Food in Hua Hin - 15 Delectable Dishes You MUST Try When in Hua Hin

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An adventurous trip to this beautiful Thai town is incomplete without tasting its sumptuous food in Hua Hin which includes the eminent blue crabs, tiger prawns, 60 years old dumplings, grilled pork skewers and many more. Offering intriguing cuisine items in local food shops as well as exquisite restaurants, Hua Hin has much more to offer in terms of food barring its scenic 200 km coastline, stupefying beaches, and historical attractions. So, today in this article, we will take you through a tour which would include some of the must-try food in Hua Hin.

1. 60 Years Old Dumplings at ChatChai Market

The name of the recipe originates from the age of the chef making them, hence 60 years old. Hot pots of deliciously soft-cooked dumplings with mouth-watering rich flavours of pork, red beans, pumpkin, and sweet potato truly satisfy the heart. While travelling in Hua Hin on a winter evening, take a break and get your body all warmed up with this sumptuous offering.
Address: Near Chat Chai Market, Dechanuchit Alley, Tambon Hua Hin
Timings: Everyday 5:00 PM-7:30 PM

2. Hot Crullers at the Chat Chai Market

Dwelling around the 1 dollar category, the Hot Crullers (small cake made of sweetened dough and then fried) at the ChatChai market are a cheap yet delicious snack alternative. Usually, these crullers are moulded into any arbitrary shape and are savoured with either custard, coconut milk, pineapple leaves or coffee. This food in Hua Hin is a must-try dish for anyone visiting here.
Address:- Near Chat Chai Market, Dechanuchit Alley
Timings:- From Monday to Friday: 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday:- 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM

3. Grilled Pork Skewers at Hua Hin Market

Sold around the 3 dollar category, these Grilled Pork Skewers are hard to miss delicacy. Locals, as well as tourists, are drawn towards these shops by the aroma of grilled meat dipped in soy sauce. However, its increasing popularity hurts sentiments of late customers. So if you want to get your hand on this amazing snack, get there fast!
Address: 234/1 Phet Kasem Rd, Tambon Hua Hin
Timings: 7:00 AM till the end of the last piece every day except Tuesday

4. Rotee at Hua Hin Night Market

Rotee is one of the best food in Hua Hin. Rotee consists of a banana, mango, cheese and coconut filling which is wrapped inside a thin soft-cooked omelette. Then it's cut into small square pieces and served with different sauces, depending upon the needs of the customer. The sparkling taste of rich, fresh fruits covered in delicious omelette can act as an addiction too hard to get rid of.
Address: 39/11 Tambon Hua Hin
Timings: 5 PM to 11 PM every day except Tuesday

5. Sushi at Wabi Sushi

Offering some best in class signature types in sushi, Wabi Sushi has made its name in the Hua Hin night market since ages. Another nice quality of this place is its neatness and freshness of the sushi offered. Locals say that fresh sushi tastes a lot better than the ones that are a few hours old.
Address: Phra Pinklao, located just behind the Hua Hin Night Market
Timings: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM every day except Tuesday

6. Grilled Corn at Hua Hin Market

This is the cheapest yet most delicious food in Hua Hin you would ever find. Priced at half a dollar, the grilled corn snack kills you with just its aroma. The corn is first cooked and then doused in lemon and vinegar and topped with a sprinkle of salt on a grill to add the iconic zesty flavour to it. 
Address: 234/1 Phet Kasem Rd
Timings: 6:00 PM - Midnight every day except Tuesday

7. Fried Duck Rice at Hua Hin Night Market

If you are in search of a wholesome lunch under 3 dollars, then what nicer alternative you could find rather than the Fried Duck Rice. This lunch includes generous proportions of roasted red duck meat served with a decent serving of rice (for a single person). If you like vegetable salads, ask them to top your dish with sliced cucumber, onions and tomatoes.
Address: Hua Hin 72, Soi Dechanuchit
Timings: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM every day except Tuesday

8. Fried Foods at Soi Naeb Kahardt

This is probably the best-fried food counter to satisfy your cravings for fast food in Hua Hin. Having a large variety of fried items from fried bananas, fried taro, fried pumpkin, potatoes fries, etc. The crunchy taste of the fried outside (usually the stuffing is covered with some crispy powder which gives a super crunchy taste after being fried) and the softness of the food inside combines into a heavenly feeling.
Address: 59 Soi Naeb Kahardt
Timings: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM every day

9. Grilled Meatballs at Chomsin Road

Heighten your expectations as these grilled meatballs are surely created by finesse. Main ingredients are rounded pork meat which is grilled and then dipped in a sauce, and this process is repeated simultaneously until the meatball acquires a sinful aroma which is ready to stupefy your senses. The sauce soaked meatballs are roasted from the outside and soft from the core, which makes it a must-try on our list.
Address: 160/11 Chomsin Road
Timings: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM every day

10. Lod Chong at Hua Hin Market

The Lod Chung is a must-try food in Hua Hin for those who are tired of travelling in the hot sun and want some refreshments. The Lod Chung is also called the Thai worm sweet soup long green fibres (these green fibres are slices of green rice floured jelly) in the dish which resembles a worm. The presence of sugar water, chilled coconut milk and crushed jackfruit, makes it a must-try dessert on hot summer days.
Address: 29/1 Hua Hin 55
Timings: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM every day except Tuesday 

11. The Spicy Blue Crab Papaya Salad (Som Tam Pu Ma)


This recipe is a mixture of two legendary cuisines from Northern Isan and Hua Hin.  Som Tam (green papaya salad) is inherited from Northern Isan and the blue crab from Hua Hin which combine into a zesty meal of rich blue crab meat with a decent topping of green papaya salad. The meat smells fresh and tastes even better with the blend of all kinds of spices which come into play. A wide variety of sauces and spices are offered too, which adds up to the taste of good crab meat.
Where to try: Chao Lay Seafood, Orchids Restaurant

12. The Steamed Crab Wing (also known as Kan Chiang Pu Nueng)

Another well-known crab delicacy, this food in Hua Hin is generally on the top-most prior lists of local citizens as well as tourists. Popular as a starter in every hotel, restaurant and resort in Hua Hin, the steamed crab provides a hassle-free alternative to all other crab dishes as the meat comes in a ready to eat a serving. A generous dip into the spicy seafood sauce heightens the flavours of the dish. 

13. The Spicy Shrimp Soup (also knows as the Tom Yam Goong)

Tasting this spicy shrimp soup would give an intriguing blast of all kinds of flavours which includes the classic blends of greens such as lemongrass, chillies, galangal, lime leaves, shallots and tangy additions like lime juice and fish sauce. The burst of all kinds of flavours like hot, spicy, salty and sweet makes it a unique and rejuvenating delicacy, which goes with all kinds of meals.
Where to try: You Yen Hua Hin Balcony, Let’s Sea Pub & Restaurant, Breeze Bar

14. Stir-fried Babylon Snails in Roasted Chilli Oil (also known as Hoi Wan Pad Cha)

Babylon snails cooked with all kinds of spices and decoratives which include garlic, ginger, peppercorns, chillies, sweet basil and most importantly, roasted chilli oil are the important ingredients for this delicious food in Hua Hin. Add a few stirs here and there, and the dish is ready to serve. But, if you have a fear of spices or don’t like too much spice, it’s better to stay a mile away from this recipe.

15. Deep-fried Oyster Pancake (also known as Au Suan)

Due to the heavy availability of oysters on the shores and even beaches of Hua Hin, the deep-fried oyster pancake has emerged as a lip-smacking dish. The recipe involves raw eggs, fresh oysters, diluted tapioca starch and some quality oyster sauce. Vigorous stirring enhances the taste, as well as the oysters, soak up the oyster sauce to give a delicious aroma. Locals of Hua Hin are ever-ready to tase the Oyster pancake.

So here we end our food travel showcasing the 15 tremendously appetising food in Hua Hin. These dishes can’t be missed while visiting Hua Hin!

This post was published by Shaif Ahmad

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