last night, with the rented car giving us ultimate mobility and freedom, we drove to Patong for our favourite seafood haunt.
now, i detest Patong. i just don't like the vibe, it's not relaxed and there's so much hussling going around that you just CAN'T feel relaxed. but Patong Beach is really good for seafood, shopping (if you like the imitation T-shirts and the same stuff i see in markets everywhere from Phuket to Vietnam to Cambodia) and halal food. There's endless shops which offer halal cuisine from Indian to Lebanese or even Malaysian food and Thai Seafood. There are some bigger established restaurants but hubby and i love Kusuma Seafood- delicious and very very cheap!
We stumbled upon it during our last trip, visiting twice during our previous stay. We returned to the makeshift shop to see that their layout's improved, and the food quality just as good. The owner and cook are from the South of Thailand and can speak Malay but with a heavy Terrengganu accent.
Hubby was craving their steamfish- though i was thinking about the lobster (just 700 Baht, what like SGD 30 or so- so cheap!) but i wasn't that hungry, just greedy, so we settled for fish and squid and my favourite cockles. All drenched in their delicious Belacan sauce. and All for a mere SGD 20 bucks. yeesh- i wanna live here lah!
Email me if you want to know how to get there, it's a little bit complicated since it has no actual address. =)
Labels: eveel appetite, phuket, travel bug