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Experience unique culinary delights when dining in the town of Trang, and enjoy a wide variety of flavours including Thai, Malay, Chinese, Indian and much more at the varied collection of Trang restaurants.
Taste a heady blend of Thai, Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours on the streets of Trang. The town and surrounding area are known for food that is often quite different from the rest of Thailand. Naturally, enjoying this unique cuisine – whether in the air-conditioned comfort of a formal restaurant or at one of the town’s ubiquitous open-air cafes – is an essential part of any visit to Si Kao.
One of the best ways to experience this is by getting breakfast one morning Trang-style, at any of the many kopi (the Hokkien word for “coffee”) shops. Here, breakfast includes an array of tasty dim sum treats and kopi, the area’s strong coffee cut with sweet condensed milk. Pop into any kopi shop, whether big or small, and you’re bound to find plates of dim sum filling the tables, all created from traditional recipes that differ from shop to shop.
While the best time for dim sum and kopi is early in the morning, late risers can also sample these goodies in the late afternoon and around midnight. To order coffee, be sure to use the Hokkien word “kopi” rather than the Thai “ka-fae” – unless you want Nescafe. Kopi is usually served with milk and sugar. For sweetened black coffee, ask for “kopi dam”, and for black coffee without sugar, ask for “kopi dam, mai sai naam-taan”.
Some dishes you might find include:
- Paa-thong-ko: Fried flour pastry
- Salapao: Chinese buns
- Dim Sum: Dumplings
- Moo Yang: Trang-style roast pork
- Joke: Thick Chinese rice soup
- Trang cake: a special cake made in this province, which is celebrated with its own festival every August
While you can find kopi and dim sum on almost any corner, here are a few of our favourite spots for them:
- Ko Teng: located on Rama 6 Road, opposite the Trang Tourist Office
- Ton Noon Dim Sum: located on Pad Sathani Road
- Sin O Cha: Just to the right of the railway station
- Sri-Trang Bakery: located on Pattalung Road, near the city hall
Dining on the Town
While Trang may still be a relatively undiscovered corner of southern Thailand, its food alone could begin drawing in the crowds. Though there are fewer choices for Western-style food, the options for enjoying the region’s unique blend of Thai, Chinese, Malay and Indian food are many.
A few local favourites
- Say Yes Pub & Restaurant: located at the Thamarin Thana, first floor
- Chagao Pub & Restaurant: located at Plernpitak Road, in central Trang
- Focus Pub & Restaurant: address same as Saxophone (the former name)
- Warm-up Beer Garden: Live music all night, located next to the sport stadium
- Richy Bakery: located at Ratchadamnorn Road
- Balcony Bakery: located at Raksa Road
- Ta Wan Dang: Traditional live music, string instruments, and DJs, located near Anusawwaree Phrayanupradij
- Lafiga Pub: located near the Wattana Park Hotel
- Casper Pub: located near Wat Kuti, Huay Yod Rd