How to Lower the Price of Plant-Based Meat
My thoughts: plant-based meat is still 2x more expensive than beef and 4x more expensive than chicken... but getting cheaper and growing in distribution across America, Europe and Asia.
Even if you're not vegetarian, please consider eating plant-based meat for its lower environmental impact. Choosing vegetarian food sometimes is still better than doing nothing.
The sausage-looking rings are actually slices of pink cherie potato. The other veggies are yuzu (a citrus), scallion and celery (I think). Topped with nori flakes.
Gourmet food like this is uncommon in izakayas. I think I'll come again tomorrow 😋
I'm at a #vegan friendly izakaya in Toyama. This is an お通し (otōshi), an obligatory appetizer served to all customers. This particular one costs ¥200 and is made with zucchini, mushrooms, sesame seeds, soy sauce and probably other ingredients I did not understand. The server said it's a Korean recipe.
#vegan buddha bowl with falafel and coffee, ¥1600.
Buddha would probably object that it's too fancy, but I don't mind 😋
The nice lady at the bar talked me into trying 岩海苔ずし (iwanori zushi), rock seaweed sushi.
I quickly looked it up, and this description convinced me to go ahead and order:
"Iwanori is much more aromatic than nori. I would almost say that it's the veal of nori. It's greener and falls apart in your mouth quicker." 😋
Ashitaba is a famous local product (名物) of Hachijō-jima.
They said it has a pungent smell and taste, but it tastes just like any regular green-leaf plant to me. It's packed with antioxidants.
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