Rasayana Retreat Bangkok

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Rasayana Retreat Bangkok:

  • Spring Rolls + Thai Kale Coleslaw + Hawaiian Pizza
  • Price: 180b + 190b + 220b (+10% service charge)
  • Score: 8/10
  • February 16th, 2017

After a month of vegan food heaven in Bali, it was back to Bangkok. Losing the luxury of having vegan food at every corner, we scoped out Rasayana Retreat, raw food cafe.

Food

Rasayana Retreat raw food cafe has an extensive vegan menu. Raw pasta, raw versions of Thai dishes and their most highly recommended – raw pizza. As it is a raw cafe, everything on the menu is vegan as you may have guessed. No meat or dairy to be found here.

It was a difficult choice of what to go for, but after quite some time my friend and I chose a few dishes. The Spring Rolls were made from cabbage leaves and stuffed with a nut pate and homemade sweet and sour sauce.

Spring Rolls: Beautifully rolled cabbage leaves stuffed with savoury nut pate. Topped with homemade sweet and sour sauce and salad
Spring Rolls: Beautifully rolled cabbage leaves stuffed with savoury nut pate. Topped with homemade sweet and sour sauce and salad

The Thai Kale Coleslaw was my absolute favourite. It tasted so light and healthy yet was satisfying too. Made from shredded kale, carrot, cabbage, onion, raisin, sesame seeds and avocado tossed in a homemade honey miso dressing. I could have eaten ten of these it was so good.

Thai Kale Coleslaw with shredded kale at rasayana retreat raw food cafe bangkok
Thai Kale Salad: Shredded kale, carrot, cabbage, onion, raisin, sesame seeds and avocado with homemade honey miso dressing.

I had such a hard time deciding between the pizzas for a main. The mushroom burger and mushroom marinara pizza looked incredible, but we went for the Hawaiian pizza.

Raw Hawaiian pizza at rasayana retreat raw food cafe bangkok
Hawaiian Pizza: A base of sprouted sunflower seeds, macadamia and cashew nuts topped with marinated veggies, red onion and Thai pineapple

Sprouted sunflower seeds, macadamia and cashew nuts made up the super tasty pizza base. Topped with marinated veggies, red onion and zesty Thai pineapple.

I can’t express just how good all of this food was. After such good starters I was struggling to get through all of the pizza. The crust was really filling, but not too heavy as sometimes can be the case with raw pizza.

Dessert

Despite being stuffed to the brim, a little later Rez and I found room for dessert. It just looked too good to pass up on. And Rez was leaving Bangkok so it had to be done.

Again, all of the cakes look really incredible but the clear stand out from the crowd had to be the banoffee pie.

Banoffee pie at rasayana retreat raw food cafe bangkok
Banoffee Pie to die for!

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Luckily, it was stuffed mainly with banana so that makes it healthy, right?

Banoffee pie was to die for. And with that, we couldn’t move for the next hour.

Atmosphere

Rasayana raw food cafe is a cute add-on to the outside of Rasayana retreat centre. Here they offer massages and treatments of all sorts, and the restaurant is attached to the side.

It’s only a small area, but is by no means an ‘add-on’ in terms of quality. Both the retreat centre and the raw food cafe receive raving reviews all the time.

It’s a laid back setting with just a few tables and chairs, some benches and cushions. It has a very intimate feel to it, and when Rez and I ate there we were the only people there.

Cute seats in a relaxed atmosphere in Rasayana raw food cafe, part of Rasayana retreat.
Cute seats in a relaxed atmosphere in Rasayana raw food cafe, part of Rasayana retreat.
Small tables and chairs at rasayana retreat raw food cafe and cake display
Small tables and chairs, with the incredible cake display at the back, make sure to leave room for cake!

Wifi

Wifi is available here but it wasn’t working at all the evening we visited.

Final Thoughts

Incredible food and really reasonable prices. I can’t wait to go back. Even if just for another Kale Salad, or raw cake – I still can’t decide which was best. Regardless, it is a must visit for vegan food when in Bangkok.

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