I’ve had a lot of requests to hear more about the food in Thailand. I’ve been trying to remember to take photos of some of the most delicious meals, and I’ve collated these here, a bit haphazardly.
I haven’t had any trouble getting vegetarian food either in Cambodia or Thailand. In Cambodia I ate a lot of vegetable curries of different types, and in Thailand, there are more stir fry options available, as well as more noodles. But generally there are similarities in both cuisines. Thais like their food very spicy, so I usually have mine only ‘little bit spicy’. Coconut milk is a big ingredient in a lot of dishes, and there is plenty of fresh fruit available. Lime is another popular ingredient. Thais also tend to add a lot of sugar to dishes, including savoury ones.
In Cambodia, the bread and bakeries were excellent, which I didn’t expect. But in fact, due to French colonial influence there, you can get lovely fresh bread almost everywhere there, including French stick loaves.
Thais often have a savoury breakfast of rice, but there are lots of restaurants here with brunch options. Eggs are another ubiquitous menu item, and are a staple of breakfast. My favourite breakfast is bread, scrambled eggs and fried onions and potatoes with coffee. But on special occasions I’m not adverse to french toast or pancakes.
Where I can remember, I’ve put the country, town and in some cases, restaurant.
A great post if you want specific detail on vegetarian places to eat in Chiang Mai is by Never Ending Voyage.
Prego, Chiang Mai (not veggie but great options)
Green Leaf Cafe, Koh Phangan