A bit related, but once I ordered something from mos burger and they messed up the order.
I told them, and when they brought out the right burger they were surprised I ate the wrong one. They actually wanted to take it back and toss it in the garbage! Lol.
Poopsy wrote: The thread is called Vegetarians. It's 2012, yes they exist. Let's get over it already.
ljoekelsoey4 wrote:Poopsy wrote: The thread is called Vegetarians. It's 2012, yes they exist. Let's get over it already.
the debate was about the social difficulties of explaining your morals on eating meat without implying that you are judging others who happen not to share them, not about whether vegetarians exist....
seriously, read more carefully.
Marie_KumamotoPA wrote:I recommend checking out Elizabeth Andou's website and ordering her cookbook. I ordered this a few years ago and it has been a great resource. I lent it to an ALT who arrived last August, who preferred a vegan diet, and she found it really useful. I have managed to find a number of really good organic and local produce shops in my area (Kumamoto City). I found these shops by asking a friend who owns a restaurant where they only serve local food and organic produce. Elizabeth Andou's website is http://www.kanshacooking.com/ Japan in the past in most of it's Buddhist temples served 精進料理 shoujinryouri. This has changed now but you can still eat in some restaurants and some temples where they still train monks and nuns. It is worth partaking in if you are a foodie and prefer vegetarian food.
Jitensha12 wrote:Wow, I've missed a lot since I've been away from this thread! (I'm on month 5 of an internship at Farm Sanctuary, if any of you are familiar with that organization.)
First of all, thank you to all the PA's who joined in this thread--it's been so great to read your feedback and overall positive experiences on here! I would be thrilled to have any of you as my Prefectural Advisor.
I was just reading the Advice / Tips for Tokyo Orientation thread, and at the bottom of page 1 somebody wrote, "all lunches [served at TO] are vegan" . . . Can anyone here confirm this?? What about other meals served at orientation? It does make sense logistically for a caterer to only serve vegan meals, since nearly everyone can (and will) eat foods without meat, dairy, and eggs, but not everyone will eat foods with those ingredients. Needless to say, I find this information very promising!
Also, if anyone else on this thread is attending Group B's orientation, let me know! I'd love to plan an outing to one of the many veg-friendly restaurants in Tokyo: http://www.happycow.net/asia/japan/tokyo
from https://www.kintetsu.com/jet2011/form.html (who are the travel agents for JET).e. Meals provided in Tokyo during the orientation are suitable for vegetarians.
Cytrix wrote:from https://www.kintetsu.com/jet2011/form.html (who are the travel agents for JET).e. Meals provided in Tokyo during the orientation are suitable for vegetarians.
I only attended one lunch and I remember it being pretty bland (I think it was some random soup and pasta). Breakfasts are a buffet style so there is the normal array of bacon, eggs, sausages, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts, french fries (don't ask) and salads (seriously...). I've found most people head out to conbinis/restaurants to get something a bit more substantial than what you're given.