Photo: Crabs all round.

Farm Buu Nim

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Sloppily dressed servers stepped over a yipping dog, concentrating to keep their massive platters of boiled crab from tipping. A plump domesticated boar slept on the bamboo floor. It was just another evening at Farm Buu Nim, a quirky restaurant and seafood farm near the town of Khlung in Chanthaburi province's southeastern corner.

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With its wooden decks and walkways built around mangroves and supported by makeshift stilts over a brackish river, Farm Buu Nim serves the namesake soft-shell crab and other seafood harvested daily. The ambiance is rustic Thai, with fish-net hammocks strung above not-so-level bamboo floors and potted plants sitting beside old bike tires and fishing poles.

Not your average restaurant. Photo taken in or around Farm Buu Nim, Chanthaburi, Thailand by David Luekens.

Not your average restaurant. Photo: David Luekens

Heavy wooden tables line the decks and it’s a wonder they don’t plummet through the floors and into the cloudy water below. Some decks have roofs to protect diners from Chanthaburi’s notoriously rainy climate, while others sit under the shade of mangrove leaves. A communal hand-washing sink sits lopsided in the middle of the largest deck—after feasting on crab you’ll be happy ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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