Animal Rights Group PETA Honours City for Its Delicious Vegan Food
For Immediate Release:
5 January 2017
Hồ Chí Minh City – Saigon’s bustling vegan scene supplies hungry diners with everything from meat-free bánh mì to vegan egg braised in soya gravy, which is why the city has landed on PETA’s list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia.
“Saigon’s vegan cuisine covers every craving, from bò lá lốt and sweet-and-sour pork to wok-fried chicken and prawns – all 100 per cent meat-free”, says PETA Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker. “PETA applauds the city’s thriving vegan culture, which satisfies appetites, preserves the environment, and saves animals from suffering.”
Pigs, cows, and chickens are individuals with feelings – they experience love, happiness, loneliness, and fear, just as dogs, cats, and humans do. Most animals who are raised for food are confined to filthy warehouses, where they’re deprived of everything that’s natural and important to them.
Included among Hồ Chí Minh’s all-vegan enterprises are Thanh Tinh, whose menu features meat substitutes like tofu and seitan, and Kay Vegan Bistro, which serves tempeh with barbecue sauce, Vietnamese phở noodle soup, and desserts made with red beans and mango. Diners can enjoy an extensive vegan menu at Loving Hut, from barbecue chicken and bánh xèo to gỏi cuốn and packaged vegan meats and cheeses. Among Saigon’s best vegan-friendly spots are Ngoc Tho, which prepares roasted “pork” and fried spring rolls as well as a variety of Mexican dishes, and Li Bai, which offers wok-fried “prawns” and braised sliced “beef”. Diners can even try a veganised version of an egg at Sen Quan Chay.
To see PETA’s complete list of the Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities in Asia, please click here.