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Vegan Pad Thai at Bar Soba, Edinburgh

Bar Soba

Bar Soba
104 Hanover Street
Edinburgh
EH2 1DR

+44(0)131 225 6220

Overall score: ★★★★☆

Bar Soba is a cocktail bar on Hanover Street with a funky, laid-back vibe. It has a buzzing bar with a comprehensive cocktail menu and during the day they serve up a nice menu of pan-Asian dishes, a handful of which can be tweaked to be made vegan-friendly.

Vegan food at Bar Soba

While it’s not hugely clear on the menu, most of the staff are very knowledgeable about what can be made vegan – so don’t be afraid to ask. They have a new menu coming out in a few weeks, which will apparently be clearer on the vegan labelling front. At the time of writing, the following dishes are available:

  • Vegetable gyoza dumplings with teriyaki dip
  • Wok-fried Asian greens
  • Super Thai fries Loaded fries with peanut sauce, Soba mayo, Sriracha chilli sauce, crushed peanuts and fried shallots (ask to hold the mayo)
  • Roast cauliflower and pea madras curry Steamed rice, mint yoghurt and poppadoms (ask to hold the yoghurt)
  • Basil chilli stir fry Wok fried Asian greens and tofu in chilli paste, garlic, light soy and basil with jasmine rice, cashew and fresh chilli
  • Pad Thai noodles Classic Thai rice noodles with roasted peanuts and chilli flakes with mixed vegetables and tofu
  • Nasi Goreng Spiced Indonesian fried rice topped with sambal, fried egg, peanut sauce, crispy tempura vegetables and jumbo “prawn” cracker (ask to hold the egg)
Vegan Pad Thai at Bar Soba, Edinburgh
Pad Thai

 

Menu at Bar Soba

 

Vegan Pad Thai at Bar Soba, Edinburgh

I popped along to take advantage of their £7 lunch deal and had a nice wee bowl of the Pad Thai. It was  sitcky and sweet, with a nice kick from the chilli. The generous helping of tofu was airy and light, and would certainly go down well with one of their adventurous and exotic cocktails. It was a pretty decent serving too, so great value for money.

Bar Soba has a good atmosphere, so I would definitely recommend for a casual lunch or dinner. Once they improve the labelling on the new menu, I am sure more vegans will confidently be able to enjoy the food here.

Choice: ★★★★☆
Menu info: ★★★☆☆
Deliciousness: ★★★★★
Value for money: ★★★★★

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