I was in Den Hague yesterday to go and have delicious Dim Sum with my cousins! By the way..for the ones who deal with an gluten allergy; I think having dim sum for lunch is the best alternative for sandwiches! WHY?!?! Well because 99,9% of the whole menu is glutenfree, they use rice flour instead of regular flour.. AND if you only choose to eat the steamed dim sum you're also having a 'low-cal' lunch! So what are you waiting for? It reminded me that it's really been a while that my friends and I go and eat dim sum in weekends..I will definitely try to do that more often. My phone decided to 'die' on me so I couldn't make pictures of all the crazy delish dim sum we had! BUT.. I asked them if I could charge my phone in the restaurant so I could use it again after lunch. Guess what we ran in to when we walked out of the restaurant?!!? A VEGAN ASIAN TOKO!
Curious that I was we went in to have a look, it kinda looks like a typical Asian Supermarket plus they had a small take-away food bar too! Of course all vegan! Love it! As you can see on the pictures I took they had this crazy assortment in the freezer with vegan duck breast, vegan schrimps ..EVEN vegan chicken legs!! If there havent been a sticker on it saying 'vegan ...' I wouldn't have known..cause it all looked so REAL! it's crazy! Although I don't really get why people who don't want to eat meat still prefer to eat stuff that looks like meat?!?! But hey.. let's not discus that topic ;)
One thing's for sure.. and that's you don't have to miss out a thing if you're vegan!
I saw a wall stacked with packages saying 'soja beef' and 'soya chicken'. Curious as I was I thought let's give this a try..So for 3,- euro I got my first bag of fake soja beef!??
They feel and look like old prawn-crackers.. but I was told to soak them in cold water first and after a while they'll end up getting the taste and texture like real beef slices. The lady behind the counter told me to just stir fry them like you would normally do..HMm.. I'm really curious and can't wait to try it out! I'll ask my friend Y. to come over for dinner on Tuesday (she's vegan) and make Beef Rendang with this 'fake-meat'! So it's true.. Asians don't only copy designer handbags, computers and phones...but they can add food to their list too! :| what a strange world we live in..
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