You’re happy with your vegan lifestyle and diet — but that doesn’t mean there are never hard days when your friends, coworkers, or family choose where to eat and choose a cuisine you’re unfamiliar with. As you very well know, you can make most foods meet your vegan expectations, but doing so at a new restaurant or with a new cuisine is sometidsxmes more challenging because you don’t know what to be on the lookout for.

Here at Twist on Thai café, we’re here to help. Next time you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, we hope you think of us. And, if you’re vegan, then this blog can help you know how to enjoy our Thai food while still taking care of your body. Check out our menu and make a reservation today!

When you first think of Thai food, you probably think of tasty noodles, rich coconut milk, colorful vegetables, and plenty of spices — and you don’t think of lots of cheese, butter, milk, or meat. However, hidden in a lot of Thai food dishes are some ingredients you’ll want to avoid.

Beware Of Fish

Shrimp sauce or fish sauce are often worked into curries, pad thai, and many other Thai dishes — and it won’t necessarily say so on the menu. Do a little research beforehand to find out if shrimp or fish sauce is likely in a dish and then simply ask for it to be prepared without that sauce. If you’re not finding anything, ask for vegetables and rice with just seasonings and no sauce.

Check For Eggs

A traditional pad thai includes eggs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go without! Ask your waiter if it’s possible — many Thai restaurants will happily accommodate you by preparing pad thai without the eggs and fish sauce (but still with plenty of flavor).

Talk With Your Waiter (Or The Chef)

Don’t be afraid to open up about your concerns. There’s nothing worse than going out to lunch with coworkers or dinner with friends only to get a glass of water and a sad, lonely appetizer because you’re unsure what you can eat and you don’t ask questions. Thai cuisine can be easily customized to meet your dietary preferences. At Twist on Thai café in Hopatcong, for example, you can always ask for more information to make sure you’re comfortable with your Thai cuisine.

Don’t Forget About Dessert

When you think of the dessert at your nearest Thai restaurant, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely mango sticky rice. Is your mouth watering with just the thought of it now? This tasty dessert is invariably vegan: with simply sweetened coconut milk, mango slices, and white jasmine rice, there isn’t much wiggle room for it to not be vegan!

Need A Place To Eat In Hopatcong? Visit Twist on Thai café

Whether you’re interested in a vegetarian-friendly restaurant, have a craving for Thai food, or do, indeed, want vegan options at a Thai restaurant, Twist on Thai café is the answer. Next time you’re looking for places to eat in Hopatcong, we hope you think of us — make a reservation today!