Suffice to say, anyone traveling to any part of Thailand is in for a glorious feast.
I was looking forward to our Krabi trip because the last time I was in Thailand was more than 5 years ago. I missed the authentic fiery tom yum and pad thai et al.
No pre-planning was done. We consulted the concierge and they recommended Wangsa Seafood. This was to be our first dinner in Krabi.
The cab driver dropped us off around the Ao Nang area. Wangsa Seafood faces the sea and it would have been perfect if the skies weren’t so teary. It rained cats and dogs soon after our arrival. But we managed to find a relatively dry spot. Yay. We most definitely were not going to let the rain dampen our first meal here.
As usual, he left the ordering up to me. We got squid, papaya salad, red curry beef, some vegetables and pineapple fried rice.
And as with most occasions, we couldn’t finish everything. Only because we always tend to over order. Ok blame it on me, heh. Everything came to only about SGD36, which is pretty reasonable.
The next day, while on our Phi-phi island tour, we chanced upon some pretty good eats.
Like this Pee Pee Bakery:
We did not have time to dine in but I had to take away the chocolate chip cookie and a chocolate donut.
I have very good sixth sense when it comes to food! Really!
The cookie was magnificent:
If only I had bought more. There were nuts and it was so crumbly and flavourful, I would even dare say it beats mine!
While strolling, we saw this cart.
The last time I had charcoal-grilled squid was last year in Hong Kong. I enjoy squid cooked this way and ordered one.
After grilling, the lady flattened it with some compressor:
She asked me if I wanted some sauce to eat it with. It was tamarind, with nuts and then some. Oo-la-la it was a tasty treat.
Even though we ate a bucket load in Krabi, it didn’t seem as though we put on weight. I really do think it’s because of the chillies. Chillies are known to boost metabolisms.
Throughout our 3 day stay in Krabi, we only had Thai food. And every meal included Tom Yum soup.
And my darling boyfriend got addicted to grilled cat fish:
We had cat fish two dinners in a row. We got it from a really authentic Thai diner that was just a stone’s throw away from our hotel. How did I know it was authentic? Well first of all, everytime we went past it, it was packed with locals and it was also quite rundown with no air-con. And we were curious about the food mostly because of the delicious smells that came from the place.
On our last 2 nights, we would walk out to this place, pack lots of yummy Thai dishes and bring it back to our hotel room to savour in our own air-conditioned comfort
Everything was SUPER SPICY. We were tearing non-stop. But we couldn’t get enough.
I do so miss the food right now.
Hehehe… check out the gorgeous pork in our Tom Yum soup…. My taste-buds are watering right now!
On the final day, in Krabi Town, I bought many small eats.
Most of which I had no clue what it was. There was a stall selling many Thai kueh and I wanted to try something new so I pointed at a leaf-wrapped thing. I really did not know what was in it. But thankfully it was tasty. It unfolded a portion of yellow sticky rice with a sweet egg custard and some coconut sides.
Then I spotted pig crackling. I bought some of course.
Happy I am a big fan of pork.
I spotted a bakery and entered to see if they sold anything interesting.
I ended up buying a cashew tart and it tasted good!
If you’re ever in Krabi, you can go there. See above for name and telephone number. Kanchanee Bakery.
We bought home some crisp toast for our families. I got the sweet chilli paste, butter and garlic ones. The garlic ones taste the best.
Krabi Town is the perfect place to visit if you really want something non-touristy and to savour a bit of local flavour. We walked the entire town and every turn offered something delightful, like these pink dragonfruit. Yes these are the pink-fleshed ones.
In my previous post, I wrote about the boat ride to the Fishermen Village. Well we ordered a fresh red snapper to try and it was good.
The guy picking out our red snapper.
Our red snapper, steamed, with lemon. So fresh.
We watched the sunset. Very romantic.
After the massage, we chanced upon the Night Market – which got me very excited.
We ate alot. And I bought alot of snacks back to the hotel. The barbecued squid above was super.
Durians! I bought some of course.
Adorable eh? Yes I bought these too.
The durians I bought were gloriously soft, creamy and thick. I had alot of it.
This sticky kueh was coated in the same bean used to make Tao Suan. Mung beans I believe?
My favourite kueh were these. They are not just starch balls. Bite into them and you’ll discover this:
Though short, this holiday has been nothing short of amazing. Every day presented itself as an adventure. Although it was monsoon season, the weather held up pretty well. It was sunny when we needed it to be.
And it also helped that we were spoiled silly with a large spread every morning at the buffet breakfast Sheraton had to offer.
This is just the first serving.
This is his plate. He loves his bacon too.
Our second serving. Croissants.
Our third serving. And in his words, ‘Sherton’s waffles are amazing!’ haha.
Sigh. If only my usual breakfasts were that luxurious.
And that’s a wrap.
We ate a whole lot of Krabi and we are dying to come back for more!
Till then, I’ll suffice with planning our next holiday. If you ask me what the best part of this trip was, it really had to be the snorkeling and shiny stars in the night sky. Oh yes, and that other shiny star in my life.
Love the close-up photo of the grilling and the durians look so creamy So glad to have found your blog again after all these years…..when I first read you it was she bakes and she cooks Your photos are even more amazing now.
after reading your post, i booked a trip to krabi! just came back and it was just as awesome as you described thanks for sharing!
@bookjunkie: hello there! so nice to hear from an old reader. thanks for your support. lol. yes i finally saved up to buy a proper DSLR.
@lr: Glad you had fun! krabi’s pretty amazing yes?
you are so talented…..glad you never stopped blogging.
hey babe! which resort did u stay at in krabi?
Hi May Hwee,
I stayed at Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. Because I went during off-peak period, it was really reasonable (about SGD100 per night for 2 pax). You should book through Asiarooms or Agoda. Best selection and they have special discounts ever so often.
Hope this helps!
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