Sawaddee Krab... Hi all Readme fans, today, I'm Nai Fahsai (Mr. Fahsai) will take you to explore the land of deliciousness ......Trang City
Introduction to Trang
The word '' Trang '' is assumed to have came from these 3 meanings:
1. Trang comes from "Trangkapura", a Sanskrit word which means a gallop of a horse. The name of 12 Zodiac back then was the name of of the city fortifications surrounding the city of Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trangkapra was a naval base, so it named after this horse name.
2. Trang comes from the word Trangk which means wave.
3. Trang comes from the word Trangke, a Malayu language which means dawn. It is assumed that back then Malays and foreigners such as Chinese, Indian, and Persian were traveling to this area for trading and the time the ship arrived at Trang River Bay mouth was at dawn.
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Trang is a small peaceful city. If you are ready to explore Trang, let's follow me now!
On how to get to Trang:
By Public Bus:
Trang is 828 kilometers away from Bangkok, we can take the bus from the Southern Bus Terminal Sai Tai Talin Chan Bangkok on Borommaratchachonnani Road. It is approximately 12 hours ride.
It is the railway terminal station on Andaman Sea route, it takes about 15 hours. If you are not in a hurry, you can take the sleeping air conditioning train which will get you to Trang in the morning. It is quite chill in a way. However, you would need to book the sleeping air conditioning train ticket in advance, otherwise, the seats will not be available.
This trip I fly with Nok Air and it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
We can check in via our cell phone and drop our luggage at the airport. It is convenient and need not to wait in a long queue.
It's time to fly now. This trip, we will be all focusing on food.
Let's start by a light snack from Nok Kanom.
Prepare to lower the attitude and landing at Tang Airport ^^
After that, we contact a rental car from AVIS which will take us to explore Trang for 3 days.
They often offer good promotion at the travel exhibitions. Today I will be driving a new white Honda City car.
Thumrin Thana Hotel
After that, we go to the hotel, drop off our luggage and more than ready for our dinner!
This hotel is considered a provincial hotel of Trang Province. I remember as a child, I think this hotel was so luxurious and it was the best of Trang.
My room is the basic Superior room, the TV is still an old-fashioned one. If we add up 200 THB, our room will be upgraded into Deluxe.
And then we will have a LCD TV.
Breakfast at the Hotel
The breakfast here meets standard of the hotel and local food will also get served everyday in a rotate fashion like Fried Hokkien Noodle, or Khanom Jeen Nam Ya (rice noodle with fish curry soup).
A must-not-missed menu is Khanom Jeen Nam Ya.
It is so deliciously spicy. They cook it so authentic that it has all the needed spicy. I highly recommend, very delicious!
Breakfast Restaurant, Ruan Thai Dim Sum
This restaurant is very famous for Dim-sum. It is freshly cooked right in front of us, hotly served from the steamer.
Phloen Pitak Road
Opening Hours: 06:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tel: 075 219 342
Imd Tasty Food Hall
It offers a very delicious Dim-sum, it's like we are eating at Hong Kong.
It is 28 THB per basket but with the quality of raw materials, it is a more than worthy Dim-sum. I can guarantee!
A must-not-missed menu is Fried Taro. The taste is as great as the one in Bangkok five-stars hotels.
Location: close to Thumrin Thana Hotel
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 19:00
Tel: 075 223 223
Moo Yang Go Pao (Roasted Pork of Go Pao Restaurant)
For this restaurant, we also need to go early in the morning, otherwise, it will be sold out.
The Roasted Pork is rich in its flavor with a thin and crispy pork skin.
Location: Municipal Fresh Market
Tel: 062 778 327
Lay Trang 2 Restaurant
This is another famous restaurant for Dim-sum which are also being freshly steamed.The highlight menu is Hoi Jo Pu (Deep-fried Crab Roll).
Location: Soi Sai Ngam 1, Sai Ngam Road, close to Ratchadamnoen Hospital
Opening Hours: 06:00 a.m. - 14:00 p.m., 17:00 - 22:00
Tel: 075 217 700
【 Must Not Miss Lunch 】
Lo Khung Kantang Restaurant
This is another old restaurant that offers variety of menu but the most prominent one is Rat Na (a Thai-Chinese Noodle dish).
For me, I think the taste is normal but what is extraordinary is the fresh and variety of topping seafood.
It has shrimp, crab and fish. For the seafood lover, you must not miss this dish. It is fresh and worth every penny.
A must-not-missed menu is Rat Na Seafood.
Location: Ratsada Road, Kantang District
Opening Hours: 10.00 a.m. - 20.30 p.m.
Tel: 075 252 845
Kaeng Som Restaurant
This is the first restaurant that I want to take you to try. It is a spicy local food that will get you sweat all over the body!
I would like to recommend two must-not-missed menus. The first one is Kaeng Som (a sour soup), it is very sour, very spicy, and very tasty.
And another one is Fried Steamed Seafood Cake, a fish is mixed with crab meat in a well mixed spices. The taste is exceptionally spicy and hot.
**This restaurant will serve food in an enough portion for the people, it doesn't come in a big bowl**
Location: Visetkul Road, Soi 4
Opening Hours: 09.00 a.m. - 14.00 p.m., 16.00 - 21.00 p.m..
Tel: 075 212 309
【Must Not Miss Dinner】
Khao Pubpa Nayong Restaurant
This restaurant is located outside the city, on the way to Phatthalung Province (approximately 20 kilometers away from downtown Trang).
The atmosphere will make us so happy, it is definitely worth the drive.
This is another must-not-missed restaurant.
Location: On the way to Phatthalung Province, Nayong District
10:00 a.m. -20:00 p.m.
Tel: 086 470 4566
Phu Trang Restaurant
An old taste in a new house near Trang River.
It is a local food, very spicy, and exceptionally spicy under the great atmosphere near Trang River.
A must-not-missed menu but I did is Kaeng Som. I come to know later that this dish also won the award.
Another must-not-missed menu is Little Hong Tae Mushroom in Roasted Trang Pork Flavor.
Location: On the way to Kantang, on the main road ( you may call to inquire for the exact location.)
10.30 a.m.-22.00 p.m.
Tel: 084 837 3270
Go Lor Restaurant
This is a more casual restaurant where people come for talking and hanging out. The signature of this restaurant is the paper used for Pa Tong Go (fried dough) being left everywhere on the floor.
They also sell some food which is the breakfast of Trang people, such as Dim-sum, porridge, Pa Tong Go, custard.
A must not miss menu is Ja Kuai (or as we understand as Pa Tong Go) with a custard.
Location: At the mouth of Ratsada, on the way to sport stadium Soi 9
Opening Hours: From late evening - 21.00 p.m.
Roti in front of Train Station
It has a cozy and chill atmosphere at night.
A must-not-missed menu is crispy Roti. I think this is the most delicious one, for me.
Location: Trang Railway Station
Opening Hours: 14.00 - 22.00 p.m.
It is a two color soft cake without any preservation. It is freshly made every day. Previously, wherever I came, it's always out. It also used to be called "running out cake".
Now, it seems that they have increased the production capacity, so they will have cake available for me every time I visit. So, no need to worry. When eating with coffee, it's just so good that I feel like I can fly.
This is indeed another must-not-missed shop.
Location: Soi Wangto 3
Opening Hours: 07:00 a.m. - 17:00 p.m. daily except Wednesdays
Tel: 075 224 624
Pia Yim Thumrin Cake (Smiling Pastry)
Today I will take you to visit the production process starting from the preparation of filling and dough.
This production process has been certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA.).
Location: inside Thumrin Thana Hotel
Opening Hours: 07:00 a.m. - 19:00 p.m.
Tel: 075 223 223
And I would like to end my trip here. Thank you so much everyone for reading until this line.
For 3 days driving here and there, I spent about 800 THB on fuel for this trip ^^