Vegetarian Thai Food for Travellers
Thailand has some of the most delicious vegetarian dishes that you can not find anywhere else. Thai food has a lot to offer to vegans and vegetarians.
Here, discover the top eight vegetarian Thai dishes that you must try during your next trip :
1. Vegetarian Salad
A nice little bagged street salad that included lettuce, cucumber slices, tomatoes, thin slices of tofu, and a half of a boiled egg. The highlight is the peanut chilli dressing which was absolutely excellent.
2. Stir Fried Melon Leaves
A marvelous plate of Yord mara (or melon leaves) stir fried with little pebbles of protein.
3. Pad Thai (Thai Stir-Fried Noodles)
Pad Thai is normally served with some type of meat, such as shrimp or chicken. This famous dish, however, is just as delicious when these ingredients are omitted. You can find pad thai on almost every soi (street). Roadside vendors cook up this delicious dish in a large wok right in front of you — watch as each ingredient is meticulously added, as timing is very important in the making of this well-known Thai meal.
4. Som Tum (Papaya Salad)
Vegetarian or not, this is one of our favourite Thai dishes of all time. This mouthwatering meal is made up of garlic, sugar, lime and tamarind juice. In combination with freshly shredded green papaya, juicy tomatoes and delicious peanuts, you can not go wrong while ordering this meal.
5. Pad Kra Pao Tao Hoo
Of course, a normal Thai basil chicken is one of the more common and widely available dishes in Bangkok, but it’s possible to order it with tofu instead. Stir fried with fragrant holy basil and chillies, this is a vegetarian winner!
6. Pad Phuk Tong (Stir-Fried Pumpkin)
Many people may not realize that pumpkin, or any seasonal gourd, is an ingredient in many Thai recipes. This dish is a good idea for vegans.
7. Pad Phak (Stir-Fried Vegetables)
This Thai classic will leave vegetarians and carnivores alike full and content. Most Thai dishes attempt to combine as many flavors as possible to make the most noteworthy dishes, and stir-fried vegetables are no exception. While these veggies may sound rather bland, when they’re combined with a spoonful of sugar, salt and some spices, you may find yourself ordering another helping of this delicious dish.
8. Gang Jay (Vegetarian Curry)
Thailand is crawling with curry — green curry, panang curry and massaman curry are just a few spicy dishes that have put Thailand on the foodie map. One of the best ways to enjoy the country’s wide array of curries is with a good serving of tofu. Thailand’s vegetarian curries are piled high with some sort of protein substitute and are just as delicious as their meat counterparts.