Originally Posted by dontharmthatcow
here's a couple questions for everyone here
what did you eat most/enjoy eating before you were vegetarian?
anyone here who's been vegetarian all their life cause they were raised that way? i know of a few, and more than a dozen vegan kids i've read about, who never even had dairy.
i've only been vegetarian 14 month myself
and before, the things i ate most were sausage roll, i'd ask for one every day at school for a long time. pepperoni pizzas. also, normal chicken (not kfc, i liked the normal chicken better, i'd have with a sunday roast) also enjoyed ribs and turkey slices best.
I suppose what I enjoyed most was mashed potatoes. Seriously. And I can still eat them, so it's a win-win!
Although I don't think I've had them in nearly a year... I'm just too lazy to make them myself.
Otherwise, sometimes I wish I was a little thick-headed and had chosen to be pescatarian, as it would make life in Japan 1593837x easier. Eating out is fun!... In the I-tell-myself-it's-an-adventure-but-really-I-want-to-
Originally Posted by MrFalafel
I don't understand the eating out issues. I've been eating out several times a week as a vegan for many many years now and never have any problems.
Well, then you're quite lucky. There are so few vegetarians in Japan that after careful explanation they still don't understand the word... I spent 15 minutes in a ramen shop saying I just wanted the plain noodles, no fish dipping sauce, with the plain veggies on top, and some soy sauce. She was convinced, even after I explain why
about 4 times, that that was wrong, because NOBODY would eat ramen without fish sauce. And if I really didn't want fish sauce, why didn't I order the ramen soup, in fish broth, instead? It doesn't taste like fish sauce, so that'd be okay, right? Le sigh.
It was much easier when I visited California, though, I admit.