Hummus at the vegetarian restaurant Kunda.
Usually the beach destinations have nothing special to eat in Thailand. If you are only on a couple of weeks´ holiday, the usual turisty fare of fried rices, noodles and vegetables are probably enough. They may even be very tasty and interesting, if thai (and chinese) food isn´t on your every day menu at home.
The best food in the island I had at Time for Lime, where I had their tasting menu and when I made some food by myself when I joined their cooking school.
Vegetarian restaurant Kunda
Hungarian stew at Kunda.
Unusual for beach destinations, there is a vegetarian restaurant in Koh Lanta: Kunda Anti-pop Cafe. I had hummus and salad with bread that tasted like home-made.
My spouse ordered a hungarian stew with brown sticky rice. An interesting option and possibility in a Thai island 🙂 It tasted like something I have had in Russia, but it is no wonder that Hungary has same kind of seasoning, because it´s good.
Brown sticky rice.
Other restaurants in Koh Lanta
Summer rolls with restaurant-made peanut sauce at Asylum, that is a nice restaurant on Klong Dao beach a little north from Time for Lime. There is also yoga classes available at Asylum.
Salad at Asylum. It was pretty okay because of the vinaigrette.
My spouse had a veggie burrito at Asylum.
Strawberry margarita at Koala Bar a little bit more north from Time for Lime than Asylum.
Potato wedges at Koala Bar.
Pad thai with tofu at Koala Bar. Remember to always order it without fish sauce or egg.
Unusual looking garlic bread at Koala Bar. Many or most restaurants in Thailand use garlic butter in this dish, so remember to ask about it. And most of toast breads contain milk and eggs in Thailand, maybe other breads too. It was such a downer to notice this when reading the ingredients of the breads in super markets again and again.
Falafel, salad and bread at Dieck´s Deli located by the road behind Klong Dao beach. There was no hummus when we visited this, so I ordered more salad instead of tsatsiki that was suggested. Remember to say “no cheese”, otherwise there is some cheese on the salad. A bit expensive portion, over 200 bahts.
I could not resist the ciabatta I saw at Faim de Loup. It was a bit boring with only raw vegetables inside but still I wanted it with ice tea. Faim do Loup bakery is in between the southern edge of Long Beach and Klong Khong Beach.
Pasta pomodoro – tomato spagetti at a pier restaurant in Saladan.
It was necessary to buy some nuts every day in Koh Lanta to get more protein. In the mornings I had soy milk (on sale in almost all shops) with cereal and coffee at my guest house Time for Lime. Then there was the occasional tofu in thai foods and some falafel or hummus a couple of time.