Product Review. I was in charge of Christmas dinner this year so I stopped off at Duc Loi Asian market here in San Francisco, Mission district, to see what they would have for an easy main entrée. One of the items I picked up was this imitation vegan codfish fillet, product of Taiwan, imported by Yang Kee Trading, Richmond California USA.
“Imitation Vegan!!??!!” … I resemble that remark. LOL.
From the ingredients, the “imitation vegan codfish fillet” is basically soybean protein, wheat protein, and wheat fiber mixed together, seasoned with soybean oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt, white pepper powder and licorice powder, and wrapped in a little strip of seaweed. I don’t think it tastes very much like fish, but it tasted nice to me.
They don’t say much about how to cook it except that it can be microwaved or steamed and it says “sweet & sour” flavor.
I didn’t taste much of any sweet and sour flavor but perhaps they meant that this would be good with a sweet and sour sauce? I think it probably would, but I didn’t have any sweet-and-sour sauce to try it with.
I simply steamed it. I was pretty happy that it actually comes with 10 servings, already sliced and ready to go. I did not cook this at Christmas dinner because we already had so much stuff. I just made it for myself, a few days later. I steamed it and ate 5 slices in one go.
Multiplying the nutrition label by five, I guess that was about 597 cal, 35 g of fat, 5 g of saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, zero cholesterol, 55% daily value for sodium, 25 g total carbohydrates, 25.g carbs, 10 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 0 g of added sugar, 45 g of protein, 10% daily value for calcium, 30% daily value for iron.
Some people might choke on the amount of sodium here, but to be realistic, they probably don’t imagine people to eat five servings all in one go. Oh well! I was in a rush and that was all I had time to eat for breakfast.
Yes, I would prefer to have a well-rounded breakfast with fruits and vegetables, “all the colors of the rainbow,” ha ha, but it is what it is. I’m just glad I ate something rather than going hungry!
I wonder how this “imitation vegan codfish fillet” would be with some kind of sauce. I think it could be a very nice part of a meal. If the price is right, I would totally buy this again.
One response to “Imitation Vegan Codfish Fillet – Product of Taiwan”
Seaweed is a veggie so there you go! Our local Asian grocery store doesn’t have a lot of mock meats like this in the freezer, especially lately. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a faux fish there.
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