Whole Earth offers an extensive vegetarian menu (along with omnivorous options), and when they say vegetarian, they mean it — no sneaky fish sauce or shrimp paste anywhere to be seen.
Over two meals, we had three lovely dishes that I just couldn’t get enough of:
Our first delicious dish was Vegetarian Pad Thai — noodles, gorgeous mushrooms, tofu, bean sprouts, carrots, green beans, peanuts, chilies, and fresh lime juice.
And just look at that carrot garnish:
And my favourite new vegetable discovery — a lotus seed! It was beany and creamy and delicious!
Our second delicious dish was so decadent — Vegetarian Steamed Red Curry Served in a Banana Leaf Bowl — we had it over steamed rice, and it was so rich from extra coconut cream on top.
And our third dish — something I’ve never seen before and just had to try — Sautéed Heart of Coconut with Basil Leaves — a gorgeous stir-fry of coconut hearts, mushrooms, chilies, and fried basil leaves!
They had cut the coconut hearts up like this:
All dishes were served with a fabulous set of condiments — including some gorgeous pickled chilies:
What a great way to say goodbye to Chiang Mai — and onward to our beachy holiday!