Dear Vegan at Heart,
Today your mission is to read about vegan options at restaurants that serve delicious international fare.
When I tell people I’m vegan, they often look at my sympathetically and say, “that must be hard when you go out to dinner.” Um. Not even REMOTELY…as long as I choose a vegan-friendly restaurant. Restaurants that serve cuisines from around the world happen to be some of the most vegan-friendly restaurants around. And while your waiter might not have heard the word “vegan” before, they are usually happy to make small adjustments to dishes once you explain about "no meat, no fish, no milk, no cheese," etc. Just ask them to replace the meat or dairy with veggies and/or tofu!
[Note: be sure to ask for "no ghee," a clarified butter that's usually added at the end of cooking]
[Note: fresh pastas are usually made with egg, but dry pastas and whole wheat pastas usually aren't.]
[Note: you might want to ask for no fish sauce in the miso soup.]
MIDDLE EASTERN (Israeli, Lebanese, Turkish, etc.)
[Note: specify no fish sauce for these as well.]
There are many more vegan-friendly world cuisines to explore, including Caribbean, Malaysian and Vietnamese. Enjoy!
P.s. Agua y vitaminas!
spanish grammar correction(lmao!)
vitaminas is the spanish translation for vitamins(lmao!) another world cuisine you should add is west indian cuisine. roti is pretty food as well as dahl and pulari . For domincan cuisine,moro de gandules(yellow rice with pigeon peas),tostones(fried green plaintains), mangu(mashed green plaintains) and dulce de guava(guava marmalade) are all good!
|Elidania Rodriguez (Thu, 8th Apr, 2010)|
Great suggestions, Dojna! I just added tabouli and edamame to the list.
|Marisa (Tue, 11th Aug, 2009)|