Veggie Asian meat store!!
Posted on 08 / 22 / 2011
I was completely overwhelmed when I walked into this shop. Besides all the usual condiments such as soya sauce and sweet things (e.g. sesame- and peanut-based treats), this shop has walls of freezers full of frozen fake meats, every type imaginable. Usefully, most of the ingredients appear in English on the products, so it's easy to figure out which ones are and aren't vegan. There were chicken drumsticks, tuna steaks, legs of ham, prawns, whole fish, etc. The novelty! They also do a variety of dried TVP products, noodles, some veg, etc. I found the pricing here very reasonable.
The guy working there explained that his family runs the store, and that, had I come during the winter months, they would be selling hot take-away food. Eventually, I had to ask him for recommendations as there were just too many products to choose from.
I bought the salmon, ready-to-eat duck, and some ready-to-eat foil-packed bean curd (this type of bean curd is heavy on MSG buts sooo nice when you're travelling). The duck was tasty, and my friend and I cooked the salmon in the oven at home, baked in some soya cream. It didn't quite have that fish taste, but it was really tasty in its own way, and left me wanting to return to Toko Sie San to try more products.