Vegan/Vegetarian Food @Patong Beach Night Markets, Phuket – Thailand

Hi Guys,

This blog is about how and what you can eat as a vegetarian or vegan at Patong Beach Night Market in Phuket Thailand. I must say it was not easy to find these dishes and it took us a few days! The first few days we only ate corn and fruit! Well, it sure helped me lose weight 🙂

As I found it really hard in the first few days to communicate the NO EGG, NO MEAT , NO FISH part, my lovely hubby created via Google Translator the following sign in THAI, it states: No egg, No meat No fish:

 

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Location

 

1.Boiled or grilled corn

That is a no brainer- 100% vegan 🙂
The lady sold boiled corn for 25 baht (0.9 USD/ 1 AUD / 0.80 EUR) and added salt on top of them  and grilled corn  with butter on top (not vegan) for 30 baht (1 USD / 1.10 AUD/ 0.95 EUR)

 

2.Pad Thai Noodles

Because we ordered it with no meat, fish or egg she made a special price of 50 baht (1.60 USD/2 AUD/ 1.50 EUR).

The dish was made up of rice noodles (gluten free), diverse veggies like carrots, soya beans, Chinese cabbage, tofu and peanuts on the side. It was served with a slice of lime which you squeezed over the noodles at the start. Yum! Oh and they use some sugar when they prepare the dish.

Note: It may contain fish sauce. I Asked for NO FISH Sauce but who knows if she ended up adding a bit.

 

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3. Chinese handmade noodles

These were my favorite! He made the noodles fresh from scratch and fried the noodles with mixed veggies like white cabbage, corn and green Asian veggies.

Price 60 baht per noodle dish (1.70 USD/ 1.50 EUR/ 2.30 AUD) 

Note: I do not 100% know if he used eggs in the process of making the noodles. I could also not see any fish sauce, as it was a Chinese Place, but I could not read the sign either- so not 100% sure if it was vegan 😦

 

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4. Fresh Fruit stands

 

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There are heaps of fruit stands selling watermelon, pineapple, Durian (also know as the smelly fruit), Mangoes and Jack Fruit- which is my absolute favorite!

 

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They taste and smell of candy!!! I am not kidding! What a healthy treat that is 🙂

 

4. Desserts

Sticky Rice Mango: a really delicious dessert consisting of sweet stick rice and a separate container with sweet coconut milk. Served with fresh sweet mango- MMMMHHHH

Price: 70 baht (1.70 USD / 1.50 AUD/ 1.60 EUR)

 

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Thai sticky rice desserts were really yum too. Most of them are rice based with coconut flavor and with lots of sugar. So don’t eat too many of them 🙂

Price: 20 baht (0.60 USD/ 0.80 AUD / 0.50 EUR)

 

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Conclusion

It was really hard to find vegetarian food and even harder vegan food. So it certainly is NOT a vegetarian’s Food destination and would not recommend it for this reason (and because it was too touristy and had too many bars and pubs)

Happy Travels!

loverosa

 

4 thoughts on “Vegan/Vegetarian Food @Patong Beach Night Markets, Phuket – Thailand

  1. I don’t claim to be totally vegan (or even vegetarian), but I try to eat plant-based as often as possible. I realized, while travelling in Spain last year, that I’m just not tough enough! Ha ha I’m not committed enough to eat corn and fruit for a few days. Good for you, though. I applaud your willingness to do that.

    I thought it would be quite easy to follow a pescatarian diet in SE Asia, but you raise the language issue. The sign is a great idea. I think I’ll have one that says, “No beef, no chicken, no pork.” Sometimes ‘no meat’ just isn’t clear enough!

    Thanks for this. Time to poke around a bit more.

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    1. Hi Leah,

      Thank you for your comment. I agree it is really hard in some places to eat vegetarian and especially vegan. I can’t say I am 100% vegan all the time either ( especially when in Italy one veggie pizza is just unavoidable for me 🙂 but I always do the best I can. Sometimes you just need to be creative and other times due to language barrier you end up having cheese or eggs on you plate. In those cases I just eat it (grumpy) as I do not agree with throwing food away either. That’s just waste! but that is how I learned to create a sign :))))

      Good luck with travelling as a veggo and all the best!
      Rosa

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      1. I think giving ourselves the flexibility to do our best and not worry ‘sweat the small stuff’ is important. Our society throws enough guilt and blame on people for their food choices! After all, it’s about being kind, isn’t it? Let’s start with ourselves, right?

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