Bang Pae Seafood is a great local restaurant, very hidden on the east coast of Phuket. It is not so easy to find it, and yet it is very popular on weekends with a mix of Thai, expats and some tourists brought by local friends. It is becoming difficult to recommend restaurants in Phuket as there are so many, but very few can fulfill both our requirements: good food and nice atmosphere. Something you want to remember and talk about once back home.
The food is great at Bang Pae Seafood , the place is very basic but nice, a good choice for an easy going Sunday lunch. What makes us come back is also the setting, right on the edge of the mangrove with the open sea in the background. Bang Pae Seafood can get busy and yet there is a sense of peace, and time seems to slow down.
When we go there, we always go for the blue crabs as there is no pressure to eat fast, and so far it’s the best blue crab on the island, followed by the ones served at Kan [email protected].
Bang Pae Seafood excel at another of our favourite but not well known dish called ‘Poh Tae’ which literally means ‘Exploded fisherman’s basket’ probably explained by all the ingredients added to it. It is a kind of Tom Yam, spicy and sour from lime, but it doesn’t use and chili paste that make the usual Tom Yam red. I won’t have to list all the great seafood listed on the menu, but there is more that you can dream of.
As mentioned in a previous story, a good way to wrap a half day in Bang Pae area is to start with the Bang Pae Waterfall, then stop at Bang Pae Seafood on the way back.
On the way back from waterfall, turn left when reaching the main road. Drive 100m meters and look on the right, you will see a large red sign pointing to a small road. Take this road, and just drive all the way to the very end, you can’t miss it.
Location: Soi Bang Toei, near Bang Pae waterfall
Open: 10 am – 8.30 pm
Phone: 087 887 5785