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Old 03-20-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Hell
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Default Vegan Ham????

So, with Easter coming I am looking for an alternative to the Easter ham.
Last year I did a type of nutloaf which was good but I'm sick of it. I had it Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.!
I read about Vegan Ham being available online at the cosmo vegan shoppe. People seem to like it...

Has anyone HERE tried it? If so, what's your opinion?
I'm not a big fake meat eater but I'd be willing to try it if it came recommended. LOL.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I've used vegetarian "ham" in things like sandwiches before. It's best when it's in thinner slices as opposed to big pieces. A local Vietnamese restaurant makes a vegetarian banh mi (Vietsandwich) with fried tofu and sliced vegan ham that's amazing.

If there's a Chinese or Vietnamese grocer around you, they will probably have some good veggie ham. There's one company called Homey (I know... hilarious ) that makes a pretty good frozen one.

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Old 03-20-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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There's a place in NYC called May Wah that carries a bunch of faux meats. Did you ever hear of/try that one?
I'll google "Homey". lol. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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There's a place in NYC called May Wah that carries a bunch of faux meats. Did you ever hear of/try that one?
I'll google "Homey". lol. Thanks.
Nah, unfortunately, I didn't get there during my time in NYC...

In Oakland's Chinatown, there's a place called Layona Health Food Market that is a little Chinese-owned shop... it's nothing but meat substitutes, and it all costs about half what you'd pay for something at a major store. I'm sure there's probably a place like that in NYC, somewhere.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:45 AM
 
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There's a product called Vegieone "mock pork". I haven't tried it, and I don't know how readily available it is, but if you can find it -- it might be worth a try.

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Old 03-20-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Thanks! That looks pretty realistic...scary but good...lol.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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There's a product called Vegieone "mock pork". I haven't tried it, and I don't know how readily available it is, but if you can find it -- it might be worth a try.
You can get that stuff at any Vietnamese grocer. Costs $1.29-1.99/can. They actually have a ton of canned mock meat... seriously: pork, chicken, duck, fish, abalone, beef, lamb, beef tendon, etc.

Most of it tastes okay as long as it is marinaded in a sauce for at least a couple hours. The stuff was canned in Vietnam and has been sitting in the goopy syrup it swims in for months or years, and has a very fibrous flavor to it. I, personally, find the flavor on its own to be unappetizing; not disgusting, but not anything I'd go out of my way to eat.

That company has some fried gluten which I use in stir fries frequently.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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Hmmm I never even saw a Vietnamese grocer around here. But that's good to know. I go into Philly once in awhile and I'm going to NYC in 2 weeks so I can look around there.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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A vegetarian restaurant called Loving Hut (its a chain maybe its in your area) sells huge logs of veggie ham, they have a small refrigerated grocer section. It was vietnamese I think as well but I threw away the label lol. Its not canned either, which I prefer. But probably any asian grocer might have alternatives as well.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:31 PM
 
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No Loving Huts very close but could be worth a road trip.
I just googled it and there is one in Philly! The menu looks awesome. Thank you!!!!
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