Ming Kwan

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

Standard Thai lunch buffet style. Has several pre-cooked buffet dishes as well as khao soi and noodle soup kept warm in big pots. Also has snacks and desserts. Papaya salad is made to order. Sometimes packaged salad for purchase. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-7:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Thai, Buffet, Buddhist

56 Reviews

First Review by msvegan

Nice Jey Place - Edit

Ming Kwan is a cut above some of the other typical Thai jey places around for a few reasons. Firstly they don't just sell the food from dishes at the front, they also have khao soy which is kept warm in a big pot. They also have a big pot of guay jiaw (Thai noodles) kept warm as well. In addition, they have a little somtam stall at the front. So if you don't want the buffet dishes which can often get cold then you have lots of other choices. They also have other prepacked dishes such as little salads and desserts. Also has an array of snacks such as fake meat on sticks and fried spring rolls, etc.

Pros: Good variety of dishes, Cheap

Cons: Just Thai food

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Good place, good food! - Edit

Really nice buffet food for cheap price. Food is tasty and they offer free water. Would recommend to everyone!

Pros: Good food , Cheap

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Inexpensive vegan food - Edit

Ming Kwan is a typical Thai restaurant which offers ready made dishes at their buffet counter. The lady who served us could be the owner. She can speak English. She told us very clearly that there is no milk and no egg in her food. Everything is vegan including their pizza and sandwiches. We ordered rice with some dishes, pizza, spring rolls, fried wontons and Thai desserts. We also bought some items for our snacks such as sandwiches, vegan banana cake and vegan shredded cuttlefish. We like the pizza and sandwiches. It's a simple setup which offers vegan food at inexpensive prices. Food tastes ok, it may not be the best but we appreciate their effort and time in preparing a variety of food and snacks for vegans.

Updated from previous review on 2018-05-24

Pros: Inexpensive food, Free water

Cons: None

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Cheap tasty lunch - Edit

Standard jay Thai restaurant with the food cooked and set out to choose from, great for a quick, cheap and interesting lunch
For two people we each had a plate with rice and two different dishes (stir fried veg, lots of tofu and mock meat etc), and two spring rolls for 80baht. Great rolls!! Also a nice variety of dishes, and chilli, vinegar and soy sauce on the table if you want a bit more zing!!!
Free drinking water from a water dispenser (so I guess not tap water - we drank it without any problems anyway!)
Also sells various bits and pieces (dry goods, biscuits, mock meat)

Pros: Lots of choice, Really cheap

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便宜 - Edit

在菜里吃出一根橡皮筋。因嚼不动,跟这盘菜的口感也不一样,吐出来一看,发现是根橡皮筋。幸亏没有咽下去。

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Tasty and pleasantly unusual - Edit

There is a limited and slightly tatty menu on the wall, but we picked stuff from the cabinet. Have no idea what some of the things were, apart from a deep fried stuffed pepper, but it was pleasantly unusual and awesome

Pros: Unusual choices, Well priced

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best khao soy - Edit

Very nice khao soy for 35 thb! Some dishes from the buffet come with brown rice, also cheap and delicious. My favorite place in cm!

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Average but delicious - Edit

I’ve eaten here a couple of time. Not a huge selection of dishes to choose from, most fairly average - except for the laab. It’s northern Thai style, spicy and really very special. Definitely recommend that one if you dine here.

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best you can get for that price - Edit

Nice Thai style buffet for very fair prices. Food is very tasty and water is for free. Definitely worth the money you’ll spend there (paid like 50Bhat for a big portion of rice with three different curries).

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Cheap and ok - Edit

You choose from the dishes behind the counter. We paid just over 100 baht for two people. The food was nothing special though, a bit bland and some dishes just spicy.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: A bit bland, Too spicy

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the best vegan sausage in chiang mai - Edit

It's a nice place. Clean with tv and really yummy vegan food. I try here the best vegan sausage and i got really full for 55 baths.

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This felt like eating out properly in Thailand - Edit

One of the great things about eating out in Thailand is the cheap food stands, except unless you want stir-fried vegetables, without the fish sauce, for the zillionth time you are limited. Therefore I was really pleased to find this place.

My husband and I shared 5 dishes and it cost around 150 bahts (around £3.50). My favourite was the mushroom fake meaty things.

Some things were served cold though where it would have been nice if it were hot. Otherwise it felt like a proper Thai experience (except I think this place is Japanese).

Pros: Cheap, Tasty

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A total find - Edit

We walked past this place a few times before seeing what it was... I'm so glad we didn't miss it.

It's your average thai place with the food all cooked and set out so you can pick what you want, watch out for egg but other than that you've got your pick of the place.

My favourite was the leg mushroom, it cost a whole 30B for a big plate of it including rice.

During the walking market on sundays they also sell shiitake mushroom balls dipped in chill sauce for 10B... i had 4

Pros: value for money, great food, lovely staff

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Recomendable - Edit

De dos platos que tome,uno estaba muy bueno,y el otro standar.Por eso le doy tres estrellas.El precio es barato y te ponen mucha cantidad.

Pros: Precio

Cons: Como conserva los bandejas con la comida

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Delicious, cheap Thai food! - Edit

This place is great. There are a range of dishes to choose from and it is super cheap! We came here several times while staying in Chiang Mai and everything was delicious!

Pros: Good food, Very cheap, Quick

Cons: Limited drinks available

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Spicy! - Edit

Good food and friendly staff. Bit to spicy to visit on the daily for me. Food is very cheap, around 10-15 baht a topping if i remember correctly. I also enjoyed the burgers they sell seperately

Pros: Good food. Friendly staff. Cheap.

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khanom jeen nam ngeow!!! - Edit

Stumbled upon this place by chance 2 or 3 years ago. Ordered myself a rice vermicelli soup noodle bowl with reddish broth - it was unforgettably delish.

Earlier this year, in preparation of another religious and food pilgrimage to Chiang Mai, I posted the photo of that rice noodle soup dish on a Thailand vegan Facebook page. Turned out that that noodle soup ain't any common invention by the cook.

It's a veganised Northern Thailand speciality called khanom jeen nam ngeow!

You got to try it!

Pros: vegan mecca

Cons: none as yet

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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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