After Tsunami @Ao Nang, Krabi
Disappointment after disappointment I have been experiencing the food at Krabi which makes me wanted to give up my hope of finding good food. Well, luck always shines on you the brightest when you almost lost your own "light". I met Mr. Mike and his family from England who is a very funny and cheerful person after our Phi-Phi Island Dive. He introduced me a great seafood restaurant which is called "After Tsunami".
As you all know the well-known 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake which triggered Tsunami killed more than 230,000 peoples and Ao Nang is one of the place where suffers the collateral damage by this 9.3 magnitude earthquake. So this restaurant is named after the tragic incident which is ranked as top 10 world's deadliest natural disaster. According to the locals, this place was flattened by the Tsunami and it took them more than 2 years to rebuild back to where it was but the crowd and the atmosphere which is used to be before is no longer exist. Government has shifted the development to another site which is safer if the same earthquake strikes again. So if you want to go to this restaurant, I suggest you to get a local transport such as Tuk-Tuk which is just cost 20฿ only per ride.
|This is the restaurant I am talking about. Maybe it is quite quiet and dark at night with only a few lamp post lighten up this place but this restaurant is most obvious for you to notice.|
|Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, Tiger Prawns and Prawns for you to choose.|
|Fresh Pearl Oyster!!! I wish to finish all of them|
|Oysters, Mussels and Scallops...OMG!!! My favorite!!!|
|Their interior design|
|Enough sight seeing! Time to choose my food! Hey hey...you looks quite handsome! Let me eat ya, okay?|
|Wooohooo~~~ Got you! Quite a tough guy, aren't you? The lobsters cost 3000฿ per kg|
|Flower Crab @400฿ per kg and Blue Crab @480฿ per kg.|
|Weight 'em up to confirm the price. If you agree with the price, you can choose the way you like to cook them.|
|Lalalala...waiting for our food...yumm yummm...excited!!! =)|
|Grilled Prawn @120฿.|
Overall: 3/5 - This is a normal prawn. When you grilled it, it is very fragrance and delicious.
|Steamed Flower Crab @120฿.|
Overall: 3/5 - Choosing steamed to cook the crab is to contain the freshness of the crab since the crab was still alive before they cooked them.
|Butter Baked Lobster @750฿.|
Overall: 3/5 - Rich with butter taste which increase the freshness of the lobster. If they have gravy on it, it will make this lobster taste perfect!
|Steamed Soy Sauce Red Snapper @420฿.|
Overall: 3/5 - This is the only dish I made the mistake. I should not steamed a Red Snapper. Red Snapper should be deep fried or grilled. Only White Snapper should be steamed. So this dish is not very well done.
|Fresh Coconut @100฿. Always a great drink when you beside the beach and after having a luxurious seafood.|
|This is the aftermath after our seafood feast. Actually there is another dish which I accidentally deleted the photo. The dish is a Blue Crab with Yellow Curry @150฿.|
Overall: 4/5 - This is the best dish we ever ordered. The yellow curry is very tasty and delicious. Perfectly done!
|The place to wash your hand after feasting your favorite seafood with it.|
What I learned from this trip when choosing food are:
1) Ask the locals for good food location. Only ask local who does not have any conflict of interest.
2) Ask other tourists for their food experience which they had during their vacation.
Total Damage: 1390฿
Food Serving Speed: Moderate