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In the third day of our South Thailand trip last month, we went to the other side of South Thailand, some 3 hours drive to the east, from the coast of Andaman Sea to the Gulf of Thailand. On the way, we stopped by the royal fish farm, visited a traditional soap factory and a fabric factory where mangonsteen is used for the smell in soap, and color in the dying process. We also went to Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan for a bit and hung out at the silver street of Nakhon Si Thammarat town.

Surat Thani Seafood, Thailand
seafood restaurant on stilts

Anyway, you can read Kim here and here for a slightly more detailed report on the trip itself. As for me, I just want to tell you about one of the best seafood dinners I’ve had, thanks to SeeTho‘s good taste and willingness to travel far for the best dining experience.

We arrived at this seafood place that is tucked at the end of 4177, a fishing village more familiar with the locals instead of tourists. The name of the restaurant written only in Thai, I can’t tell you what it says, but we went to the middle of the three restaurants at the area.

Surat Thani Seafood, Thailand
cheap oysters and really fat clams

Leading to the restaurant is a little market specializing in all sorts of fresh and preserved seafood. There were some huge salted fish, live crabs, fresh prawns, and plenty of cheap live oysters for sale. I don’t know where could you find live oysters for as low as 5 baht each! The really huge ones were only around 20-25 baht ( RM 2.00 to RM 2.50), very tempting.

Surat Thani Seafood, Thailand
vegetable, grilled fish, crab, and grilled big prawns

Ordering was left to SeeTho since there’s this little problem of language incompatibilities between the servers and diners. We had seven dishes and some rice to wash everything down. Baked oysters, tomyam seafood, petai, mixed vegetable, grilled fish, Thai style crab, and of course, some huge grilled prawns.

Surat Thani Seafood, Thailand
tomyam seafood, petai balacan, and baked oyster

Baked oyster was chosen instead of having them raw for a very good reason, you don’t want to have an upset stomach during a trip where long journey in a van is involved. The oysters were really good though, lightly baked, very fresh and very juicy inside. They were eaten with a combination of sauce and herbs I can’t really name, it was the perfect way to start the meal.

Surat Thani Seafood, Thailand

I also really enjoy the petai and the huge prawns. The tomyam, crab, and mixed vegetable didn’t disappoint either. The grilled fish, however, looked really ordinary but turned out to be really smooth with a very soft texture and really sweet taste.

Needless to say, we ended up overfed again. Seafood with that unique Thai style preparation is a winner if you ask me. If you are going to Ko Samui, Surat Thani is actually pretty close by, try to get yourself to this place, you won’t be disappointed. Alternatively, of course, you can always go with SeeTho travels and request to have this seafood meal included.

If I remember correctly, the meal for 8 of us was slightly less than RM 200.

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Discuss : KY eats – Awesome Seafood at Surat Thani, South Thailand

  1. Tom yum looks soooooooo good!!! The oysters are so fat and juicy by the look itself

  2. the seafood looks yummy!

  3. KNN, looks very ho liao, man!!! Damnn :((:(:(:((

  4. Penny,
    Yes yes, very nice! :D

    vincent,
    *slurps*

    SK,
    Nice right? :P

  5. I LOVE seafood! YUMMY! Anyway, the price seems really reasonable. Shal; my way there

  6. tak boleh tahan like this ……. but i’m sure the restaurant will like me and my grp of frens a lot more than yr grp hehe

  7. I’m drooling with envy. The crab looked yummy. Where do you find all this place?

  8. The tomyam is sooooo nice!

  9. Thailand’s tomyam is so heavenly niceeee ~~~ I haven’t tried their fat juicy oysters and clam though :(

  10. superb,
    Do it! :D

    johnny ong,
    Hahahaha, we shall see! :P

    royz,
    SeeTho travels :)

    a@ron,
    You like tomyam too?

    ahlost,
    Oh those oysters you must try!

  11. KY ah KY, I’m scared of petai (the smell) although I must say they taste nice…

  12. Looking at the crabs, oysters and petai, I think I’ll definitely enjoy these if I were there. Will keep in mind this place if go to Ko Samui next time – I hope I’m able to find the place, though.

  13. Alice,
    But petai is so nice! The smell when you pee after having petai though isn’t something very pleasant. :/

    foongpc,
    Yah, use GPS! :D

  14. oooo…. yummy!! thai food! =D

  15. andrew,
    SLURPS

  16. no need my grp, me alone can ‘gau dim’ yr grp.

  17. johnny ong,
    HAHhahaa. :p

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