Hey there my steemit friends! I found this really good vegetarian restaurant just down the street from my hotel in Chiang Mai Thailand during my recent visit. This place was full of travelers all the time; seeing how popular it was I figured it would be good, and it was!
I ended up eating there several times during my three weeks in Chiang Mai. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big time carnivore by nature. But I know it's not good to each too much meat, and some days I like to give my digestive system a rest and just eat vegetarian.
Advertising all organic, busy as can be, and owned and run by a very lovely Thai family. I knew I was at the right place. Better yet for my "Travel Pro" budget each dish was only about two dollars a plate. The Peppermint Guesthouse was so good it had me coming back for more. Now let's have a look at what I ate!
Tom Ka is a coconut milk based soup. It's not spicy and they load it up with lemon grass and Thai Ginger called galangal. Both of these herbs are very healthy. Then they add a mix of vegetables and top it with some fresh cilantro. Instead of chicken or shrimp which is common with this soup, they use fresh tofu, which was really delicious. I enjoyed this meal very much!
Red curry is full of flavor and has some good heat to it too. This is another coconut milk based dish. It's less of a soup, more of a curry, and still loaded with fresh herbs, spices, tofu, and vegetables including baby corn, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, bamboo shoots, cabbage, bell peppers, and onions! Served with a side of purple rice this was a real healthy treat!
This is another great dish and again a coconut based curry; as you can see there's a lot of that here in Thailand. This is one of the more mild curries, yellow curry. Unlike the red curry this one always has more starchy vegetables like potatoes and carrots.
Peppermint Guesthouse and Vegetarian Restaurant
Chiang Mai is a real wonderful place to spend some time. There is a huge selection of restaurants here and many like this one go out of their way to cater to the foreign clientele. In more traditional Thai restaurants vegetarian is not an option and MSG is often used. But not here! Welcome to Chiang Mai! Until next time -Dan "World Travel Pro!"
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