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Help for veggie food Bangkok
Posted October 11th, 2012 - 11:25 am by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Hi all,

I just moved to Bangkok and I keep eating the same stuff over and over againg. And in the same pots the cook my food they also cook meat!!!!

Please help me. I desperately need a place where I can walk in and order ANYTHING.

The main areas of interest are Sukhumvit near soi 13 and On Nut.

Thanx
Chris

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 2:51 pm by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Hi Chris

I've never been to Bangkok but that should help
http://www.happycow.net/asia/thailand/bangkok/

and what I find in Thailand is that most vegetarian places are marked with sign that is similar to number 17

Posted October 11th, 2012 - 3:01 pm by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Awesome! That does the trick.

I haven't paid attention to the sings but I gues what you say is 17 is the Thai word for veggie (เจ). Is this the sign?

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 12:44 am from Thisted, Denmark
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Posted October 12th, 2012 - 12:51 am by from Dublin, Ireland (Republic of) (Permalink)
Yes you found the right one
knowing that life is much more easier
even in Laos they sometimes use it

enjoy your stay in Bangkok

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 12:51 pm by from Jerusalem, Israel (Permalink)
in thailand we ate the pad-thai in the street all the time.... but be cerful from shrimps...
the best is to get out from the tourist street and you can find really tasty cheap pad-thai...

Posted October 12th, 2012 - 2:32 pm by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Thanks for that Ella,

but in normal restaurants/food stalls they put nampla (fishsauce) in everything they cook AND they cook all kinds of meat in the same pan. So it wouldn't even be kosher (I don't know if this matters to you but since you're from Israel....). Nampla is mostly made of squid and some of the meat that goes through the pan is obviously pork.

Besides that I love Phad Thai, but I just moved to Thailand and I can't possibly eat Phad Thai for the rest of my days :-)

Having said that, I'm not a real vegetarian but ideally I'd be vegan and eating animals just makes me feel bad plus I get a waxy feeling on my skin if I eat meat.

ps.: I didn't mean to hit on you, this topic also came out during my day and I wrote here only cuz you reminded me of it.

Ciao
Chris


Posted October 12th, 2012 - 3:43 pm by from Jerusalem, Israel (Permalink)
hi
well, no wories about hit on me :)
i really dont eat kasher :) and while my long travel in SEA i knew i couldnt possibly evoid eating food that might have sme left overs of meat or that was cooked in the same pen that had meat before... i am vegetrain for 5 years now and i belive in it strongly but in traveling you must be flexible... so for two mounts we lived on the pad thai :) not really... there were some corn suop also...
anyway, if you plan to atay in bangkok for long, sure you cant eat only on pad-thai...
my best recomened would be to have your on kitchen and cook for your self...
enjoy
ella

Posted October 14th, 2012 - 3:40 pm from Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Posted October 14th, 2012 - 4:30 pm by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Yes Kate tried the impossible task of writing the pronunciation using the English language ... which doesn't have a phonetic writing.

In italiano sarebbe “gee” la pronuncia.

However there’s no need to keep this updated, unless I find new places, the solution is the Happy Cow website:

http://www.happycow.net/asia/thailand/bangkok/

The problem is only finding the places. So far I found 3 but for one of them I spent nearly an hour on the motorbike. Plus, I’m only trying the ones within a reasonable distance from where I stay.

Ciao!


Posted October 15th, 2012 - 9:37 am by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Hey Chris I've been living in Bangkok for 3 years, it's very easy to find veggie food but typically it's more expensive because you can't east regular street food unless you don't mind having meat flavoring in your food because they do not clean the pots when they make something for you. Right now you're lucky that the Je (Vegetarian) Fest is going on so if you see this yellow flag at a food stall or on any food items at 7-11 and other convenience stores, it's vegan and cheap!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/distilledvanity/Hindu%20Festival/101710026.jpg

The festival will be going on until the 24th of October. BK magazine put out a great guide to the best veggie restaurants in Bangkok. Anotai is definitely the best restaurant in BKK but hard to find! The easiest thing to do is just get the number of the restaurant, hop into a taxi and have the restaurant give them directions.

http://bk.asia-city.com/restaurants/article/bangkok-best-vegetarian-restaurants

Posted October 15th, 2012 - 11:35 am from Pune, India
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Posted October 15th, 2012 - 11:46 am by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
I forgot the links...

http://www.happycow.net/gmaps/get-map-direct.php?vid=28826

http://www.happycow.net/gmaps/get-map-direct.php?vid=33225

http://www.happycow.net/gmaps/get-map-direct.php?vid=23992
(which is NOT at seri villa!!!! it's at On nut soy 71, house number 199/73)

Posted October 15th, 2012 - 11:50 am by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
Hi Vedana,

thanks for the info at Pratunam mall. That's the kind of place I'm looking for. I wish it were closer to me.

I messed up the replies a bit .... :-) but you shoud get this anyway.

cheers

Posted October 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am by from Bangkok, Thailand (Permalink)
I'm vegetarian not rich :-) (not yet)

But I'm definitively trying Anotai and the other ones in the article from your link.
However I have to disagree over the cost. in last few days I've been eating for 40-50 B a dish in a few resataurants within 15 min ride from On nut (see links below)

The trick with 7/11 is a good hint!!! And thanks a lot for the link to the artikle

cheers