Thursday, 24 March 2016

What do you eat/ What do you use? Part 15


This was near Kannai station in Yokohama at an Indian restaurant called Hamaraja. The service was pretty good, the restaurant was lovely, and the food was tasty. We asked the waiter how to completely veganise our meals and he was very helpful about it and could speak English fluently.
We got Set A for 980
so two curries, a samosa and some rice.
I ordered: ‘
マッシュルームとホウレン草カレーセット- Mushroom and Sag’ so a mushroom and spinach curry. This was my favourite out of the two.
‘3種の豆の入った優しい味のカレー ‘ forgot to write what they had written down, but it’s three kinds of beans.
So what we chose was the mild curry. It was still a little spicy but tolerable for me, someone who struggles to eat spicy food. I really enjoyed the samosa too!  
Another vegan option is: ‘ダールタダカ – Dal Tadala’ it’s spicy and thick.
The naan bread isn’t vegan.  Anyway, check it out and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
 



·         Inspired by a chocolate mousse recipe from Plant Physique. Check them out on Instagram here @plantphysique_ or their website here: http://www.plantphysique.com/ they have quite a few good whole-food plant-based recipes. I adapted their mousse recipe with ingredients I had but it’s best to follow theirs because they have the measurements and the calorie count etc. I put an avocado with about 3 frozen bananas in a blender with some maple syrup and a couple of teaspoons of cocoa powder. Yeah, my directions are not as good as theirs so visit their site!
·         A cake doughnut from Starbucks is vegan (if you're not worried about sugar in Japan); no milk or eggs, but it is good! I know in the U.S, Starbucks is looking into more vegan options, so if you’re in the U.S……… it’s getting easier.
·         Burrito. I made the tortilla shell using The Vegan Corner
I’m trying to cut down on plastic so I used cloths, but the tortilla went hard after a couple of days for me so I did something wrong. But it worked for the first couple of days and it’s good. I love ‘The Vegan Corner’; they’re my saviours and they’re cute people.  
• Burrito (this time with store bought tortilla) whatever you want in there. I had hummus, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, julienned carrots, salsa, and this mix; I just used some mix leftover from the nachos in the previous picture.
• Not pictured, I can’t make it look good. But try apple slices with almond (or peanut!) butter. Omg…. Yuuuum. It’s my first time trying it and I’m tripping out haha - by how tasty it is I mean xD
 



·         Nachos: I bought the nacho chips, then made my own bean sauce mix; cooked kidney beans and chopped mushrooms with the left over sauce from the canned tomatoes from the recipe that follows, and I added cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper etc whatever to it; guacamole, eggplant sauce. Directions for everything else can be found here: http://minimalistbaker.com/the-best-damn-vegan-nachos/ and here: http://minimalistbaker.com/cashew-less-vegan-queso/
·         Clif Bars at Biople by Cosme Kitchen in Yokohama station, Joinus on the 2nd floor for 268 ¥ each. Love them!
·          Hummus. Again (but half the recipe)
·         Smoothie bowl. For this, I used a ripe banana, some frozen bananas, some cocoa powder and some unsweetened almond milk and then added desiccated coconut, carob chips, and granola.