Seafood at Ban Amphur

I absolutely love going to Ban Amphur, it has a very nice beach and in my opinion some of the best seafood restaurants in the local area. It is easy to reach along the Sukhumvit road and the drive from Pattaya is around 20 minutes.

Whenever friends or family come to visit I always take them to eat fresh seafood at the restaurants overlooking the ocean.

My favourite establishment is called Sri Nuan and I have dined there on numerous occasions. The food is always locally sourced, good quality and well cooked.
Upon entering the restaurant there are a number of large tanks full of live fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other delights. You can choose which of these unsuspecting critters that you would like to eat and how you would like them cooked, or alternatively, you can choose something from their extensive menu.

The restaurant is extremely popular and often welcomes large tour groups, so in the evenings it can be very busy and take quite a long time to get served. I prefer to go in the late afternoon around 4 or 5 pm and as you can see from the photos, it's fairly quiet and the waiting staff aren't rushed off their feet.

The last time we frequented the establishment was to enjoy a family meal after a day of sightseeing. We ordered 7 dishes including a spicy salad with fish roe, squid cooked with onion and salty egg, fried fish with sour chilli and lime dipping sauce, garlic scallops, raw oysters with tamarind leaves, crispy shallots, garlic and chilli sauce, grilled prawns, and one of my all-time favourites, barbecued rock lobster. 

Our meal, which included rice, a large bottle of water, 4 large bottles of Leo beer and 2 buckets of ice cost 2,700 baht for 4 people (approximately £54 or £13.50 a head). By Thai standards that's a lot of money but when compared to the UK, where a similar meal would set you back at least £150 (7,500 baht), then it's an absolute bargain!!!


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