After happy hour drinks at Scribe, we headed upstairs to sample the brand new vegan menu at The Mansion. We were served a ‘trio of tempura’, broccoli, carrot and courgette as we were seated for our vegan meal, it was perfectly cooked, lightly fried, crunchy and not at all oily making for a great start to the evening. Our starter was a ‘Tomato Organic Salad’ with a sweet and tangy dressing, fresh herbs, finely sliced red onion, chopped peanuts and pillows of delicate, fried tofu. Delightfully seasoned with that balance of sweet, tart and salty, the dish was paired with an excellent Pinot Grigio from Purato which delivered a fresh, awaking of the senses. Our charming waiter, explained all of the dishes whilst at the same time, congratulating us graciously for our terrible Khmer. The main course, simply called ‘Roasted Cauliflower’ was far from simple. A flavour packed dish with florets of cauliflower, chick peas, star anise and Kampot black pepper within a rich tomato sauce and served with rice. The powerful flavours worked well with the bold and full bodied Merlot from Chateau le Grand Verdus. For dessert we were served a Khmer classic, ‘Jak Ktis’. Not overly sweet but wonderfully ripe bananas in a light, creamy coconut sauce with tiny pearls of tapioca. We love this traditional Cambodian dish and certainly enjoyed a more refined version of this streetfood staple. It was paired with a glass of Cordorniu Cava which was not only a match made in heaven but also meant that our vegan experience at FCC Angkor ended on a high.