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11. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting bwiiian

Quoting Yvekes

I saw them in Puerto Princessa and Bacolod.

Wow you have been to Bacolod!! I thought I was the only westerner to ever go there. I will be back there this time next week, I can't wait.

Bacolod Chicken barbeques are so delicious. I'm glad I am not home. Coz I will drink the cholesterol (oil) like its mushroom soup.

12. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

I am planning to travel in areas that have snow. But I don't want to eat meat yet. I don't really miss it. But in places like Mongolia, I just might grab a barbeque lamb or beef. Unless, they have cheap cheese and margarhetta pizza.

13. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Yvekes

Okay, you're from the Phillipines, the meat loving capital of the world. .

I just realized that. Every vegetable dish we have has meat. But even in China, vegatarians make people at the noodle shop laugh, well if you look lika a local. And I once thought vegatarianism is huge in China. Its not!

14. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

That's right, in every turo turo dish you'll find meat, even in a chop suey they put some slices of pork in...

Although on markets they sell tofu, but who will buy this, and I'm not even talking about eating.
We sometimes bought tofu on the markets and asked the restaurant owner to prepare a dish with this in it! This was never a problem!

15. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Cool Paul

if you've never had bison and you ever make it to north america you need to do yourself a favor. They are so tasty in fact that the europeans went crazy and killed millions upon millions until there were only like 50 left (not an exaggeration)...so they can be a little hard to find. but some places still have it on their menu.

so if you ever see bison (or buffalo, it's the same thing over here) on a menu, get it. it's a little sweeter than beef but with no fat and lots more protein. Plus overall I think buffalo are treated pretty well nowadays and it's healthy so it's definitely a reason to jump off the vegetarian wagon while you're over here.

If they are endangered species, I'll pass. But if not on the list, I'll put a break to my vegetarian policy, if I ever make it to North America.

Bison are no longer on the endangered species list as their numbers are in the 400,000 range. Most, if not all, of the bison meat sold in stores and restaurants comes from ranch-raised animals.

16. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting tway

I'm not sure what you mean by "culture vulture". That would mean, at least to me, that vegetarians prey on other cultures-

culture vulture, Uhm, it's a traveller that devours cultural experiences, which includes eating local cuisine. Vultures scavenge carcasses, while lions and other predators prey on other animals.-just my assumption.

I get "culture vulture", just not when referring to vegetarians, since they're not devouring everything.

17. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Yvekes

That's right, in every turo turo dish you'll find meat, even in a chop suey they put some slices of pork in...

Although on markets they sell tofu, but who will buy this, !

I abhor tofu all my life in the Philippines. I just learned ate this thing last Nov. But I can never eat Mapu tofu, the wet one.
Atleast, there are lots of vegetable dish with no meat. Yes, it is hell harder to be vegetarian in Manila, especially, if you go to TURO TURO, there is no such thing as a veggie dish. Well the ones with fish, have no meat.

Suddenly I miss home food. That is one reason I became vegetarian. I have to kill the craving for filipino food, like Lechon.

18. Posted by bertles86 (Inactive 108 posts) 7y

I think veggies are bananas, how could you live without a bacon sandwich!

19. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

Quoting bertles86

I think veggies are bananas, how could you live without a bacon sandwich!

bananas are fruits:p

20. Posted by tleb (Full Member 117 posts) 7y

Quoting Cool Paul

if you've never had bison and you ever make it to north america you need to do yourself a favor. They are so tasty in fact that the europeans went crazy and killed millions upon millions until there were only like 50 left (not an exaggeration)...so they can be a little hard to find. but some places still have it on their menu.

so if you ever see bison (or buffalo, it's the same thing over here) on a menu, get it. it's a little sweeter than beef but with no fat and lots more protein. Plus overall I think buffalo are treated pretty well nowadays and it's healthy so it's definitely a reason to jump off the vegetarian wagon while you're over here.

My ladys dad raises Bison and Elk. It's funny cause to her having chicken or beef was a treat. Whenever we go to visit, or they visit us we end with a freezer full of various cuts.

Bison is great. Plus "wild" meat types have way more stringent testing and butchering rules and enforcement, so it is safer. Not that that is something I worry about in Canada, wear I eat my steak a quick step past blue rare.

And it is not endangered. Though I am not sure it lives in the wild anywhere anymore.