Satisfy your Pad Thai craving with our delicious and healthy meatless alternative.
In this article, I'll be highlighting several tasty vegan Thai dishes such as vegan Pad Thai, vegan Thai green curry and mixed veggie stir fry -- all deliciously prepared by our talented chefs at IMM Thai Kitchen!
Eating vegan Thai food is a supremely appetizing experience, and a very healthy one as vegan diets are chockfull in nutrients and low in saturated fats.
Despite vegan diets gaining popularity, there seems to be a lingering misconception that vegan dishes aren’t as flavorful as meat dishes, but that simply isn’t true. Vegan dishes can taste awesome while also being healthy!
It all boils down to the exotic and aromatic spices and sauces brought to life by our kitchen's high-heat cooking style that makes our vegan dishes taste so good, meat or not.
Keep reading to discover the mouth-watering deliciousness that is vegan Thai food!
Can Vegans Eat Thai Food?
We receive many inquiries about whether or not Thai food is suitable for vegans, and the answer is a resounding yes!
Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, with most practicing Buddhists being vegan or vegetarian. Naturally, this cultural influence results in Thai cuisine being very vegetable-centric. While meat and seafood have been introduced into Thai food, all Thai dishes originally started as savoury plant-based meals.
Most Recommended Vegan Thai Dishes
Alright, let’s cut to the chase! Suppose you’re looking for the best vegan recommendations to satisfy your vegan Thai food craving, but with so many choices to choose from, what do you do? Worry not! Just check out my 4-star recommendations below.
Best Thai Vegan Appetizers
Check out our top vegan starters!
Spring Rolls: Kick off your appetite with a perfect lightly fried snack
Thai fresh rolls: a lighter option with fresh vegetables
Crispy Tofu: Flaky fried tofu that is delightfully chewy
Sweet Potato Fritter: This top appetizer pick is super yummy and perfect for sharing
Best Vegan Soups and Salads
Vegan soups and salads don't have to be boring -- these tangy, sweet and refreshing starters are a perfect introduction to your vegan main courses.
Tom Yum: a signature Thai soup with deliciously aromatic and tangy broth with mushrooms and tomatoes
Thai Green Mango Salad: This refreshing and light vegan salad comes with fresh mango slices and sprinkled cashew nuts. You'll love its sweet and sour taste!
Best Vegan Main Dishes
The fresher, the better. IMM Thai Kitchen uses only the freshest market vegetables sourced straight from local Toronto growers.
Vegan Famous Pad Thai
Every cuisine has its signature standout dish from Vietnam's Photo Brazil's Feijoada. Pad Thai represents the very spirit and culinary essence of Thailand. This ultra-popular stir-fried rice noodle dish is bursting at the seams with rich peanut and tamarind flavours.
Instead of meat, the vegan version of Pad Thai features tofu that has been seasoned, sauteed and lightly fried -- giving it a deliciously sumptuous and squishy texture. It also comes served with broccoli, carrots and cabbage. This vegetarian dish is topped off with chopped green onions and crushed peanuts.
Vegan Thai Green Curry
One of IMM Thai Kitchen's 5 delicious Thai curry dishes, the vegan Thai green curry, is a delightful culmination of bright and lively coconut and basil flavours. Using fresh green chillies, cilantro, lemongrass, galangal, cumin and coconut, you’ll find that this fantastic dish is infused with sweet, spicy and savoury tastes - all complementing each other harmoniously in a soaring symphony of flavour. Vegan Thai green curry features yummy vegetables like tofu, bamboo shoots, carrots, sweet pepper and broccoli that have all been gently sauteed. The creamy green curry sauce soaks perfectly with white jasmine rice to make your tastebuds really come alive.
Other Vegan Main Dish Recommendations
Thai Basil Fried Rice: A Thai street food favourite, this vegan Thai fried rice infuses flavorful basil sensations with onions, red peppers, tomatoes, Chinese broccoli and Wok-style fried rice.
Mixed Veggie Stir-Fry: Imagine your favourite vegetables like carrots, cauliflower florets, cabbage, Chinese broccoli, snap peas, and mushrooms sauteed and stir-fried in a searing hot wok with a delicious garlic and soy sauce. A vegan must!
Vegan Panay Curry: This world-famous curry dish features long green beans, red peppers and lime leaves drenched in a creamy and succulent coconut and peanut sauce.
Vegan Pad See Ew: One of the best Thai noodles you’ll ever try, Pad See Ew is cooked with flavoursome sweet dark soy sauce with sauteed Chinese broccoli and carrots.
Best Recommended Vegan Dessert
You'll definitely want to make extra room for this tantalizing traditional Thai dessert treat.
Mango Sticky Rice: Tie off your delicious vegan Thai dinner with this naturally sweet and savoury dessert. You’ll love this traditional treat served with fresh mango and coconut milk.
Substitute Any Meat for Tofu
Are you curious about our other Thai dishes? Don’t worry because we can replace nearly any meat dish with a tasty vegan alternative at your request. Try substituting meat dishes with vegetables and tofu for a truly tasting and unforgettable vegan dining experience.
Try This Vegan Special!
Everyone likes a healthy, clean vegan meal, especially at a bargain price. You can feed yourself and a friend or date for just $35.
IMM Vegan Combo for Two: This delicious vegan meal features 2 Thai Spring rolls, two tasty main dishes, Vegan Pad Thai and Vegan Green Thai Curry. It also comes with piping hot steamed rice.
New Meatless Option Coming Soon!
To cater to Toronto's growing vegan crowd, we, at IMM Thai Kitchen, are cooking up a brand new meatless option that will soon be revealed.
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