Aey Seafood is a true local gem, serving delicious seafood. You won’t find any tourists here and the eatery is so popular among locals, that a queue starts to form half an hour before opening time. I discovered this fantastic seafood restaurant by accident a long time ago and after multiple visits, I decided to share my love of this top Bangkok restaurant with our readers.
Like many Bangkok seafood eateries, Aey Seafood opens its doors at five o’clock as all its seafood needs to be bought fresh at the local markets each day. As said, about half an hour before opening, locals get in line to make sure that they have a seat right at dinner time. It's advisable to visit this restaurant after eight o'clock if you don't want to wait at all. Luckily, the service at this two-story is prompt and food is served quickly. Aey Seafood is located at Banthat Thong Road, near the famous Jeh Oh Chula. This street is located relatively close to Chinatown and therefore is Aey Seafood a perfect alternative to the always crowded and chaotic seafood restaurants in Chinatown.
Aey Seafood recently renovated the restaurant and it’s become a homely local restaurant where families can come together and dine in large groups.
It’s not just the décor that got an update recently, Aey Seafood’s menu has also been revamped. Rather than offering a huge range of dishes, there’s now a smaller selection of tasty specialities, which makes it so much easier to choose your meal.
I started with the Boiled Cockles (130 THB) which were large, super fresh and served with spicy seafood sauce. For most foreigners, these half-cooked cockles covered in blood are perhaps too adventurous. The blood taste is dominant, but with the spicy seafood sauce, a real delicacy. If you are in a less adventurous mood, try the Scallops Baked with Butter & Garlic (120 THB). These scallops are one of Aey Seafood’s specialities and are perfectly cooked in a garlic butter sauce and topped with finely sliced spring onion. I absolutely love this appetizer!
Stir-Fried Crab in Curry Powder (480 THB)
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Price: 120 - 480 THB
Food: Stir-Fried Crab with Curry Powder, Deep-Fried Sea Bass in Fish Sauce
Opening Times: 17:00 - 23:30 Daily