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Chow Lay Seafood: Upper End Koh Chang Seafood Dining

Chow Lay Seafood

Chow Lay Seafood

As far as the general standard goes, with reference to the local restaurants in Koh Chang, that serve Thai seafood dishes, this is a bit more expensive than what you’d normally get.


For those not in the know, the initial pricing of the dishes available on their menu may raise a few questions, considering the sea is right there, but once the food has been prepared by the chef, all questions are answered and the price is considerably justified.


Their menu seems to have been expanded though, which is a good thing because of the way in which their dishes are prepared, adding their own special touch to each dish, to give it a unique taste that you can trace back to Chow Lay, anywhere you’d go.


What really stands out about Chow Lay, as it really is otherwise just another variation of similar types of local seafood restaurants, is their ability to turn ordinary seafood dishes into culinary experiences that take your taste buds for a real ride. A simple crab dish takes the form of an exotic curry-style crab platter, sure to ascertain a different outlook on the previously tagged limitations of dishes like crab.


As with all other dining spots in Koh Chang, particularly in the Pier complex where Chow Lay is located, eating in is about the experience as a whole, instead of just the food itself. In the case of Chow Lay, a little bit of a different experience is offered. Instead of the usual sunset beach setting, you get to watch the fishermen trawlers coming and going with the calm mini-tide of the sea mouth, while enjoying some of the best seafood dishes this side of the island.


That serene ambience of the splendors of a sunset beach is not very far off though, and simply turning your head away from the constant flow of the trawlers will more than cater for that experience, but the timing of your dining is key to catching the “golden moment”.

published: 15.07.2012

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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