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Page Contents

  • Food Site Map [more]
  • Ten Good Places To Eat In Hat Yai [more]
  • Introduction [more]
  • Farang Breakfast Food [more]
  • Local Breakfast Food [more]
  • Vegetarian Food [more]
  • Halal Food [more]
  • The Hat Yai Coffee Shop Craze And Starbucks [more]
  • The Japanese Food Craze [more]
  • Ice Cream [more]
  • Restaurant Summary [more]
  • Transliteration Of Thai Names [more]
  • Restaurants Categorised By Food Type [more]
  • Hat Yai Restaurant Listings Page 1
 

 

Dining in Hat Yai

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Hat Yai Food and Restaurants - Page 1

Ten Good Places To Eat In Hat Yai

The following nine pages contain a lot of information about eating options in Hat Yai. But perhaps it is too much information, or perhaps you don't have time to read it all?

In that case I have simplified everything and just created a list of 10 places that I consider are worth eating at in Hat Yai.

Ten Good Places To Eat In Hat Yai

I also listed some coffee shops where I like to sit down and relax.

Ten Relaxing Coffee Shops In Hat Yai

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Introduction

Hat Yai doesn't have a fraction of the dining choices that Bangkok has to offer, but it's not bad. Supply always matches demand, and that applies just as much to food as it does to everything else. Hat Yai doesn't attract many farang tourists and the result is that good, authentic farang food is limited.

 

Muslim restaurants in Hat Yai

Muslim restaurants in Hat Yai

 

It's not like being in Bangkok, Phuket or Pattaya where you can find lots of great Western food as a result of the large farang expat populations.

Hat Yai itself has a large Chinese-Thai population and the majority of visitors from Malaysia and Singapore are also ethnic-Chinese. Consequently, there are many Chinese restaurants.

For farang visitors used to the Westernised Chinese food they eat at home, the Chinese food in Asia is quite different. Songkhla, being one of the Southern provinces, also has a large Muslim population so there are many Muslim restaurants. These are very different to the Chinese restaurants so all tastes are catered for.

The Muslim restaurants sell Halal food and offer a variety of cuisines - Thai, Malaysian and Indian. They are found everywhere around Hat Yai but certain areas seem to have higher concentrations. There is a cluster of Muslim restaurants around the junction of Thanon Niyomrat and Niphat Uthit 1 Road (Map 3).

Dim Sum is another Chinese favourite and restaurants selling it can be found everywhere in Hat Yai. Each dish is a fixed price and prices tend to be higher in the tourist areas. It's commonly eaten for breakfast with most places only open from 6am to 11am, but others stay open all day.

American junk food has become popular in Asia so there are the usual chain restaurants in town to satisfy these tastes. MacDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut are all prominently located at Lee Gardens Plaza right in the centre of town. These places are also very popular with young Thais.

I used to be very critical of American fast food restaurants in Thailand but I have to admit that after spending quite a long time here they can be welcome relief on occasions. Eating rice and noodles day-after-day can get a tad boring and sometimes a pizza or burger just hits the spot.

Street food is everywhere and it's really cheap. Fried rice or fried dishes on steamed rice cost between Bt30 and Bt40. Gwy-tiew (noodles) are also very popular. Despite the street stalls not looking very clean, they are normally fairly safe.

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Farang Breakfast Food

For farangs passing through Hat Yai, one of the problems can be what to eat for breakfast. I have met quite a few foreigners looking around for something to eat early in the day. Most Westerners prefer bread, eggs and coffee in the morning rather than rice porridge or a spicy fish curry.

 

Chinese dim sum is a big favourite in Hat Yai

Chinese dim sum is a big favourite in Hat Yai

 

The big hotels offer 'Western breakfasts' as do some smaller restaurants, but some of these places are out of the way and difficult to find. In addition, the Western breakfasts at most of these places are disappointing. The eggs are fine (difficult to go wrong with) but that's about it. Thai versions of ham and bacon aren't particularly good and the bread tastes sweet. Even the bread from some places that call themselves bakeries isn't that good. Additionally, the breakfasts are so small that they always leave me feeling hungry.

An English friend told me that The Swan does a very good English breakfast, but whenever I tried to get breakfast there in the morning it was always closed. The mystery was solved when I went to The Swan one lunchtime and spoke to the owner, Khun O.

 

The Swan breakfast menu

The Swan breakfast menu

 

They do indeed serve a full English 'all day' breakfast and it looks great, however, there is one small catch. They don't start serving it until the pub opens at 11am, which is closer to lunchtime than breakfast. This is fine for people who can wait until 11am before they eat breakfast, but I am used to eating breakfast a lot earlier.

The Irish Pub is exactly the same. Pictures of their English breakfast options in the menu look very tasty but, like The Swan, the Irish Pub doesn't open until 11am. At both places, 'breakfast' isn't available until almost lunchtime.

Breakfast at McDonalds is reliable because the food is exactly the same at every branch of McDonalds in the world. An egg McMuffin in Hat Yai is the same as an egg McMuffin in Boise, Idaho. However, be warned. I went through a period of intense craving for Western food and ended up eating at McDonalds a lot. The result was several unwanted kilos of fat around my midriff.

On one early visit downtown McDonalds was full of Malaysian tourists and there was a long wait to be served. I gave McDonalds a miss that day and headed out to find somewhere else. I ended up at Daothiam, which is where I used to go for breakfast a lot when I first came to Hat Yai.

Daothiam has quite a good breakfast menu, the food isn't bad, prices are reasonable, and it's convenient if you are staying in the downtown area.

The Train Hotel restaurant at the railway station used to serve a decent breakfast, but standards have now dropped and these days the breakfast is quite disappointing.

 

Nakorn Nai Big Dish Breakfast ... with spinach

Nakorn Nai Big Dish Breakfast ... with spinach

 

Nakorn Nai, which has been around forever and never changes, is another place that is quite reliable for breakfast. They have various choices, including the Nakorn Nai Big Dish Breakfast for Bt130. Apart from the portion of spinach that it arrives with, it's quite good and the price includes unlimited refills of tea or coffee.

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Local Breakfast Food

To really get your day kick-started a glass of the local coffee should do the trick. They call it 'Kopi', which I think is a Malaysian term, or 'gaa fair dum' (black coffee). It is thick and black, almost having the consistency of mud. The locals drink it with lots of sugar but I don't like it sickly sweet so request - 'mai sai naam dtaan' (without sugar). I like it with some milk but even the condensed milk they use is sweetened so there is no getting away from a sweet taste.

 

Traditional style coffee in Hat Yai

Traditional style coffee in Hat Yai

 

There are various places around town but the photo was taken at a small place on Duangchan Road, opposite the Inter Hotel (Map 3). They also sell Dim Sum between 6am and 11am at just 10 Baht per portion.

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Vegetarian Food

I was introduced to vegetarian food in Hat Yai by a good friend who is vegetarian. She's a local Hat Yai girl so knows the area very well. I was quite surprised at how many places there were catering to vegetarians, and also surprised that I hadn't noticed them before.

 

Vegetarian food in Hat Yai

Vegetarian food in Hat Yai

 

I've heard and read comments that vegetarian restaurants are difficult to find in Hat Yai. They can indeed be difficult to find but they are there. In 2014 I revisited places I had previously listed on this site and found that several vegetarian restaurants had closed, moved or merged. I updated the entries accordingly.

As in Phuket and other places, Hat Yai holds a big Chinese vegetarian festival every year during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar (late September/early October, but Western calendar dates change from year to year). This is when religious devotees perform strange rituals which involve damaging their own bodies.

 

The Thai word for vegetarian food in Hat Yai

The Thai word for vegetarian food in Hat Yai

 

The vegetarian festival activities in Hat Yai are centred along Supasarnrungsarn Road and during this time many carnivorous restaurants will close for a week. Eating vegetarian food is considered by many Thais (especially Chinese Thais) to be an act of merit-making (tum-buun) so even non-vegetarians will observe a vegetarian diet during the festival.

For a list of vegetarian restaurants in Hat Yai see Restaurants Categorised By Food Type.

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Halal Food

There are a lot of Thai Muslims in the southern Thai provinces and many visitors to Hat Yai from Malaysia and Indonesia are also Muslim. Because of this, Halal food is easy to find in Hat Yai. Muslim restaurants are easily identifiable from the signs outside and/or the veiled female staff. If you eat at a restaurant that is obviously run by Muslims then you don't need to worry about the food being Halal.

 

Halal certificate in Hat Yai

Halal certificate in Hat Yai

 

Some restaurants that serve various different types of cuisine (such as Saneha restaurant at the Novotel hotel) display a certificate awarded by the Central Islamic Committee of Thailand indicating that the restaurant is certified to serve Halal food.

A Muslim reader of this site - who is also a frequent visitor to Thailand - informed me that all major restaurant chains in Thailand, such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chester's Grill, McDonalds, etc, use only officially Halal certified chicken.

To find restaurants on this site that serve Halal food look at the 'Restaurants Categorised By Food Type' section below. Additionally, my Food Sitemap and all individual restaurant listing will show if a restaurant serves Halal food.

Most Buddhist Thais love pork (apparently, the Buddha's last meal was pork), as do Chinese, and there are many ethnic Chinese in Hat Yai - both resident and visiting tourists.

I stopped eating pork at small restaurants after I arrived in Thailand as a result of visiting the local 'fresh' markets. It was at these markets that I saw unrefrigerated pork covered in flies for sale in temperatures of 90+ degrees. The sight and the smell put me off eating pork for good.

I still eat bacon and sausages containing pork bought from supermarkets because I have a little more confidence in the hygiene standards used in their production.

Even after I stopped eating pork I would find that when small restaurants gave me a bowl of soup with my meal it would often be made from pig bones. If you have a similar aversion to eating pork in Thailand, be careful about the food you are given at restaurants.

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The Hat Yai Coffee Shop Craze And Starbucks

Most Thais are followers, not leaders; imitators, not innovators. If they see something that looks like a good idea, they all follow suit.

 

Abah Coffee, Hat Yai

Abah Coffee, Hat Yai

 

When the Jatukham Ramathep amulet craze swept the country, every new shop that opened in Hat Yai was opened specifically to sell Jatukham Ramathep amulets, and almost all existing businesses - from restaurants to pharmacies - started selling Jatukham Ramathep amulets alongside their regular goods. It was a joke, and absolutely nothing to do with Buddhism even though some shops advertised themselves as selling 'Buddhist amulets'.

The Jatukham Ramathep craze fizzled out, naturally, and the Thais started looking to see what the next craze would be. They decided on coffee shops (and later Japanese restaurants). A few years ago there were just a few coffee shops in Hat Yai - places like Ome Bake House, Ep's and the Bakery Box. Now, they are everywhere.

 

Starbucks, Hat Yai

Starbucks, Hat Yai

 

Technology also played a part. Most coffee shops have a free Wi-Fi connection so that customers can play Facebook while drinking their coffee.

Despite the plethora of coffee shops in town, it took a long time for possibly the world's best known coffee shop to arrive.

 

Coffeebucks in Songkhla

Coffeebucks in Songkhla

 

German friends of mine came to visit in January 2013 and wanted to drink coffee at Starbucks. Hat Yai didn't have a branch of Starbucks at the time, but a branch opened shortly after they left at the beginning of April 2013.

Like all big chains, the Hat Yai branch of Starbucks is no different to Starbucks anywhere else. Some drinks cost the equivalent of half a day's wages for some Thais, but nonetheless it still does a lot of business. It is located on the ground floor of Odean department store near Lee Gardens Plaza.

Latitude: N 07° 00' 15.2" (N 07° 00.253')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 16.8" (E 100° 28.280')

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After not having a branch of Starbucks for such a long time, a second branch opened inside Central Festival at the end of 2013.

 

Starbucks Central Festival, Hat Yai

Starbucks Central Festival, Hat Yai

 

The coffee at Starbucks is pretty good and I don't object to their drink prices. What I do object to quite strongly is their charging Bt150 to use the Internet while you sip your Latte. This is daylight robbery.

The 10 Mbps connection to my house costs around Bt600 per month. That's right, per month. If you spend half an hour in Starbucks and want to check something online, how can they justify charging Bt150? And that's after they've already sold you an expensive cup of coffee.

Most coffee shops in Hat Yai charge a lot less for their coffee and they offer free Wi-Fi in order to get more customers. If an Internet connection only costs Bt600 per month and you buy a cheap Wi-Fi access point, it's no big deal.

A few years ago I was up in the Chiang Mai branch of Starbucks and asked about Wi-Fi. I got the standard reply that there was a Bt150 charge and flatly refused to pay. I finished my coffee and then went to a small coffee shop with free Wi-Fi so that I could check my e-mail.

I refuse to be ripped off in this way. If everyone did the same, then maybe they would reconsider this greedy policy and start giving their customers free Wi-Fi.

The Hat Yai branch of Starbucks opens daily from 7am until 10pm.

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The Japanese Food Craze

This craze followed the coffee shop craze. A few years ago there wasn't much Japanese food available in Hat Yai. There were a couple of branches of Fuji (excellent but a little expensive), and a couple of cheaper options - Kiriko and Mariko.

The craze for Japanese food seemed to start some time in 2008 and accelerated in 2009. Every small new restaurant that opens seems to sell Japanese food. There are even conveyor Sushi restaurants in Hat Yai nowadays.

This is good news. Japanese food is good but it used to be quite an expensive meal. With all these new restaurants opening it means being able to get Japanese food for not much more than you would pay for Thai food.

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Ice Cream

Thais love ice cream. Quite a few Hat Yai coffee shops and restaurants have a good selection of tasty ice cream, such as B's Sweet listed below.

 

Swensens in Big C Extra, Hat Yai

Swensens in Big C Extra, Hat Yai

 

There is a branch of Swensen's in Lee Gardens Plaza and inside all of the big supermarkets (Tesco, Big C Extra and Big C). The Gelate chain opened some branches at various department stores, but the branch at Lee Gardens has now closed.

 

This branch of Gelate has now closed

This branch of Gelate has now closed

 

Alternatively, you may wish to try some Thai-style ice cream at a traditional ice cream shop. The oldest shops with the most atmosphere are located in the old part of Songkhla town if you wish to make a visit to Songkhla.

Hat Yai also has some traditional Thai-style ice cream shops. There's one near to the entrance of Saeng Thong school and an attractive shop called Galaa 108 located in Bpuunagun Road which runs alongside the university (Tel. 081 678 9251). The 108 designation refers to the fact it is located near Gate 108 - a well known landmark near the university.

 

Galaa traditional Thai ice cream shop, Hat Yai

Galaa traditional Thai ice cream shop, Hat Yai

 

The traditional ice cream shops are quite different to Western style ice cream shops. Instead of lots of different flavoured ice creams, the ice cream is one flavour made from coconut milk and a variety of different toppings are available.

Some of the toppings seem strange to Westerners (I'm not keen on some) but Thais like them.

Examples (from Galaa's menu) are: Milo powder, coffee powder, fish egg jelly, bread, corn, sticky rice, raisins, coconut jelly, sweet egg serpentine, strawberry/banana syrup, roasted beans, cashew nuts, cornflakes, coco crunch.

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Restaurant Summary

There are hundreds of individual eating establishments in Hat Yai ranging from large, fancy restaurants to mobile one-woman food stalls on the street. I have my favourite 'hole-in-the-wall' eateries but frankly they are not worth listing here because they are not worth making a special journey for.

Put it this way; if I moved I wouldn't go back to these places, I'd just find new places that were closer and more convenient which I'm sure would be just as good. On this page I will include only those restaurants that I think are worth making a journey for.

Hat Yai is very much a Chinese town. There are a lot of Thai-Chinese residents and the vast majority of visitors (who come from Malaysia and Singapore) are ethnic-Chinese. You can easily find Buk Ket Teh and other Chinese favourites, but really good, authentic Western food can be difficult to find if you don't know where to go. Really good Indian food is something else that is impossible to find, despite the fact that Indian Malaysian tourists also visit.

After buying a GPS I discovered it had a facility to find restaurants so I asked it to find restaurants selling international food in Hat Yai. It found just one, which was the Pailin steak house. The next closest was 744km away in Bangkok. Making a journey of 744km to eat a steak is hardly convenient but that just about sums up the eating scene in Hat Yai.

To be fair, there are other restaurants that sell international food and I'm not sure why the GPS didn't list them. However, there aren't that many and the international food isn't all that good.

I also need to add a caveat to the effect that the restaurant scene in Hat Yai changes incredibly often and frequently. A number of restaurants I have been to and enjoyed have closed while new ones have opened. I will attempt to keep this page up to date but I make no guarantees that anywhere listed below hasn't closed or moved.

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Transliteration Of Thai names

I started writing this site before I could read Thai and because some places only have their name written in Thai I had to rely on Thais to help me.

 

Food sign, Hat Yai

Food sign, Hat Yai

 

Unfortunately, Thais have no idea how to transliterate Thai names into English. This is something that I am in the process of correcting.

Where restaurants have made an attempt at transliterating their own name into English I have kept their version (even if it is bad). With road names I have either used the version on the restaurant business card or the version used on the map.

 

Fried chicken feet, Hat Yai

Fried chicken feet, Hat Yai

 

In cases where there was no English transliteration I have transliterated myself using a system that is more phonetically accurate than other systems. This method gives native speakers the greatest chance of being understood by a Thai, unlike the 'official' system of transliteration which is about as useful as a chocolate teapot.

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Restaurants Categorised By Food Type

The main restaurant listings in the following pages are listed by restaurant name in alphabetical order. If you are looking for a particular type of food and don't know the names of restaurants, the following guide might be useful.

Some restaurants serve more than one type of food and therefore appear in more than one category. To get more information about any of the restaurants listed below first look at the Food Site Map and this will point you to the relevant page.

Thai

B's Sweet, Bansuan Coffee, Boat Bakery, Bon Khao, Bor Bai Mai, Bpor Maalee, Bua Luang, Coffee Break, Crown Bakery, Cup and Rest, Daothiam, The Donya, Gun Eng, Jae Lek, Krua Reurn Thai, Log Terrace, Long Oey, McDonalds (yes, really), Miang Bplaa, Nakorn Nai, Nest Home, Ome Bake House, Palm Court, Pee Lek, Pee Lek 59, Puhong Valley and Resort, Raan Kanom Jeen Pee Porn, Rim Taang, Saneha, Sawoei, Seventy Two Degrees, Sky Buffet, Sor Hueng, Steak Nai Suan, Whisker

Thai Isaan

Baan Khun Bpu, Somtum Chaba

Coffee And Cakes

Bakery Box, Boat Bakery, B's Sweet, Cafe New York, Chill Chill, Coffee D, The Company, Crown Bakery, Cup and Rest, Ep's Bake House, Gobpii Guwan, L'Amour Cafe, La Pause Cafe, Ome Bake House, Shanko's Hive, Siam Pattavia

Western

The Basil, Bansuan Coffee, Bpor Maalee, Cafe New York, Coffee Break, Crown Bakery, Cup and Rest, Daothiam, De Van Cuisine, Futai Steak House, Gäp's Garten, Irish Pub, Jeffer Steak House, Long Oey, McDonalds, Menu Steak House 39, Nakorn Nai, Nest Home, Pairin Steak House, Palm Court, Puri Pizza & Steak Rim Taang, Ruanmai Punnagann, Saneha, Santa Fe, Seventy Two Degrees, Sizzler, Steak Cafe, Steak Nai Suan, Taaworn Ocha, Taste Add, The Swan

Pizza

The Basil, Cafe New York, De Van Cuisine, Donya, Puri Pizza & Steak

Seafood

Beung Thong, Chongkhao Seafoods, Samila Seafood, Samila Sea Sport, Sawoei, Thale Thai, Yor Island Restaurants

Halal

By Nong, Cafe New York, Daychaa Fried Chicken, Hamid Restaurant, Kah Sah Muslim Kitchen, M Coffee, Salma, Sami Kitchen, Sumatra

Vegetarian

Ching Sin, Ching Sin 2, Jaelin, Num Heng, Sing Sing

Dim Sum

Chok Dee, Khornang

Moo Ga-ta (cook yourself)

Choladah

Japanese

Cup and Rest, Fuji, Jibiramen, Kaopan Sushi, Kiriko, Mariko, Shabu Shabu & Sushi, Shabuji, Shabu Shi by Oishi, Umami

Indian

Irish Pub, Namaste, The Swan

Vietnamese

Nairm Neuang, Tong Poon

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B's Sweet

B's Sweet, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 75-77 Thammanoonvitee Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Map: Map 3
Telephone and Fax: +66 (0)74 221909
E-mail: bssweet2010@hotmail.com

Latitude: N 07° 00' 15.6" (N 07° 00.260')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 13.8" (E 100° 28.229')

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Comments: As I mentioned above, Hat Yai was hit with a massive coffee shop craze a few years ago. There were only a couple of Western style bakery and coffee shops when I arrived at the end of 2003, but now the town is saturated with such places.

This is one of the better ones. B's Sweet is on the ground floor of a new building that has been designed in a Chinese style. It is located very centrally, only a short distance from the railway station and Lee Gardens Plaza.

They serve the usual varieties of coffee and other hot and cold drinks, lots of combinations of different fruit smoothies, and cakes and ice cream. I can personally recommend their apple crumble, which tastes great with a portion of vanilla ice cream. The restaurant also offers a good selection of standard Thai rice and noodle dishes, which are tasty and very reasonably priced.

It is spotlessly clean (including the toilet), very tastefully decorated, and free Wi-Fi is available. B's Sweet is open every day but closes for one day a month on the third Tuesday of the month.

Diner Comments:

  • Yah I try & do agreed that it is not the best but can say it d best find in Hatyai. (June 2013)
  • Dropped by this place and had the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream. Not the best I've had, but probably the best in Hatyai. Will be visiting again end of this month. :) (October 2011)

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Baan Khun Bpu

Baan Khun Bpu restaurant, Hat Yai - Click for larger image

Address: 27 Prachatiphat Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110
Directions: Walking along Suphasarnrangsarn Road away from Kim Yong market, turn right into Prachatiphat 1 Road and the restaurant is just a few yards from the junction on the left-hand side.
Map: Map 2
Telephone: +66 (0)74 351422

Latitude: N 07° 00' 29.6" (N 07° 00.494')

Longitude: E 100° 28' 27.9" (E 100° 28.466')

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Comments: This restaurant specialises in cuisine from the Isaan region of Thailand in the north-east of the country. Isaan food is very popular throughout Thailand and although individual dishes are commonly sold by street vendors this is the only restaurant I am aware of in Hat Yai that bases its entire menu on food from that region.

Regular Thai food can make Western food seem a bit bland but Isaan style dishes almost make Thai food seem bland. It's spicy and excites the taste buds like almost nothing else. The woman who appears to be in charge speaks some English and there are English descriptions of the food in the menu. It is therefore quite easy for foreigners to order food while speaking no Thai.

Typical dishes are 'Gai Yaang' (barbecued chicken with a spicy sauce), 'Laap' (a kind of spicy salad with chopped chicken 'Laap Gai' or pork 'Laap Mu'), 'Yum Wuun Sen' (almost transparent glass noodles) and of course, the most famous dish of all, 'Som Tum' (spicy shredded papaya salad with a pulverised crab in it).

Sticky rice (kaaw niaow) is normally eaten with Isaan food (it is rolled into small balls and eaten with the fingers) but I am not a big fan and prefer steamed rice (kaaw sawai).

As is usually the case with these simple Thai restaurants the prices are so low as to be almost insignificant. Last time I ate there we stuffed ourselves with delicious food and the bill came to Bt62 each.

Diner Comments:

  • At last i found the above outlet but, i didn't eat there; having noticed their 3 cages full of birds in cooking area. (December 2012)

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Food Page 2

Baan Lalit to Chill Chill

Food Page 3

Ching Sin to Daychaa Fried Chicken

Food Page 4

Dynasty to Jae Lek

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Jaelin to Long Oey

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Maison De Monet to Pairin

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Palm Court to Samila Sea Sport

Food Page 8

Saneha to Sor Hueng

Food Page 9

Steak Cafe to Yor Island

Get The Best Deal On Your Hat Yai Hotel Room

Listed opposite are some of my personal recommendations for hotels in Hat Yai based on budget. I have lived permanently in Hat Yai since 2003 and my recommendations are based on a lot of local knowledge.

Each link will take you to the relevant page on the Agoda website where you can see photos, read reviews, and book on-line. I use Agoda to book all of my own hotels in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. Every time I research hotel prices the Agoda price is always the lowest and I have received good customer service, therefore I am happy to recommend the company to other people.

If you don't wish to pay for your hotel at the time of booking, Booking.com normally allows you to pay when you check in at the hotel. Some people prefer this method, but I have always found Booking.com to be more expensive than Agoda.

If you want to compare prices between different on-line travel agents (OTAs) for a specific hotel, you can use a company such as HotelsCombined. However, you will normally find that Agoda is the cheapest and therefore you can save yourself time and money by just booking through Agoda in the first place.

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