Last year, we spent another new year trip on the road again. This time we went down south Thailand. We stopped by at Krabi, Phuket and Chumphon. This trip consists of sea, sun and scrumptious food. As usual, we drove out at midnight from Bangkok. Nice safe drive on the empty road and we arrived at Chumphon early in the morning. Ready to have breakfast in one of the biggest resting area with a lot of different food stalls. From Southern cuisine to central Bangkok food. Khun Sarai Restaurant provides huge huge dining space with clean and relatively cheap food. On the table, they readily serve complimentary set of fresh vegetables with chili dipping sauce (nam phrik) and cold drinking water.
|Muslim style roti and chicken curry with hot milk tea|
After that, we went to Tha Pom Klong Song Nam or "Two Water Canal". It is a natural mangrove where two type of water running through the area. The salty water from the sea meets the fresh water from the river. You also can find some type of aqua animals that lives only in this type of water.
|tranquil clear water|
|This was the first time I saw the real-life mistletoe like leaves|
|Nearly as big as my palm (shellfish)|
We stayed for 2 nights in this Sunda Resort at Aonang, Krabi. After checking in and relaxing for a bit, we went straight to had dinner at Wang Sai Restaurant while watching the beautiful sunset as well.
|beautiful sunset view from Wang Sai Restaurant|
|Stir fried prawn with stinky bean|
|Stir fried melinjo leave with egg|
In Krabi, their specialties are stinky bean (sator) and melinjo leaves. Sator for anyone who never tried before, it could be quite extreme and pungent. But a lot of people are actually like this stinky bean. And the melinjo leave was delicous with slightly bitterness taste within.
|fresh, huge and well cooked shellfish|
|deep fried battered pineapple|
Khun Sarai Restaurant
Tha Kham, Tha Sae District, Chumphon
Open 24 hours
Ph: +66 77 547 223
19 Moo 3, Aonang, Krabi
Ph: +66 89 230 9019
Wang Sai Seafood
98 Moo 3, Aonang, Krabi
Opening hours: 11am-10pm
Ph: +66 75 638 128
Stay tuned for the next blog still in Krabi: