Day 1 Vegetarian Thai Food: Fruit, Halloumi at Seven Spoons and Mixed Vegetables

By Mark Wiens 4 Comments

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.

Breakfast: Oats and Fruit
Breakfast: Oats and Fruit


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.

Seven Spoons vegetarian food
Vegetarian Dishes at Seven Spoons a Restaurant Serving Excellent Organic Food

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.

Thai Mixed Vegetables and Rice (pad pak ruam mit ผัดผักรวมมิตร)


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!

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  • เครื่องมือสำรวจ

    7 years ago

    Where can I find the haloumi? I have looked everywhere…

    • Mark Wiens

      7 years ago

      I ate halloumi at a small restaurant near Nang Loeng Market called Seven Spoons. They have a really good dish with pasta and halloumi. Not sure where eles you can get it in Bangkok…