7 Sep

london 6.42pm 17C sunny friday 2018

there has been quite alot of reviews of places that serve vegetarian food in london. one place is even bringing out a vege burger that bleeds… using beetroot i think. it mustbe just a publicity gimmick, because even with meat burgers, you dont get blood leaking out. that would be really dangerous. only with steak can u do it so rare that it bleeds and can be safe to eat.

minced beef should never (?) be eaten raw. (once i ordered a  medium rare burger, which was a mistake on my part and a mistake on the waiter, it should never be an option. fortunately i did not suffer any ill effects that time but i must not do it again.  medium i think would be the limit of rawness for burger. some might say even that is not safe.  any other meat, should never be eaten  raw nevermind that bleeding is apparent.

added 9.9.18 sunday. i  just remembered, there is steak tartare. that is raw minced beef. now tell me how do they make it safe to eat? so maybe that is the same method they use when they make those beef burgers that u can cook leaving it raw on the inside.

there are plenty of other veggie places  do just veggie fare without trying to mimic meat. some vegetarians dont believe that it should be dressed up to mimic meat like this or look like meat.; or even that the veg should have the texture or taste of meat… as usual u will have different views about that amongst vegetarians. the fact that there are so many variants suggest that it is a choice.

and i suppose if london wants to be a world class city, it has to offer such choices to its customers and inhabitants.

i wonder are there any restaurants that makes and sells a stir fry dish of veg with meat as a meal in itself. (hang on, i think wong kei does it. haven’t been to wong kei for ages, but i think they would do u a dish like that if u ask).

like this

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this picture is blur, but i have eaten that dish now so cannot take another pic.

this is a dish i cooked for my dinner. it is stir fried savoylettuce and green beans with strips of beef,cooked fresh and poured  on warmed up fried rice with cougettes and chicken pieces  left over from yesterday. 

today i read in the papers that some researcher has said those probiotic yoghurts with its live bacteria dont really do any good. the general idea is that u take these live bacteria and they colonise your gut, but it seems the gut in healthy people allready have its mix of bacteria, which then prevent the probiotic bacteria from colonising the gut. and in fact they found out after a course of antibiotics which destroys your ordinary gut bacteria, eating probiotics may replace it with probiotic bacteria, and prevent your ordinary gut bacteria from reestablishing itself. and it seems the probiotic bacteria are not all that great for the gut. so i guess if u eat yogurt , just eat it because u like the taste of it. reading it all, i just wonder where the other bacteria comes from. they must have been ingested at one point, but how is that possible, if we are supposed to eat well cooked food and all that. all the germs would be killed so where did we get all those gut bacteria that grows in normal healthy people’s gut? from our cutlery? and anything else we put in our mouths?

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