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Vegan burgers at About Animals in Taipei

This great burger shop is located close to the Wanlong MRT station in the Wenshan district of Taipei. About half a dozen asian-fusion burgers are served in healthy whole wheat buns with fries and additional sides. We tried the onion and mushroom burger as well as the fried wasabi burger, here they are. Both burgers were served with fresh tomatoes and lemon slices. They were super yummy, as well as the extra kimchi. The place is very laid-back with just about a handful of tables and a very relaxed cat chills on the gate. The only caveat is that About Animals

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Lins Stinky Tofu in Taitung

Coming back to Taitung from Green Island, we had just enough time to stop at Lin’s Smelly Tofu eatery. The tofu comes on either small or large plates (50 or 100 TWD) and we started with sharing a small one. The tofu was delicious, very soft in texture and the fresh basil and garlic sauce rounded up the taste perfectly. So in no time, we ordered more and more until we were full and happy and ready to go back to the train station to go back to Hualien. These were the leftovers: Picture gallery

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Easy House Vegetarian Cuisine in Taipei

On our first evening in Taipei, we went to the Easy House Vegetarian Cuisine, a popular small chain of vegetarian restaurants around Taiwan. The interior has several Zen elements with lots of wood, flowing water over a black marble wall, and a little stone garden. The menu is quite big and most prominently are many diverse vegetable stews and soups. In October, there were also many specials with pumpkins and different kinds of mushrooms. We went for the option of a set meal with salad, soup, a main course (mostly stews), and dessert. Here is the salad that came out first: Shortly

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One night in Los Angeles

Between our meetings Lake Forest and the anticipated road trip to the desert, we had a single night planned to go into the city. Luckily friends were in town and we arranged to have dinner and some beers that night. We figured that traffic would not be that bad going into LA in the afternoon, expecting most traffic being outbound. But we were wrong. The extra hour planned in for taking pictures of the skyline in the sun set was reduced to less than 10 minutes. But we found a nice spot and were able to see the sun go

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Devonshire Tea: Making apricot jam and fresh scones

On our road trip on the Hinterland Drive in Gippsland, we met David, who runs the Fernholme campsite with a small cafe that offers his multiple-awards winning scones. The scones were indeed lovely, they were much lighter than the usual ones and almost melted on your tongue. We liked them so much, that we eventually researched the secret of such light scones. We found an interesting recipe, that lacked any butter or oil. I am unable to find it again on the Internet, but here are the ingredients 100g self-raising flour 25g caster sugar 150ml thickened cream a bit of

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A wonderful dinner at Attica

So we finally decided to try out the delicious food at Attica in Melbourne. They serve an 8-course vegetarian menu that sounded really, really great and so it was! It was almost our last week in Melbourne, and we felt like a treat after a week of overnight hiking and car camping. We were lucky to get a table since we just called two days ahead and they were able to confirm a space for us a day later. Bettina already wrote a great review of the food, thus I will spare my energy but link to her post instead

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A day in Samarinda

Between Kutai NP and Derawan island, we made a one day stop in Samarinda, the capital of East Kalimantan. We got the exit seats on the 5h bus ride from Sangatta, so we arrived quite exhausted and treated us a nicer hotel right in the city center. Samarinda has about 750,000 inhabitants. Thus, there is an abundance of street food carts, selling all sorts of Tofu, Tempeh and fried Bananas. And after 3 nights in Kutai with our sad ramen noddle dinners, we were more than ready to enjoy them as much as we could. We spent most of the

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The first watermelon!

Coming back to the garden after two weeks of vacation, it was great to see all the changes. Most plants did really well, thanks to our lovely neighbors who gave them a good water every couple of days. Especially the watermelon has been working hard – it developed the first tiny fruit, just as big as a marble. And the eggplant developed its first flower as well, hopefully the fruit will grow a bit faster than that! Still, so many different vegetables were ready to harvest, among them tomatoes, broccoli, jumbo zucchinis, corn, rocket, strawberries, and green beans. Additionally, the neighbors helped out

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Melitzanes Tiganites – Fried eggplants

For a late Sunday breakfast, it was the perfect time to make the Greek fried eggplants. All that’s needed for this simple recipe is an eggplant and some dough (water, flour, egg). There are several varieties, sometimes it’s made just with a thin flour coating or without any dough. First thing is to slice the eggplant, sprinkle the slides with a little salt and give it time, so some of the water comes out. In the meantime, I prepared the tzatziki with a grated cucumber, garlic, and yogurt – here it is. After a couple of minutes, I dried the

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Spicy Soy Chorizo Burgers!

Being a big fan of vegetarian protein sources and meat substitutes, the decision to bring home a Soy Chorizo from Trader Joes was quickly made. Especially, since there is nothing similar available in Berlin. And hell yeah, it was worth it! With some left-over quinoa, beans, onions, and half a habanero of last year’s balcony harvest, a spicy burger mix with the rather soft Chorizo was quickly assembled. The Chorizo is indeed quite spicy and the texture is more close to a paste than to a sausage. Its taste is very meaty, a little bit like a very thick bolognese

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San Francisco Food Adventures

Traveling with my partner is always big fun, especially on the food side of life. Since we are both vegetarian, we look around for great places in advance, but she is doing definitely more and better research which usually reveals some great places i would have missed otherwise. Finding awesome vegetarian food in the Bay Area and especially San Francisco is not very hard, and i remembered several places from my last trip 2 years ago. For the first stop, we did not hesitate to decide on La Palma Mexicatessen, a huge place with a small shop in the front

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