Serene days with good foods. Where to? Chanthaburi might be an unexpected answer, but this quiet province is indeed the real deal for foodies. The myriad of idiosyncratic eatables of Chanthaburi make sure your peaceful days are perfectly satiated, and you can then joyously tell your friends, “I’ve had such a food time!” What makes the dishes here stand out from the crowd is Chanthaburi’s unique seasoning. Thanks to the tradition of having “Prik Gluar” (seafood dipping in Chanthaburi’s style made with chilli, sour calamodin juice, salt, and garlic) on the table, the seasoning invigorates every simple food and makes it wondrously special. Unmissable is “Prik Gluar” stir-fried rice topped with mantis shrimp and other seafood at the cosy Kluk Klik Noodle Shop, which owns the original recipe. The place is also famous for its yummy noodle soups. Moo Liang (pork) or Nua Liang (beef) noodles are Chanthaburi’s impressionable signature dishes. With the local herb that could only be found in the East of Thailand, and again unique seasoning, the menu is worth trying especially at Pa Teed Noodle Shop, which has been operating for over 90 years already. Situated by the Gulf of Thailand, not a doubt Chantaburi has the freshest seafood all the time. The best of the best goes to Napha Restaurant, serving tempting grilled seafood to be dipped with Prik Gluar, stir-fried squid with salted eggs, and many more delicious dishes. For fresh, unusually huge and juicy oysters, go straight to Pa Louise Loong Thom Oyster Farm at Tha Chalaeb Community. If you are up for trying as many various savouries as you can, visit Chanthaboon Riverfront Community. Having been the vital commercial centre since ancient days, this old town is filled traditional treats that could only be found in Chanthaburi. The area is also adorned with modern creativity, making a walk around here extraordinarily charming. Riverside guesthouses are also available for guests to fully experience life as a local. Travelling further back to the older times, easeful Toob Moh Market looks just like a market from centuries ago. Over 20 stalls at this market offer a variety of yummy bites, nostalgic snacks and toys. Yai Lung’s special stir-fried noodles with her secret sauce is a must! With jolly traditional music playing and the nearby ancient temples, the ambience of this market is quaintly delightful like nowhere else. Previously mentioned are just a few of what Chanthaburi has to offer. If you are fond of food, you will definitely fall for charming Chanthaburi.