I tried the hor fan at Bukit Merah Central the other day, it was quite good and they gave me a large portion. On another occassion, I tried the Vegetarian prawn mee at Kopitiam at Tiong Bahru Plaza. I was shock when I tasted the "vegetarian" prawn, it taste a little fishy. Vegetarian or not, it's hard to tell, my guess is it probably isn't. There are some unethical vegetarian-food companies which add traces of meat stuff into "vegetarian" mock meats. One vegetarian friend told me he avoided mock meat because of this reason. Do be careful when you are eating out especially when it comes to "vegetarian" seafood.
Yesterday, some sellers of propolis and honey eagerly approached me and my collegues to purchase some of their products. My collegues manage to fend them off, but I didn't. They did their sales talk while I tried to come up with excuses not to try or buy their products, but they didn't give up. Eventually I told them I am a strict vegetarian and I don't take animal products. The man didn't understand and told me propolis comes from plants and the bees gather them. So I told him I am not supportive of the usual beekeeping practices. They let me go :) but I wonder what goes on in their minds about the freak they just talked to.
Note: In Singapore, the term "vegan" isn't widely used. Many places serving chinese food will tend to take "strict vegetarian" as someone who don't eat meat, fish, eggs, and the five pungent roots. Dairy is considered part of a strict vegetarian diet.
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