Monday, August 27, 2012

Vegan Shabu-Shabu: Healthy and Delicious

Yesterday, me and my friends attended the Star Wars Movie Marathon event at the Fong Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple. It is part of the regular monthly activities at the temple of by the Dharma Cinema Circle (Film Study Group). We had in-between breaks after every movie finished. Fong Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple is a Buddhist temple, all of the food and drinks served are vegan (all vegetables, no fish or meat, no milk or eggs).

During dinner time, we thought of trying the Vegan Shabu-Shabu at the Waterdrop Tea House inside the temple. Thanks to Marjee for the treat, next time it will be on me. 
We had a teapot of Oolong Tea while we were waiting for our order.  It took around 10-15 minutes before it was served to us. When the Vegan Shabu-Shabu (P200) was served, it was in a big black iron pot and came together with a portable stove on our table.

We were 5 persons that shared the Vegan Shabu-Shabu. It had hefty servings of Pechay   Baguio, slices of Squash (Pumpkin), tomato slices, sliced corn cobs, vegemeat, tofu slices, cubed veggie ham and identical veggie fish cake. It was served with Satay (peanut) sauce and chili sauce for additional flavor according to your own taste. 

We also had a free refill of the soup so the Vegan Shabu-Shabu was more than enough for us. It's not just healthy but it was also delicious. Everyone of us felt fulfilled for this extraordinary soup. It made us really full. Who says that vegan or vegetarian food is not good? If you'll try it, you will know that I'm saying the truth. 

Waterdrop Tea House is located inside the Fong Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple.
656 P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila  (across Century Park Hotel and near Rizal Memorial Stadium). It is open to everyone but if you want to try their some of their vegetarian dishesthe Water Drop Tea House is open from Tuesdays to Sundays (except Mondays) 9am to 8pm only. 

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