Vegetarians welcome! Going meat-free at Thai restaurants in Edinburgh
For vegetarians, Edinburgh’s Thai restaurants are a godsend. At most Thai restaurants in Edinburgh you can count on finding vegetarian alternatives for most dishes on the menu. However, if you don’t eat fish or seafood products, it’s a good idea to let your server know – many Thai dishes are flavoured with fish sauce or shrimp paste. Tofu is a very popular ingredient in Thai cooking, and in most cases, this spongy soy product can easily replace chicken, beef or pork in curries, stir-fries and noodle dishes. Pad thai with tofu is always a delicious choice, and red or green curry with vegetables and tofu are also tasty options. Some veg-friendly Thai restaurants in Edinburgh even employ the use of seitan, an Asian meat substitute originating in Asia – give it a try, you’ll be surprised by the meaty texture and flavour. For fans of healthy vegetarian cuisine, summer rolls are a popular choice and are a fresh alternative to deep fried spring rolls. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, the tofu specialities at many Thai restaurants in Edinburgh come highly recommended.