The Vegan Food
Even though we had been reassured that being vegan would be no problem, we were still preparing to eat really simple meals of vegetables and rice during our trip, after all we were going to be on a boat and so we set expectations fairly low. Oh how wrong we were.
Meals aboard Wunderpus are served ‘family style’ which means everyone eats together sat at the big wooden table on the outside deck, passing giant dishes of food between you. It’s a lovely way to eat. What was even better is that most of the food was vegan meaning that we all pretty much ate the same with the exception of some meat or fish dishes for those who wanted them.
For breakfast we’d fill up on granola with soy milk, fresh fruit and toast.
Lunch consisted of huge platters of deliciousness; breaded slices of tempe with served with a pot of vegetable curry and rice, nasi goreng (fried rice) with crispy, sweet, spicy and peanutty tempe matchsticks.
Then there would be a ‘snack’ mid afternoon, either a huge mountain of fried banana slices, or battered yam or vegetable fritters.
Dinner always started with a homely, warming soup, before we were treated to more amazing creations like battered tempe and homemade chips or tofu balls with fried potato scallops. One night there was a spaghetti mountain soaked in a fresh tomato sauce which we all slurped away at. There was always a big mixed salad to share too. Then we’d get a giant wedge of vegan cake (lemon drizzle or vanilla chocolate chip).
To put it bluntly we were stuffed and we were very happy indeed.