Nowadays, plant-based meats, mock meats and vegan food substitutes are quickly gaining popularity in some circles. People are innovating with flavours, textures and ingredients to come up with vegetarian foods that closely resemble chicken, fish, mutton, etc. While their ingenuity may be commendable, these foods don't seem to be to everyone's taste. There are many debates about whether such alternatives can ever truly replace the original. One of the most recent viral videos related to this topic concerns a restaurant in Faridabad. Food vlogger Gaurav Wasan recently visited the place and posted about the unique items available there.
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In a reel on his Instagram page (@youtubeswadofficial), the vlogger introduces some of the dishes to the viewers. These include "100% veg pomfret fish," "veg chicken tangdi," "veg mutton korma," "veg tandoori chicken," "veg butter chicken", and more. The chefs explain that plant-based meat is used to make these delicacies, and they are meant to taste like the original. According to the caption, one can find these mock meat dishes at Tandoori Hut, NIT, Faridabad. Watch the full video below:
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The reel has garnered more than 660K views so far. While a few Instagram users were curious to try such food items, a large majority were not impressed. Many were left unconvinced of the need for and/ or taste of the dishes. Read some of the reactions below:
"Chalo bhai dharti chodne ka samay aagaya." ("The time has come to leave the Earth.")
"Lol..nothing can beat the original chicken."
"Veg fish kuch nahi hota." ("There's no such thing as veg fish.")
"Is it all made of soy?"
"Jab veg khana hai to veg khao na phir nonveg hi jaisa taste kyun chahiye." ("When one wants to eat veg food then one can have that. So why would one want food that tastes like non-veg?")
"This can be a veg substitute for non-vegetarians. No vegetarian would go for any of these."
"Nope, I would rather eat real veggies at home or real chicken."
Would you like to try such foods? Let us know in the comments below.
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