Diners Are Turning to Healthy and Humane Meatless Options
For Immediate Release:August 16, 2007
Tel Aviv -- With more and more people across Asia eliminating or cutting down on their meat intake, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA) scoured the continent to find the 10 restaurants that are best meeting the demand for meatless meals. After completing the most delicious tour in PETA Asia-Pacific's history, the results are in, and
Taim Hakaim ("a taste of life") is located in Tel Aviv and famous for its barbecue twist sandwich. The restaurant's menu offers a delightful array of vegetarian comfort meals and desserts complete with mock meats, gravy, cookies, and soy ice creams. The outrageously creamy yet dairy-free eggplant parmigiana and the garlic dressing--whether you have it on a stir-fry or a salad--are not to be missed.
Also ranking high on the list is Korean Temple Cooking in
Rounding out the top 10 are Hong Kong's Hoi Sum (a favorite haunt of PETA Asia-Pacific's staff),
Why go vegetarian? One reason is for better health. Consumption of meat and other animal products has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and several types of cancer; bird flu and mad cow disease are also directly related to the meat industry. Another reason is animal suffering--pigs, chickens, goats, cows, and other animals raised and killed for food are tormented, mutilated, and terrorized throughout their lives.
"Going vegetarian is the single best thing you can do for your health, for animal welfare, and for the environment," says PETA Asia-Pacific Director
For more information and to read more about the restaurants, please visit GoVeg.com.