boxcutter (_box_cutter_) wrote in vegancooking,

fake meat

Hi, I couldn't find an answer to my question in the FAQs/memories, so I apologize in advance if I'm asking something that's already been discussed to death; I only just joined.

Latley I've done a lot of traveling through California, and have been to quite a few Asian vegetarian/vegan restaurants that offered some of the most incredible fake meat I've ever had. Orange chicken, lemon chicken, various beef dishes, even shrimp and salmon. I was never a big meat-lover, but it seems sort of taboo in vegan circles to discuss realistic fake meats. There seems to be this prevailing idea that the existence of realistic fake meat proves the stereotype that all vegans really miss eating meat, and envy those who can eat it guiltlessly. I disagree with that idea, but that's not the point.

The point is, where can I find recipes for these types of fake meat? (Especially orange chicken. I can't stop thinking about its crispy texture and the orange sauce.) I am really sick of cooking the same types of things over and over again, and would love to introduce new textures and styles into my cooking.
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