Restaurant Spotlight: A Thai Café

At first glance, this Thai spot is anything but vegan-friendly. The stir-fries and soups all contain fish stock. The curries, despite showing coconut milk on the ingredient list, contain a mixture of both dairy milk and coconut milk. The fried rice options that don’t contain fish or dairy milk all contain egg. We here at VegOut, however, are not ones to give up that easily.

We did a little questioning of our server and came up with the following beautiful, tasty foods.

Appetizers:

Order the Summer Roll. You get two nice-sized pieces with a cup of sweet and sour sauce on the side. Rolls consist of veggies (lettuce, cucumber) and rice noodles in a rice paper wrap.

Stir-fry:

While the other stir-fry options are cooked in a fish sauce, the Sweet & Sour is completely vegan. You can choose your spice level (mild, medium, extra spicy) and can order with brown rice instead of white for a slight up-charge. Served with your choice of steamed or fried tofu or veggie. Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry is cooked with green pepper, carrot, pineapple, and Spanish onion.

Fried Rice:

Much of the rice contains fish sauce, dairy, or egg. A few options, however, that are fish- and milk-free can be ordered without the egg for a vegan meal. Try the following for a satisfying dinner. BE SURE TO ORDER WITHOUT EGG.

  • Herb Fried Rice – black and white sesame seeds, herbs, and seaweed
  • Rainbow Fried Rice – peas, carrots, pineapple, and onion

Brown rice is available for an up-charge.

Final Thoughts

The atmosphere was pleasant, the service was quick, and the food was basic, but delicious.

A Thai Cafe is located at 7089 S. Westnedge Ave.