Narrow escape from scurvy

Today is Liberation from Visiting Vegetarian Relatives Day. We remember the suffering of those who sat patiently while the invading hordes fussed over and rejected endless menu options and plates of fresh, nutritious and tasty food. We honour those who gallantly held their tongues while the occupying forces whined about ‘dead animals’ and expected a city of 7 million gourmands to cater to their perverse, irrational, self-imposed and extensive dietary restrictions. And we recall the sacrifice made by the brightly coloured, excitingly textured and dazzlingly flavoured (plant-based) ingredients that were left abandoned as the occupiers stuck rigidly to the same drab, starchy, processed stodge, meal after meal, occasionally adding variety only with such delights as marshmallows for lunch.


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13 Responses to Narrow escape from scurvy

  1. HK1980 says:

    I assume we are being baited into pointing out that Marshmallows are not vegetarian?

    Gelatin extracted from boiled big skin is pretty deep into meat eater land.

  2. Chinese Netizen says:

    “Eating meat is an instinct, not eating meat is a decision.” ~Denis Leary
    Anyone going to Hong Kong and forcing themself to bypass the amazing culinary options here, in favor of bland nothingness, is exactly the type of creature that gives “human” a bad name.

  3. WTF says:

    Good riddance to the Lotus Baked Beans eaters.

    (ladadidadida, and let’s see if this is long enough to defeat Skynet’s spawn filters)

  4. RSG says:

    There are great vegetarian options in Hong Kong IF you eat a) Indian food and b) Buddhist food. But “Western” food without meat, especially as “Western” food is often presented in East Asia, leaves pretty limited options.

  5. hobo says:

    i feel this pain

  6. WTF says:

    HK1980, “Gelatin extracted from boiled big skin is pretty deep into meat eater land.”

    Nah, it’s only skin deep.

    More ladida for the Skynet filter.

  7. They also try to make their dogs vegetarian. Fortunately, dogs have no qualms about eating their dead owners and don’t demand broccoli on the side.

    At last you can have a good honest to God dog steak in peace. Hurrah.

  8. Cassowary says:

    I once met an American who had lived here for 30 years and hated rice. I could not imagine what would possess anyone to do that to himself.

    Then there are those who swear up and down that MSG makes them ill despite the fact that it is a naturally occurring substance in tomatoes, cheese, and mushrooms, not to mention artificially sprinkled all over the Sour Cream and Onion Pringles that they so liberally consume. But no, can’t have Chinese food. It has MSG in it.

  9. Laguna Lurker says:

    @HK1980: Much marshmallow also contains egg white—yet another animal protein.

    I feel for Hemmers, having to pander to these visiting blinkered idiots who really have little true idea of what they’re putting in their mouths.

  10. WTF says:

    Laguna Lurker:

    Please don’t egg on HK1980. Keep it up and the Vegans might examine it all, and then start to feel horrible about the animal genocide they commit with every shower, or with in their digestive tracks, etc. Pity the poor paramecium and amoebas.

    It’s quite a thing to drive a large combine harvester into an organic field, and watch the wheat or corn tremble as invertebrates run for for their lives — and having spent minutes dashing about in the animal equivalent of pure fear and funk, ultimately fail. In the end just little extra protein and iron coating on the soybeans to help the anemic. 😉

    The vegetables all agree that it’s down with plant eaters.

  11. LRE says:

    Should have taken them over the border to this place just for jolly.

  12. On the rare occasion when we have a vegetarian visitor we treat it as an opportunity to explore culinary options we generally overlook – but then it sounds as if our veggie friends are a lot more adventurous than yours!

  13. Tony says:

    Very disappointing to read such bigoted comments. Sublimated guilt?

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