HeyBong: Spreading Vegan Love in Siem Reap, Cambodia
"It was shortly before Mikel's 50th birthday when he sat in his cozy apartment in Switzerland, gazing at the snow-covered mountains, and asked himself, 'What else is there for me to discover?' He felt a restless inner turmoil, a deep longing for something new, for more - for a more vibrant life.
At that moment, Cambodia called to him, a country he had visited in 2002 and that had stolen his heart. The friendly, smiling faces of the people, their deep spirituality, the fascinating culture, and the exotic landscape had entirely enchanted him. It was time to follow his heart. So, he boarded a plane, ready to start a new chapter of his life in Siem Reap, embracing the Vegan Siem Reap experience.
Upon arriving in Cambodia, Mikel didn't just discover a new country but also a new part of himself - a part that yearned to make a difference, for the world, nature, and animals. By his side was his wife, Sokheng, who shared his passion. Together, they founded HeyBong, a remarkable Vegan restaurant Siem Reap is proud to call its own.
But HeyBong was meant to be more than just a vegan restaurant. It was to be a community, a family. Every member of the HeyBong team thus became an essential part of this special family. Mikel and Sokheng firmly believe in nurturing young talents and giving them opportunities they might not otherwise have. They enable their crew to learn and grow, to acquire new skills, and to discover their passion for Vegan cuisine Siem Reap locals and tourists adore.
From the restaurant manager, Sokea, who leads the service with his unparalleled charm, to the young Khmer in the kitchen, who learn with enthusiasm how to create delicious Vegan food Siem Reap visitors can't resist - everyone brings their unique skills and personality to the table. Together, they create something truly unique and special - a vegan gourmet heaven that is fully committed to the Earth, its inhabitants, and the future.
Today, we invite you to join us on a culinary journey. A journey that will not only touch your taste buds but also your heart. Whether you're a longtime vegan, a curious gourmet, or someone embarking on a journey to better health - we look forward to welcoming you at HeyBong in Siem Reap, the epitome of Vegan cuisine Siem Reap travelers seek.
In the words of Paulo Coelho in 'The Alchemist': 'When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
With love, Mikel & Sokheng and the HeyBong Team.