Vegetarian restaurants in the Chinatown of Bangkok

Mock meat plate in vegetarian restaurant Suki Jeh Ru Yi.

Mock meat plate in vegetarian restaurant Suki Jeh Ru Yi.

There are several vegetarian restaurants in the Chinatown of Bangkok, which is also called Yaowarat. Especially in the small Indiatown area, Phahurat, there are many vegetarian restaurants around just a few blocks.

Suki Yeh Ru Yi near Hualamphong railway station

Vegan mock crab curry.

Vegan mock crab curry.

If you cross the road in front of the Bangkok main railway station, Hualamphong, you can find my favourite restaurant in that area. It is also located very practically if you visit the station when you buy tickets, leave Bangkok or arrive from a trip.

Suki Yew Ru Yi is a jay restaurant but it has a menu and no ready made foods. There are many salads with mock meat and tofu, mock meat plates, curries, noodle soups and fried foods.

Suki Yeh Ru Yi on Happy Cow >>

Spicy salad.

Spicy salad.

I guess this was spicy eggplant.

I guess this was spicy eggplant.

A curry.

A curry.

The restaurant from outside.

The restaurant from outside.

Lee Jae in the middle of Chinatown

Fried vegetables.

Fried vegetables.

There is jay-vegetarian food stall on an alley next to the big Charoen Krung road. There is no sign saying “Lee Jae” or “vegetarian” but you can spot the place because of the yellow and red jay-flags.

The service is not very friendful and the food is not very tasty because it lacks spices. But the restaurant is located practically almost on the busy shopping street.

Lee Jae on Happy Cow >>

Fried thick noodles. There are so many different kind of noodles in Thailand and they have different textures.

Fried thick noodles. There are so many different kind of noodles in Thailand and they have different textures.

The vegetable stock of this noodle soup was lame. Adding vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and chili can´t help enough when the situation is that.

The vegetable stock of this noodle soup was lame. Adding vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and chili can´t help enough when the situation is that.

Lee jae has the stall on the other side of the alley and tables and chair on the other side.

Lee jae has the stall on the other side of the alley and tables and chair on the other side.

Fried rice at Lee Jae.

Fried rice at Lee Jae.

A Japanese Vegetarian restaurant by Chao Phraya river

Vegetarian shrimps that were unfortunately covered with mayo.

Vegetarian shrimps that were unfortunately covered with mayo.

There is a Japanese Vegetarian restaurant on an alley between Song Wat road and Chao Phraya river. It used to be located in a shopping centre in the Japanese quarters of Bangkok, but now it is in the south west of Chinatown.

A Japanese vegetarian restaurant is a lovely idea but unfortunately the foods I tried here were not what I had wished. I guess the mock raw fish there is made of konnyaku which is tasteless. And when I ordered mock shrimps I did not expect them to be covered with mayonese. I don´t think the mayo is vegan.

Chijuya at Happy Cows >>

Temaki with mock shrimp and cabbage.

Temaki with mock shrimp and cabbage.

Alley where Chijuya is located.

Alley where Chijuya is located.

Yellow lantern and a sign.

Yellow lantern and a sign.

Chijuya.

Chijuya.

Vegetarian stalls in India Emporium

There is one Thai and one South Indian vegetarian stall in the “Food Garden” of the India Emporium shopping center. It is useful to find the building in Chakraphet Road, because there are also two Indian Pure Vegetarian restaurants in the alleys in front of the shopping center, two Thai jay-vegetarian stalls behing and one Indian next to it. Chakraphet Road is an Indian part of Bangkok´s Chinatown and you can really see it in the street.

Thai vegetarian stall at  Happy Cows >>

Indian vegetarian stall at Happy Cowssa >>

Thai vegetarian stall in the 4th floor of India Emporium.

Thai vegetarian stall in the 4th floor of India Emporium.

I had a tasteless papaya salad (som tam) at the thai stall, because I ordered it "non-spicy".

I had a tasteless papaya salad (som tam) at the thai stall, because I ordered it “non-spicy”.

My tom kha soup was not good either. I was not sour, sweet, salty nor spicy. I was more like some vegetables cooked with some coconut soup and lemon grass.

My tom kha soup was not good either. I was not sour, sweet, salty nor spicy. I was more like some vegetables cooked with some coconut soup and lemon grass.

Cha Cha´s South Indian Vegetarian in India Emporium.

Cha Cha´s South Indian Vegetarian in India Emporium.

I had a good onion uttapam. Uttapam is a little bit sour Indian bread with different toppings.

I had a good onion uttapam. Uttapam is a little bit sour Indian bread with different toppings.

South Indian foods usually come with these sauces, which are coconut chutney and soup-like sambar or rasam. The mint sauce is more common in Northern Indian foods.

South Indian foods usually come with these sauces, which are coconut chutney and soup-like sambar or rasam. The mint sauce is more common in Northern Indian foods.

Thai Vegetarian jay-stalls behing India Emporium

You can find to vegetarian stalls serving typical thai vegetarian jay-foods behind the shopping center and next to a sikh temple. The food is cheap and good for that price.

Jay food stall at Happy Cowssa >>

It is easy to spot most vegetarian restaurants in Thailand because they have these yellow and red jay flags.

It is easy to spot most vegetarian restaurants in Thailand because they have these yellow and red jay flags.

Pieces like this are usually fish cakes in Thailand, but jay restaurants have them vegan.

Pieces like this are usually fish cakes in Thailand, but jay restaurants have them vegan.

Curry pots.

Curry pots.

Mock meats.

Mock meats.

I chose this restaurant.

I chose this restaurant.

Another of the restaurants.

Another of the restaurants.

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5 responses to “Vegetarian restaurants in the Chinatown of Bangkok

  1. I miss Thai vegan food so much! After reading this and looking at these delicious food I’m craving for some.. wish I could make it myself at the same way 😦

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