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Beyond Meat - vegetarian food finally goes mainstream?

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If you like sauerkraut, you might like kimchi. It has a bit of heat from chili flakes, but what I had was quite mild. It isn't as "pickled" as sauerkraut. Try it!
Here's the great irony: I ADORE kimchi. It's usually too hot for Mrs. M so we don't keep it in the house but I eat it whenever possible. Unfortunately, not many places around here have it. And one of our Korean restaurants is calling it a day, so there's one less.
 

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Went to Quesada (Tex-Mex done in the style of Subway) and they now offer Beyond Meat. As with other offerings, you can choose burrito, tacos, or quesadilla. Did not partake this time. Was craving ancho pork.
 
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I think it’s more than a passing trend. There are always going to be vegetarians who appreciate the options...and maybe more of them in the near future. They are responding to the demand, not putting out something new. I think Yves had restaurants for a short time but they were ahead of their time.



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This restaurant, called The Naam, in Vancouver, is awesome! It’s been there since 1968, and is open 24/7! (And as I recall, it was busy 24/7 - or it wouldn’t have been worth their while to stay open around the clock. I miss Vancouver so much! It wasn’t weird to go to the Naam after midnight. I don’t even think a 24 hour restaurant exists here, except one Denny’s. There are several 24 hr. places in Van, but that’s off topic.)

Their miso gravy is the best, and they have more menu items since I was last there. I see they now have a veggie meat option called Seven-Star.



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If you like sauerkraut, you might like kimchi. It has a bit of heat from chili flakes, but what I had was quite mild. It isn't as "pickled" as sauerkraut. Try it!
A bit of heat? :LOL: It’s five alarm hot, usually...so not really like sauerkraut. I think it’s saltier, too. It’s great if you have a cold, for clearing the sinuses.
 
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For heat level...traditional Kimchi tastes as spicey as hot horse radish (if it were chunkier) but is more savoury wth salt and garlic, not as sweet.
 

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For heat level...traditional Kimchi tastes as spicey as hot horse radish (if it were chunkier) but is more savoury wth salt and garlic, not as sweet.
Sounds about right. The spicier ones are a real barn burner. The only things I have had that beat them are some Indian dishes and the authentic Szechuan I had when we visited that province in 2010.
 
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Sounds about right. The spicier ones are a real barn burner. The only things I have had that beat them are some Indian dishes and the authentic Szechuan I had when we visited that province in 2010.
It’s the hottest thing I’ve had and I like hot food...and I would say it’s something I couldn’t handle too much of, even though I like it.. The flavour is something like Sriracha (garlicky red pepper sauce) mixed with wasabi (which is Japanese horseradish), if you were to eat that by the spoonful. Which I have not attempted to do.



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Does it depend who makes it? I had "white kimchi" which wasn't that fiery.
I’d never heard of mild kimchi before you said something. It’s always been hot and I’ve only ever had it at Korean restaurants ... I’ve bought Kimchi flavoured instant noodles a few times, and that’s pretty hot - perhaps 3 alarm not 5 (or 7), but not mildly spicey.


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It’s the hottest thing I’ve had and I like hot food...and I would say it’s something I couldn’t handle too much of, even though I like it.
Let's just say the yak I had in Szechuan (yes, yak) was barely edible. It was just that hot. Good once you got it to stay in your mouth, but wow.

Footnote: The part of Szechuan we were in is home to a population of ethnic Tibetans who migrated down from the Tibetan Plateau centuries ago. Hence the yaks.
 
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