Going meatless for Lenten season does not mean opting only for bland, unappetizing meals. Many establishments in the country offer delectable options.
TWG Tea serves a Lenten Menu until April 28 featuring a selection of new seafood dishes infused with the finest harvest teas and tea blends. Aside from tea gastronomy, a new range of refreshing tea-infused mocktails also takes center stage.
Begin the meal with an appetizing starter of pan-fried soft shell crab with a peanut sauce on a bed of lettuce and cherry tomato salad, drizzled with an 1837 Green Tea infused vinaigrette.
For classic oriental flavor with a TWG Tea twist, enticing main courses include the Chinese-style steamed fish with a Midsummer Night Tea infused sauce, served with fragrant Timeless Tea infused rice; and the pan-fried salmon on a bed of vegetables with vermicelli, and served with an Oriental Empire Tea infused broth.
Brimming with bold flavors, the seafood squid ink pasta in a paella sauce, topped with a combination of scallops, mussels and shrimp, and drizzled with Matcha oil makes an excellence choice.
The perfect accompaniment to pair with the divine dishes is any of these refreshing tea-infused mocktails: Pick from Black Hawaiian, a special blend of coconut milk, pineapple juice and Number 12 tea; Summer Rouge, a concoction of berries, calamansi concentrate and Eternal Summer Tea; and Dulcet Rose, a delicious mix of lychee juice and Bain de Roses Tea.
TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques are located in Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, and Central Square.
East meets west in a bowl
In addition to its line of meatless salads, SaladStop! this month offers a Japanese fusion recipe with its Mi-so Happy Salad.
Mi-so Happy brings together smoked salmon, grilled tofu, edamame, pickled radish, and beetroot hummus on a bed of red and white cabbage and crisp romaine lettuce. A lemon miso dressing, light and flavorful, tops off the mix.
SaladStop! is at Central Square, Power Plant Mall, One Palanca, Greenhills, Glorietta 2, Ayala Tower One, Alabang Town Center, Burgos Circle, Ayala Center Cebu, Salcedo, Mall of Asia, Megamall, U.P. Town Center, Robinsons Cyberscape Gamma.
Sizzling bangus sisig
Mang Inasal offers diners observing fasting and abstinence from meat with Bangus Sisig. The dish is made of sizzling bangus chunks, seasoned with special spices.
Go to any of the over 500 Mang Inasal stores nationwide to try this dish.