On my visit to Thailand, one of the things I loved about the capital of Bangkok, is the amount of vegetarian restaurants available. I ran out of time to visit them all, but I certainly did enjoy some choice veg meals.
A place I enjoyed so much I went back a second time, is vegetarian and vegan restaurant Mango. The cafe, named after their six-year-old ginger cat, really had my heart. The kind owners rescue homeless cats and some of the pretty kittos are free to wander around the dining area and play, get cuddles from visitors or have a snooze.
Mango has a great menu with lots of healthy Thai dishes including stir fries, curries, desserts and homemade sodas. The tasty food and kitty snuggles will have you coming back for more.
Vegetarian and vegan restaurant Ethos was another great place for a veg feed. Popular with backpackers and tourists, the varied menu (Thai, Indian, Eastern and Western dishes) offers something for everyone. I stuck with local-style dishes and particularly enjoyed the Thai fried rice.
One of the things I love doing when visiting another country is to find out about the local cuisine and learn to make a few traditional dishes. I found May Kaidee, a vegetarian restaurant and cooking school, and the Thai cooking class gave me a perfect introduction to Thai food.
In class we learnt how to make a quick Pad Thai, and my favourite Thai dessert – black sticky rice with coconut cream and fresh mango.
May Kaidee offers loads of different classes, with some even over a couple of days. When I’m next in Bangkok I’d certainly be keen to go back and learn a few more kitchen tips.
A surprising place for veg eats was at popular shopping centre, MBK. The vegetarian stall in the food court offered a range of cheap local dishes.
Shopping can be exhausting so you can’t go past dessert as there’s lots of options for sweet treats, too.
Have you been to Bangkok? Leave a comment and share the venues of your favourite vegetarian meals.
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