Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vegetablian Tokyo 37 - Vegebar in Shibuya

Last week we accidentally stumbled upon Vegebar べじばる on the 7th floor of a building in Shibuya. This is a Shabu Shabu place where you can get a vegetarian option! It is not all vegetarian, but you can chose from several different soup bases, including a tomato soup and a spinach soup which we were told are all vegetarian. On top of that the place has many types of vegetables to chose from and also Mochi, Mozzarella Cheese, Tofu and rice noodles. This time we went for all veggie, but as you can opt for two separate soup bases (see picture below), you can easily go there with non-vegetarian friends who want to eat meat. Definitely want to go here again!! More pictures on this Japanese website: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1303/A130301/13152353/

Tomato soup and spinach soup base


Veggies


Two soup bases costs 400Yen, one soup base is 200Yen. Tomato and spinach are veggie


We chose the mixed vegetables on the bottom left for 580Yen


Tofu (180Yen), Mozzarella (380Yen) and Maroni Noodles (180Yen) were very nice
This is how the sign looks like


Address;
J+R Bldg, 7F
33-12 Udagawacho
Shibuya, Tokyo
Japan




Vegetablian Tokyo 36 - Ain Soph Journey Shinjuku

Ain Soph Journey (http://ain-soph.jp) is a really nice vegan restaurant in Shinjuku, serving a variety of Japanese/Western style dishes using different types of veggie meat. We were four people and tried a lot of different dishes! I was the only vegetarian among us, but the other three were really surprised about the quality of the food (especially the veggie meat and the good seasoning). So I can definitely also recommended to go here with non-vegan friends. Prices are not really cheap, but I think the food is worth it. 

We had as a starter vegan deep fired "veggie chicken (Really recommended), vegan cutlet and veggie tortilla roll (Really recommended).
As main dishes I tried the Mushroom Hayashi Rice which I really liked and the Taco Rice, which was also extremely tasty! As dessert we had Tofu Lemon cheese cake, Chocolate cake and waffle with ice cream. I especially liked the ice cream with nuts!!

Vegan deep fired "veggie chicken (650Yen)
Vegan cutlet (650Yen)
Veggie tortilla roll (1600Yen)


Taco Rice (1600Yen)



Mushroom Hayashi Rice (1400Yen)

Lemon cheese cake (750Yen)
Chocolate cake (800Yen)
Waffle with ice cream (1000Yen)

Shop from the inside


Address:
Shinjuku, 3 Chome−89
160-0022 Tokyo
Japan

Monday, November 23, 2015

Vegetablian Germany 2 - Ramen at Muku in Frankfurt

MUKU is a ramen shop that was established in Frankfurt, Germany. Because of the great quality they also have a stall at Yokohama's Ramen Museum.
Entering the restaurant the waiters greeted us by calling 'Irasshaimaseeeen' and led us to a table. This and the whole atmosphere inside the shop nearly made us forget that we are actually in Germany and not in Japan.
And the vegan ramen was delicious!!! It was definitely one of the best we have had. Depending on where you are, this shop is surely worth a trip to Frankfurt :) !

It can be quite crowded, so it might be a good idea to reserve seats before you go there, especially if you go in a group.

vegan ramen

Kirin tab-beer and vegan kimchi starter

Address:
Dreieichstraße 7
60594 Frankfurt
Germany

Monday, November 16, 2015

Vegetablian Cooking 3 - Shiso Syrup


This is a super easy recipe for shiso syrup!
If you mix it with sparkling water and squeezed lemon it makes a great lemonade. And to make a cocktail you can just add vodka to the lemonade ᵔᴥᵔ !


Ingredients:
  • approx. 100g shiso leaves
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

Preparation:
  1. put water and sugar in a pot and boil it until the sugar dissolves
  2. add shiso leaves and turn to low heat
  3. after 5 min take the pot down from the stove
  4. take out the shiso leaves after 30 min and let the syrup cool down

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Vegetablian Germany 1 - Vegan Ramen in Berlin

We went to a japanese ramen restaurant in Berlin, Neukölln, called 'Men Men'. It's about a 10 min walk from Hermannplatz (U7/U8). The vegan choices are soy and miso ramen, salats, gyoza and edamame. We ate miso ramen for 7.90€, veggie gyoza for 3.50€ and wakame salat for 6.50€.
The ramen and gyoza were better and more authentic than others we have tried outside Japan. The soup was really good, the noodles itself were tasty, but if you compare them to the ones you get in Japan, they were quite different. The salat tasted good, but for that price probably not our choice again next time.
Eventhough we hoped for a bigger size for that price, it was tasty and a very atmospheric location, so we will go back when we are in Berlin and craving ramen :)!
When we checked out the other ramen places in Berlin, we will be able to compare their authenticities :).

vegan miso ramen


Address:
Weserstraße 16
12047 Berlin
Germany

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vegetablian Cooking 3 - Shiso Pesto





We love shiso! So we tried out a few recepies with it. This is one of the outcomes, if you like the taste of shiso, you should definitely give this a go! The recipe is for one glass of pesto.


Ingredients
  • 100g shiso leaves
  • 50g pine nuts
  • 50g walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon (its juice)
  • 1 chopped clove of garlic
 Preparation
  1. pulse the pine and walnuts and chopped garlic in a food processor
  2. add shiso leaves, olive oil, salt and squeezed lemon juice and pulse it
  3. enjoy the pesto mixed with pasta and tomatoes or spread on bread!

Vegetablian Cooking 2 - Natto-Avocado-Tofu-Wakame Salat


This is one of our favorite natto combinations. It's also super easy and quick to prepare :) !

Ingredients (for 2):

  • ~400g tofu
  • 2 avocado
  • 2 natto boxes
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds
  • 1/2 lemon (it's juice)
  • wakame (sea weed)

 Preparation:

  1. cut tofu into cubes and put it into a bowl
  2. mix it with sesame oil, squeezed lemon juice, soy sauce and leave it for 5-10 min
  3. cut avocado into cubes
  4. mix the natto with the sauces inside the box until it become fluffy (if you have a natto type with a fishy sauce, just mix it with a little bit of soy sauce and mirin)
  5. arrange the tofu on two plates and put sea weed, avocado and natto on top