beach!

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Perfect day in St-Tropez

The window blew open, the warmth quickly found its way inside, voices shouting “Bonjour!” outside my window. I could already smell the fresh croissants. I quickly jumped up, threw on a dress and followed my nose to the closest bakery.

After breakfast we found ourselves wondering around St-Tropez, but were determined to find a tiny secret beach that has been there for years but honestly forgot about the fact it even existed! After a long but beautiful walk we finally found our secret beach! – I forgot how beautiful it really is! The amazing thing is, not many people know about it. So it is never overcrowded and it has a very relaxing vibe! The food is amazing too, which you can enjoy at the tables but also on your bed while baking in the hot sun! The name of the beach is Plage Des Graniers, but lets keep this our secret!! Shhhh..

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Plage Des Graniers
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Plage Des Graniers
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Plage Des Graniers

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Now, let me tell you something about one of the best restaurants in St-Tropez. – At least in my opinion! Located in one of the small streets you will find a Thai restaurant. This Thai restaurant is not just a restaurant, it literally serves your dream food! It is absolutely incredible and a MUST visit! The colours and the flavours they serve on each plate is insane, with every single bite you will be closing your eyes and without even realising the corners of your mouth will lift. This food really does make you smile!

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Restaurant BanH-Hoï

When I wonder around St-Tropez I love to walk past one of my favourite hotels. It is perfect for having a drink but even more amazing to stay the night! This hotel will blow your mind as the interior is extremely stunning. – Definitely my favourite hotel in St-Tropez! It is called Pan Dei Palais and is located on Rue Gambetta. It is quite hidden so you might easily walk past it! – And you definitely don’t want to miss this!

If I had to recommend any hotel it would definitely be this one! So go and have a look, you will LOVE IT just as much as I do!!

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Pan Dei Palais
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Pan Dei Palais

 

Road trip to Saint-Tropez!

After pushing the last piece of luggage in the boot of the car using both hands and feet we were finally ready for our road trip! Starting from Eindhoven (my home town where I had flown to the night before), with as a final destination St-Tropez! 10 hours may seem like a long trip, but sing (shout) along to some music, have some coffee breaks and stick your head out of the window for a bit and the trip will fly by!

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Pitch stop in Beaune at Hotel Le Cèdre

Half way through we decided to stop at a beautiful hotel named Hotel Le Cèdre. I must say, the food is incredible here. They have a Michelin Star restaurant named The Clos du Cèdre and I can honestly say they deserve that star! They have a beautiful garden in which you can sit and enjoy the green surroundings! This hotel is actually located very close near the highway! – Which you wont notice at all while sitting in the garden drinking your deserved cup of coffee in peace! Which makes it perfect for a pitch stop!

– A little tip: Try their chocolate desserts. They are famous for them!! Every little things is home made and so delicious!!

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Once we were back on the road time went past quickly and before we knew it we were in St-Tropez! A little bit further there is a place named St-Maxime, which is literally opposite St-Tropez! It is extremely beautiful and has the most incredible vibe! I’ll be giving you tips and telling you all about this amazing place in the upcoming blogs! So keep updated!

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