All posts tagged: tofu

Vegan Currywurst

It hasn’t quite been a month yet since our adventures in Hamburg. Alas, here I am already reminiscing and feeling so nostalgic about the place that I felt a sudden urge on Friday to recreate our favourite German dish – currywurst. We had the pleasure of trying currywurst twice in the one weekend and in delightfully contrasting ways. Once on our first night in takeaway form, when we arrived very late and completely exhausted at our airbnb and thought we’d chance it with the German version of JustEat. Again on our last day, at a big touristy restaurant connected to a brewery in New Town. Both were delicious and, arguably, each as authentic as the other. What I wanted to achieve with this meal was a carbon copy of either one or the other. I’d have been happy with even the takeaway version even if just to truly recreate the taste of our holiday. I had little success with this, despite my best efforts, but will continue to plough on with my experimentations every now and …

Sweet and Sour Tofu

Vegan Chinese New Year

I mean why not, right? Maybe it’s just me, the ultimate seeker of novelty, but I get full on excited at the thought of getting up close and personal with something new. This Chinese New Year, I’m stepping into previously unknown territory and exploring the vegan possibilities in the world of Chinese food. Before anybody points it out, I know that “Chinese food” is kind of a ridiculous generalisation because China is enormous and has a gazillion different cuisines within it – what I’m really talking about here is our Westernised version of the stuff, anything you can find by glancing at the takeaway menu. Vegan Chinese takeaway According to the PETA guide to vegan takeaway, most Chinese restaurants have plenty of tofu knocking about in the kitchen, and the majority of their meat dishes will have tofu equivalents. So if you are into the soy vibe, ordering a Chinese takeaway should be pretty much plain sailing. Their vegetable dishes should be safe (steamed or stir fried veg, crispy seaweed) as should their plainer noodle and rice sides, but …