Thai restaurants are becoming increasingly more prominent in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as the multicultural cities continue to offer up top-notch cuisine from all over the world. The food from the Southeast Asian country is adored all over the world because it achieves a perfect harmony of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, and boasts a truly unique flavour.
Thai cuisine is known for being fresh, vibrant, and healthy, and it doesn't get much cleaner than opting for the vegan dishes on offer. Here we list some of the best options for vegans, which are simply mouth-watering. We guarantee that by the end of the article you'll be getting ready to order in from one of Dubai's best Thai food emporiums!
1. Phad Prik Tofu
Thai Time is a restaurant that specialises in traditional Thai dishes and noodles but also has a comprehensive vegan section with some delightful dishes available. One item which is definitely worth a try is the Phad Prik Tofu, which is a spicy stir-fry with a red curry paste base that also incorporates other vegetables such as green beans. While this dish is often made with slices of meat, the tofu here works as an excellent substitute, and if anything, soaks up even more of the delicious flavour than any meat could manage.
2. Baby Papaya Salad
One of the best-loved dishes in all of Thailand is the Papaya salad, which is known locally as Som Tam. This salad epitomises Thai cuisine because it balances the main flavour groups of sweet, salty, sour, and spicy perfectly. At Michelin star restaurant Rhong Tiam in Jumeriah, Dubai, there are numerous wonderful dishes on offer for vegans and meat eaters alike. Both groups of people should sample this vibrant dish, as it is an incredibly healthy way to get a true taste of Thailand.
3. Pad Krapao Tofu
Pad krapao is stir-fried Thai holy basil, and is a staple meal on nearly every restaurant's menu in the tropical country. It has a simple chilli and garlic base, and then the choice of meat or tofu is tossed around and finished with the basil. The dish can be prepared in a matter of minutes, but it is also one of the tastiest things on offer. At the Royal Orchid in Downtown Dubai, it comes with mushrooms and tofu which make an excellent alternative to the other meat options available.
4. No Chicken Cashew Nut Chicken
Chicken and cashew nuts is such a sublime dish which is popular throughout Thailand and can be found on the menus of even the fanciest restaurants. Judging by the name of the dish, most vegans would think it wasn't an option for them, but at Fuchsia Urban Thai the genius chefs have solved this problem. The dish is called No Chicken Cashew Nut Chicken, and it uses tofu as a replacement for the bird. The tofu works perfectly and soaks up all the succulent flavours of the sauce. This one is well worth a try for both vegans and meat eaters.
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