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I tried fake fish and cheese but I cannot stand it. It tastes horrible.
On the otherside I like fake meat very much, soya gyros, soya sausages, veggie salami.
I don't get it. Fake meat tastes so realistic, why not cheese and fish? Or did I just order the wrong one? Maybe someone has a good tip for me to try?
 

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I'm going to have to try Daiya. I just checked the website & Kroger carries it.

The veggie cheeses that I've tried have not been very... cheesy.
Hopefully Daiya will turn my pizza vegan.
Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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I'll second the Daiya recommendation, and I have a vegan fish recipe for faux fish cakes that's really good. It's sort of my own version, modified from Ingrid Newkirk's recipe in Making Kind Choices. I made fish tacos with it recently. Got amusing reactions from my parents when I announced that's what I was making for lunch.
I told them they would like them, and they did.


Sushi is also awesome if you're craving tastes from the sea.
 

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I disagree, fake fish is about the only fake-meat I think it a tiny bit realistic. Generally the more processed the original meat, in my oppinion, the better the fake version is. It's much easier to fake a sausage than a steak, because the texture is processed and it's usually flavoured too. The fake-fish I was talking about is fish fingers, not like, tuna steak haha.

I agree with the cheese though. I've never tried one remotely similar, except perhaps cream cheese, and even that had a funny after taste.

Icecream = very easy to fake. My favourite fake
 

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Fake food is just stupid.
lol...I actually get annoyed when I make something and my husband asks if it's "real"...I tell him, "Of course it's real, I don't eat fake food!"

I am intrigued by veg*n fish...haven't seen it anywhere in the stores around here. I'll have to add it to the list of things for my daughter to check out next time she goes to Whole Foods.
 

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We make these http://shmooedfood.blogspot.com/2006...sh-sticks.html and they taste *just* like school fish fingers. You know those orange-y ones served on a friday? They are really good. I make a tartar type sauce with greek style soy yogurt, squeeze of lemon juice and bit of dried dill. thse are also good cut into slabs (not sticks) and cooked and then put on sandwiches--it reminds me of filet o' fish that used to like as an omni.
 

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I am intrigued by veg*n fish...haven't seen it anywhere in the stores around here. I'll have to add it to the list of things for my daughter to check out next time she goes to Whole Foods.
I had some fake fish and shrimps that one time at the meet-up in Boston. (Do you remember?
) To me it was just too fish-y. So for fake meat and fish (fake "flesh") I prefer that they don't taste too much like the real thing. It's the same with milk, when I think about it. I'm fine with vegan cheeses tasting like animal milk cheeses though, but that's not a requirement for me to like them.
 

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Fake food is just stupid.
That's how I feel about most of the processed foods made with artificial colors and flavors. Blah!

I think that maybe the makers of imitation cheese just haven't tried hard enough or long enough to get it right. They have been putting more time and effort into fake meat products.
 

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Certain meats don't really have too much of a taste. I've always found it funny when people claim everything but fish "tastes like chicken", since it's mostly true. It's bland, and plants give it the flavour. If you watch cooking shows, a lot of time is spent talking about flavourings or the type of wood used if something is grilled - it's because of the blandness of the meat itself.

That mostly kills the entire "taste" debate right too. :O

Anyway, cheese and fish are more complex, so more work is needed to replicate it. I haven't eaten fake meat, so I wouldn't know the progress, but I've heard daiya cheese was pretty good for fake cheese. The consistency is harder to replicate than the actual taste, I think.
 

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If you're are looking for something that looks like fish/cheese and tastes just like fish/cheese - you'll have to eat fish/cheese. Theres no way out of it. I still very much miss meat and cheese but I need to realise that if I'm to succeed I need to let go of those needs for animal based products.

Its hard though - even 6 months on!
 
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