What did we bring to our #MeatlessMonday potluck party this time?
Here we go!
They are made of konyaku, I was amazed how close the texture and taste to real sashimi.
Vegetarian yakitori including mock beef and mock sausages.
Tangy cold noodles salad. Glass noodles and shredded vegetables in sesame oil & vinegars.
Vegetarian pork chop - again, really close to the real deal. I was completely shocked.
To go with the pork chop cutlet, I made this.
Vegetable Japanese curry.
It went really well with the vegetarian pork chop.
I generally have no access to mock meat, so I try to make do without.
The curry has carrot, potatoes, baby corn, broccoli, and mushrooms. Very colorful!
I used my favourite S&B Japanese curry cubes.
Oh, actually I can't take any credits for this. My wonderful helper did it, I simply gave her instructions ;)
Soft tofu with vegetarian "meat floss"
Soy sauce konyaku noodles with mock shrimps.
Cold spinach side dish.
Blanched spinach with soy sauce, black vinegar, manuka honey, sesame oil.
Beansprouts spicy side dish.
Blanched beansprouts, spicy 7 spice powder, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper.
And the star of the show...
Cream cheese & cream & melted toblerone on chocolate crust, topped with shaved toblerone.
There is no way it is no
Who says meatless means not good (or must be healthy?)?
We're having a break next week because Mid Autumn Festival Holiday.
'Til next time~!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
How to combat Monday blues?
We do it by having #MeatlessMonday potluck party every week and it works!
We choose a theme and plan what we're going to bring (we can't have 6 noodle dishes, no? Nobody would be able to work after that).
We love our #meatlessmonday so far.
It's exciting, it makes us look forward to Mondays, it challenges us, and it makes us realise that meatless does not mean not good!
So here's our menu this week.
The theme is Asian.
Mushrooms and veggies lettuce wraps.
How adorable! Tasty too!
Nam yue (fermented tofu) "pork belly", dried shiitake mushrooms, glass noodles, napa cabbage and beancurd sheets stew.
Vegetarian "pork belly"!
It's amazing how they can mimick the appearance and texture of the fatty part of pork belly.
Beancurd wrapped sticky rice cake and glass noodles in tomato broth.
What did I make?
I made gado-gado, a very popular Indonesian salad.
Blanched: long beans, mini napa cabbage (because I dislike cabbage), beansprouts.
Boiled potatoes and hard boiled eggs.
Fresh tomatoes & cucumber.
Fried: tempe chunks, tofu puffs, crispy sweet potato or crackers.
Dressing: gado-gado peanut dressing + lime.
I made a version without boiled egg and dressing without garlic and shallot for our vegetarian friend (dressing = crushed roasted peanuts + salt + palm sugar + lime).
And our dessert!
Our dessert was given a freedom not to follow the Asian theme, because.. cheesecake.
We want cheesecake. Cheesecake is Asian. Cheesecake is everything.
It's no-bake blueberry cheesecake, with reduced sugar and no egg too!
So light and yummy!
Next week's theme: Japanese.
Looking forward to it :)