The Vegetarian Backpacker or Traveler
When vegetarian travel around the world, many people often wonder what and how they eat. Sadly, many people still think that the fact vegetarian doesn’t eat meat makes them substantially disadvantage, they assume they can’t eat anything else. However, there is a wide array of food that vegetarian can eat including but not limited to green leafs, fruits, veggies and so much more.
If you are a backpacker yourself, and you are wondering what you will eat when you go abroad, you do not need to worry because this article will help you know what to eat and what not to eat. It is the perfect guide for all the vegetarian travelers.
Once you go abroad, the first thing you need to do is to learn the local language. There are hundreds of languages that use the word vegetarian in this world. For instance, if you to Japan, the locals there refer to ‘’vegetarian’’ as ‘’vegetarian’’. However, the locals don’t often use the word. Alternatively, if you ask for yasai meals, you will be given vegetable-based food
Japanese vegetarian food
The word vegetarian has a different meaning in the various countries. For instance, in Thailand, the word vegetarian means a fish stock. Now if you say jai ka, you will be given Buddhist vegetarian dishes. The foods font have any meat products, garlic or onions.
Carry out a thorough research
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A website such as Bercuti.My have a list of all the restaurants that serve vegetarians in the world. You can also get yourself a guide book with all the vegetarian listing. Also, it is advisable to find the locals who understand English and ask for some guidance.
Apart from looking for a particular restaurant, looking local specialties. Almost every nation in the world have people who specialize in vegetarian things such as tsukemono and tofu in Japan, Puerto Rico, Amarillo, gazpacho in Spain, and bibimbap in Korea. In other countries, vegetarian specialties contain meat products. For instance, most Cambodian and Thai dishes contain fish sauce. Therefore, it is crucial to be clear when ordering such dishes if you don’t take fish.
Vegetarian dishes from Japan
Be ready to move on
Unlike world class restaurants that can hire English-speaking employees and some options, most of the hotels visited by backpackers usually don’t have the right ingredients to cook vegetarian dishes. If you talk to an employee he or she may not be able to get you what you want, so you will end up going to another hotel. Most of the times, you will end up eating food with no meat but something that has been cooked with an animal based because of the language barrier.
Carry backup supplies
It is important to have some backup in case you don’t find any food for you. You may be disappointed if you don’t find what you are looking for. Therefore, you can carry a healthy snack in your backpack. That way you will be saving yourself from trouble if you suddenly get hungry.