Soybean-based meat substitutes: where to buy and how to cook

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

8 Responses

  1. eden says:

    Thanks for this post Ms. Connie. I’m a frequent visitor of this website and I’ve tried most of your recipes (which my family loves, btw). Until the third quarter of last year when my doctor advised me to refrain from eating meat, I consciously avoided your website because just looking at the pictures of the dishes I long to cook is too tempting for me.

    But thanks be to FB! Since I’m a fan of your Facebook page, I saw this post from the news feed and immediately clicked the link. Wow! My heart (and tummy) is leaping with joy! My favorite “cook” now serves healthier recipes. I just love you Ms. Connie :)

    Anyway, I’ll go to these places you suggested. The only place I know where I buy my vegie-meat from is at the canteen of the Manila Adventist Hospital in Pasay. They’re good but it’s good to know there are other options :)

    Thanks again and I hope you will post more vegetarian recipes.

  2. Antonette says:

    Dear Ms. Connie,
    Thank you for this new post. : ) My questions now answered … :) I enjoy exploring and experimenting with new ingredients. And those soybean-based meat substitutes sure look yummy. :) I once made tofu patties made from tofu by-producs. I can’t remember what it’s called though. Those tofu patties are commonly on offer in the food shops here in Japan. loooove tofu ! I also love tofu skin. Here it’s called “yuba”. It’s pretty pricey here though. :(

  3. yes, yes, thank you very much for all this information.. :)

  4. joy says:

    You can also try the products of country vegefoods.. I buy them too with their wide variety of products… from soya milk, vegemeats, vegesausage, vegefranks, vegetapa, tofu and even vegetarian chichiria and most of all their delicious taho… you can search them out in their FB page… happy vegetarian eating to us! Thanks connie for your recipes… love them!

  5. louie pacia says:

    Hi, I was wondering if they have any deliveries for soybean meat or any other please to buy the meat?

  6. Eli Oabel says:

    Hi, Ms. Connie! Thank you for your posts that helps people find their way around some cooking ingredients that we normally don’t find in most supermarkets.

    I am a Thai cuisine lover and would like to start cooking them again when I retire. Where do I find fresh supplies of galangal & kaffir leaves in the Philippines? Galangal paste will do but I also couldn’t find them. Will citrus leaves substitute for kaffir? I remember, my folks add them for “alamang sauce w/ coconut” and it kinda taste the same as I recall.

    Finally, are there stores here that supply them commercially? Fresh or perhaps bottled? Ah, and the pink lime paste! Any leads?

    Thanks & more power!


    • I’ve never been able to source fresh galangal so I use bottled. We have a kaffir lime tree, and I just pick leaves from it.

      I don’t know what you mean by “citrus leaves” — there are so many varieties of citrus.

      I only publish info about personal experiences. If I’ve come across an interesting ingredient, I normally post about it here.