The Vegan Food
Our stay at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra was the perfect example of how communication with the F&B team can ensure that a hotel which at first glance, doesn’t look too vegan friendly can surprise you. We reached out prior to our arrival regarding our dietary requirements, and followed by a quick chat with one of the team after check in left us feeling confident that we would be very well catered for. Our stay was during COVID when limited menu options were available and The Citadel, the all day dining restaurant was closed. This left Mouhots Dream, the French fine dining restaurant overlooking the lake, as our option for both dinner and breakfast.
There was a small buffet offered at breakfast, but again due to COVID and reduced guest numbers, breakfast was primarily a la carte. The waiter, having previously spoken with the chef, explained the vegan options which we selected from. He then served freshly baked breads with olive oil instead of butter, which showed a good understanding of our diet. When coffee was offered with a choice of almond milk or home made soya, yet again we felt comfortable that we were in safe hands. In addition to the plain soya milk, they had also prepared pandan flavoured soya milk which was delicious. Our trio of vegan breakfast dishes which we shared at Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra were all very good. A light and flavourful vegetable noodle soup, veggie fried rice with tofu and stir fried mixed vegetables with tofu. All perfectly cooked and together they offered us the perfect plant based start to our day.