Mae Orathai Vegetarian

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 12 reviews )

Soi Nanai 38/50, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, 83150

Simple place. Offers soups, a variety of tofu and meat substitutes with rice and noodles. Typical Thai vegetarian cuisine. Confirmed open by Cow member Feb 2015. Open Mon-Sun 6:00am-5:00pm.

Category: Vegan, Thai

Reviews (12)

First Review by gregjaymaui

original thai veg food - Edit

I tried a range of dishes, one was very good, others less. Owner lived in munich, speaks some german. Typical thai style restaurant. Watch out: can be really spicy. 😊

Pros: very cheap. real experience.

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Variety Galore !! - Edit

Oh my goodness gracious such good food!!!
My partner got all the spice he could've hoped for and I got lovely mild flavours and the mock meat was scarily real tasting !!

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exactly what you want - Edit

owner was lovely. hard to find all out vegan places without asking for everything substituted. very very cheap also

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loved it. - Edit

Nice and friendly staff with a lot to try out. Would definitely come back if I was staying in Patong.

Pros: Great price, lovely staff.

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Lovely vegan food - Edit

Vegan places aren't easy to find in Patong so we were happy to find this one. Lovely buffet of Thai dishes, spicy and non-spicy. Very cheap.

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Buena opción para alimentar el cuerpo - Edit

Buscaba donde comer algo, vi el cartel enorme del número 17 rojo sobre fondo amarillo , esto son letras Thai que significa Jai, lo mismo que para nosotros Vegano.
Es muy muy simple el lugar, es para gente local. La comida ya está en bandejas y solo pides lo que deseas, recomiendo preguntar precio antes. Te ponen en bolsa plástica para llevar o entras como yo a comer junto a ellos, me gusto mucho.
Mi plato de comida me costó 80 Bats ( 2€), la señora amable y hablaba un poco Ingles.
Apoyemos estos locales de gente local que come sin crear sufrimiento. Cuidado pide que no sea picante.

Pros: Rápido , Limpio, barato

Cons: no tiene buena pinta, algo grasiento, sabor normal

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Delicious food, calm atmosphere, owner is very humble and helpful. - Edit

Your standard jai eatery in Thailand. Awesome food for a small cost, you'll always leave satisfied. I do... Highly recommended!!!

Pros: Tastes, lots of options, very cheap.

Cons: None...

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Humble & tasty food - Edit

Very friendly people, basic eatery, humble food. Tasty pre cooked food, no cold drinks. Staff were happy, friendly and obliging. Delicious green papaya salad.

Pros: cost, friendly, local

Cons: no cold drinks

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Extremely tasty local food - Edit

This place had really good local food with lots of options. There were quite a few fake meat options as well.

Extremely sweet lady owner. Doesn't speak too much English and there is no menu but you can point to the stuff that you like and choose.

I would eat here everytime I got the opportunity to.

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Tasty Local Food - Edit

Thanks to HappyCow we found this lovely place, which wouldn't be so easy to spot as it's far from main roads.

Tasty and cheap food (all the mains are vegan, cookies on the counter contain eggs), friendly staff (even though they don't speak English very well) and a family atmosphere.

There are no drinks available (which wasn't a problem for us).

Pros: Tasty, Cheap, Amosphere

Cons: No Drinks

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Delicious, authentic, inexpensive, & plant-based - Edit

This small-but-mighty eatery is not to be missed. The mother-and-daughters operation serves highly flavorful Thai Buddhist cuisine that is authentically prepared and plant-based (I asked them to be sure, and they said no meat, eggs, or dairy products on the menu, but i did notice that their small shop in the front does sell a few packaged commercial items that contain dairy and eggs).

There's good variety in the buffet, with the selection changing daily to keep things interesting. Usually there's at least one noodle dish, several faux-meat items, and a number of whole-veggie offerings (the latter making it a good choice for people who aren't into mock meats). There was even one vegetable i'd never encountered before in all my years eating in Thailand, which is always fun.

I've sampled at least 12 different items during my visits to Patong and everything was delicious. A plate of rice with a serving each of three different veggie items cost 50-75 Baht (a little more for the faux "fish," which was uncommonly good). They're happy to serve you either more or fewer than 3 items as well, with the price adjusted accordingly.

It's open till 5pm daily, and fortunately the food in the heated area of the buffet table stays reasonably hot so even if you get there later in the day it should be fine. I made a habit of having an early (11ish) lunch and then coming back for an early (4:45ish) dinner.

Note there are no drinks served (other than water), so i would often grab a fresh coconut elsewhere before coming for a meal.

Regarding the location: The marker on the HappyCow map was in the wrong place, so it's no wonder the earlier reviewer couldn't find it. I sent HappyCow the correct coordinates so hopefully it'll be fixed by the time you read this. Just to be sure: It's at 38/50 Nanai Road, which is about 300 steps south of the Sainamyen Road crossing, near Kelly's Hotel (but on the opposite side of the street). Look for the yellow banners.

Updated from previous review on Sunday February 16, 2014

Pros: Delicious, authentic, varied, great value, all vegan!

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Open till 5 or 6 pm - Edit

One vegetable dish with rice for THB 35 (US$1) , two with rice for THB 40 (US$1.30). Soup and rice noodles also available and also a variety of meat substitutes. Actually I submitted this place and the correct address is 38/40 not 35/40 Nanai Rd, Phuket.

Pros: Good value, Friendly staff

Cons: Some Spicy Dishes

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