Day 5 Vegetarian Thai Food: Mushrooms with Basil, Suki, Morning Glory

By Mark Wiens 1 Comment

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.

Oatmeal with Passion Fruit
Oatmeal with Passion Fruit

Breakfast

Oatmeal this morning was spectacular as I got spoiled with some leftover passion fruit. Really made the difference to spruce up the oats, along with a handful of peanuts and some chopped up bananas.

Pad Ga Pao Het - mai sai neua
Pad Ga Pao Het - mai sai neua

Lunch

Lunch was a true hit today. I ordered the very common “Pad Ga Pao,” but this time without pork or chicken and instead mushrooms. It was extremely good, so delicious I couldn’t even detect that there was no meat in it. The mushrooms were bursting with flavor and the stir fried basil and chilies were fantastic.

You can order this dish at any stir fry street stall throughout Bangkok. It’s called “Pad Ga Pao Het – mai sai neua.”

Price – 30 THB

Suki Haeng
Suki Haeng
Pad pak bung fai daeng
Pad pak bung fai daeng
Som tam Thai - mai sai goong haeng
Som tam Thai - mai sai goong haeng

Dinner

Just went to a normal Thai neighborhood restaurant. This food is available anywhere in Bangkok that you go. Starting from the top:

  • Suki Haeng – stir fried mung bean noodles with vegetables and and egg thrown in, order “suki haeng, mai sai neua
  • Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng  (ผัดผักบุ้งไฟแดง) – stir fried morning glory
  • Som Tam Thai (ส้มตำไทย) – green papaya salad without dried shrimp, order – “som tam thai, mai sai goong haeng
Price – 30 THB each
The winning dish of the day went to lunch, pad ga pao het – mushroom stir fried with basil.

If you’re new here, be sure to check out why we are vegetarian for the month of July!



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