As some of you might know I am an enthusiastic vegan / vegetarian chef. I recently discovered some weird frozen fake meat and fake fish products I have to tell you about. I will report my experience with theses products. Hopefully I will spark interest in theses cool alternatives. Some are vegetarian and some are even vegan! Check the internet to get theses products. Vegefarm.de is offering some of these and your local Asian supermarket might sell some.
Let´s start with some vegan chicken pieces. 300 grams(about lbs 0.66) cost about 4 euro. That quite expensive but it´s worth every cent! My first impression as I opend the bag was: Holy shit! This smells exactly like chicken. The smell you recognized when you walk by a chicken diner!! This is weird! I didn´t know whether I hate or love this fact! This smell became even more intensive as I joint the pieces. I was told that theses chicken pieces don´t have to be seasoned, or just slightly if you like it spicy. I just added some chicken condiment and some curry for it goes perfectly with chicken.
When I tasted the first piece I couldn´t believe it!! When I do remember it correctly, this is how real chicken tastes for sure!!! I never tasted anything vegan before that comes so closely to the taste of chicken!! I totally felt in love with the taste. Even the texture reminded me of real chicken meat! Okay the last time I eat real meat is almost 18 years ago but nevertheless I assure you that is this taste is so close to real chicken that you´ll love this cruelty free alternative to a dead animal!
You can get some cool recipes containing this chicken pieces here (German language).
If you are from Germany and you have problems to get those fake meat / fish products get in touch with me. I can provide you an email address where you can get it.