The Vegan Food
Our first taste of the vegan food at Puri Ganesha was a welcome chocolate cake, served with tea in the library. As British people we couldn’t really have a better welcome than tea, cake and entertaining conversation with our host, owner of the resort, author and raw food pioneer, Diana von Cranach.
A vast choice of vegan food
There is a huge choice of vegan food on offer, with local flavours and dishes well represented alongside a few more western styled options. Guests can choose to dine in their villa (indoors or poolside in the outdoor dining room), in the restaurant or the library and whichever location you choose you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the ocean.
Exceptionally delicious, locally inspired, vegan breakfasts
Every day breakfast was full of delicious surprises. We ate avocado toast where the avocado was smashed with so many different herbs and spices that we lost count (but it was oh so tasty). There was additional protein from green peas and it was all served on a multi seed black bread from a local baker.
The ‘Nasi Kuning’ included several delicious elements; delicious turmeric rice, some sweet spicy tempeh, potato cakes, rice noodles, a fragrant and spicy chilli sambal and crispy spiced shredded coconut.
There were also all kinds of juices and smoothies from healthy green concoctions to sweet tropical fruit delights.
We loved the Nepali lentil curry, packed with lentils, topped with homemade tangy coconut yoghurt and accompanied by red rice and a tasty sweet and sour chutney. Diana has travelled all over this part of the world sharing recipes and ideas with local chefs and bringing back her own healthy versions of their cuisine (her ‘Rawfully Good’ cookbook is full of recipes from these travels).
Even classic dishes like ‘Nasi Goreng’ (essentially Indonesian fried rice) were exciting at Puri Ganesha. Made with nutty red rice, served with strips of tempeh, a spicy fresh sambal and full of vegetables. And if you want something a little more Western for breakfast, there were options like oats, granola and pancakes (served with apple sauce) too. We can confirm the pancakes were a lovely treat.