Quick note: I apologise for the poor quality of photography in this post, it’s dark at night time, my kitchen is poorly lit, life is what it is. I thought you could handle crappy photographs for the sake of finding out what a vegan takeaway is like.
Last night I felt a bit miserable. Lacking in both desire to go out and shop for food and creativity to rustle something up from the bizarre ingredients that I had floating around, it was time to make good on my promise to try the vegan side of the Sabai Thai menu.
You guys know I’m a bit rubbish at writing about food that I didn’t cook, it’s just not my jam, but I’m hoping you’ll get the gist.
Ruam Mit Shub Pang Tord (Thai Tempura), £4.95
My god these veggies were good. I’m going to ask Emily if she can teach me how to do the whole tempura batter thing so that I can eat this exact thing again ASAP. The veg wasn’t mushy at all, particularly impressive considering that there’s broccoli in the mix there. Is £4.95 pushing it a little bit for battered vegetables? Potentially. But I get it.
Sabai Vegetable Wrap, £4.95
Also amazing. Really fresh, crunchy veg, amazing flavour. The satay sauce in there didn’t taste at all synthetic or overly sweet like it so often can be. I’m not sure exactly what those pancakes are made out of, but they’re gluten free as well as vegan, if that means anything good to you.
Vegan Som Tum (Papaya Salad), £6.95
This was tasty, just the right amount of spicy, zingy, but not as “oh my god this is delicious” as those appetisers.
If you’re looking for a vegan takeaway in Brighton, this 100% gets my stamp of approval. In fact, I can pretty confidently say that I’ll be ordering from Sabai
Thai again next time I feel like splashing out on a non-greasy takeaway. Almost everything on the menu has a plant based version, I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a genuinely vegan-friendly menu at a not-solely-vegan restaurant.
Actually sod it, I might have to put some normal clothes on and actually go to the actual restaurant. Shock horror.
I ordered through Deliveroo, but you can find ’em at:
165-169 Princes House
Where shall I try next? I’d love to discover some more vegan takeaway options, so please link me up in the comments section if you know of any – and make sure you share this post with your vegan friends if they ever pass through Brighton, they’ll be grateful.