Authentic Thai cuisine
Bang Niang has a number of authentic restaurants along the main road between the traffic lights and the northern exit towards Takuapa.
On the left (or sea side) between the traffic lights and the exit to the town there is moderate Thai cuisine and also mostly small restaurants suitable for Europeans.
Really authentic Thai cuisine is no longer so easy to find. In Khao Lak Center we only found two restaurants that mostly serve Thais: Go Pong, for example, opposite the Happy Snapper Bar from the Khao Lak Center to the north. Here you meet locals but also tourists who appreciate the low price.
Halfway between Nang Thong and Bang Niang, Takua Pa Restaurant is a popular restaurant among locals. However, some foreigners do not really dare to eat here if they see the dishes, which are often not visually appealing.
At lunchtime, the (Thai-Chinese) likes to eat noodle soup with chopsticks, very tasty in Ko Seng. All hierarchy classes meet here, from construction lions to poor swallowers.
In the evening, the Thais love "Hot Pot", which can be found in the Jim Jum restaurant next to the large TOT building just before the town ends. There it is best to eat cross-legged in small bamboo salas.
The two restaurants to the left and right of the Petch supermarket should also be mentioned.
The really typical restaurants can be recognized by the fact that they are only labeled in Thai and you usually look in the pots. You will find it on the main street in Bang Niang on the right side, i.e. towards the interior or towards Takuapa.
In the early afternoon around 11:00 a.m. many Thai people eat Kanom Jean (noodles with hot brown sauce) for 30 baht. The dishes do not always look appetizing and the taste only meets that of the Thai and not that of the European. In such restaurants you can also count on very primitive furnishings and a number of flies. The dishes often cost only a third compared to the tourist restaurants. Only the quite large Krua Udom is very good on this page. Good decor, great food until the early morning. The hungry night owls meet here!