My blog is going to look a tad different this month than most others in the past. You may have seen that I’ve done guest blog posts on other blogs before, but in January, I’m going to have a few great bloggers post on mine! Today, I’m hosting the always inspiring Rika from Vegan Miam. Her blog concentrates on traveling the world, taking beautiful photos, and eating vegan while doing so. So, let’s read about some of her adventures in Thailand and be transported!
I would like to thank Jackie, from Vegan Yack Attack for inviting me to be her guest blogger this year! She is an amazing food blogger that makes such incredible-looking vegan dishes that I would love to devour someday.
My partner and I stayed for one month in Phuket, Thailand for the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, which I will be blogging about later this year. We stayed at a 2-bedroom flat across Friendship Beach, which is located in the southern part of Phuket. Apparently, we discovered a vegan-friendly and raw-friendly “outdoor” eatery next-door, which is at Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort, a hotel, resort and spa. They also have a wellness spa and detox center. The restaurant doesn’t have a name nor a signage, but their menu was titled, “SuperNatural” and I assumed the restaurant’s name would be SuperNatural.
SuperNatural does not use artificial colors, flavors, or MSG in any of their dishes. They only create dishes from natural ingredients available. In their menu, they have a small raw vegan section, a few vegan salads, main courses, burgers and sandwiches, soups and Thai dishes including their terrific raw and vegan juices and smoothies.
at Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort
27/1 Soi Mittrapap,
Phuket 83130 Thailand
Daily 7am – 10pm (as of 2012)
It is located 2.6 kilometers south of Chalong Circle (between Chalong Circle and Rawai). Just tell the driver you are heading to Rawai.
I would like to extend my gratitude to Memo, a manager at SuperNatural for sending me a copy of the menu for my readers. Please note, their menu may change over time (as of October 2012). You can contact Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort for a copy of their menu in advance.
Here is the copy of the menu, you can download here, or e-mail me at veganmiam(at)gmail.com as well.
Entrance of Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort, and I saw a couple of fabulous creatures along the road.
This is the view from SuperNatural “outdoor” restaurant at Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort. Gorgeous view, very quiet and serene. Great for anyone who is going through detox, a quiet getaway, or peaceful sessions. This is completely the opposite of Pattaya Beach.
Please note, this is a bit lengthy menu (as of October 2012) and not all menu items are vegan. According to the bottom of the menu, the two red hearts denote, “vegan” that contain no animal products, and the one red heart denotes “vegetarian”. It is very considerate of the restaurant to denote menu items for vegan and vegetarian, which makes our dining experience easier and comfortable. Also note, this is only a vegan-friendly and raw-friendly eatery.
Here is the list of vegan and raw items I have compiled from the menu (as of October 2012, they may change over time):
+ Porridge / Hot Oatmeal, served with apple, raisin & cinnamon – 120 B
+ Fresh Tropical Fruit Plate, fresh seasonal fruits – 90 B
+ Humming Along, hummus served with vegetable sticks and guacamole – 180 B
+ Chip & Dip, corn chips with salsa, hummus, guacamole and Mexican style bean dip – 200 B
+ Get Stuffed, steamed tender cabbage rolls filled w/ shiitake mushroom, carrot, onion & sprouts, with a light tamari sauce – 180 B
+ Tofu Filets, grilled tofu and veggie planks with coconut curry – 180 B
+ Beetroot & Walnut, steamed beets served with pumpkin seed & cashew nut compote – 180 B
+ Curry Veggie Salad, steamed carrot, green beans and tofu served with a light mustard/vegan cream curry – 160 B
+ Memo Salad, Mediterranean chopped salad with cucumber, tomato, carrot, cabbage, onion and tahini Dressing – 180 B
+ Mixed Green Salad, seasonal leafy greens with market veggies and Chef Charley’s house dressing – 140 B
+ GreekStyle, mixed greens and shredded cabbage with black olive, cashew, jicama, tomato, cucumber and apple cider vinaigrette – 190 B
+ Brown Rice Salad, mixed with sprouts, green beans, sweet peppers, tomato, cashews, jicama, apple cider vinaigrette – 190 B
+ Japanese Style Salad, mixed crisp vegetables, with a sesame shoyu dressing – 160 B
For salads, you can add avocado for 60 B or grilled tofu for 40 B.
+ Miso Soup, traditional miso with tofu and vegetables – 130 B
+ Power Broth, clear fresh market vegetable soup with garlic and apple cider vinegar – 100 B
+ Lentil Soup, delicious, hearty lentil soup with tomato, garlic, spinach, carrot and onion – 140 B
+ Broccoli Soup, Chef Charlie’s personal favorite—anti-oxidant rich, using florets of organic broccoli – 180 B
+ Pumpkin & Carrot Soup, a delicious blend with a hint of Indian spices – 150 B
+ Super Natural Vegan Burrito, whole wheat tortilla crammed with grilled vegetables, re-cooked beans, brown rice, tomato salsa, tofu and topped with salsa & guacamole, and a side of fire-cracker hot sauce – 240 B
+ Super Natural Burger, Harvey’s famous Original garden burger, (vegan), with raw mayo and slaw veggies on whole grain bun – 225 B
+ Avocado Sandwich, ripe Avocado with tomato and market greens – 180 B
+ Spaghetti Pomodoro, spaghetti with fresh tomato, basil and garlic marinara sauce – 220 B
+ Classic Pad Thai (ask without eggs to replace tofu), rice noodles pan-fried with a tamarind sauce, peanuts, sprouts – 150 B
+ Almost Raw Pad Thai, more healthful re-interpretation of this classic Thai dish made from raw papaya “noodles – 180 B
+ Khao Pad (ask without eggs to replace tofu), traditional wok-fried brown rice with market vegetables – 120 B
+ Tropical Sorbet, cool refreshing sorbet made from local organic fruits (1) Mango or (2) Passion-fruit – 70 B per scoop
+ Raw Chocolate Mousse, rich and silky, made from avocado, cacao, banana, coconut, honey, dates & almonds – 150 B
+ Raw Key Lime Cheesecake, tangy, sweet and fluffy with a petite cinnamon roulade – 180 B
+ Raw Pizza, all raw ingredients includes cashew ”cheez,” olive tapenade, pesto sauce and marinara sauce – 280 B
+ Zucchini Pasta, raw organic zucchini topped with fresh basil pesto – 220 B
+ Raw Vegetable Lasagna (Raw-zagna), with pesto and marinara sauces, cashew “cheez” and marinated veggies – 295 B
+ Raw Nori Rolls – coconut ‘rice,’ julienne vegetables, sesame scented cashew puree, served with wasabi and soy sauce (made fresh to order) – 220 B
SuperNatural also serve fresh juices and smoothies with superfood and other ingredients. You can add super nutrients to any drinks above for 30 B per nutrient. The vegan-friendly super nutrients are flax-seed oil, spirulina, chia seeds, vita greens and maca magic. See below for details:
On the left, I had “Tropical Dream” smoothie for 120 B, which consists of pineapple, coconut and banana (I wish I added ice). On the right, I had Green Dragon “Cooler” – 190 B, a market fresh leafy greens and parsley with green apple, cucumber, broccoli and lime. It is very convenient to have a next door eatery that makes fresh juices and smoothies made of fresh and natural ingredients while your temporary kitchen didn’t have a blender or juicer! It’s hard to travel without a juicer whenever I need one!
I wish I requested ice in the first place, because I honestly don’t work well with room temperature juices especially if you are eating outdoor. I was too excited to try their yummy juices since I’m a raw juicing addict.
I was craving for something savoury. It was our second day in Phuket, and groceries were too far to walk to. I had one of their appetizers, “Tofu Filets”, grilled tofu and veggie planks with coconut curry. I wish they can add more of these grilled tofu and veggie planks, but the coconut curry tasted really delicious. I liked the fact that their grilled tofu was entirely yellow. The presentation was quirky yet stunning.
My partner wanted some Thai food, so we had a “Classic Pad Thai”, pan-fried rice noodles with tamarind sauce, crushed peanuts and bean sprouts. The staff at SuperNatural were very aware of our dietary needs since they also serve vegan, raw and vegetarian sections on their menu. They replaced the egg with tofu, which was pretty delicious. We thought the dish was pretty good, but wished the portion was bigger.
Again, I would like to thank Jackie for inviting me to guest blog on VeganYackAttack, one of the coolest vegan blogs!
You can keep up with Rika through these social media sites!