Sunday 1 December 2013

Bangkok Sea View Restaurant

An evening was planned with some friends, and it went something like this . . .

When an idea of going to a seafood restaurant came up, we jumped at the chance to go. We left Sukhumvit at 4pm, drove about 30km south of Bangkok to a river, then took a 20 minute boat ride (50 baht for adults and 20 baht for children), through mangroves, where we saw different birds, and saw a glimpse into the different types of houses of the people that live by (and on) the river.

View along the river

The first wow factor for us was when the river opened out into the Gulf of Thailand.

Emerging into the Gulf of Thailand
 As you can see from the picture below, the restaurant is resting on bamboo stilts.

Approaching Bangkok Sea View Restaurant
Another area of the restaurant

Another area of the restaurant

They also have areas that have low tables.
We arrived just in time for sunset. It was an overcast evening, but that didn't stop the sky from looking amazing as it did. As you can see from the pictures below, it was a calm evening and the sunset was just in the right place.

This restaurant serves mainly seafood (I can't remember seeing anything else on the menu). I have to credit A British Girl Abroad for the names of the dishes, as I couldn't remember the dishes that we ordered.

Here is what we ordered. Spices were ordered separately so that those among us who wanted a real kick could add as much chilli paste and dried chilli as they wanted.

Crab Fried Rice

Tom Yum Talay, which contained prawn, squid, cockles

Grilled Squid

Wing Bean Salad

Glass Noodles with Prawns

Shrimp and Sea Bass Cooked in a Black Pepper Sauce

Yam Pla Duk Foo (Fried Catfish Salad)

Then the "main event' came out. Our last dish was a steamed crab which came with a small wooden board with a rolling pin to hit it with in order to crush the shell.

I don't think I have ever tasted crab meat so sweet. It was a pleasant taste.

I managed to make quite a mess trying to crush the crab claw. The shell flew everywhere!

The Crab

The boats leave the restaurant for the mainland every hour, and from memory I think the last boat is at 8.45pm.

Thank you to our friends who made this an amazing and unforgettable evening!


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