July 1st kicks off the month long challenge of eating vegetarian food in Thailand!
Putting aside the pork, we’ll be taking you on a journey of Eating Thai Food for Good.
Here’s what I ate for Day 1.
I went to the market in the morning and picked up some fruit to go with my oatmeal. I normally buy rolled oats, which cost around 100 THB ($3.25) per kilo at Tesco or Big C.
- 2 kilos of mangosteen: 40 THB ($1.30)
- 2 dragon fruits: 10 THB ($0.32)
- About 8 bananas: 20 THB ($0.65)
- Handful of peanuts: I buy raw peanuts and roast them myself (more info to come when I roast again soon).
I didn’t eat all of this for breakfast, so there’s still some fruit left for tomorrow.
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Lunch at Bangkok’s Soon to Open Restaurant, Seven Spoons
Had lunch today in the Lan Luang area at Seven Spoons, a friend’s soon to open restaurants specializing in organic and wholesome food.
Clockwise from top left:
- Mushroom pasta: Without any meat, the mushroom taste was pure and accentuated – excellent!
- Tofu and egg quesadilla: Toasted on the outside and soft on the inside, with a light and sweet tomato salsa
- Grilled eggplant salad: Simply delicious
- Risotto with halloumi cheese kebab: It was my first time to ever taste halloumi cheese and this version marinated in tikka sauce was superb. Halloumi is similar to a paneer cheese and remains intact even after grilling.
The food was all excellent. Look for a restaurant review with many more details to come soon.
It was raining so hard in Bangkok, I had to settle for a quick takeaway. I ordered just a simple street food mixed vegetables over rice (pad pak ruam mit ผัดผักรวมมิตร).
Price: 25 THB ($0.81)
So Day 1 of being vegetarian is complete. Feeling great so far!
Don’t forget to follow the Eating Thai Food for Good challenge for the month of July 2011!