Day 21 Vegetarian Thai Food: Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Pickled Tea Salad, Kui Chai
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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!
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.
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
My afternoon treat was this little blended piece of heaven that included carrots, oranges, and strawberries.
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:
- My plate of food!
- Pad yord mala – Along with pad pak gachet, pad yord mala, or stir fried bitter melon leaves, is one of my favorite vegetables all around.
- Pad kui chai tao hoo – I’m not even sure what it is in English but kui chai is another fantastic vegetables with a chewy texture.
- Tom yum het – Ordered tom yum sour spicy soup filled with mushrooms and served piping hot in a clay bowl.
I must say that it was a very satisfactory day of vegetarian food in Bangkok!