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Phuket Vegetarian Restaurant Guide

Phuket Vegetarian Restaurant GuideThere is no doubt about it, being a vegetarian in Thailand, and Phuket, can prove to be a bit of a challenge for some. Thais eat a large amount of meat and fish, and the majority of Thai dishes have fish sauce (naam plaa), or oyster sauce (both of which are made from either fermented fish or oyster essence) as an ingredient, they are to Thai cuisine what soy sauce is to Chinese food, and keeping it out of soups, curries and stir-fries will always be a problem.

Some foreigners arriving in Thailand might find themselves struggling to keep to their vegetarian beliefs; some may even end up eating meat or fish simply because it’s easier. Others may also become ‘flexitarians’, who eat a largely vegetarian diet but with animal products every so often.

That said, Thailand is a Buddhist country and vegetarianism is a fairly well-understood concept, especially among Chinese Thais (many of whom eat only vegetarian food during several festivals). Tofu is a traditional Thai ingredient and it can be used in a large number of dishes.
There are a number of restaurants on the island that cater for vegetarians and our restaurant guide below is designed to help those who want to stick to their guns and make their diet here in Phuket completely free of fish and meat. It is possible!

Poolside Restaurant @ Angsana Laguna Phuket   
Offers a variety of international appetizers, salads, soups and mains including:
Chinese Noodle Salad
Cold Egg Noodle Salad with shredded Carrots, Scallions, Cucumber,
Bean sprouts, Sesame and Sour Sauce

Penne or Spaghetti
With Garlic, Parsley and Chili sauce

Pere e Brie Pizza
With Pears, Brie Cheese, Fresh Rucola Leaves and Truffle Oil

Sam’s Steak & Grill @ Holiday Inn Phuket
A variety of International salads, soups and mains including:
French Onion Soup
Double boiled consommé with browned onion

Kalamata Olive Salad
Chick peas, toasted pine nuts, feta cheese and sun dried cherry tomatoes in balsamic dressing

Spinach and Feta Cannelloni
Gratinated with gorgonzola sauce

Seasonal Taste @ The Westin Siray Bay
A variety of salads, soups and mains including from around the world:
Vegetable Samosa
Indian classic of deep-fried pastry pocket with vegetables and mango chutney

Chilled Pumpkin Amaretto Soup
Roasted pumpkin and cream perfumed with amaretto liqueur

Fettucini Pesto
Sautéed mushrooms, basil, garlic, roasted pine nuts and olive oil

Shahi Paneer
Cottage cheese cooked with spices, in tomato gravy and cream

Porcini Mushroom Risotto
Perfumed with truffle oil and port wine reduction

Mom Tri’s Kitchen @ Mom Tri’s Villa Royale
A variety of International & Thai dishes including:
Khanom Jeen Pak Sod
Siam noodle with minced bean curd curry sauce served with pickled turnip, fresh Thai herbs and vegetables

Piquillo Pepper   
Roast Spanish pepper filled with vegetable ragout, grilled tofu and tempura asparagus

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Arborio rice with local & wild mushrooms

Bodega Restaurant @ Angsana Laguna Phuket
A variety of Italian and Mediterranean dishes including:
Mixed Vegetable Parmigiana
Wood-Fire roasted seasonal Vegetables layered with Melted Cheese and Tomato Sauce

Wild Mushroom Soup
With Rosemary Pizza Bread

Home Made Spinach Gnocchi
With “Alba” Truffle Cream Sauce

Penne ‘Arrabbiata’
With Black Olives, Garlic, Onions, Chili and Tomato Sauce

Terrazzo @ Holiday Inn Phuket
A variety of Italian dishes including:
Spinach Salad
Fresh, young spinach leaves with fried pumpkin, shrimps and Piave cheese

Penne Terrazzo
Aubergine, tomato and pine nut ragout

Pizza Trentina
Gorgonzola, red apple, walnut and oregano

EEST Restaurant @ The Westin Siray Bay
A variety of pan-Asian dishes including:
Vegetarian Suki Set
With tofu, mushrooms and vegetables

Miso Soup
Miso broth with wakame, tofu and enoki mushrooms

Sha Guo Dou Fu “Clay Pot Bean Curd”
Braised egg bean curd with vegetables & mushroom

Contact Information:
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa
21/4 Moo 1 T.Rasada A.Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 76 335 600
Website: www.westinsiraybay.com

Mom Tri’s Villa Royale
12 Kata Noi Road, Kata Noi, Phuket
Tel: +66 (0) 76 333 568
E-mail: info@momtriphuket.com
Website: www.momtriphuket.com

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
52 Thaweewong Road, Patong Beach Road, Patong, Phuket
Tel:  +66 (0) 76 370 200
E-mail: Pornthip@holidayinn-phuket.com
Website: www.phuket.holiday-inn.com/

Angsana Laguna Phuket
10 Moo 4 Srisoonthorn Road, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 324 101
Fax: +66 (0) 76 324 108
Website: www.angsana.com/en/phuket

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