Day 21 Vegetarian Thai Food: Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Pickled Tea Salad, Kui Chai

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If you’re joining us for the first time, we’re attempting to eat vegetarian Thai food for the entire month of July 2011 in order to raise money for charity. Follow us for everyday blog updates and read more about the cause here.

I had a pretty substantial day of munching. I was out and about applying for a visa to China, running some errands, and searching out some awesome vegetarian delights!

Corn and Sweet Potatoes
Corn and Sweet Potatoes


Steamed sweet potatoes and corn are quite common around Bangkok. For the corn they normally slice it right off the cob into a plastic bag. The yellow sweet potatoes are finger sized making them perfect to snack on.

Laphet Thohk
Laphet Thohk – Tea Leaf Salad
Thali Khana - Vegetarian Thali
Thali Khana – Vegetarian Thali


After getting my visa near Ratchada, I was walking around Phra Kanong and literally just bumped into a small little Indian, Nepalese, and Burmese cuisine restaurant called Panta Video & Restaurant.

The dish at the top is known as Laphet Thohk and is a pickled green tea leaf salad mixed with a few kinds of nuts and fried chickpeas. It was one of my favorite dishes when I visited Myanmar, so I always jump at the opportunity to order it in Bangkok. Price – 50 THB

Next I ordered the vegetarian Thali Khana. Along with rice, I was served dal lentils, a potato and cauliflower curry, and a glorious artichoke heart curry. Price – 50 THB

Bangkok Fruit Smoothie
Bangkok Fruit Smoothie

My afternoon treat was this little blended piece of heaven that included carrots, oranges, and strawberries.

Vegetarian Thai food
Eating Dinner!
Pad yord mala
Pad yord mala
Pad kui chai tao hoo
Pad kui chai tao hoo
Tom yum het
Tom yum het


Ate at a small neighborhood Thai seafood restaurant (but didn’t eat any seafood) located a few hundred meters down Sukhumvit Soi 101/1.

Here are the dishes starting from the top:

I must say that it was a very satisfactory day of vegetarian food in Bangkok!

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