Hey Veggie lovers! Welcome to our page on the best Vegan restaurants in Asia! I have collected all the best posts from like-minded travelers who have passionately written their suggestions on where to eat in remote places where they have been traveling or living.
It’s not easy to maintain a veggie-friendly diet when you are on the road, especially in countries where the food culture is so different from ours. I know that food hunting is a fun game to do, but sometimes a little help from our like-minded fellow travelers could be of great help, especially if we don’t have so much time to research and explore. I hope you will find what you are looking for here and it will be useful for your foodie side of your next trip 🙂
PS. Please mind that this is a work in progress so I will continue to update the page with more places. 🙂
Here is a list of the best vegan food that I came to know about, in Asia. Do you have your own favorite? just write in and I will be happy to add it to the list.
Nina became a Thai food expert after ditching her cubicle life and moving to Thailand. In this post, she takes us on a culinary journey through all the most finger-licking Vegetarian and Vegan Thai dishes. What I love the most about her post is that she artfully explains how Thai food is so versatile that it makes a great option for non-vegetarians. In fact, you can add fish or meat to a vegetarian base. In either case, is dream-like savory, and tasty. Nina’s website is whereintheworldisnina.com Or click here to go straight to the post.
A VEGAN’S YEAR IN HANOI
Here is a great comprehensive post from Sarah and Josh, from Veggievagabond.com, who share their experience as ethically conscious travelers and foodies living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam. Their story goes deep into Vietnamese food culture, with all its pros and cons. They explain how easy is to find vegan food there and all the variety of Vietnamese food for veggie lovers. But they don’t hide some dreadful facts that could leave thin-skinned ethical eaters in shock. This post is definitely a must-read for anyone with a sensitive stomach, planning to go to Hanoi, so that you will be prepared. Read the post here. The picture is courtesy of veggievagabonds.com
YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VEGETARIAN FOOD IN HANOI
Jane and Stephen created a full and complete guide on the vegan and vegetarian options in Hanoi. They tell us how after the first couple of weeks in frustration and disappointment about the food, they have finally found their way around the multiple restaurants the city offers and they have discovered their perfect vegan spots to enjoy rich and hearty veggie food. The best part is that they are sharing it with us with no filters. Their ultimate guide includes
And you can also dowload their free guide to read offline. Isn’t it awesome?
According to Jane and Stephen HOI AN is the best city in Vietnam for vegan food. They will tell us why through a culinary journey among their favorite restaurants, with a detailed description of the menus and environment and mouthwatering pictures. A very useful guide, that you can also download for your peruse. It just makes you want to go to HOI AN just for the food.
You will also be interested in reading Jane and Stephen’s detailed GUIDE TO VEGETARIAN FOOD IN HOI AN where the professional travellers talk about the myths and legends of Vegetarian food in HOI AN, I am sure you will love it expecially if you are a strict vegetarian! Watch out for the fish sauce!!!
Hue Vegetarian Restaurants: The Best City for Vegan Food in Vietnam?
I love this post on the best city in Vietnam for Vegan and Vegerarian food, in competition with HOI AN (see above paragraph). The article is in fact rich in useful information about vietnam food culture and history, beside a comprehensive list of Jane‘s favourite restaurants and her detailed review.
You will learn a lot about what to order and not order, and how to eat vegan in a vegetarian restaurant, since, as Jane explains: “In Vietnam, there’s not much distinction made between vegetarian and vegan. Most vegetarian restaurants in Hue are completely vegan, though a few serve one or two dishes with egg or milk. You just have to ask!”
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VEGETARIAN SURVIVAL IN HONG KONG
Arzo is explaining to us how difficult it was to find a local restaurant that had vegetarian options in HONG KONG. One of the great things about traveling is mingling with the local and support local business or, at least, this is what I love to do, instead of feeding the big international corporations, but there are times when it is not possible if you want to keep faith to the lifestyle of your choice, like being vegetarian or vegan. It’s very important to maintain your health. You don’t want to get sick, and less when you are traveling. I am not saying that if one time you ditch your diet you get sick, but it may occur if your body is not used to a specific food for a long time. That’s a fact. Therefore Arzo wisely opted for international restaurants, where she was sure to find a variety of fresh veggie choices. In her post, she describes the 5 stars places that she founds and the charming environments that surrounded her delish food 🙂 You can read the full article here.
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