Mango Vegetarian & Vegan, Bangkok offers a mix of Thai dishes and International dishes. The vibe of the place is nice with air-conditioning.
Type: 🟢 Vegetarian with 🌱 vegan options
Price: 💰💰💰 Moderate
Cuisine: 🌎 International
Website: 🕸️ Mango Facebook Page
Our first meal in Thailand was at Mango Vegetarian & Vegan, Bangkok! We had read glowing reviews of the place and it certainly lived up to the hype. Their menu offers a mix of Thai dishes and international dishes including Indian dishes like Tikka Masala Curry or mixed Dal with Steamed rice. It is located at a 2 minute walking distance from the famous Khao San Road. The vibe and ambience of the place is nice. Also, it has air-conditioning which is great for their weather and not to forget, lots of cats!
The weather was so hot that we started with a fresh juice which was very nice – it was a combination of watermelons, cucumber and lychees. It was perfectly balanced.
Then we had the Pulled ‘pork’ (mushrooms) on Avocado Boats. The presentation was fantastic and the contrasts of textures and flavours was wonderful. We always “re-season” our meals when we are not in India, but everything on the plate was perfectly seasoned to our palette. This was especially surprising because avocados are criminally under-salted. We realised in due time that the avocados in Thailand were the best we’ve ever had – this is mainly because of how well seasoned it was but it might also have to do with how good the produce is here.
The spring rolls were good (not great). We had visited Vietnam just a couple of months back and the Vietnamese spring rolls are at a different level to anything we have tried anywhere else in the world.
The dessert was spectacular! Banana pancakes with coconut ice cream and home made Nutella. Everything on this plate was delicious. I usually do not like ‘healthy’ desserts – you either go big or you go home. The texture of the pancakes were not fluffy like you’d expect them to be because they were made with wholesome ingredients like banana flour, coconut sugar, almond milk, coconut milk and bananas but more like a freshly baked loaf of thin banana bread and it tasted wonderful. The Ice Cream and Vegan homemade Nutella were technically perfect and the combination was just so damn good! They also topped the banana bread with caramelised bananas which was the cherry on the icing of the cake.
The whole meal cost us 750 THB = 1780 INR. Definitely pricey but huge portion sizes and great flavours.
Meal at Mango Vegetarian & Vegan, Bangkok was the start of our food adventure in Thailand and it became very clear to us that of all the countries and cultures we have been lucky to explore, Thailand and India have an incredible connection when it comes to food! I honestly believe these cuisines are on the brink of global domination!
You can check out our article on the must visit restaurants for vegetarian or vegan food in Bangkok here.