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by riquinho

Review: Not sure where else in the world you'll find such a variety of vegetarian food at such low prices. My favourite is the mi gob: a mixture of crunchy and chewy noodles with mushrooms and green veggies in either broth or curry to which you add your own fresh herbs. Just a few comments to supplement the very helpful reviews below. Although not 'central', it's one minute walk from the southwest exit of Ari BTS station, which is only 15 minutes by train from Siam and passed by many people on their way to Jatujak Market. Try to avoid weekday lunchtimes when it is packed with office workers and note that most stalls have closed by 6pm. Unless you choose a quiet time it's not really a place to go in a group or to linger long as space is limited, but there are many coffee shops nearby to hang out at after eating. While I would estimate it's 90% vegan, it's a good idea at least to know some phrase such as 'Mai kin khai, mai kin num' ('I don't eat eggs, milk'), but because quite a few well-educated Thais live or work in the area you will always find someone who can speak English. In keeping with one strand of Buddhist thinking, most dishes are not spicy, which may be a relief for visitors whose stomachs need a break from chilli, but for those who don't you'll find various hot condiments on the side. There are also shops selling dry vegetarian food, tea, soap, candles and so on. And you can learn yoga and Thai next door.


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