The Vegan Food
Expect the original artwork, teak floors and high ceilings to take you back to a bygone age when you dine at Na Aroon, the restaurant at Ariyasom Villa which serves a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan food; the menu has some seafood but no meat, all ingredients are organic and everything is clearly labelled making this a great options for vegan guests.
Breakfast is served a la carte and includes tropical fruit, fresh juice, tea and coffee followed by your choice from the menu. On the first day our ‘Kao Pad Rod Fai’, translated as ‘Train Fried Rice’ due to this being the dish many would choose to take on a train journey wrapped in banana leaf, was simple yet delicious. The perfect amount of soy and seasoning with huge chunks of crunchy and super healthy kale, tofu and onion was very good indeed, we were tempted to order this again on the second day!
On the following morning, the thoughtful staff had arranged for soy yoghurt to be available (this was not on the menu) and this was a real treat with our tropical fruit, as was the option to enjoy a home brew Kombucha. For our main course we resisted the urge to order ‘Train Fried Rice’ again and went for a variation of ‘Villa Speciality’. This would normally be eggs benedict served with veggie bacon, veggie sausage, fried potato, spinach, grilled tomato, baked beans and sautéed mushrooms so we ordered ‘eggs benedict with no egg’ and were assured all of the accompanying items were vegan and would be cooked in oil, not butter. It’s not often one can order a vegan full English breakfast when staying in a hotel so this was a chance not to be missed for sure.