A Monster Lobster at Hua Hin’s Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant
Have you ever been walking around with absolutely no intention to eat whatever you walked past, and the next thing you knew, you found yourself about to dig into something you weren’t planning on eating?
For myself, when it comes to Bangkok street food, it happens more than frequently…
But usually it doesn’t hurt the wallet too much… like it did in Hua Hin!
I was in Hua Hin a few weekends ago, walking through the night market just before dark, when I saw the seafood trophies being advertised.
We first walked through the market, amazed, but I knew I couldn’t afford it…
Yup, the next thing you know, my wife and I were sitting down to a 1.1 kg lobster!
At the night market in Hua Hin, Thailand, you’ll find about 10 different restaurants all serving fresh seafood.
My wife had already researched that the most recommended stall was Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า), so that’s the one we decided on. Plus the vendor was extremely friendly and he’s the one that sold me on the lobster (กุ้งมังกรเผา) when I was at my weakest… and I caved in, unable to resist.
I picked our trophy, a 1.1 kg. beauty!
He sliced it open like a block of butter, the flesh oozing out and ready to be cooked.
At Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า), they first steam the lobster, and then grill for the last few minutes. This makes the lobster tender and non-chewy, said the cook.
Along with our beautiful lobster, they threw in a complimentary plate of crab fried rice (khao pad boo ข้าวผัดปู) and stir fried morning glory (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง).
Both of the side dishes were actually superb on their own, though they were dwarfed by the anticipation of my main event of the meal.
She was delivered in glorious fashion, garnished with a few raw veggies and lathered in a collection of different sauces.
Black pepper sauce, garlic sauce, buttery sauce, and some kind of barbecue sauce were all placed on top of our lobster (กุ้งมังกรเผา). They were all good, but in actuality, if I were to order it again, I’d ask for all the sauces on the side.
At Lung Ja Seafood Restaurant (ร้านลุงจ่า) they make a pretty awesome lobster. It was pure heaven, juicy and tender, not chewy, but cooked just right.
The sauces were even quite good, but I would have preferred them on the side. Out 1.1 kg. lobster was insanely good and as I took bites of huge pieces of flesh, I couldn’t help from closing my eyes and thoroughly enjoying every bite.
Here’s a little close up of a bite from the tail end, but the lobster meat from the head section was even more juicy and tender and amazing!
This meal was not cheap, they charge 1,500 THB per kilo for the king lobster. Ours weighed in at 1.1 kg, but luckily he gave it to us for just 1,500 THB. Two sides dishes come complimentary if you order a lobster.
The Bottom Line
The food at Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า) is fantastic. The lobster was amazing and even the crab fried rice (khao pad boo ข้าวผัดปู) and stir fried morning glory (pad pak bung fai daeng ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง) were excellent.
If you’re in Hua Hin and looking for a splurge meal of seafood, head over to Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า).
Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า)
Address: 103/4-5 Hua Hin Night Market Soi. Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan
Open hours: Monday – Sunday 6.00 pm – 3.00 am
Phone: 082-975-9905 , 086-764-1678
103/4-5 ตลาดโต้รุ่ง ต.หัวหิน จ.ประจวบคีรีขันธ์
เปิด จันทร์ – อาทิตย์ 18.00 – 03.00 น.
How to Get There
Lung Ja Seafood (ร้านลุงจ่า) is right in the middle of the Hua Hin night market main soi. Just wander around and you’ll find it!
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