Street Food in Aonang Krabi Thailand
Chinese New Year has just ended and we were so busy with the festive season as well as moving to our new home. We had lots of fun meeting up with friends and families.
A few friends asked us about holidaying and also how is the street food in general in Krabi Thailand. We visited Krabi three times since 2004 and the last time we holidayed there was late last year.
There are two popular places in Krabi; Aonang by the sea and the Krabi town near the airport. Aonang was our preferences due to its close proximity with the sea as we enjoy island hopping. There are more bars and pubs in Aonang too compared to Krabi town.
Night time in the street of Aonang, Krabi
What’s there to eat in Aonang during night times? There are dozens of restaurants and bars in Aonang and their prices are reasonable. However, we prefer to have their local street food.
Do you know there are four Thai street food was listed at CNNgo.com World 50 Most Delicious Foods 2011?
46. Som tam, Thailand
To prepare Thailand’s most famous salad, pound garlic and chilies with a mortar and pestle. Toss in tamarind juice, fish sauce, peanuts, dried shrimp, tomatoes, lime juice, sugar cane paste, string beans and a handful of grated green papaya.
Grab a side of sticky rice. Variations include those made with crab (som tam boo) and fermented fish sauce (som tam plah lah), but none matches the flavor and simple beauty of the original.
19. Moo nam tok, Thailand
Grilled pork combined with lemon juice, green onions, chili, mint sprigs, fish sauce and toasted rice. Legend has it the blood from the meat along with the dressing inspired some happy carnivore to name this brilliant dish “waterfall (nam tok moo) meat.”
8. Tom yum goong, Thailand
This Thai masterpiece teems with shrimp, mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. Usually loaded with coconut milk and cream, the hearty soup unifies a host of favorite Thai tastes: sour, salty, spicy and sweet. Best of all is the price: cheap.
1. Massaman curry, Thailand
Emphatically the king of curries, and perhaps the king of all foods. Spicy, coconutty, sweet and savory, its combination of flavors has more personality than a Thai election.
Even the packet sauce you buy from the supermarket can make the most delinquent of cooks look like a Michelin potential. Thankfully, someone invented rice, with which diners can mop up the last drizzles of curry sauce.
“The Land of Smiles” isn’t just a marketing catch-line. It’s a result of being born in a land where the world’s most delicious food is sold on nearly every street corner. – CNNGO.com
The infamous green curry, a must try dish in Thailand…
On top of the four dishes listed on the website, there are plenty more that are worth a try. They are fried rice, stir fried rice noodle (Pad Thai) and the green curry. That is why Thailand has one of the best street foods in the world.
Grilled pork skewers, another popular street food in Thailand…
We loved Bangkok street food especially their pork skewers but it is least popular in Krabi due to its vast majority population of Muslims. Thus, there is more variety of Muslim and Halal’s street food in Aonang.
A typical street food stall in Aonang, Krabi…
You can always the four dishes listed in CNNGo.com in Aonang for less than 200 Thai Baht / US$ 7 / RM 20 each (depending on stalls and sizes).
If you don’t understand their language, there are always pictures on their stalls. Most of them can speak simple English.
Our favourite is their Thai pan cake or Ja Mai. It is the Thai version of Malaysia’s roti canai or Singapore’s roti pratta with a “twist”. They have varieties of fillings; they are lemon, honey, strawberry, banana, chocolate, egg, pineapple, coconut, sesame, raisin, cashew nuts, mango, Nutella, tuna and cheese.
Different fillings come with different pricing. It starts from 20 Thai Baht a piece and that’s RM 2 (US 0.70) only! The crispy pan cake is addictive and usually the order continues.
We noticed there were no stalls selling fried insects like we encountered in Hatyai, Bangkok or Chiangmai. Probably it is least popular in Aonang Krabi.
The street food in Aonang starts from 20 Thai Baht (RM 2 / US 0.70) and there are also other American brand restaurants available such as Burger King, McDonalds and Starbucks. Most of the food stalls operates until late night.
Lastly, we hope everyone enjoy the street food in Aonang, Krabi. Another great place in the “Land of Smiles”.