Krua Bang Ta Boon

Bang Ta Boon are located in western side of Thailand in Petchaburi. It takes about 3 hours driving from Bangkok. The origin of Ta boon came from local mangrove tree name which are abundance in the area. These area are also famous for salt farm and seafood which could be seen in the photos.

Bang Ta Boon are also famous for Bryde’s whale sightseeing which is an quiet interesting, crab industry and fireflies. Researching on these data makes me excited to revisit the place haha. Local business are ranges from seafood to making coal from Ta Boon trees which is famous for their long lasting heat coal.

First, I visit salt farm cafe which is a cafe next to a real salt farm. I would say luckily it is quite cloudy that day which makes salt field photography a more gray scale as I prefer. Since I visited on the weekend, there are lots of people in the cafe though and the cafe does not have any air-condition so make sure you prepare for that too.

Then I went for a lunch at Krua Bang Ta Boon. This place has been around for a long time and has been a popular destination for local and tourist alike. Their style are more on a casual though. There are a small market section in front of restaurant where they prepare seafood of consumption and delivery to other parts of Thailand.

Start with Som Tum Thai (Papaya Salad) for an appetizer. Well balanced sour, spicy and sweetness.

Here comes mute crab, shrimp and blue crab. It is just always a good time when you just have to dig in and get messy with seafood just to get those sweet sweet (not a typo lol) meat under those shell.

Mute crab might looks a bit lackluster at first. I would imagine tiny portion of meat similar to rice filed crab. However, this is just a smaller version of sea crab with their sweetness flavor. Plus they already broke down most of the shell and this just became on of my favorite menu around here.

A good quality blue crab is always one of the most popular menu to enjoy around here. Since there are seafood business around here which prepare and extract seafood for other areas, they had already broke down some part of the crab for our convenient. Just a touch of seafood sauce and you are good to go.

Spicy stir fried catfish is a good way to keep you appetite up. Mix with a rice to balance between spicy and sweetness.

Fried Sea Bass with fish sauce is one of most to go for menu in Thailand due to their portion and flavor. From my past experience, most of the places could provide you a decent quality one similar to this one.

Hoi Cho (dry fried crab meat balls) could be easily founded in sea side areas in Thailand. Originate from Chinese culture in Thailand. This one is alright but not impressive though.

Ended my meal with sweet and juicy shrimp topped with some spicy seafood sauce. I think Bang Ta Boon is an interesting tourist attraction with lots of places to discover and would be excited to revisit again just make sure to prepare enough heat protection too since it could be extremely hot around here

Xin Hotpot

One of the most famous Mala Shabu spot in Taiwan. All you can eat for lunch cost around 700 TWD per person. One thing to remember is they accept only cash.

Mala soup are more on higher degree of intensity which is perfect for people with numbing spiciness level. Good ingredients quality. Beef, pork, seafood and veggies are fresh.

Plus there’s a Movenpick and comfy sofa too. 

Wenting Hot Pot

Start my first meal in Taiwan trip with Wenting Hot Pot. Weting emphasize on Emperor level service with finest ingredients. I have arrived around noon time without any queue and got a table right away.

Their front service provides costume for photo shoot, massage chair, nail decoration service, candy and hot tea in case you have to wait for the table.

Mix your own sauce corner. Variety of ingredients to make your own sauce depends on individual preference.

Ordered two persons Wagyu Surf & Turf set. The set were served beautifully. Mala soup is a numbing Chinese soup which consists of Sichuan peppercorn, chili pepper and various spices simmered with oil. From the photos it is red color soup on the right. Wenting soup are abundance in herb and spice ingredients and full of flavor. A trick is not to dip vegetables in Mala soup since it will soak too much Mala and resulted in too numbing flavor. Most people prefer dipping meat/seafood for a short duration and enjoy the flavor

AU Wagyu Beef

Seafood

Abalone

Abalone size are just bite size. The texture are fresh and resulted in sweet and enjoyable flavor.

Matsuzaka Pork

Apparently, Matsuzaka pork is not a famous dish in Japan. From my research, I understand that it is a coined term in Taiwan. Definition aside pork texture are good and enjoyable. If anyone have further detail, it would be appreciated and I would update the info in the future.