The last time we visited Hua Hin, Thailand, I had no intention to eat a lobster. But then it happened, and I couldn’t resist. Click here for the details – http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2013/08…
There’s a street in Hua Hin, that at night, turns into a night market. There are all sorts of the usual vendors that sell t-shirts and jewelry, and little snacks to nibble on…. and then, there are the epic seafood vendor that try to lure you in for a lobster, monstrous prawns, fish, and everything else delicious from the sea. So with no intention of actually eating a lobster on this fine evening in Hua Hin, we got sucked and I felt the irresistible pull to order a monstrous 1.1 kg lobster – but I wasn’t complaining! Has that ever happened to you?
Anyway, we sat down at Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า), a restaurant I would recommend as one of the top restaurants in Hua Hin. It’s located right along the street within the Hua Hin night market, and they have a nice selection of seafood and some very nice staff as well. We chose our lobster with precision and then it to the table to wait as they prepared it. The lobster is first blanched before being tossed on the grill. The chef had informed us that that is the way to cook it for maximum flavor and to ensure the lobster isn’t rubbery, but rather soft and tender and juicy.
Along with out monster 1.1 kg lobster in Hua Hin, Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า) also served an award winning plate of fried morning glory vegetable and a wonderful plate of khao pad boo (crab fried rice). Both of the sides dishes were excellent, but they were dwarfed by my anticipation of the lobster.
The lobster arrived on a massive plate, covered in a number of different sauces. Order again, and I would have gotten it with the sauces on the side, to be able to really taste the unique flavor the the lobster, but that being said, the sauces were pretty good and didn’t overpower the meaty flesh.
Here’s the link so you can eat here too: http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2013/08…
Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า)
Address: 103/4-5 Hua Hin Night Market Soi. Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan
Open hours: Monday — Sunday 6.00 pm — 3.00 am
Phone: 082-975-9905 , 086-764-1678
103/4-5 ตลาดโต้รุ่ง ต.หัวหิน จ.ประจวบคีรีขันธ์
เปิด จันทร์ — อาทิตย์ 18.00 — 03.00 น.
How to Get There
Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า) is right in the middle of the Hua Hin night market main soi. Just wander around and you’ll find it!