I didn’t feel like cooking last night, so I went a local Chinese restaurant for take out. While looking over the menu, a friendly employee asked if she could make any suggestions for me. I told her I was vegan and asked which vegetarian dishes she recommended.
“We don’t have any vegetarian dishes,” she said.
This confused me. I was looking directly at the “Vegetarian” section on the menu, so I asked, “What about the Mixed Vegetables and the Sizzling Tofu Platter, aren’t they vegetarian?”
“No, they’re made with a chicken base.”
I was shocked. I’ve been ordering “vegetarian” dishes from this restaurant ever since going vegan. I would never have thought to ask if their “vegetarian” menu items were really vegetarian. At least now I know.
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