The Vegetarian Festival has started in Thailand. This means ten days of not eating any animals products. It’s not actually vegetarian as it is more like a strict vegan diet. You cannot even eat garlic. I will be taking part for ten days and you can follow me on Twitter @EnjoyThaiFood to see pictures of the food that I am eating. These are photos from my local shrine this afternoon. In the kitchen I saw this army of cooks preparing vegetarian food. You can eat here for free every day. The picture below is what I ate this afternoon. I always look forward to this festival.