Day 8 Vegetarian Thai Food: Grilled Bananas, Heart Shaped Durian, Water Mimosa

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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.

Grilled Sweet Banana
Grilled Sour Banana

Breakfast and Lunch

Things were a little bit different today, I went to the market and picked out a random assortment of fruit goodies.

Grilled Normal Banana (Gluay Ping)
Grilled Normal Banana (Gluay Ping)

Started snacking the day off with a few forms of grilled bananas (gluay ping). If you haven’t tried grilled bananas on the streets of Bangkok, they are extremely tasty, sweet, and packed with flavor.

I’d highly recommend them as a healthy snack. They are normally served with sweet syrup, but if you don’t want it, just tell them without the syrup.

Price – 15 THB

Pair of Coconuts
Pair of Coconuts

Drank down some rejuvenating coconut water.

Price – 10 THB

Heart Shaped Durian
Heart Shaped Durian

Even if you aren’t the world’s biggest fan, you have to think a heart shaped durian is cute, right?

Come on, it’s so cute in fact that there was absolutely no possible way for me to not purchase it and bring it home with me.

The 3 Musketeers
The 3 Musketeers

I had triplets!

3 beautiful Musketeer that emerged from the lethal shell!

Left: Gaeng Jued Tao Hoo, Right: Pad Pongali Pak Ruam
Left: Gaeng Jued Tao Hoo, Right: Pad Pongali Pak Ruam
Pad Pak Gachet
Pad Pak Gachet

Dinner

After that giant amount of durian, I took a light dinner and just went to a normal street stall on the side of Suk Sawat Road.

Starting from the top, here are the dishes:

  • Gaeng Jued – tao hoo woon sen – Plain vegetable soup with tofu and mung bean noodles, my cook made the soup without any use of animal. Price – 40 THB
  • Pad Pongali Pak Ruam – Normally pad pongali is made with chicken or seafood, but I ordered it just mixed up with vegetables. There is egg in the yellow curry sauce. Price – 40 THB
  • Pad Pak GathetPad pak gachet (water mimosa) is one of my standard everyday vegetables when I’m not a vegetarian – easily my favorite vegetable.

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