Slap-up Seafood Dining On The Beach
Freshly caught and cooked seafood in a Thai fishing village on the Mae Had Ramphueng beach.
grilled shrimp with chillie-garlic sauce (goong phao)
steamed crab (poo nueng)
crab in yellow curry (poo karee)
rock lobster stir-fried with toasted garlic (kang phad grathiam)
red snapper steamed in lime juice with garlic, chillies and coriander leaves (plaa nueng manao)
deep-fried tilapia with a 3-taste sauce (plaa nin saam rod)
fried rice with seafood mix (khaao phat thalee)
A gargantuan dinner for 2 with rivers of ice-cold Thai beer will set you back about 15-18 Euros.
How to get there: 11 km from Rayong City. Catch a "song thaeo" truck-bus going to Mae Had Ramphueng. There are tens of such seaside restaurants to find there. This area is extremely popular with city-weary weekenders from Bangkok coming for some truly fantastic food.
Warning: you will really need to speak Thai there though, good luck!
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