This curry is deceptive; because you can make them (non-vegetarians) believe that it’s real meat. I always make this curry when I’m entertaining non-vegetarian guests. Some of them think that I’ve prepared a meat curry especially for them.
Mock chicken, lamb, chicken breasts, prawns and fish are some of the popular fake meats available here in Southeast Asia. They are made with soya, mushroom stems and other preservatives. Its texture is very much like meat.
It’s a very popular delicacy among Chinese served in restaurants. Some Chinese practice vegetarianism on 1st and 15th of each month of Chinese lunar calendar.
It’s not one of my favorite, as I’m used to being a vegetarian for 18+ years and even when I was non-vegetarian I only liked sea food and didn’t really enjoy meat. But my DH loves mock meat. But I only cook them during special occasions. It’s not advisable to consume mock meat regularly as they are highly processed.