As a followup to yesterday's quick blog post from B's birthday dinner, here are some pictures of Ao Kraben Seafood, or as I like and many of the locals like to call it, Mega Ray. This place has been here a long time. I was first introduced to it nearly 15 years ago by a group of local kite flyers who were hosting their annual club dinner. There were over 50 people at the dinner and I was given a ride out there by one of the club members. I was amazed at the size of the restaurants out that way. Ao Kraben was just one of many at the time, and many could host 500 or more people easily.
Our party took up five tables of ten people and it was just a small drop in the bucket on a Sunday afternoon. It was then that I explored the restaurant and others in the area and found out that its a great place for really fresh seafood and entertaining large parties. There are many shrimp, crab, and shellfish farms nearby and one can buy from the many stands along the road. Being so close to the center of the mango, it gets really crowded on weekends and holidays.
Great food, reasonable prices, good setting, and good family and friends is what life is all about. Anyway, here are some more pictures of the place. If you want to go, the GPS coordinates are in the comments of yesterday's post.
|This section is our favorite|
|Each booth is equipped with low tables and cushions for eating and naps|
|Marina getting excited as she sees the fish|
|Local entertainment at your table for a few baht tip|
|You can also rent paddle boats to burn off some of that food|
|Banquet style tables and an open deck if you choose|
|Some people enjoying the wind sculptures on the deck|
Driving time is about 30-40 minutes from downtown Bangkok. My estimate is that its about the same price as to Don Muang Airport by taxi. Make arrangements for a taxi or Uber ride back as there are no taxis to be hailed from that location. Best to go during the weekdays, but to enjoy the ambiance of the place, weekends are a lot of fun.