Monday, February 2, 2009

What's a vegetarian meat dumpling?

We were at the Asian grocery store in Amsterdam this weekend and saw something called a Vegetarian Meat Dumpling. We were puzzled as the ingredient list revealed no meat.

After thinking for a minute we figured it was like "tofurky" in that the vegetables were made to resemble the texture and flavor of meat - but I think their translations could use a little refinement :-)

1 comment:

ljc said...

When I was in Beijing I ate at a vegetarian restaurant that had "meat" on the menu. I was baffeled until I learned the "meat" dishes were made of other thing prepared to seem like meat. I had "shrimp" that were made from yams that I could have sworn were real shrimp!