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Pen Thai Restaurant

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 2 reviews )
Contact 425-398-7300

10107 Main St, Bothell, Washington, USA, 98011

Serves meat, vegan options available. A vegetarian section on the menu with numerous selections, of which most can be made vegan by omitting the egg whites and adding tofu, texturized soy protein or other mock meats. You should also be sure to confirm that no chicken stock, oyster sauce, shrimp paste, nor fish sauce is used. Street parking or behind building. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Category: Ovo, Thai, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (2)

First Review by ReviewTeam

not inherently vegetarian - Edit

You must qualify your vegetarian orders, even those listed as "vegetarian" on the menu, to not possess the following (per 2 waitresses we had): no chicken broth, no fish sauce, no oyster sauce. Vegans should also know to ask for no egg. While they do make food to order, I think we've been had on occasion as well, tasted oyster sauce - a distinct flavor.
I went here only after family brought us food from here, and would be reluctant to suggest it. However, the decor is nice & parking is ample.

Uncertain about actual veganism of our order

Updated from previous review on Sunday March 03, 2013

Pros: just be careful and redundant

Cons: a bit too much garlic for me, never quite sure if the order is vegan

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Our party of four found the restaurant packed at dinner time. Pen Thai is one of the best Thai restaurants in the USA. The  atmosphere and seats are nice, although with dozens of people talking, it was a bit loud (likely due to alcohol).  Even for vegetarians one will be very pleased with the food. Click on their website menu and scroll down to the Vegetarian section with about 40 veggie selections. By skipping the usual egg whites, you can make your meal vegan. Always request in any Asian restaurant "no fish sauce"!  Only tofu is listed on the menu. However, if you want texturized soy protein rather than tofu, request the Chick-N soy protein or other mock meats.  We also ask that food preparation knives & serving spoons be washed for us wherever we go. No one ever refuses as they want our repeat business and tips!  One of us also requested no added salt, less spice & oil. The meal was perfect! It was so good, two of went back the next day for lunch. Again we we impressed. And, both times there was enough left over for take home containers. {Note: At any restaurant always put your leftover meal in the container yourself...no mis-steaks that way...pun intended!}  

Pros: Very good to excellent food, Ambiance, Attentive personnel

Cons: Very popular=wait time possible

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