With so many branches of Laem Charoen Seafood (แหลมเจริญ ซีฟู้ด) sprouting up all over Bangkok, we had to go to its original restaurant in Rayong for dinner on our last night in the province. I don't wanna go home!!! 😖😩 Importantly, we wanted to buy a few bottles of their fish sauce, bubble-wrap the heck out of them, and lug them back to Singapore to slowly savor.
Ordered conservatively. Whewwww. We're about to keel over from 'too-much-food' syndrome. Very familiar Asian-style seafood dishes. Fried garouper, fried anchovies with chillies and onions, scallops on shells, stir-fried kangkong, and token carbs of a medium plate of egg fried rice. It's a huge restaurant. Non air-conditioned, of course. Yay! Holidaying a week later than the Bangkok New Year merrymakers has its advantages- we get less hassled because the crowds have whooshed in and left.
The friends needed dessert. Regardless of how stuffed they claimed to be, four types of desserts appeared on the table- thub tim rob (ทับทิมกรอบ, red ruby), salak fruit (similar pronunciation in Thai too), chendol and squares of taro in coconut milk. 😐 The desserts came warm, and there were bowls of shaved ice provided to cool them if so preferred. The restaurant is by the sea, but there's a pavement separating that, the carpark and the sand. We had to take a stroll up and down the little stretch.
แหลมเจริญ ซีฟู้ด ระยอง
ต.ปากน้ำ อ.เมือง จ.ระยอง
Laem Charoen Seafood
Tambong Pak Nam, Amphoe Muang Rayong, Chang Wat Rayong 21000
T: 038940094, 038940082, 0937783838
Hours: 10am to 10pm daily