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Hoy Kraeng Luak Je Par Blood Clams

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If you're going to try blood clams, the notorious bivalve delicacy that's banned in several countries, Hoy Kraeng Luak Je Par is the place to do it. Why? That's all they do. They specialise in very fresh boiled clams whose name comes from the red haemoglobin which bleeds out once the shell is prized open.

In and of themselves, there's nothing wrong with blood clams. It's the environment they are raised in that's the issue, they have a tendency to pick up disease. Fortunately, this is mostly contained in the polluted rivers of China, though you eat these gruesome critters at your own risk.

Hoy Kraeng Luak Je Par would not be around long should they poison the local population. And the reward? A delicate and succulent shellfish that's best eaten with the seafood sauce, a fiery blend of chillies, coriander, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce, a little sugar and unusually for Thailand, crushed peanuts.

You'll have to head out west across the Chao Phraya River to eat at Hoy Kraeng Luak Je Par, a tiny street stand that sets up along Lat Ya Road in Khlong San most evenings between 4pm and 10pm.

If you're lucky, nab one of the street tables that line up along the pavement next to the vendor. If not, you can take your tegillarca granosa to go. Portions of the bloody shellfish come in small or large and cost between 80-100 THB (around US $2.45-3).

To make the journey even more worthwhile, visit nearby Somsak Pu Ob afterwards to try the baked crab in glass noodles.

What to order

There's a few other plates on the menu here like steamed basil mussels, but none are worth the journey alone. Almost everyone comes to Hoy Kraeng Luak Je Par for the blood clams.Β 

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