Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Seafood

Vegetarian seafood? Yes, you read that right! Featured in the photos are shrimps, cuttlefish, and even eel!

These delicious faux-seafood are made with gluten and soy. They're popular components of Chinese cuisine, especially in vegetarian dishes. Gluten and soy products come in many different shapes and sizes and can be cooked in various ways to take on distinct flavors. Also, some Buddhists adopt the vegetarian lifestyle as part of their practice. Since many Chinese are followers of this belief, they often use gluten and soy products to jazz up vegetarian dishes. Besides adding pizazz, these ingredients double-duty as sources of protein.

Vegetables are amazing just the way they are and don't need to be pressed and molded to imitate meat. But I do have to admit it's kind of fun to order these vegetarian seafood dishes once in a while. If you haven't tried these play-on-food yet, give it go on this Meatless Monday!


Delwin Leung said...

These are great alternatives for meat and are very delicious =D

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