You want to eat right at the Gulf of Thailand without driving long distances or flying to the more popular beach towns and islands? The provinces south and southwest of Bangkok are your answer. Only an hour's drive from the capital city, the province of Samut Sakhon is a seafood lover's paradise. Kade and some family members went to Krua Chao Phraya Restaurant (blue sign below) one weekend and reported back that it was pretty fabulous. Not far from the restaurant was a lovely temple. This restaurant was so good in fact, towards the end of our trip, I went back with them. I will report on that experience later.
shrimp cakes with plum sauce
deep-fried sea bass with sweet and spicy fish sauce
crab fried rice
steamed calamari and calamari eggs in a lime, garlic and chili sauce
Tom Yum Talay
Tom Yum is one of Thailand's signature dishes. This one is talay (seafood), of course.
soft-shelled crab curry
their mackerel mascot?
Click here to learn about Samut Sakhon's annual seafood festival.