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Vegan Filipino: Not Pork Chops, Seitan Chops

Here’s a new guest post from my friend, Will Peji. I’m excited to try this out because this calls for simple ingredients – my kind of cooking! If you’re not sure how to make your own Seitan, you could also buy it at most major grocery stores.
Not Pork Chops, Seitan Chops

seitan chops ingredients

  • 10 flat homemade Seitan
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 tbsp. Paprika powder
  • ¼ cup Vegetable oil

seitan chops

  1. Pre heat frying pan add ¼ cup oil
  2. Dip Seitan in paprika; coat both sides, then dip it in whole wheat flour then place it in the frying pan, set heat to low, slow fry Seitan for about 10mins or until the flour turns brown then flipped the seitan.
  3. Once both sides are fried place the fried Seitan in a strainer or paper towel.
  4. Serve with rice and veggies, and banana ketchup.

Thanks Will for pitching in this yummy, easy recipe!

Will Peji aka “The Vegan Pinoy”

veganpinoy“I’ve been vegan for more than 2 yrs. I’m a Marathon runner who ran the New York City Marathon last November under 5hrs.  Born in Manila, raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, I am now living in South Jersey, a block away from the Shore. I’ve been veganizing all Filipino dish I know but never write the recipe. I guess I will now to share.”

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Veg (Pinoy) From Around the World: Will Peji –New Jersey

 

Will Peji aka @VeganPinoy

“I’ve been vegan for more than 2 yrs. I’m a Marathon runner who ran the New York City Marathon last November under 5hrs.  Born in Manila, raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, I am now living in South Jersey, a block away from the Shore. I’ve been veganizing all Filipino dish I know but never write the recipe. I guess I will now to share.”

“The latest vegan dish I made was Adobong Seitan. I cooked Cavite style minus the meat. Which uses pineapple juice and chunks. I used braggs amino for the soy sauce , laurel leaves/bay , brown sugar and sea salt and pepper.”

“I’m looking forward to sharing more Vegan recipes”

“Mabuhay Gulay!”

 

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Seitan: The other Vegan Meat

It has a funny name, or should I say, a scary one. Seitan, pronounced Say-tahn, is a kind of wheat gluten. I heard the real spelling was also Satan but I guess people changed it overtime for what may be obvious reasons.

Seitan does have a quirky name and vegans like to poke fun at it all the time. At vegan festivals and fairs, you wouldn’t miss at least one vendor selling a sticker, t-shirt, magnet, or pin that says “Praise Seitan”, “Seitan Rules”, etc.

In a way, the slogans ring true. We vegans do love our Seitan because it brings a different kind of texture that soy doesn’t deliver sometimes. For example, when I went to Seattle for my birthday last year, my friend treated me out at a trendy vegan restaurant called Plum Bistro. And much to my surprise, I spotted steak on their menu. I was skeptical but thought, “hey why not?”. And after a wonderful meal for a vegan birthday girl, I considered their Seitan Steak one of the best vegan dish I have ever had-and I’ve eaten TONS of scrumptious vegan food in my more than three years of the lifestyle!

The steak was juicy, tender, fatty and flavorful. The chef might have squeezed a little bit of lemon in the sauce because I tasted some acidity that perfectly complimented the savory salty of the dish.

But to clarify, it didn’t taste like a T-Bone cow steak; I didn’t think it was trying to. The Seitan Steak was king in its own right. Plus, it was cruelty-free, so yes, I shall praise Seitan indeed! :P The dish was unforgettable I had to order it again when I came back to Seattle this year. The photo below was taken from my second visit.

Cruelty Free, Healthy, and Delicious: Seitan Steak!

Most people I know would dismiss vegan food as only tofu and plants. Hopefully, they’ll soon realize that there are so much more to it. Aside from tofu, our meat substitutes vastly include mushrooms, tempeh, yams, and of course, seitan.

 

Where to eat Vegan: Seattle

These are purely photos from my Seattle (vegan food) trip.

Seitan Steak at Plum Bistro

Mac and Yease at Plum Bistro

Raw Lasagna at Plum Bistro

Dessert (I forgot the name but it was truly divine) at Plum Bistro

Falafel Sandwich at Cherry St. Cafe

By Pike Place

Jambalaya by Pike Place

Mango Cheesecake at Teapot Vegetarian House

Bar food at Highline

Vegan Calamari..YUM!!!!!