Monday, January 5, 2009

Vegetarian Closet of Mystery

In the back of my favorite asian market, Viet Hoa, resides one of the strangest collections in all of the world. I call the last freezer case on the left the Vegetarian Closet of Mystery. It is a freezer packed full of some of meat substitutes the likes of which you probably have never seen. Many items in the VCM look like artist renderings of actual food. To add to the mysteriousness of the experience, nothing is priced, organized, or even labeled. So you must sift through the meatless wonders like you are at some rummage sale or flea market while you decide which one, if any, of these strange things you are going to take home and try. The best thing in the case is the Happy Ham, but they have vegetarian versions of everything from shrimp to steak. I encourage you to try something from The VCM. It is not always good, but it is always interesting...and 100% vegetarian.

1 comment:

Kat at Muddy's Bake Shop said...

wow... it's like double-dare for vegetarians. Physical challenge = rummaging through freezer without injury. If you choose wrongly, does green slime pour on your head from above? :)