- Page 1 : How is the Khaosan Road ? Part 1
- Page 2 : How is the Khaosan Road ? Part 2
- Page 3 : The Food and Restaurants at the Khaosan Road
- Page 4 : How to go from the Khaosan Road to places in Bangkok
- Page 5 : Budget Hotels in the Khaosan zone
Fast-food of the Khaosan
You will see a lot of these stands in the Khaosan at night. They exist also in the rest of Bangkok but not as much as in the Khaosan, which means that it became a tourist attraction. I have never tasted them, I am Vegetarian.
The Pad-Thai is the number one fast-food of the Khaosan. You will find stands of Pad-Thai also in the middle of the night. The Pad-Thai are noodles with vegetables and if you choose you can add: egg or chicken or prawn. You can choose the noodle type. You can add spicy stuff to it.
Pancakes (or Crêpes)
The Pancakes are the fast-food number two of the Khaosan (after the Pad-Thai). They are sweet and the most popular combination is with Banana and Chocolate.
Fruits are natural and healthy as anyone knows, but with so many pancakes around we don’t always give them the importance they should get. The vendor will give you the fruit sliced in a little bag and a long wooden chopstick.
The corn in Thailand comes in interesting colors. Some vendors sell them boiled, others fried. They sometime also cut the grains and give it to you in a little bag with a little plastic spoon.
Grilled banana leaf filled with sticky rice and Banana
Sometimes it is filled with rice and banana, sometimes with rice and another ingredient. The grilled banana leaf gives a special flavour to the dish.
Mango Sticky Rice
An interesting combination and a sweet one. I never know if I should eat it as a main dish or as a dessert.
Coconut filled with coco ice-cream
The vendor opens a (real !!) Coconut, he puts inside two scoops of natural coco ice-cream and add peanuts above. When you finish to eat the ice-cream you can also eat the coconut with the spoon. This nice and healthy thing costs less that the industrial versions at the supermarket.
Green Papaya Salad
You should try Green Papaya Salad while you are in Thailand, it is very tasty. It consists of shredded strips of this exotic fruit with some tomatoes and peanuts and a lot of secret sauces (for me) that give it a sour, salty, sweet and hot flavor all together. As a vegetarian, it is always a challenge to make the vendor understand that I don’t want the fish sauces, but it’s possible.
Sweet Thai Dessert
And finally, there is the stand with the sweet typical Thai dessert. They give you a bowl with sweet coconut juice and some jelly ingredients that you can choose, among them a sticky black rice. This is good.
The most popular juice in the Khaosan (and Bangkok). A small bottle costs just 20 baht. The problem is that many vendors add sugar to it and it turns extremely sweet. I have no idea why sugar is added to natural products.
It costs the double of the orange juice, but it is very good and I think no sugar is added.
The vendor opens the Coconut, puts a straw inside and you drink the juice. This is completely natural, with no sugar added, great.
Note : It is very cool to walk with a Coconut, take yourself in picture.
Eateries at the khaosan
This is a middle way between the take away option and the fancy restaurants with fountains and big Buddhas. Here you can sit and have a tasty meal at a very good price.
I have taken in photo the Menu so that you can choose your plate, but there is no special delivery to your country, you need to come to the Khaosan yourself.
Being Vegetarian can be tough when travelling and the Khaosan zone is the right place to be in Bangkok if you are Vegetarian.
Since the Khaosan is a touristic environment, there is more demand for vegetarian options and many regular restaurants have a Vegetarian section in their menus. There are also pure vegetarian restaurants (see on map).
May Kaidees is a wonderful vegetarian restaurant, even animal eaters are coming to visit this miracle:
Do you see the vegetarian MayKaidee rice soup in the following photo ? It has so many healthy ingredients inside, that your body will not know how to deal with them. Everything they prepare in MayKaidee is magic and in much better quality than elsewhere, including the Pad-Thai and Spring-rolls.
At MayKaidee, they have also a Vegetarian cooking course on the second floor. Just imagine the added value you will get in the Dating Market if you take this cooking course and in addition a Thai Massage course (elsewhere), You could write in your profile: ” Can cook Vegetarian Thai Food & Do traditional Thai massages”.
There is another good Vegetarian restaurant in this street, it is called Ethos. They serve Western style Vegetarian food like a Vegie Burger and other interesting plates. And there is a third good vegetarian restaurant outside this street, called Mango. See them on map
Israeli vegetarian food in the Khaosan
Middle eastern food is basically vegetarian and there are several Israeli restaurants in the Khaosan area serving vegetarian options like a Falafel plate. One recommended restaurant is called Shoshana (see on map).
In case you don’t remember, this is a Falafel plate. Falafel is basically made from chickpeas:
Indian restaurants with vegetarian food in the Khaosan area
India has a long tradition as a Vegetarian nation. A large proportion of the population in India is vegetarian and so it reflects in the menu of the Indian restaurants. There is usually a “vegetarian section” in the Indian menus, some of the restaurants are even “pure vegetarian”. I recommend to take a vegetarian Tali, which consists of several small portions (well, Tapas) of vegetarian food like lentil soup and more. Don’t forget the Chapati bread.
The Bakery Konichipan
This bakery is like an oasis in the desert in terms of bread and cakes and it is 98% Vegetarian (Vegetarians are people who eat a lot of cakes and chocolate and do a lot of Sex) (see the bakery Konichipan on the map)
A closer look, so you can understand what I’m talking about. You can sit and have your morning coffee here.
The Mc-Donald’s are air conditioned, and this is very appreciated in the heat of Bangkok, even by Vegetarians. There is a Mac Donald’s and there is a Burger-King in the Khaosan area, and they both have a Veggie burger.
Be careful with the spicy option in the food. Even though the Khaosan is a touristic environment, from time to time you’ll receive an extremely spicy plate and if you don’t happen to be a robot you will not be able to eat it.
Say: “not spicy, please” when you order.
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- The Nightlife of Bangkok – The animated zones
- Visa for Thailand- Basic rules and how to extend
- Internet in Thailand – Buying a local SIM
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- The Khaosan Road Survival Guide – The famous Backpackers
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