I was a late bloomer on this dish even though I was born and raised in Thailand. I am not a big fan of seafood let alone mussels, until one day my friend took me to one of the local shop that famous for fried mussels’ dish. Since that time, it is one of my favorite Thai dishes. There are not many restaurants here in United States that serves this dish. I have to cook it myself from time to time to stop my craving.