Chinese Restaurant: vegan restaurants in Penang
Chinese restaurant and vegan restaurants guide. Georgetown is a vegan’s paradise! Here are the best vegan Chinese restaurants in Penang.
I’ve studied Traditional and classical Chinese medicine, for more than four years, first in Barcelona (Spain) at a natural health institute and later on, at the London at the University of Westminster.
In ancient times in China, the food or dietetic, was an integral and fundamental part of this medicine. Actually, some schools of thought believed all health is interlinked with the Qi of the stomach, which is the organ who receives all raw energy, transforms it and distributes it to the whole body.
Unfortunately in the west, the classical Chinese dietetics is a less studied and explored branch than acupuncture or Tui-na massage, and why is that? Mostly because westerners want quick fixes and try to avoid changing a whole lifestyle and bad habits.Chinese dietetics is a very interesting and complex science. Each color and flavor is used to either stimulate or sedate each one of the human or animals internal organ, senses and state of mind.
Each and every organ of our body is interconnected to an element, which can influence it and functions ion a very similar level. We are a micro-cosmos of a macro-cosmos.
- The spleen and the stomach are represented by the earth element
- the lungs are represented by the metal element
- the liver is represented by the wood element
- the kidneys are represented by the water element
- the heart is represented by the fire element
|The famous cycle of elements/movements|
- the sweet flavor influences the sleep/stomach
- the acidic flavor influences the liver
- the salty flavor influences the kidneys
- the bitter flavor influences the heart
- the spicy flavor influences the lungs
- The acidic flavor is astringent
- the bitter flavor drains and dries
- the sweet flavor nurtures, harmonizes and relaxes
- The salty flavor humidifies
- The spicy flavor disperses and helps the flow of energy
The Chinese community is by far the biggest community in Penang, thanks to the huge number of Immigrants who migrated towards to Penang to work in the mines on the 15 century, originally from the region of Fujian.
Here are the best vegan Chinese restaurants in Penang:
|My favorite vegan restaurant of all|
|You choose what you eat|
|Incredible fresh variety|
|Green beans, cabbage with carrots and soy products|
|Steamed broccoli, carrot, pumpkin, noodles and tofu balls|
|Delicious Chinse steamed and stuffed breads|
Restaurant near the big Chinese temple
I couldn’t get the address of this one restaurant. It’s located very close to the big Chinese temple, where people make their morning prayers.
It’s a very local restaurant, so don’t expect to see tourists here, but it’s incredibly popular with the locals. The lady doesn’t speak English, but the communication is quite easy. It’s a buffet style, pay per kilo.
|The entrance from the main road|
|Very delicious food|
|My lunch, different soy products, rice and spinach|
On the next post, we’ll explore the Little India district and the most delicious Indian foods Penang has to offer!