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Looking back on my short trip at Krabi, I can’t help but feel a slight tinge of disappointment because the weather was the opposite of what we had expected or rather, prayed for. The skies were gloomy, accompanied by occasional bouts of rain. And when it rains, it disrupts whatever plans you have set out for the trip. Basically, our first day at Ao Nang (after our stay at Phi Phi) was wasted hiding indoors and by the time the rain had stopped, it was far too late to sign up for any day tours. The second day was marvelous except that it rained during our third dive. -___-
Most of the bustling activities happen along the main street at Ao Nang. It is an extremely long street and you wouldn’t have any problems navigating because all you need to do is just walk up and down the street. We passed by about 3 or 4 such stalls. They actually converted a simple motorbike into a mobile stall. Now just how cool is that?
There are no tables, save for a few plastic chairs placed near the stall. PR and I were close to drooling at the pancakes that others were eating and decided to share one. We took quite a while to decide because all the choices for the pancakes are just as awesome as the next.
We finally settled for a Banana & Cheese Pancake (30 baht ~ $1.30) which I still think is a pretty weird combi :X Haha it’s just like eating goreng pisang with hot melted cheese. Sweet and salty at the same time! Under the crispy pancake layer lies soft pulpous banana. Not bad not bad.. On hindsight, we should have eaten it on the spot when it’s still hot instead of opting for takeaway.
I was really excited when we passed by Wanna’s Place while trying to hide from the rain on the first day. I read about this place in one of the guide books that I managed to get my hands on. PR and I made plans to come here the following night because we wanna have dinner at Wanna’s Place! Oops sorry I can’t help myself :P
Wanna’s is on the front at Ao Nang beach and is very conveniently located. I don’t think anyone will be able to miss it. The menu is very extensive and not only do they serve Thai cuisine, there is Swiss food (200 to 300 baht ~ $8.50 to $13) too! And oh, one look at the breakfast menu can make your mouth water.
As usual, we took quite long to decide because there are no pictures in the menu. The Fried chicken with basil on rice (very spicy) (80 baht ~ $3.50) was one of our choices for that night because of the words very spicy. I love all my friends who can stomach spicy food. Haha! Yes we did taste a bit of spiciness but it wasn’t spicy enough to leave us gasping for iced water. One thing we noticed throughout our stay in Krabi is that the meat served is always in small chopped up bits. You can choose to replace the chicken with beef (for those who love your beef you know who you are!) or shrimps ;)
It is unbelieveable but we only had our first Tom Yam Seafood soup (spicy) (110 baht ~ $4.80 includes rice) towards the end of our trip! Last dinner at Krabi to be exact. Although the soup is supposed to be just spicy, it was spicier (more spicy?) than the chicken and it definitely packed a punch. They were very generous with the seafood too!
I guess it’s really true that the seafood at Krabi is extremely cheap. Too bad there were just the two of us, if not we would have hopped over to the open air seafood eatery across the street. The Fish in Lemon boiled (spicy) (120 baht ~ $5.20 includes rice) is very fresh. The fact that it was a little sour and spicy gave it a nice twist.
I highly recommend Wanna’s Place if you are going to Krabi, Ao Nang!
Before transferring to the airport, we had brunch at The Massaman Restaurant & Bar which was about a 15 minute walk from Krabi Apartment, the place where we stayed.
Very small and simple eatery. This place offers breakfast too. Guess what I had?
Phad Thai!! What else?! I cannot remember the price for this one but it was around 80 baht ~ $3.50 max. I just couldn’t get enough of Phad Thai. In fact, I miss eating it very much! It is kinda like our Singapore version of Char Kway Teow except that it is not as oily and sinful. Ok maybe I’m just trying to comfort myself. Hehe.. :P
This is also my last Coconut drink (40 baht ~ $1.70) which is twice the price of what you can get at the roadside drink stalls. The service is really good too. The uncle will offer to chop open the coconut once you are done so that you can eat the cool coconut flesh :)
After a bit of procrastination, I have decided to post some photos from my recent Krabi trip! I stayed 2 nights at Phi Phi island and another 2 nights at Ao Nang. Phi Phi is relatively small and you can explore the entire place by foot. There are rows and rows of shops selling pretty much the same things and you can easily find cheap accommodation too.
After a total of about 5 hours on the plane and ferry, my travel partner, PR and I were tired and famished. After walking around a bit, our first lunch stop was at The Pizza Corner because it was situated by the beach and we wanted a good view :) Too bad, the service was really wols and we finished our drinks while waiting for our food.
Yay! After waiting and waiting and waiting.. :P I find that whenever I’m in a foreign country, it’s quite difficult to decide on what to eat because I wanna try something which cannot be found here in Singapore. But everything looks the same in the menu, I really cannot differentiate one from the other.
Don’t laugh at me but in the end I ordered something that sounds boring, Noodle Soup with Chicken (80 baht ~ $3.50). Luckily, everything about it was awesome! From the delicious piping hot soup, to the silky smooth glass noodles. I’m a happy girl :D
PR claimed that she wasn’t feeling hungry and proceeded to order the Chicken Burger with Fries (70 baht ~ $3) which puzzled me quite a bit. Burgers are supposed to be very filling right? Plus this burger is just huge.
The chicken fillet was crispy, albeit a little too salty for PR’s liking. I didn’t understand why she ordered a western dish in Thailand though. Comfort food I suppose?
And here’s the funny part. PR asked for chilli sauce to go with her burger and the waitress came back 5 minutes later.. “Here’s your chilli and sauce”. Hahaha!
This is where PR and I had our dinner. We figured that Pum Thai Restaurant & Cooking School is the best place to go to if we wanted authentic Thai cuisine. Pum emphasises simplicity, and even claims that they have simplified simplicity. Their dishes are based on traditional Thai cuisine adapted for a modern, fast paced world. The plus point was that Pum is also a cooking school. That in itself is testimony to good authentic Thai food! :)
Maybe it’s just me but I have always thought that lemongrass is only used to cook tomyam soup or stir fried with other vegetables. So when I saw the Nam Takrai (69 baht ~ $3) or Iced Lemongrass Drink, I just had to order it. It’s actually quite tasteless, just fragrant and refreshing.
Yup noodles again! The Phad Siewe (109 baht ~ $4.70) is lightly stir fried in sweet soy sauce. It was also a little spicy and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Anyway, I still can’t figure out the difference between this and Phad Thai. All other noodles dishes that I tried in Krabi are more or less the same! Can someone enlighten me on this? :)
On our way back to our room at Kinnaree House, we stopped by Pirates House for a nightcap. Very interesting theme for a restaurant! A pity the waiters weren’t dressed as Jack Sparrow.
Credits to PR. Didn’t know that she took a photo of me taking a photo of my drink :P
Always my safest choice, Lime Margarita. Oops! Forgot to take down the prices. Heh..
PR’s Pirate’s Blood. Ooh scary. The paper umbrella reminds me of my childhood days!
Went diving with Princess Divers the next day! Bimbotic name but I like. :P
See how much I love noodles? We were given a menu when we booked our dives the day before and I chose Phad Thai! This was with chicken to be exact. Phad Thai can also be served with beef, seafood and pork.
That’s all for Koh Phi Phi at Krabi! Next up, Ao Nang! ;)