2014 was another amazing and busy year for us, we’ve been so grateful for the support we’ve received and the opportunities we’ve had to visit some remarkable cities and meet such amazing people. We’ve had a hectic start to 2015 so this recap comes a bit later than expected but it’s never too late to look back and share the highlights of 2014 at Vegan Miam. We can’t wait to share a few of our favorite meals and recipes from 2014!
Our destinations were vast and varied this year, hitting more countries than we managed in 2013 and taking more time to stop and meet with people (including Koko’s Kitchen) along the way. We started the year in Paris, ended in Melbourne and in between we visited Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy, New Zealand, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.
At home we crafted more Asian dishes, one of which won the best Appetizer for Virtual Vegan Potluck and was also featured in Fresh View Magazine. Some of our favorite dishes from 2014 will also be featured in upcoming e-books in collaboration with other bloggers. It was a tremendous year and I want to thank all of our readers for their support and interest in Vegan Miam during 2014 and we hope you are as excited about 2015 as we are!
We can’t thank you enough for your continued support in 2014. For the year ahead we intend to produce more recipes inspired by our travel and more Asian dishes. We look forward to all of your comments, shares, emails, likes, loves, referrals and contributions to Vegan Miam in 2015. We do this for our readers and we know we can’t do it without you. Here’s to the year that was and the year that will be!
Take a look back at our 2013 recap for another fine year full of recipes and travel from Vegan Miam!
Kare-Kare – Filipino Peanut Stew (V, GF)
Japanese Kabocha Curry (V, GF Option)
Mango and Thai Basil Smoothie (V, GF)
* V denotes for vegan. GF denotes for Gluten-Free.
(Mexico City, Mexico) Cate de mi Corazón: Vegan Verdolaga Salad & traditional Mexican tortilla soup “Azteca” (can be made vegan without Oaxaca cheese)
(Taipei, Taiwan) Vegecreek: Vegan Udon with sweet potato vine (greens), cabbage, king oyster mushroom, oyster mushroom, dried tofu, veggie balls, faux ‘blood’ rice cake, rice ball, soy meat, pumpkin and sesame seeds in mildly spicy broth.
Review coming up soon.
(Little India, Singapore) Gokul Vegetarian: These are beyond amazing vegan dosas (spicy tofu sambal + masala potato). Bottom right is Murtabak – stuffed pan-fried prata with spicy ‘soya chunks’ served with lettuce and gravy.
Review coming up soon.
(Bangkok, Thailand) NAHM Bangkok: Lastly, we recently returned from a month in Thailand and we had the opportunity to dine at what is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in Asia – NAHM. The attention to detail, attentive service and unique local flavors and techniques made for an unforgettable vegan dining experience. I would unreservedly recommend Nahm to any foodie visiting Thailand. Make a point of visiting Nahm for a change of pace from the lovely street food and for one exquisite meal.
(Melbourne, Australia) Admiral Cheng-Ho: Umami Mushrooms (slow roasted mushrooms on a polenta bread with almond feta, thyme & red chili oil) + Crazy Jimbo (polenta bread with almond feta, kale, seasonal veggies with beetroot relish & basil cashew cream) + African Baked Beans (North African style baked beans served with almond feta and avocado on toast).
Review coming up soon.
(Auckland, New Zealand) Hectors Restaurant Auckland: There’s the Heritage Hotel in Auckland, where they offer a raw vegan breakfast, an exclusively vegan lobby bar menu and an extensive vegan menu for lunch and dinner including a vegan wine list. Organic Tofu & Pea Stuffed Potato is Executive Chef Jinu Abraham’s winning lunch dish from the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge 2014.
(Yau Tsim Mong District, Hong Kong) Jane Heart Vegetarian – Soy Bean Milk & Bean Curd Shop: Vegan Glutinous Rice Roll
(Phuket, Thailand) Talung Thai @ Paresa Resort: Vegan Tom Yam Hed Ruam (spicy mixed mushroom soup with lemongrass, fresh lime and juice)
(Turin, Italy) Il Gelato Amico: Gianduja (Chocolate-Hazelnut) and Pistacchio (Pistachio); Fico (Fig) and Gianduja (Chocolate-Hazelnut)
(Turin, Italy) Universo Vegano: Vegan Chop Sandwich included Breaded tofu cutlet, vegan cheese, vegan mayo, lettuce and tomato.
Thank you everyone
I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to our 18 amazing guest bloggers who filled in during our crazy travel dates and shared their beautifully decadent vegan recipes, eats, and stories on Vegan Miam. Thank you for taking the time out of your very busy schedules to contribute to our site. We’ve learned so much from each and every one of you; you are all inspiring and amazing women. I send my greatest gratitude along with some big hugs and lots of love xxx
Vegelicacy / Bubble Child / Food Recipes HQ / The Vegan 8 / Cici Tran / Just One More Spoon / Olives for Dinner / Petite Panettiere / Chow Vegan / Muc.Veg / Elegantly Vegan / Happy Hearted Kitchen / Produce on Parade / Wandercrush / Sweet Potato Soul / Coconut and Berries / Pickles & Honey / Vegan Yack Attack
Eighteen VM Bloggers
5 Vegan Eats in Moscow from Vegelicacy
Vegan Spring Rolls with Nut-Free Thai ‘Peanut’ Sauce from Bubble Child
Vegan Hot & Spicy Tofu Curry from Food Recipes HQ
Mini Mocha Black Forest Cheesecakes from The Vegan 8
5 Vegan Eats in Hanoi from Cici Tran
5 Vegan Eats in Tokyo from Just One More Spoon
Stuffed Sriracha ‘Shrooms from Olives for Dinner
Chocolate Chip Cashew Cookies from Petite Panettiere
Warm and Fuzzy Logic Rice Cooker Frittata from Chow Vegan
5 Vegan Eats in Munich from Muc.Veg
5 Vegan Eats in Gothenburg from Elegantly Vegan
French Market Vegetable & Lentil Stew from Happy Hearted Kitchen
Delicata Fresh Rolls from Produce on Parade
Cashew-Peanut Stew (Ghanaian Nkatenkwan) from Wandercrush
Chestnut Tiramisu from Sweet Potato Soul
Vegan Baked Custard Tarts from Coconut and Berries
Pistachio Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Pickles & Honey
Vegan Kluski from Vegan Yack Attack
Lastly, a massive thanks to Sophia from Love and Lentils for awarding me this incredible Vitamix S30 Personal Blender. It was the perfect Christmas gift and I look forward to packing it up and using it during my domestic travels! Thank you Sophia and Vitamix!