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vegan burgers and vegan icecream doughnut

22 Jan

london 6pm 8C wednesday 2020

earlier i went to shoreditch for the free halo vegan burger. quite a queue even when i arrived at about half hour before it opened. i had eaten a halo burger before, when they first opened their first branch in brixton. then it was very nice, because they had time to cook it properly , there being not many in the queue. it was their first branch opening. and it had that nice singed appearance. this time, the queue was so long, that they did not have the time to cook it to that state. so it was not so nice as before. i did not take any pictures of it. and i noticed it was very salty. it came with fresh tomato and onions and gherkin, and i have to say i much enjoyed the fresh veg in it rather than the actual mashed up vegan burger. 

then because it was nearby i went to the ben and jerry icecream offer of a vegan doughnut topped with an icecream. no queue there. there were mostly women sitting inside eating their freebie, only one man there and he had finished and just fiddling with his laptop. i could not finish the doughnut, it was very substantial. they had 3 other branches doing the same thing, giving out these free doughnuts, but i was too full to go to them to get another one. the icecream was vegan too, cant say i notice any thing different about it, it was not so creamy as a ordinary icecream. 

KODAK Digital Still Camera

i did remember to get a pic of it.

i was so full after the doughnut, i just did not feel like eating anything, even after our circuit training and my friend treated me to a drink at simit sarayi. i decided to have tea , instead of american coffee, i thought it might be a lighter drink. and refused him his offer of a cake. i was just too full. well, now i got the chance to compare a vegan burger with a chicken burger, i can say i like the chicken much better. no contest really. 

added. 7.44pm 8C. home

i was thinking of that long queue to get the vegan burger, and it was snaking across a shop selling indian vege dishes like byriani, and dhal with rice, and rice dishes with two curries, etc, and i was thinking when i was looking at the menu that those dishes are really very nice vegan dishes, and yet no one was queueing to buy them. they cost only £4. unlike these burgers costing £9.5

0.what is going on really. indian curries like these are vegetarian long before the veggie craze started and yet they dont get much publicity nor attention. instead we get these burgers with processed paste made from vegetables, or soya or gluten and people go crazy over them… whilst indian veggie dishes are delicious because they got spices and herbs in them, which lifts the taste up from what is basically a very tasteless vegetarian bases. it is a fact that vegetables just do not have any tastes, esp so once you cooked them. eaten raw they might have a very subtle taste but definitely that disappears when u cook them. they pick up whatever tastes they have from the herbs and additions that u put in with them. 

 

jackfruit used to make vegan burger

29 Oct

london 11.49am 8C sunny monday 2018

i woke at about 10am today. but i went to sleep last night at 10pm then woke up at about 2am, and got online till about 4am. then went back to sleep again. and now it is too late to go to the free vegan burger they are giving out in shoreditch. this business is giving out 20 free vegan burgers every day this week. but 20 is a small number, and not worth going unless you go early to queue up. i have not tasted a vegan burger before, so maybe they taste great, but until i do taste one, i am thinking it cannot be as nice as a beef burger, so that it will take a lot to make me go and queue up for it. i think subconsciously i am not too bothered to go…

this company is using jackfruit to mimic a beef patty. those of us who have eaten jackfruit, (and i like it a lot.  we have a jack fruit tree in our garden in the family home in petaling jaya, malaysia ) may recall its flesh is very firm, and can have the texture of meat i suppose. but i think it is best eaten fresh and uncooked. but i wonder if cooking it might make it soft and lose its texture. i have seen jackfruit being sold in chinatown. it is still in the fruit, which they cut open to let u see inside. but from what i see, it is unripe and not as fleshy and colourful as the fresh fruits we get in our garden. so i am thinking maybe they will need to be cooked to make them edible. it must be difficult to transport the fruit to uk and artificially ripen it.