Ming Kwan

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86, Ratchadamnoen Road (at near Wat Phra Singh), Chiang Mai, Thailand

Standard Thai lunch buffet style. Food is all vegan except for pre-packaged baked goods a few of which might contain egg but not labeled (ask). Sometimes packaged salad for purchase. Select various pre-made vegetable dishes, noodle soup, glass case with spring rolls. A la carte menu also available. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-8:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Buffet, Buddhist

Reviews (39)

First Review by msvegan

EPPPICCC!!!!! Number 1 - Edit

Go early and often. Get the soup! (Just point to the pile of noodles on the far right). I went every morning like a junkie.. the best and cheapest vegan grinds in Chang Mai for sure!! All the aunties there are so nice. If you come late they may be sold out or the food might be served kinda luke warm or cold. Many thanks to Ming Kwan!!

Pros: Great Food, Amazing Price, Super nice Aunty no English

Cons: Might be sold out , Might not be HOT, Still Epic as all Hell

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Great choice, delicious curry! - Edit

Dropped in here while doing my temple tour. Super delicious, great quality and very affordable. Can definitely recommend!

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Excellent - Edit

Excellent vegan Thai restaurants . Lot of choices . We love their currys and kao soy . Very nice staff and really cheap

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little piece of heaven - Edit

Really glad I went here, large servings for 30 baht of really delicious food. it's simple but I like simple, almost thinking of moving to Chiang Mai full-time just for Ming Kwan

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Cheap and tasty! - Edit

I got a good plate of brown rice with two chosen things of the buffet for 30 baht. Food is vegan (Jay) and tasty! Nice staff!

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Cheap eatery - Edit

Very cheap place to eat so if you are vegie budget traveler, this is the right spot;)
Food is nice and simple.

Pros: Easy to find, Price

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my favourite place in chiang mai - Edit

I think that's my favourite place to eat in Chiang Mai. The selection of food is great (as long as you don't come before closing) and the staff is very helpful and friendly. Their fake meat balls and won ton are the best! They also sell amazing vegan burgers to go (and very cheap - around 60 bht)

Pros: won ton!, Authentic cuisine, Cheap

Cons: If you come late, not much selection is left

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Cheap but very tasty food - Edit

I like their noodle soups the most. Try the curry style one. Also the springrolls are superb. People here are very friendly. Buffet style and a large carte :-)

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nice vego restaurant near Wat Pra Singha - Edit

great little vego restaurant just a couple of minutes walk from Wat Pra Singha ... just about everything is vegan but its always good to confirm with "ar-harn jay" ... there is heaps of cheap food with lots of variety to choose from such as curry, noodles, vegies, mock meat ... the best selection of food is available in the morning however today at 5 pm there were still lots of options ... some packaged food is also for sale

Pros: friendly staff, lots of choice, cheap food, take-a

Cons: sometimes the food loses something when eaten cold

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Great vegetarian buffet - Edit

The owner was so friendly and helpful explaining the different dishes. I only stopped for the papaya salad (40 baht) but was offered cold green mango that the staff had been eating. The salad was very good and not too acidic like alot of other places.

Pros: Quality foodFriendly Staff

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Great Value - A Favourite - Edit

This is a rice with toppings place that is excellent value. You can also order various noodle dishes but the main focus seems to be on the trays of various curries and veg dishes that you can select to sit atop your generous portion of rice. When there is a good selection of dishes to choose from, this place is excellent (massaman, sweet and sour, stir-fried ginger, veggie soups, fresh and fried spring rolls etc..) but too often, if you get there later in the afternoon or evening, there are slim-pickings and the value does not make up for the lack of choice.
Overall, however, I'd rate this place highly, especially as most of these rice and topping places with pre-cooked choices close or run out of food quite early in the day and at least they're open for dinner, even if there is less to choose from as the day progresses.

Pros: Great value, Fairly clean as far as these kind of places go, Tasty food and good noodle soup

Cons: Can run out of food to choose from later in the da

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Cheap price, cold food - Edit

This was a typical Chinese buffet type restaurant. I got rice with two side dishes for 30 baht. Price was really good, cheap. Unfortunately the dishes were cold when I ate there about 1:30pm, perhaps if you come earlier they would be warmer. Flavour was pretty good but all of the dishes were mock meat which I'm not particular to.

Pros: Cheap price

Cons: Food was cold.

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Delicious for lunch, skip for dinner - Edit

I went here 3x for lunch. It's great. You can't beat it. Good selection, delicious flavors, unbeatable price.

HOWEVER, I'd skip it for dinner. It's the same food left from what they cooked for lunch, just whatever hasn't been sold. It's been sitting out all day, and the sanitation factor on that scares me.

Pros: No meat, Very friendly, Super cheap

Cons: Dinner issue

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Great vegetarian restaurant with many options - Edit

Great food for a great price. I had the massaman curry and a dish with eggplant that both were delicious, also had some spring rolls on the side. Recommend everything I had and will return for sure, however as another reviewer said you could skip the noodle soup that my girlfriend chose.

Pros: Delicious , Cheap , Good location and easy to find

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great food for little money - Edit

I really liked the rice with curry for only 30 baht! Add some fresh Thai basil which always makes such a difference. I'd stay away from the noodle soup though if I was you sing it tastes a bit artificial. Hence only 4 stars.
Will go back today though ☺️

Pros: Great curries , value for money

Cons: the noodle soup

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can't beat the price of this place - Edit

We are staying across the road from this place and have eaten here twice now and plan on eating hear for the rest of our stay In Chiang mai. We ordered noodle soup which was amazing! It's been a year being vegan and finally we found a soup that satisfies, it contains mushroom balls and other mock meats that are just amazing. The soup is only 30baht and is enough for one meal. We also got the trough food. We got the curry, mixed veg and other selections with a sausage on top. I can't believe we are waking about of this place full and spending 80baht for 2 people! Some people have complained about cleanliness but I have no idea what the hell they are on about! This place is clean, very friendly, they cater to Buddhist so no onion or garlic and minimal oil. If you are after clean cheap eating in chains mai GO HERE!

Pros: cheap , so tasty, free water and ice

Cons: hot but bearable

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big portions - Edit

Great buffet, huge portions. Awesome soup! Very inexpensive. I ate here almost every day.

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The best - Edit

That's one of our favourite places in Chiang Mai, we're coming here almost every day. Great value, amazing home made food and friendly service.

Pros: all fresh food is vegan, cheap, big portions

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average thai buffet - Edit

Went there a couple of times, different times throughout the day tho. They always have 7-8 different dishes on their buffet display. You get a place of rice and just point at the dish (max 2) you want on top. Plate is 30 baht which is really cheap. The food tastes nice, some can be spicy, but nothing special. You can also take the food home in plastic bags. They have some dessert as well and even vegetarian burgers.

Pros: vegan, cheap, take away

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Standard - Edit

There was nothing about Ming Kwan to rank it higher or lower than any other local Thai buffet. Prices were about the same, food was about the same, service was about the same. If you've eaten at any other local Thai vegetarian buffet, then it's just like that, no more, no less.

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tasty and cheap - Edit

A little hard to find and chaotic, but very tarsty and cheap food.

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Good Food - Edit

Enjoys eating here basic but good clean healthy food. Definitely worth a visit and will return to eat here again!
Recommend!
Nice clean restaurant and establishment.

Pros: good selection , tasty food, nice establishment

Cons: none

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quick lunch - Edit

Bought a quick take away here, food was ok (no surprise that it was cold, that was fine) nothing special but super cheap and good when you are starving :)

Pros: cheap

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Cold food - Edit

Went here one evening. This is a restaurant that sells food all day from a hot plate counter.

I had one nice Khao soy but the rest of the food ws stone cold. They obviously make no effort to keep the food warm after cooking it.

Maybe it woud be better in the morning.

Pros: Very cheap

Cons: Cold food

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Great place with friendly faces! - Edit

Clean small charming buffet style vegetarian food. Just look for the vegan Thai symbol. We were so happy this place was so close to our hotel:)

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decent option - Edit

I don't understand either why it has been described as dirty, I think it's fine. more than reasonable price - 2 toppings on rice for 30 baht and fair sized portions. Food not amazing, but tasty enough. Most pre cooked options might be a bit spicy for some foreign visitors.
Updated from previous review on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Pros: open til around 7.30pm

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cheap but not very tasty - Edit

You get a portion of rice with two toppings, so that's great price, but we didn't find the food itself too tasty

Pros: cheap free water

Cons: not too tasty television was on some toppings were

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