The Vegan Food
The menus at Templation feature veggie options but nothing vegan. However, don’t worry as the staff team are more than happy to adapt exisiting dishes and even create plant based ‘off menu’ dishes during your stay. Enjoy breakfast in the breezy outdoor / indoor restaurant where trees grow encased in giant weaved strands and the resident bunny might just hop by to say hello. Sip tea, coffee and freshly squeezed juices whilst savouring your serene surroundings. First up was a veganised version of a Khmer breakfast staple, rice porridge AKA borbor. We’ve eyed up this soup many times on rickety little street carts, but sadly it’s never vegan. Chef Sophally ticked off one of our Khmer food desires by making this delicious bowl of Cambodian soup, packed with bean sprouts, ginger, coriander, spring onions, white radish, rice and the tastiest of broths.
Don’t ever be fooled by a menu description. ‘Baked beans with Wonton Skin’ sounded like it was going to be some baked beans, possibly with a fried wonton skin? It should be noted that we ordered it regardless, thinking that even if this was the case, we were sure that chef Sophally would have some kind of surprise for us. And surprise us she did, when a beautiful dainty looking breakfast burrito arrived filled with smooshed beans (not the canned kind in tomato sauce) greens and a delightful salsa dressing. Last, but by no means least, was avocado on toast which was super tasty and no ordinary avo toast. Freshly baked and crucnhy baguette, topped with creamy Cambodian avocados, roasted vegetables and salad leaves served with a side of spicy guacamole. This was an excellent vegan breakfast at Templation.