We all agree that a plant based diet is not just good for you, but good for the planet as well. If that’s not a compelling enough reason for you to eliminate meat completely, there are alternatives. The Vegetarian Kitchen is one of them.
It’s not easy to give up the food we grew up with. If you’re like me, Pinoy staples like pork barbecue, embotido, and fried chicken are comfort food I turn to whenever I’m having a bad day or feel homesick. Some of us just can’t eliminate them from our diet because they taste really good! This is one aspect Vegetarian Kitchen excels in: serving transition vegetarian food that can you can pass off as the real thing. Some of their customers even claim that it tastes better than the meat-based version.
Take this Vegan Pinoy Barbecue, for instance. It looks and tastes just like your corner sweet corner barbecue that we love soaking in spicy vinegar. The ultimate taste test was for the kids – will they be able to tell the difference? I’m happy to report that no, my six year old didn’t, and actually liked it!
Here are the other items we tried on the menu, all just as good as the “real” thing.
Soy “coffee”: tasted just like hot chocolate. It doesn’t have caffeine.
Whether you’re a staunch meat eater, a vegan, vegetarian, or somewhere in between, there’s bound to be something here for you. Bring the whole family, it’s a child friendly place. We can definitely attest to that – we brought our little ones during this visit, and they were welcomed despite their usual kid behaviour (as can be expected with four kids under the age of 7!).
The Vegetarian Kitchen is located at
62B Mother Ignacia Ave., Brgy. Paligsahan
Quezon City, Philippines
(02) 819 9438/ 0095 450 7240/ 0915 643 4348