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Pattaya: Tankay Restaurant

Posted date:  August 11, 2007


I spent the last three days in the resort town of Pattaya with my former students, the Satit Kaset IP Class of 2006. At 19 and 20 they’re pretty much adults now, which seems strange to me as I first met most of them when they were in 6th grade! Apparently I had a good influence on them, as a few of them are now totally camera obsessed, and based on the meals we had, they generally seem to have pretty good taste in restaurants.

I’ll be blogging on a couple of the places we ate at, but will start with our first meal, and the primary reason Thai people visit such places: seafood. Varawit led us to Tankay Restaurant, an open-air seafood joint located smack dab in the middle of Walking Street, Pattaya’s sleazy go go bar area, an area he’s apparently intimately familiar with.

There we consumed plaa meuk khai:


Grilled squid, including its eggs. I always like grilled squid, but don’t really care for the eggs, which honestly have little if any flavour, and a spongy texture.

Plaa kraphong neung sii ew, fish steamed in soy sauce:


which included heaps of shredded green onion and ginger in a pleasantly salty broth. Very nice, apparently, as Chanon appeared to eat virtually every last fish molecule:


Somebody ordered thord man koong, deep-fried shrimp cakes:


and steamed crab legs:


and perhaps as a result of feeling a bit too carnivorous, I also decided to order some greens:


flash-fried morning glory, which was done exceptionally well here.

The meal was accompanied with three huge plates of crab fried rice (first pic above), the usual carb accompaniment to Thai seafood feasts.


All in all a very good Thai seafood meal, although considering the area, I imagine the atmosphere might be quite different at night!

Tankay Restaurant
Walking Street, Pattaya
038 710 447

5 Comments for Pattaya: Tankay Restaurant

That crab fried rice looks amazing… I can’t believe that all that seafood is eaten with yet another rich dish! Bravo!

That looks like a terrific meal- the seafood looks really great, and what a fun time with your friends!

Such a wonderful trip ever!
and thx for ur awesome pics.
Really wanna make the trip like this again, and thank u for joining with US!

Oooh, seafood, my favorite. The steamed crab legs look interesting…never seen it served that way. 🙂

Thank you for coming to my restaurant. If you come back again to my restaurant, please do not hesitate to call for 15% discount under my name as the reference…….

I’m Warich Nathtigoon (WIN).

We look forward to serving you again………………..

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