February 9, 2023

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Khrua Lung Then Restaurant Khao Lak

Khrua Luang Then is a popular local restaurant in Khao Lak that is awarded Bib Gourmand and listed in The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019. Bib Gourmand means good quality food with good value and the price must be affordable.

Khrua Luang Then Restaurant Khao Lak is the one of the 15 restaurants and street food listed in Michelin Guide Thailand 2019. This is our fourth restaurant review and there will be 11 restaurants review coming soon. You can check out the full list of restaurants in our special dedicated page at https://www.placesandfoods.com/themichelinguidethailand

Khrua Luang Then Restaurant Khao Lak

Khrua Luang Then is located along the highway from Khao Lak to Takua Pa. You can find many cars parked on the roadside in front of the restaurant.

Thai menu only

The restaurant is open air with bamboo tables and chairs. There is no English menu and only Thai menu.

We went to the kitchen to speak to the chef

Only the chef can speak English so we went to kitchen to ask for his recommendations. He recommended three dishes for us.

Fried fish with turmeric

This is a familiar dish and it can be found in Malaysia. The fish is fried to crispy outer layer with the fragrant flavour of the turmeric and it comes with crispy garlic too. The fish is fresh and the texture of the fish is strong.

Fried Thai vegetable leaves (Pak Meang)

This fried Thai vegetable leaves with egg or better known as Pak Meang in Thailand is very popular in this region of Southern Thailand. The fried leaves is delicious with flavour from the fish sauce. This fried leaves complements well with the rice.

Pork with Curry and Smelly Beans (Petai)

The pork with curry and smelly beans or Petai is spicy even though the chef toned down the spiciness. The flavour of the curry is flavourful and strong while the pork is tender. For spicy food lover, this is a must order.

Chili paste with Fresh Vegetables (Nam Prik Pak Sod)

Nam Prik Pak Sod is a common food in Southern Thailand. This dish is usually free of charge and you eat the vegetables with chili paste like snack. You can find many locals taking their time enjoying this dish.

Overall the food here at Khrua Luang Then is good. Many locals recommend this restaurant and it deserves the Bib Gourmand. Getting here without a car can be challenging. The best way to travel around Phuket and Phang Nga is by renting a car. There are many car rentals in Phuket International Airport and we usually book Thai Rent A Car as it is one of the largest car rental companies in Thailand. They have over 32 branches with over 8000 cars in their fleet.

The total bill is less than THB 500 baht and it is packed with locals rather than tourists. If you are looking for authentic Southern Thailand cuisine, Khrua Luang Then restaurant is a must visit in Khao Lak!

Where do we stay in Khao Lak? We stayed in this new resort called La Vela Khao Lak and it is a beautiful boutique hotel by the beach. You can book via Agoda at https://www.agoda.com/la-vela-khao-lak/hotel/khao-lak-th.html?cid=1538606

Khrua Luang Then Restaurant Khao Lak Address:

37/8 Moo 2, Phet Kasem Road,

Phone: 090 716 4182

Opening Hours:

11.00 -13.00

17.00 -21.30

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