We were out at sea in the morning and went for lunch only at 3pm. Hopping around in the waters does awesome things to the body. I sleep with these comfortable mild aches every night, from the simple action of balancing in the boat, swimming in the open sea against currents, and randomly jumping around. Try playing volleyball in waist-deep water. Hahahaha. In order to keep that feeling of being trim, we wanted A LIGHT LUNCH.
Thought that noodles would be light enough. Nope. Not at all. Our 'light' meals of noodles and kway tiao are NEVER LIGHT lor. At Baan Malagor (or Baan Malakor, บ้านมะละกอ), we clearly had no discipline to stick to one-dish meals or simply one bowl for each person.
Of course there was som tam. It's a must! I asked for sliced fish beehoon soup. At those prices, the kitchen probably used snakeheads. Ahhh, those chillies in fish sauce. Mmmm. We were supposed to have a bowl of noodles each, and rice for the man who seemed to be on a khaaw-phad-anything binge on this trip. Of course he was curious about other foods. So he and the friends went big and ordered tom yam soup and fried fishcakes. Win lor. So tasty though.
The good thing about Thai food, I highly doubt any restaurant bothers with sprinkling MSG. Thai food uses so many ingredients to lend depth and flavor to even a simple plate of fried rice. They already use so much fish sauce which provides all the MSG and umami necessary. The meal was quite delicious.
33 หมู่6 ตำบลแกลง อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดระยอง เมืองระยอง ระยอง 85000
Baan Malakor (or Baan Malagor)
33 Moo 6 Tambon Klang Muang Rayong, Rayong 85000, Thailand
Hours: 9am to 4pm daily