Vegetarian Meat Substitutes

Part of being vegetarian is cooking. And of course you would not be including your pork and chicken anymore to your special recipe. You will now use Vegetarian Meat Substitutes.

Vegetarian Meat are mock meat that we substitute when we cook our special vegetarian recipe. It is used as replacement for Beef, Pork and Chicken. It is manufactured in a way to get the texture and taste of meat.

For vegetarian beginners mock meat is a must, because the hardest part of giving up meat is conditioning your tongue to a pure plant based diet, and that becomes your daily habit until you reach the point of really giving up meat.

So here are top Vegetarian Meat Substitutes that I recommended for vegetarian starters:

  • Tofu - you can use tofu as replacement for chicken. By just deep frying it the way you do to chickens you can achieve a tofu that tastes almost like chicken.

Tip *Put your tofu in the freezer before frying. It makes your tofu becomes textured like chicken.

You can also use mash tofu, it can replace giniling or eggs once mashed. Tofu soaks up flavors and is best when marinated for at least 30 minutes or served with a flavorful sauce.

  • TVP - Texturized Vegetarian Protein. It is used as replacement for minced or diced meat. So instead of using minced or diced chicken or pork you will now use TVP as substitute for your meat.

Tip *Soak TVP with boiled water. It makes the TVP soft and crispy. Once you taste it you will not notice that it's fake meat. You can use TVP for cooking menudo or ginisa recipes.
*You can buy TVP at Varona or Manila Sanitarium

  • Meat Magic - It has the same concept with TVP. You buy it dried and per kilo. It is used as replacement for beef and pork. Since it is much bigger than TVP you need to soak it longer.

Tip *Soak Meat Magic with boiled water. It removes the after taste of it, because most vegetarian starters would say that it taste like a paper or box.

*Use Meat Magic for cooking Barbeque.

*You can buy TVP at Varona or Manila Sanitarium

  • Gluten - It is made of Soy Wheat and Flour. It is usually a substitute for Pork and Beef. And you cay buy this at Varona's and Country Veggie Foods.

These are some of the Vegetarian Meat Substitutes that I recommend and I will update this soon.
Watch out for the list of places where you can buy Vegetarian Meat Substitutes soon!


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Brian said...

How much is one kilo of TVP? My mom said I can buy it in Sanitarium but don't have time to drop by.

carlo said...

50 pesos. You can order here

cris said...

pano po ang pagorder?and pagbbyad?pwede po ba ipaship sa bahay?

carlo said...

yes, minimum of 5,000

Noel said...

Hi! Where can I buy gluten? Is it available in groceries and supermarkets?

carlo said...

Hi Noel,

You can buy Gluten sa Varona, it is along LRT Beundia Gil Puyat Station. Near the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Not in Groceries and Supermarket

Noel said...

Thanks. I'll check it out.

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