As most of you know, I am a vegetarian, and I have been for 4 years now. Being a vegetarian in Korea has been a little difficult for me because most everything here has meat in it, and if not, then it’s made with a beef or fish broth. When I got here, a few people I know suggested Sprout to me, which is a vegan meal delivery service. Figuring I didn’t have much to lose, I decided to look into it. I visited their website to find out more information.
The website had their menu items, as well as information about pickup vs. delivery, delivery dates, and meal plan options. After extensive research, I decided to give it a go and signed up for a 5-day meal plan. Since this was my first one, I decided to let them pick my food rather than deciding on my own. Below you’ll see what I got on Day One and how I felt about each item. Posts about other days will follow.
5 = Absolutely fantastic! Will order repeatedly.
4 = Great. Will order again.
3 = Pretty good, but not one of my favorites.
2 = Okay. Not super memorable, but wasn’t horrible either.
1 = Did not like. Would only be willing to try again with a few add-ins of my own.
0 = Never again.
Tuesday: Dinner – Creamy Vegetable Chowder (3)
Since this seemed the easiest to prepare after getting home from work and putting away all the food, I chose the chowder first. Sprout’s website describes it “With potatoes, sweet potatoes, daikon radish, corn, onions, celery.” I poured it out of its container into a pot, and it took about three minutes to heat up. I put a little bit of soy sauce in it (mainly because I was out of salt) and promptly began eating. I was afraid that the vegetables in this chowder would be soggy or disappointing, but that was not the case at all. Even though this chowder is vegan, it is still good and fulfilling. The vegetables were still slightly firm, and the chowder, as a whole, tasted as though it had just been assembled and cooked for hours – instead of sitting outside my door for who knows how long. It was filling and seems like the perfect meal for the cold, windy weather I had just walked home from, though it could have done with a bit more salt.
Dessert – Chocolate Mousse (4)
I actually had dessert before dinner tonight – I had a small lunch, so I was a little hungry and slightly impatient when I walked in the door. So I ate this while waiting for my dinner to heat up. This chocolate mousse was in a bar form and contained coconut flavoring as well as a single walnut in the middle. I do not like coconut, so I try to avoid it as much as possible. However, this one had more chocolate than coconut, so I was able to ignore the coconut flavor in favor of the chocolate. This mousse bar was elegant and rich without being too dense or too sweet. I’m not much of a dessert person, but if/when I start craving something sweet, I will order this again.
Stay tuned for Day Two!