Although I am not vegan, I do love to eat and cook different vegan foods. For the first time ever, I went to a vegan restaurant that sold imitation "meat." I am not sure what they were made out of, but I'd take a guess and say soy.
I love vegan dishes -- from black bean burgers, to vegan chili. So, I decided to take a bite out of vegan "chicken" drumsticks.
The presentation was impressive, they looked just like the real thing. Even the consistency of the chicken drumstick was sorta the same. With a crispy outside, and a squishy inside, that resembled a really dry piece of chicken -- it came pretty CLOSE to a chicken consistency.
However, I couldn't down these meat replicas. I didn't expect them to taste like meat, but I didn't expect them to taste like poison fried in poison. I cannot explain the taste, because I have never eaten anything like it. It just tasted very artificial. I was regretting my decision, and wish I had ordered a salad instead. I had to drench my chicken in barbeque sauce to mask the taste, and after 3 nibbling bites, I pushed my plate away from me.
It wasn't for me.