Naraphong (Bia) Phoneam and Crab House
Huge (Delicious) Crabs Descend on Patong!
Crab House is a fabulous new crab and seafood restaurant that’s opened on Thanon Phangmeuang, the road behind the Jungceylon Shopping and Entertainment Center deep in the heart of Patong. And this is certainly one restaurant that you won’t have any trouble finding as a huge (and we do mean HUGE!!!!) crab sits on the pavement outside the front of this welcoming restaurant. As the name and monster crab icon suggest this is an eatery that focuses its culinary expertise very much on the six legged crustaceans for which the Andaman region is justifiably famous. Crabs!!!
But there’s far more to Crab House’s menu than just crabs. In fact the menu is a veritable abundance of great, fresh seafood and other Thai dishes. All the classic Thai favorites are there featuring chicken, pork, beef and duck mixed with sumptuous spices and sauces and served by the friendly and accommodating staff. There are soups and salads, rice, noodles and veggies to make the whole extravaganza go with a swing, but undoubtedly the star attraction at the Crab House are the fresh Andaman cousins of the huge polystyrene crab that terrifies and amuses passers-by outside.
Crab House is the highly creative brain-child of two very experienced restaurateurs, the mother and son team of Sangdao Sridech and Narapong (Bia) Phoneam who recently returned from running their famous Thai restaurants in Newmarket and Saffron Walden in England for the past 12 years. These were pioneering Thai eateries serving elegant authentic Royal Thai cuisine using the finest, and often imported ingredients and became justifiably famous and successful in England.
Now back in the heart of Patong they plan to turn newly- launched Crab House into an equally successful venture built around the fabulous flavors of local crab and seafood dishes plus great cocktails, wines and beers and a lively atmosphere where every night is a bit of a crab-themed party.
Upon entering the fun-filled upstairs and downstairs space of Crab House, the guests will be immediately kitted out with protective bibs plus hammer and pliers with which to do battle with the succulent crustaceans upon which they are about to dine!
And then on they come in all their colorful, nobbly and tasty glory! There are blue crabs served in a bucket, or crabs stir-fried in yellow curry, or dancing in chili or black pepper. You can have them baked with glass noodles and dark soy sauce, or complement them with a terrific selection of fish served with many favorite Thai condiments and sauces, or tiger prawns, live lobsters or any other sea-dwelling denizen from scallops to shrimps, and from squid and oysters. Don’t forget to leave some tummy space for such delights as sesame dumplings in ginger sauce, taro balls in coconut milk, or let yourself be seduced by the cake of the day The selection of cocktails, wines (by bottle and by glass), beers and other drinks is extensive and reasonably priced to add fire to the crabby fun.
Make no mistake a night at Crab House will get you up close and personal with an array of mouth-watering cuisines and most of all with delicious CRABS! that will leave you happy, replete and laughing at the sheer fun of it all.
The Crab House
169/83 Phangmuang Rd., Patong,
Tel: +66 (0)91 839 4953, +66 (0)76 687065
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