The Vegan Food
Breakfast is served at Goji Kitchen + Bar and is an extravagant affair as is often the case at a large, luxury hotel. What is also often the case is that despite the myriad of choices, it’s tough to find vegan and plant based options. But, we’re happy to say that was not the case here. With a little help from a friendly staff member and a couple of the chefs, we unearthed plenty of plant based delights during our stay. To start with, the Indian selection was all vegetarian with many of the dishes being suitable for vegans (just check for ingredients like ghee). We enjoyed small bowls of Poha, Sambar and Black Choly served with traditional Indian Puri and Wada, accompanied by delicious fresh Coconut Chutney. To be honest, if this had been the only option for vegans at Goji Kitchen and Bar, we would have been more than content.
But, we also discovered some of the best Vegetable Dumplings we’ve had in some time, so we made sure to have them on each day of our stay, dipped in Black Vinegar and Soya Sauce. This is our kind of bliss. There was a also a tasty looking Stir Fried Eggplant dish which seemed to be calling to us but upon enquiring we found it contained oyster sauce. Quickly averting a serious disappointment, a friendly member of staff said they would be happy to prepare a fresh dish using mushroom sauce instead of oyster sauce making it suitable for vegans. This is the kind of service that we really, really love. Also, the eggplant dish was seriously rich and seriously delicious.
It’s only right that a restaurant called Goji should feature dishes with these little nutrient packed berries. We LOVED the goji berry milkshakes which were available with a variety of soya, rice and almond milks. As with all soya milk in Thailand, it’s worth checking there is no hidden dairy inside as this is often the case. We enjoyed ours with an organic rice milk and it was amazing (so good we’ve be making them at home since our stay!).