All posts tagged: mock meats

#193 The Last dinner at Loving Hut, Maastricht (NL)

restaurant review #193 – Loving Hut is an international chain with vegan restaurants all over the world. There are already several reviews of Loving Huts we have visited up on my blog (see here). Every restaurant has its unique style and menu, and depends a lot on who is running the place (ranging from fastfood burgers and hotdogs to more elaborate menus). The Loving Hut in Maastricht was at the edge of the city. I’m writing ‘was’ since it closed at the end of June 2018. We had already visited the Loving in Hut in Maastricht five years ago and wanted to return during our holiday break in the area. There was an announcement at the door stating that the restaurant was closing in a couple of days time due to the retirement of owner and chef. So we were lucky to have enjoyed a dinner there a last time! Loving Hut Maastricht had a very extensive menu, with lots of mock ‘meat’ and mock ‘fish’. The cuisine was Asian inspired (Chinese would be my best guess). They …

#106 Nice dinner and service at Xu’s Cooking, Vienna

Restaurant Review #106. This is the last restaurant review from our visit to Vienna in Austria last Summer. Here’s an overview of all the restaurants we visited in Vienna. Xu’s Cooking is a vegetarian Taiwanese restaurant on the edge of city center of Vienna. It is a spacious place, with a terrace outside. The interior did ooze a bit of a somber and outdated atmosphere though. Xu’s Cooking has a buffet at lunch time, but we were here for dinner. There is a very extensive menu list. Most dishes are vegan (non-vegan dishes are labelled with a *). There are a lot of dishes with mock meats and ‘fish’. Not being used to so much variety on a menu list any more, it was hard to choose! This is what we had: We were too stuffed for desserts, but were served some banana balls and hot drinks anyway! A very enjoyable dining out experience. Although I am no fan of labelling and especially shaping vegan foods as ‘fish’ or ‘chicken’ (I understand it lowers the treshold …

Finding vegan goodies at Asian Supermarket Chow Chun, Ostend

Shop review #24 – Chow Chun is an Asian supermarket in the city center of Ostend. It is located in between the Casino Kursaal and the Kapellestraat (Ostend’s main shopping street). It is not a vegan shop, but we did see a selection of vegan goodies that are not so commonly found in regular shops in Belgium. And also some rather rare fresh vegetables. These photos give you an impression of the size of the store and what’s for sale. Note that not all items on the photos are necessarily vegan, since it’s not a vegan shop.   Here are some items that caught our eye (I didn’t have time to check all of them for ingredients, but at first glance they looked vegan): This is what we bought: mock duck and mock chicken, soybean pudding, crackers and fried gluted with peanuts (seitan). (11,30€). Chow Chun, location Van Iseghemlaan 50 8400 Oostende +32 (0)59 80 13 68 website: https://www.hetwinkelweb.be/handelaar/detail/chow-chun-supermarkt

#42 Our lunch at De Vegetarische Traiteur, Amsterdam (NL) ****

Restaurant review #42 – Walking through de Rozengracht to the city center of Amsterdam, we accidently stumbled upon De Vegetarische Traiteur. A bright spacious place, where you can either buy snacks to take away, or be seated to have your meal on the spot. Looking at the products in the counter and the freezer (which you can also buy to take home), we noticed they have a large variety of mock meats. They are from the brand Martin’s Choice, which upon asking appears to be their own home brand (and 100% plant based). So they have a lot of vegan options (or dishes which can be served vegan – for example replacing the cheese with a vegan cheese). Cool! Update – see below –  We met up with friends later, and decided to go back to have lunch at De Vegetarische Traiteur. This is what we ordered (don’t be misled by the ‘meat’ names, yes, these are vegan dishes!): Some snacks and soup as an appetizer: For drinks the waiter suggested maybe a fresh juice, which we thought was …