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So is this considered vegan and is there somthing like imitation shrimp or<br><br><br><br>
fish<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> ?
 

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The only imitiation crab meat I know about is stuff like krab meat, which is just fish that's been processed, shaped, and colored to resemble crab. But there may be other kinds, I'm not sure.
 

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I thought imitation crab was just another fish, maybe called surimi??, colored and artifically flavored to look and taste like crab???
 

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Imitation crab meat is made of fish. It's not made of crab meat, which is why it is called "imitation." You can get vegetarian imitations of sea life.
 

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I have looked everywhere for vegetarian imitation stuff but can't find it. Do you guys know where I can find it? And what does it taste like?
 

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<a href="http://www.vegecyber.com/cgi-bin/vege_item.cgi?&type=Frozen" target="_blank">VegeCyber.com</a> has a bunch of imitation seafood. Some of them aren't vegan, though (milk products). The ingredients are listed on each product, in case you'd like to see 'em. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I've tasted either the crab balls or the shrimp balls... I don't remember. They were spherical. They tasted pretty good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> Someone brought them to a vegan potluck and said they were from VegeCyber.
 

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<a href="http://vegecyber.com/cgi-bin/vege_item.cgi?detail=10406" target="_blank">This</a> looked like a product you might be interested in!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>animallover7249</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://vegecyber.com/cgi-bin/vege_item.cgi?detail=10406" target="_blank">This</a> looked like a product you might be interested in!</div>
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Holy Crap! 1360mg of sodium per serving?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> And it doesn't seem to list salt as an ingredient. But I'm not sure I truly understand the ingredients!
 

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Thanks I will give it a try. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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I have seen vegetarian mock fish, shrimp and crab at Asian stores. I didn't try them because I don't have a craving for fish. I think they were vegan but not completely sure. Mostly soy and tofu in them. I remember doing a double take because they looked very 'fishy' in the package! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Try going to your local Asian store.<br><br><br><br>
ps. they were similar to the stuff that KC-VeganVixen posted in VegeCyber website.
 

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So is this considered vegan and is there somthing like imitation shrimp or<br><br><br><br>
fish<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> ?</div>
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Imitation crab is usually fish. It's imitation because it's cheaper to use fish, not because it's vegetarian.
 

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I have looked everywhere for vegetarian imitation stuff but can't find it. Do you guys know where I can find it? And what does it taste like?</div>
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Look in oriental markets. The Chinese have been making mock meats for hundreds of years and have it down to an art.
 

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Holy Crap! 1360mg of sodium per serving?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> And it doesn't seem to list salt as an ingredient. But I'm not sure I truly understand the ingredients!</div>
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Ah, labels on imported food. A science unto itself.<br><br><br><br>
Unfortunately, labels aren't always translated by people with math skills or understanding of how serving sizes work or our USDA labeling practices; Usually it's simply by some little guy (or a computer) in the company who only knows how to translate actual words, and very literally at that.<br><br>
Sometimes in the process, the nutrient labels get very skewed in the translating of grams, ounces, servings amounts, metric vs. non-metric, etc... and usually (as you can see) the numbers are way, way off.<br><br><br><br>
Ironically, by law they have to list the <i>ingredients</i>, and list them correctly, for items to be imported into the US, (so chances are VERY high that animal ingredients <i>will</i> be listed - Asian countries especially are extremely contientious about this because of their respect for religious requirements) but if the serving size or amount of calories are some unbelieveable and random amount, evidently it really doesn't matter to the USDA. Gotta love the government.<br><br><br><br>
So, yeah, you take your chances with some processed foods from other countries as far as the amount of fat, sodium, etc. But chances are, you aren't eating this item every meal, every day, so it won't be a problem.<br><br><br><br>
I have a bottle of plain water with <i>"Serving size: .01 ounce, Calorie: 7502, 50 mg. cholesterol"</i> from an Korean grocer in town. Cracks me up every time I read it.
 

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<a href="http://vegecyber.com/cgi-bin/vege_item.cgi?detail=10264" target="_blank">http://vegecyber.com/cgi-bin/vege_item.cgi?detail=10264</a><br><br><br><br>
I think that is my favorite. Is it veggies? is it fish? is it ham?
 

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Wow I feel really stupid. I always though Imitation Crab was completely fake. I've been eating California rolls this whole time!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I guess it's my own fault for not looking into it until now....it's depressing that I've been eating fish though...
 

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It seems like a common misunderstanding. Forgive yourself and discover avocado and cucumber rolls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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It seems like a common misunderstanding. Forgive yourself and discover avocado and cucumber rolls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Lol... yes learn, forgive, and move on <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Avacado cucumer rolls are dreamy and a few days ago I had sweet potato tempura rolls. Panko fried sweet potato in a roll... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> There's lots to choose from!
 

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Thanks guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> At least I won't continue making the same mistake. Those rolls all sound delicious too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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