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Updated by Alex Untola on Dec 10, 2014
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Most Popular and Famous Food in Hua Hin – An Exotic Journey of Flavours

Thailand's gorgeous beach resort town Hua Hin is well known for its variety of fresh seafood dishes. Life doesn't get any better than a vacation of sun sand surf and the delicious cuisine of Hua Hin.

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Som Tam Pu Ma

Som Tam Pu Ma

This is blue crab at its best. The spicy and sour flavours of the well-seasoned Som Tam or green papaya served as a shredded salad (popularised in the Isan province) brings out the fresh taste of Hua Hin's signature blue crab in this dish. The appetizer dish is a green papaya salad containing chunks of raw very fresh blue crab.

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Kan Chiang Pu Nieng

Kan Chiang Pu Nieng

Crab is a signature ingredient in Hua Hin cooking and streamed crab is a favoured option. Eliminating the rather tedious task of cracking open the crab shell, this starter dish contains the crab wing or claw, which has been steamed. You enjoy the dish by dipping the fleshy bits of crab claw in the spicy seafood sauce that is bursting with loads of flavour. Stay at one of the popular hotel Hua Hin to enjoy this infamous dish cooked to perfection.

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Tom Yam Goom

Tom Yam Goom

A very heartening spicy soup containing shrimp is a must try dish in Hua Hin. A dish to bring back many memories of vibrant Thailand Tom Yam soup is a great start to any meal. The fresh zesty flavours of lemongrass, lime leaves, lime juice, chilly, shallots and loads of juicy prawn add a burst of flavour guaranteed to revive your taste-buds. The You Yen Hua Hin Balcony seafood Restaurant is great for enjoying this dish to scents of the ocean while you can revel in comfort by staying at the Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

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Au Suan

Au Suan

This is a dish that tastes much better in Hua Hin due to the size and freshness of the areas oysters. Au San meaning oyster pancake is prepared in a wok where very juicy oysters are stir fried with egg and tapioca starch. This dish is generally served on a hot plate and is one to awaken your senses.

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Hoi Wan Pad Cha

Hoi Wan Pad Cha

Delicious Babylon snails are the main ingredient here. Pad Cha cuisine is known to be quite spicy so try it with precaution, but do give it a go for the delicious flavours. The snails which are a delicacy in Hua Hin are cooked in a wok with sweet basil, garlic, wild ginger, birds eye chili and the very flavoursome roasted sweet chili oil.

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Haw Mok Talay

Haw Mok Talay

A lovely colourful dish served in a coconut shell Haw Mok Talay although traditionally made out of river fish is made with sea bass in Hua Hin. A variety of seafood such as mussels, shrimp and squid are combined with the fish, coconut cream and red chili to make the delicious dish.

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Plaa Soi Tod Kratiem

Plaa Soi Tod Kratiem

This is deep fried crispy fish. A very good accompaniment to drinks or steamed rice Plaa Soi Tod Kratiem is deep fried Sand Whiting – little silvery salt water fish – with garlic. Enjoy the golden crispy bites but make sure to avoid the middle bone.

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Pad Thai

Pad Thai

Adding a fresh tang to this ever popular Thai stir fried noodle dish; the restaurants of Hua Hin serves Pad Thai with loads fresh crunchy flavours of spring onions and bean sprouts stir fried to perfection with strings of noodles; and (if needed) with the addition of your favourite seafood.

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Gaeng Keow Wan Kai

Gaeng Keow Wan Kai

This delicious green chicken curry is a great comfort food, which is enjoyed with a bowl of steamed fragrant rice. Chunks of chicken and cubes of eggplant are cooked together with green curry paste and coconut cream to form a spicy flavour filled thick curry to be enjoyed with rice.