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Saravana Bhavan: Over 100 Southern Indian Vegetarian Dishes Near BTS Surasak

Saravana Bhavan serves Southern Indian vegetarian dishes

Even with our annual vegetarian food festival, getting good vegetarian or vegan meals in Thailand can be tricky. If you’re looking for a good vegetarian meal, then you won’t go wrong with Saravana Bhavan.

Here’s what you can expect from this famed Indian food restaurant’s Thai branch.

Authentic Southern Indian meals from a global chain

A plate of dosa with dipping sauces served at Saravana Bhavan.
Image credit: @safaraurzayka via Instagram

Saravana Bhavan serves only vegetarian South Indian cuisine. So you can expect delicious dosas, flavourful curries, idlis, and much more.

The dishes we recommend you try are the dosas, which are thin pancakes made of rice and lentils. You’ll have a ton of choices of dosa variations, but one of the most popular is the ghee roast dosa.

All dosas come with sambar and 3 types of chutneys for you to try.

A light breakfast with idli

A plate of Southern Indian idli served at Saravana Bhavan.
Image credit: @kathymiileen0231 via Instagram

We also recommend you try their idli, which is a type of rice cake typically served as breakfast.

The restaurant opens at 9:30am daily, so you can definitely have a bit of a late breakfast here.

Like dosas, idlis originate from Southern India and are very light to eat. The rice cakes are made of fermented lentils and rice so that the starches are easy to digest. They are also steamed so you won’t feel greasy afterward.

These also come with dips including chutneys and sambar.

Northern Indian curries & Chinese-fusion fried rice too

A platter of food including a Northern Indian curry at Saravana Bhavan.
Image credit: @vandanahase_life via Instagram

If you’re not looking for Southern Indian cuisine, they also do a variety of other vegetarian dishes that might interest you.

They have Indian-Chinese fusion dishes like their Hakka fried rice, which is vegetarian fried rice with red pepper sauce, or the Szechuan noodles which are steamed noodles tossed with vegetables and sauce.

There are also tons of paneer curries if you’re looking for creamy cottage cheese with flavourful Northern Indian spices.

Go to BTS Surasak for authentic vegetarian Southern Indian food

If any of those dishes sounds appealing to you, the good news is that the restaurant is a short 10-minute walk away from BTS Surasak.

Do keep in mind that although their prices are a bit higher, their portions are also larger. So definitely, take note of how much you’re ordering.

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Address: 663 Si Lom, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Opening hours:
9.30am-10.30pm, Daily
Nearest train station: BTS Surasak
Contact: +66 2635 4556

Cover image adapted from: @safaraurzayka and @vandanahase_life via Instagram