Vegetarian Thai Food: A Guide to Eating Healthy (and Delicious) Thai Food!


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Eating delicious Thai food is the highlight of many people’s trips to Thailand, but if you are a vegetarian or vegan, it can be sometimes be difficult to find the right Thai dishes to eat.
One of my favorite vegetarian / vegan restaurants in Bangkok is known as Baan Suan Pai, a food court dedicated to eating healthy Thai food. Even though I’m not vegetarian, I love eating vegetarian Thai food here!
At Baan Suan Pai vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok, they serve their food food court style – you order you meals and dishes, pay for them, and then find a place to sit.
Here’s a quick overview of the tasty Thai vegetarian food I ate in this video.
1. Gaeng Phet Fuktong (Vegetarian Thai Pumpkin Curry) is tasty curry made with chunks of healthy pumpkin stewed in chillies and coconut milk. It had a wonderful mild flavor to it, but it was extremely soothing – I loved it, one of my favorite vegetarian thai food dishes!
2. Gaeng Jued Mala (Bitter Melon Soup) is a bitter soup made with huge chunk of bitter melon and a few other herbs and vegetables. Bitterness can be a hard vegetable to get used to, but if you do enjoy it as a vegetarian or vegan, you’ll love this dish at Baan Suan Pai.
3. Puak Tod (Taro Roll) is a loaf of ground up pieces of taro root caked together and fried on the outside. The dish was served with a nice sweet and sour sauce. Along with full plates of rice and mixed toppings, Baan Suan Pai also serves some incredible vegetarian Thai food snacks like this!
4. Kuay Teow Lui Suan (Fresh Noodle Rolls) is a Thai dish that made with fresh rice noodle warpers filled with lettuce, an assortment of Thai herbs, tofu, and mushrooms. The vegetarian roll are delicious when dipped in the sweet and sour sauce provided.
5. Het Hom Ping (Grilled Mushrooms) are my absolute favorite thing to eat when at this vegetarian restaurant in Bangkok. The mushrooms are so delicious that they actually taste like pieces of sirloin steak – but instead are purely vegetarian and vegan. These skewers are absolutely incredible and you don’t want to miss them!
That wraps up my vegetarian Thai food feast – all dishes were exceptional, especially the pumpkin curry, the fresh noodle rolls and the grilled mushroom skewers.
To get to Baan Suan Pai take the BTS to Ari station, take exit 1 and go down the stairs to your left, walk along Phahon Yothin road for about one hundred meters until you reach a sign that says welcome to banana family park. Turn right into the small cafe alley way, walk all the way to the back past a few coffee shops and a few stores until you can smell the delicious vegetarian food.
Hope you enjoyed this video on eating healthy vegetarian Thai food in Bangkok.
If you are vegetarian or vegan and want to explore the best Thai food you need to check out the Vegetarian Thai Food Guide:


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  1. Thanks for the video. I am vegetarian and soon going to visit Thailand… For one meal how much it costs for 2 persons?(approximately)

  2. Hi Mark,

    Wondering if your vegetarian guide is still available through any means? Or is it now part of the eating Thai food book?

    Ps. Love your videos and would really appreciate even more vegetarian videos, even if they may not be that popular.

  3. Hi mark i just started watching your vedio after my bypass Operation n enjoyed nicely so i m new your old fan
    I like your n wife simplicity
    U r like my son age
    Love u son but. Take care of health

  4. Mark can u send some vegan recipes from that place it would be nice and help vegan ppl to loose weight

  5. One of the FEW vegetarian/vegan/whole food plant based locations IN Bangkok, where finding something without meat or eggs, and heaven forbid oil, is near impossible among too of the Westerners and hippy wannabees on a quest for authentic imitation Western junk food and pizza and (than in Amsterdam!!!) where a Big Mac starts out at ~$8+USD and goes to ~$10+ and the average domestic beer starts at ~80 bhat ($2.53USD) and easily goes to 130 bhat ($4.19 USD) for the 640ml. But so many persist in the belief that all Buddhists are vegetarian and that vegetarian food is common in Thailand, as after all, they've seen all the episodes of Kung Fu…
    Folks, the fact is that commercial vegetarian/vegan/WFPB food is very difficult to find in Thailand and China, despite anecdotal claims made elsewhere. So while the selection of restaurant and street food is 'deficient', the availability of vegetables, fruit and more in the abundant wet markets makes cooking healthily and well much easier.

  6. Thanks for this! I've just posted a video about veggie food specifically in Phuket – if anyone is interested please check it out! 🙂

  7. Mark could you make a recipe for the het hom ping.?? Or give an online source.
    Thank you very much.
    I try to find it but no luck.

  8. Wow I wish I could have a delivery right now, right here in Dubai of all of this… yummy… copy ordered. Thanks Mark 🙂

  9. this is the best vegetarian place I know in Bangkok! 
    really good good food!!!
    thanx Mark for making me find it!

  10. Thank you very much. I am vegetarian and have always felt left out when everyone salivates over thai dishes and places to go to. Now I can try this out when next in bkk!

  11. mark, you inspired me to travel to south east asia and try the delicious dishes the land has to offer. I thought of you when I indulged in some delicious food in various parts of Kuala lumpur. Now I am thinking of traveling to thailand. thanks for the videos. I am a fan of your channel.

  12. Glad to hear that! I'm using a Canon DSLR 550d with a 55-135mm lens. And now I have an external Rode Video Mic for sound (but I wasn't using that for this video, but I'd recommend it). I'm using a Mac.

  13. I'm going to start making some YouTube video about my fishing trip for fun! What kind of camera are you using! It so clear!and are you using a PC or MAC?

  14. Hey Adam, thank you very much. Hah! I eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables and don't touch any packaged or processed food – and I sometimes I try to exercise!

  15. I lived in Arizona and Hawaii, but I also have lots of family in California and like you mentioned – lots of good food!

  16. Thanks! I wish I can too. I live in the states now- a small town in Massachusetts where there is not much variety of foods 🙁 However, I like visiting my friend in Cali whenever I can. I love the food there- it tastes like home. So many type of food.. Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and of course Thai. Where do you live before you came to Thailand?

  17. Hello Narissa,
    Yes, it would be interesting to see how Ari has changed since you lived there – probably a lot! Where do you live now? I hope you can come back again for a visit soon!

  18. Watching your video make me miss bangkok dearly!! Last time I visit home was in 2007, through I plan to go back again next year. I'm sure Soi Ari has changed a lot.. I used to live there and I love how many delicious food it offers.

  19. Hey,
    I've written some articles of vegetarian food in Bangkok and done quite a few restaurant reviews (eatingthaifood[dot]com). I really like "Baan Suan Pai (restaurant in this video)" and "Chamlong's Asoke."

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