A vegetarian burger with grilled champignon, tomato and cucumber. Photo: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Vegetarianism in China is nothing new: meat-free diets have ancient origins

  • Contrary to popular belief, plant-based diets existed in the Middle Kingdom long before Buddhism came to the country
  • Mock meats were made from ingredients such as beans, gluten, root vegetables and mushrooms
A vegetarian burger with grilled champignon, tomato and cucumber. Photo: Alamy
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