Ingredients (approximate):
-1 daikon about 1lb
-1 small cabbage
-1/2 lb carrots
-1 large apple or pear
-coconut juice or water
-salt to taste

What to Do:
Peel, wash and cut into small pieces. Simmer in coconut juice or water for at least ½ hour, strain and use in various dishes.

***Because my vegetarian dishes are prepared with “Buddhist Laws” in mind; besides not using meats and animal products, I do not use garlic, onions, leeks, chives, or any type of alcohol. However, if your main goal is to just avoid meats, feel free to add the any of the mentioned above to spice up you dishes.***

Comments (4)

On 12:07 AM , Anonymous said...

I want to make vegetarian bun rieu. Do you know what is used in place of the crab paste? I've tried the vegetarian crab paste stocking together with your basic veg. broth but it does not give the right flavour. Love to have your input.
Thanks in advance.

On 4:55 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

no matter how hard you try or how much talent you have, you can never get a vegetarian version of a non-vegetarian dish to taste like the real thing.

the question is why do you want it to taste like the meat version? why can't vegetarian dishes have its own unique taste and not have to try to be something it's not?

On 4:51 AM , Anonymous said...

well, it wouldn't be called vegetarian bun rieu, if it doesn't taste anything like it.

On 2:50 PM , hoangtam/tt said...

why does vegetarian food have to taste like it has meat in it?

a name is just a name.

why is bun rieu called bun rieu if it doesn't taste anything like vegetarian bun rieu?

why does vegetarian food have to taste like/be based on meat dishes and not the other way around?