Rob: I am from England and I never got to really experience and enjoy the taste of fresh Seafood. Living in Thailand how ever has changed all that and it is in the past few years I can now fully enjoy Squid ( Pla Muek ), Prawns ( Goong ), Crab ( Puu ) some great tasting Fish ( Pla ) and Oysters ( Hoi ).
Being under the stars eating is superb and all along the beaches you will find many restaurants with little boats lit up. The boats are loaded with ice and you can view a selection of the daily catch. Just pick what you want and they will cook it for you. If your not sure you can just ask and they will recommend a dish for you to try.
Lanta Seafood Restaurant – seating is situated behind on the sea.
Below are 5 restaurants which are not on the beach but I think will give you a greater choice of Seafood and are better value for money.
- Lanta Seafood – Saladan
- Saladan Seafood – Saladan
- Ruen Mai Restaurant – Saladan
- Seaview restaurant – Saladan
- Red Snapper – Prae Ae
The first four are found in Saladan and the restaurants are built on stilts stretching out on to the sea. They have a wide choice of Seafood and the fish are very fresh, crabs and lobster are usually still alive. But its not only Seafood they also serve most Thai dishes and they also have things like spaghetti, burgers and fries.The Red Snapper is in Phr Ae and is set in the trees. I have included this because the Salmon which you can enjoy as a starter or main course is delicious.
A few of my favourite Seafood dishes:
Pla Nung Manow – A whole fish steamed with chillies, corriander and lemon juice.
Tom Yam Talay – Clear and spicy Seafood Soup.
Puu Pat Pong Karee – Crab in Yellow Curry ( not spicy )
Goong Grathiem Prik Thai – Shrimps with Garlic and Black Pepper.
Talay Jarn Ron – Hot plate of Seafood with mixed vegetable marinated in a Thai Sauce.
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