Guest Post: Vegan Miam’s Adventures in Thailand

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!

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

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.

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

SuperNatural
at Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort
27/1 Soi Mittrapap,
Friendship Beach,
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.

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Entrance of Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort, and I saw a couple of fabulous creatures along the road.

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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.

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

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):

Vegan Dishes
+ 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 Dishes
+ 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

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

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:

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Friendship Beach Waterfront Resort Restaurant

Green Dragon Juice and Tropical Dream Smoothie

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.

Green Dragon Juice and Tropical Dream Smoothie

Tofu Filets with Coconut Curry

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.

Tofu Filets with Coconut Curry

Classic Pad Thai

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.

Classic Pad Thai

Again, I would like to thank Jackie for inviting me to guest blog on VeganYackAttack, one of the coolest vegan blogs!

I will be blogging more about my vegan eats in Phuket and the Phuket Vegetarian Festival this year, so keep an eye out on my new posts on Vegan Miam. Thank you and have a fabulous 2013!

XX

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18 Responses to Guest Post: Vegan Miam’s Adventures in Thailand

  1. Love this! Thailand is very vegan friendly. Especially Bangkok. If anyone is ever in the area, you have to check our Mai Kaidee’s. She has lovely restaurants as well as lots of vegan cooking classes for all levels of ability. It’s a blast and the food is so good!
    http://trans-planted.com/vegan-adventures-in-bangkok/

    • Stephanie,

      It’s great to see you here! How’s Malaysia so far? Are you planning to stay there for awhile?

      Thailand is definitely vegan-friendly! I really like the northern Thailand for the food and culture. It seems that the more south, the less vegan-friendly, I’m not sure why, maybe it’s due to being a fish city.

      I spent only few nights in Bangkok. I stayed at the Four Seasons Bangkok and it was amazing. I felt like a princess there!

      Here is the link to my other posts on Thailand: http://www.veganmiam.com/category/asia/thailand/

      I have heard of Mai Kaidee’s, but never had the opportunity to check it out :( I would love to learn how to cook Thai food in Thailand, that would be really fun!

      Thanks for sharing!

      X

      • Yes, we’re living here now. But we plan to come home to the states for a couple of months in November. I’ll let you know when we’re in Portland!

        And Thailand is amazing, great food, beautiful sites, and lovely people. We’re hoping to make it to Chaing Mai this spring! If you ever do go back to Bangkok, do go see Mai Kaidee. She’s so much fun and so sweet. We eat their almost every day when we’re in town! :)

  2. Looks like so much fun! I would love to visit Thailand.

    • Phuket is pretty fun to visit (very touristy), but not as fun as Chiang-Mai, which is known for its authentic northern Thai cuisine! I hope you can visit Thailand someday soon! :)

  3. The Pad Thai looks like one of the best I’ve ever seen! We only have one fully vegan restaurant/cafe in the whole of Ireland and other restaurants provide minimal options….clearly I need to get travelling to Thailand!

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  5. What a trip! That food looks amazing!!! I have always wanted to travel to Thailand…love the food and the climbing is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Looks delish and so cool to hear that they are serving a variety of dietary options in Thailand (and Asia in general). Definitely makes travel easier for those on such diets.

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