Peang Prai Restaurant Phuket
Peang Prai Restaurant (Krua Piang Prai) is an excellent local venue in a green nest next to Bang Pae waterfall. Mostly unknown to tourists because of its remote location, Peang Prai is one of the two great places to have lunch if you happen to be in the area (the other restaurant being Bang Pae Seafood.) Peang Prai Restaurant is good; it’s worth travelling to enjoy its excellent Thai food.
Peang Prai is a local favourite spot, and you can tell it also addresses a young local crowd from their surprising choice of Phuket craft beers that many Thai people haven’t even heard of, such as Bussaba Ex-Weisse, Chalawan Pale Ale and Chatri IPA.
Peang Prai restaurant consists of two nicely designed spacious wooden houses surrounded by tall trees and gardens. You can view a small lake leading to the Bang Pae waterfall from the upper terraces. It’s perfect for a delightful lunch escape.
What to Order
Of course, the setting is important but what matters is the excellent Thai food they serve. We ordered some of the local specialities you could also try. We did enjoy their Hor Mok Talay, a delicious fish mousse steamed in banana leaves (30 baht each). We then tried some Yum Pla Foo, a slice of deep-fried fish with a spicy mango salad (110 baht).
If you are brave enough, try Gaeng Som, a spicy fish soup that gets its bright orange from turmeric root and tastes mostly from tamarind. The menu is extensive and well-illustrated, so ordering is fun and easy. Every time we visit, we try new dishes from their extensive menu, and each time we enjoy every single dish. Fish, prawns, shells, veggies, soups and crabs, it’s worth finding it at the end of a narrow road through the rubber plantations near Bang Pae National Park.
Prices are very reasonable, most dishes are around 100 to 120 baht, and the team is friendly and efficient. Once done, you can continue to Bang Pae waterfall but know there is a 200 baht fee per person to enter the national park. Note that the Bang Pae waterfall is not impressive, and it gets tiny during the high season when it doesn’t rain much. To find it, drive in the direction of Phuket Airport and turn to the right when you reach the Heroines Monument circle.
Peang Prai Restaurant Photos
Peang Prai Restaurant Info
Location: at Bang Pae Waterfall
Address: Namtok Bang Toei, Pa Klok, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Hours: 9 am – 8 pm
Tel: 085 832 7439
Specialities: Thai food and southern food
Distances from Patong: 30 km, from Phuket Town: 22 km, from Kata: 37 km, from Bang Tao: 20 km
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