Our 9 days in Chiang Mai, Thailand came and went in the blink of an eye, but it was just what I needed. We had a couple of conferences to attend in Chiang Mai, so our free time was very limited, but I did manage to eat most of my favorite foods before we returned to China. Score!
I had quite a few foods I had yet to eat by our last day in Chiang Mai so I was on a mission to enjoy them all. This day was full of whole foods, sweet drinks and treats and to be honest, these foods left me with a horrible stomach ache by the end of the night but it was #worthit. My sugar tolerance has definitely decreased since moving to China, but I still like to think I can pound desserts like it’s no big deal.
Anyways, let’s look at all the amazing vegan food I ate on our last day in Chiang Mai, Thailand!
Breakfast was the same thing I had been eating all week: oatmeal with chia seeds, banana, peanut butter and a brazil nut. I just used the hot water heater in our hotel room to make the oats. This breakfast always made me feel so good and satisfied and was a great way to start the day.
After a week of eating white rice and cooked vegetables in assembly line “buffets”, I was craving a huge, hearty salad. I love salads, but I rarely make them in China because of all the prep-work it takes. In Chiang Mai there is an amazing restaurant chain called the Salad Concept and they have so many healthy options. I ordered the Sesame Tofu Salad which came with a sesame soy dressing, the most perfect tofu, marinated mushrooms, kidney beans and lots of raw veggies. It was so good!
I also ordered a soy milk Thai Iced Tea because I had yet to have one since getting to Thailand and it’s one of my favorite drinks ever.
I ended up alone for the rest of the day due to Brett’s back hurting and wanted to do some reading and writing for a while to process everything I had been learning at our conferences. I ordered a Decaf Soy Latte to enjoy while I read.
Dinner was the star of the show. I had been looking forward to this meal all week and the only thing that would have made it better is if being pregnant didn’t make you get full so easily. But I was still able to somehow conquered this meal all by myself. I went to one of my favorite restaurants in Thailand (Taste of Heaven) and ordered the Vegan Pad Thai. It came with tofu, soy curls, bean sprouts and was not overly oily at all. I love how the main flavor is peanut/peanut butter too!
For dessert I ordered their vegan brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was just as good as in the past. The brownie is served warm and has nutty bits all throughout and is drizzled with a chocolate sauce. The warm brownie pairs perfectly with the cold, sweet vanilla ice cream. I remember last year when I enjoyed this brownie I ate it so easily and thought I could have eaten more. This time I struggled to finish it and the sweetness left me with a pounding heart and headache (just keeping it real). Since I rarely eat dessert in China, I think I’ve lost my dessert-eating-skills. But it was so worth it! I look forward to eating it again next time we’re in Thailand!