Ocean Delicacies (List)

From the beautiful beaches to the luxurious buildings of Thailand’s coastal cities, seafood has always been one of the main attractions for visitors. Known for its vast selection of seafood, Thailand is a popular destination for travelers looking to satisfy those cravings. Our journey into the culinary world of Thai cooking will review how ingredients are combined together to create perfect harmony with a balance of flavors.

It has always been a privilege to be living near the ocean where seafood can always be easily accessible. Here are a few dishes which truly excite our tastbuds

1. Spicy 3 Egg Salad (ยำสามไข่ – Yum Sam Kai)

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Combining the eggs of horseshoe crab, regular crab, and catfish eggs is the 3 egg salad

A salad containing the perfect balance of flavors that incorporate a spicy, salty, sour, and sweetness sensation all on one plate. Named as ‘Yum Sam Kai’ meaning 3 egg salad, major key ingredients are the following:

Main Ingredients

  • Giant Sea Catfish Eggs (ไข่ปลาริวกิว)
  • Horseshoe Crab Eggs (ไข่แมงดา)
  • Crab Eggs (ไข่ปู)

Complimentary ingredients

Other ingredients used to compliment these main ingredients are

  • Shredded green mango
  • Purple shallots
  • Fragrant mint
  • Red chilis

Seasoning ingredients

  • Fish sauce
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Granulated sugar

Price Tag

  • Approximately USD 8 per plate

Recommended Venue

Dit Din Seafood (ติดดิน ซีฟู๊ดส์) restaurant is located in Bang Phra adjacent to the ocean.

2. Mussels (หอยแมลงภู่ – Hoi Mahlaeng Pu)

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Mussels with a spicy green seafood sauce

With a creamy texture in every bite this dish is widely available for consumers visiting the piers of Thailand’s Gulf Coast. By simply boiling the mussels with lemongrass and kaffir lime leaf, the flesh of these mussels are perfumed to perfection.

Main Ingredients

  • Steamed Mussels

Complimentary Ingredients

These complimentary ingredients are utilized to eliminate that unfavorable fishy ocean smell

  • Lemongrass
  • Kaffir Lime Leaf

Seasoning Ingredients (Sauce)

  • Green chillis
  • Garlic
  • Fish sauce
  • Lime Juice

Price Tag

A bag or approximately half a kilogram has a price range of 2 USD and comes with a spicy chili sauce

Recommended Venue

The recommended venue to enjoy this dish is at the Ang Sila Sea Food Market, located in Thailand’s Chonburi Province. Location can be viewed here.

3. Steamed Fish w/ Lime (ปลานึ่งมะนาว – Pla Nueng Manaow)

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Dish served in a pot shaped like a fish

A dish that is served in a heated metal pot shaped like the fish, enabling diners to share a hot broth composed of citrusy and spicy flavors.

Main Ingredients

  • Fish (Snapper, Grouper, Seabass)

Complimentary Ingredients

  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Carrots
  • Chilis
  • Mint Leaves

Seasoning Ingredients

  • Fish Sauce
  • Lime Juice
  • Granulated sugar

Price Tag

Should you decide to order the entire hot pot with a flame to keep the broth steamy, then this dish will run approximately USD 12.

Recommended Venue

Dit Din Seafood (ติดดิน ซีฟู๊ดส์) restaurant is located in Bang Phra adjacent to the ocean.

4. Calamari Stir Fried with Salted Egg (ปลาหมึกผัดไข่เค็ม – Pla Muek Pad Kai Kem)

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Calamari with salted eggs

A dish which combines the flavors from the richness of salted egg yolk and the sweet textures of calamari. This perfect main course dish accompanied by white Jasmine rice is the perfect combination. A dish surely meant to win the hearts of seafood lovers.

Main Ingredient

  • Calamari
  • Salted Egg Yolks

Complimentary Ingredients

  • Bell Peppers (Red & Green)
  • White Onion
  • Green Onion

Seasoning Ingredients

  • Fish Sauce
  • Sweet chili paste
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Granulated Sugar

Price Tag

Considering the amount of calamari pieces which go into the dish, the price for this dis is approximately USD 9.75.

Recommended Venue

With an amazing view overlooking the ocean, seating can be reserved seaside as the sun sets beyond the horizon Chariot Pub and Restaurant is ideal place to entertain guest during formal or leisure dinners. Click to find it on google maps here.

5. Steamed Bluefin Crab (ปูนึง – Ploo Neung)

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Steamed Blue Fin Crab with spicy seafood sauce

The bluefin crab are carefully broken into pieces which enables diners to get access to its succulent flesh. Accompanied with a spicy chili sauce, it brings out the flavors of the crab meat.

Main Ingredient

  • Bluefin Crab

Complimentary Ingredients

  • Chopped cabbages
  • Shredded carrots

Seasoning Ingredients (Dipping Sauce)

  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Green chilis
  • Granulated sugar

Price Tag

This dish will set you back approximately USD 35 for about a kilogram of bluefin crab

Recommended Venue

Again, the Chariot Pub & Restaurant offers an exquisite seafood selection with chefs meticulous care into preparation to enable diners to eat with ease. Location is here.

What are your thoughts?

So for those of you with an adventurous fork and a taste for anything from the ocean, please do give these delicacies a try.

Ever tried any of the dishes above? Tell us what you like about it.

Any favorite Thai seafood dishes we’ve missed that you would like on this list? Let us know.

 

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