It’s “Yellow Time” again in Thailand this year! Time to cleanse your body & soul and to give your guts a break from meat and meat products.
Buddhist Thais of Chinese descent will take on a strict vegan diet for the nine-day Thai vegetarian festival.
The 2015 Thai vegetarian festival will take place from Oct. 12 – Oct. 20. Yellow flags will adorn the windows of street food stalls, restaurants, and food courts to signal which foods join the strict vegan rules of ‘Kin Che” meaning: no meat, no dairy, no pungent spices or foods like garlic, onions, and no alcohol.
Enjoy stir-fried veggies, tofu and soya meat in the ‘Kin Che’ dishes. A great place to check out around this time of year is Bangkok’s Chinatown district, Yaowarat, which is sure to have plenty of festivities.
“Kin Che” is an annual vegetarian festival held in the ninth lunar month based on the Chinese calendar. It starts on the first day of the waxing moon and lasts for 9 days. The festival is mostly celebrated by Thai-Chinese. The main reasons are to cut down on the number of animals killed for food and to cleanse the body and mind.
Don’t forget to try the vegan yummy Thai treats this Annual Vegan Festival 2015!