8th GOVEG Asia Magazine

100% Vegan Beauty Products Delivered to Your Home

  100% Vegan Beauty Products Delivered to Your Home by Angie P. 小帕       Shopping is so easy and convenient now, with everything from groceries to lingerie being able to be purchased with just a few clicks. Online shopping enables us to be smart consumers co

An App with a Purpose

An App with a Purpose BY:Rajeswari Vikiraman Loving that more people are realizing that animals are really not that different from humans, Rajes is happy to be playing her part, albeit small, in creating a more compassionate world. She currently works as a comp

Double Mushroom Gourd Roll

    BY:  Luo Wen Hui |PHOTO:Lao Mian Low Fat Vegan Diet for a Healthy Immune System   Ingredients: Small dried mushrooms 6 pcs Maitaka 3g Perigord truffles 6 slice (optional) White Gourd 700g Luffa 200g Carrots. 40g   Seas

Every Vegan Mom Has a Different Start

BY: Rachel Choi Rachel Choi is a vegan mother born in the ‘80s in Hong Kong. She is fond of green living and also good at vegan cooking. Last year, she gave birth to a healthy and cute vegan baby boy. Rachel is also a versatile yoga teacher who teaches yoga at various places.

Finding Vegan Food in Local Eateries

Finding Vegan Food in Local Eateries BY Jennifer Lai  花花 Jennifer Lai is a 15-year Hong Kong vegan who cares about animal well-being and environmental protection. She is the author of “Exploring Jennifer’s Vegan World” and is Facebook page owner of FaFa Vegan Travel.

Fruitful Living that Takes Running to a New Height

Article / Photo by Jiang Yanjun 蔣燕駿   Jiang Yanjun is a biological vaccine factory worker, who was born in the 80s in Nanning, Guangxi, He practices a fruit-based diet and long-distance running on a daily basis. He often participates in marathons and trail running races. Ha

Healthy, Tasty Raw Food Recipes

  BY Tina Barrat   Tina is a certified raw food chef and educator giving vegan cooking classes as well as a personal vegan chef designing and catering gourmet meals for private dinners, pop-up events and corporate events. Being a conscious-foodie, Tina uses locally grown ingre

Low Fat Vegan Diet for a Healthy Immune System

  BY:  Luo Wen Hui |PHOTO:Lao Mian   COVID-19 has swept around the globe, putting many lives at risk. Only now do we truly realize the importance of health. We begin to fear, even panic. As a result of this pandemic, more and more of us are beginning to pay atten

Macau’s Vegan Culture: A Blend of New and Old School Approaches

Macau’s Vegan Culture: A Blend of New and Old School Approaches BY Angie P. 小帕  Editor-in-Chief of GoVeg, author of the book Veganastic. She also coaches Pilates, barefoot running and animal flow at the pure vegan studio Positiv Wellness, and lectures for var

Making Your Own Garden in the City

Making Your Own Garden in the City BY:  Patrick Lo Patrick Lo heard about the vegetarian diet from a liver/ gall badder flush naturopathic practice eight years ago and became a vegetarian with no turning back.  During his vegetarian days, he participated in many different vegetar

Plant-Based Diet: Phytochemicals and Health Benefits

by Maitree  Suttajit Dr. Suttajit was born in 1939, and has been a Buddhist and vegetarian/vegan since 1981. An Emeritus Professor, Biochemist and nutritionist teaching and doing research at Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Retired in 2001, followi

Rediscovering Japan’s Plant Eating Traditions

Rediscovering Japan’s Plant Eating Traditions by Eiko Azumano 東野映子\     《about the author》 A polyglot interpreter based in Osaka, Japan, Eiko has been a vegetarian since 1999. Eiko is the Director of the Japan Vegetarian Association and an ambassador of the

Sichuan Style Dan Dan Noodles

  Sichuan Style Sour & Spicy Flat Noodles   By: Chef Cheung Pak Kuen      《Cheung Pak Kuen》 Cheung Pak Kuen aka King Sir learnt cooking from his father since he was 15 years of age. He began working as a cook for Treasure Chinese Restaurant, then

Sichuan Style Sour & Spicy Flat Noodles

Sichuan Style Sour & Spicy Flat Noodles   By: Chef Cheung Pak Kuen    《Cheung Pak Kuen》 Cheung Pak Kuen aka King Sir learnt cooking from his father since he was 15 years of age. He began working as a cook for Treasure Chinese Restaurant, then switched to being a

Stir-fried Lotus Root with Ginger

    Stir-fried Lotus Root with Ginger   BY:  Luo Wen Hui |PHOTO:Lao Mian Low Fat Vegan Diet for a Healthy Immune System   Ingredients: Young ginger 50g  lotus root 100g water chestnut 2 pcs red peppers half piece &n

The Best Vegan Meals You Can’t Miss in Seoul

The Best Vegan Meals You Can’t Miss in Seoul   BY: Marcos Ortega   A vegan entrepreneur living in Gangnam, Seoul. Part of the V Market team that imports and distributes Violife vegan cheese to restaurants and shops across the country. An avid phot

Vegan Food from Land of Multiple Spices

Vegan Food from Land of Multiple Spices   BY: Ng Ling Yi   《About Ling Yi》 Ling Yi was born in Penang, Malaysia. She has studied and lived in Taiwan for more than 13 years and now lives in Canada. She was a happy veg placenta with a vegetarian family for reli

Vegan Travel 101

Vegan Travel 101 BY: Crystal Lee Crystal Lee is a freedom-loving traveller and blogger for the Vegan Expression channel. She specializes in making videos and writing articles on vegan topics. She hopes that through more vegan related texts and videos, more people can understand and adopt a

Zucchini and Mushroom Soup

  BY:  Luo Wen Hui |PHOTO:Lao Mian Low Fat Vegan Diet for a Healthy Immune System   Ingredients:  (serve 2) Agricus Blazei Murrill mushrooms 4 pcs Yellow Fungus 6g zucchini 300g figs 2 pcs (big size) walnuts 2 pcs red dates (stoned) 2 pcs

BY: Rachel Choi

Rachel Choi is a vegan mother born in the ‘80s in Hong Kong. She is fond of green living and also good at vegan cooking. Last year, she gave birth to a healthy and cute vegan baby boy. Rachel is also a versatile yoga teacher who teaches yoga at various places.

 

I met Angie in class four years ago, and she gave me the impression of being a very sporty and healthy woman. Then I heard her story of beating cancer with a vegan diet. At that time, I often had stomachache and had to take medicine 2-3 times a month. So I tried to be a vegetarian, the only meat-free diet I knew at that time. After seeing how healthy Angie was on a vegan diet, I decided to try it. I went home that night and immediately searched for information about veganism, and the next day I made up my mind to become vegan.

 

 

It was a bit difficult at first because although a vegetarian diet does sound similar to a vegan one, in reality it is very different. A vegan diet is much more difficult because many foods contain dairy products and eggs. These include many types of bread, cakes, and even salads (with non-vegan salad dressing). Sometimes in a coffee shop or fast food restaurant, they do not have vegan food choices.

 

 

I'm glad that when I started my new diet, there were already many vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong, providing vegetarian cuisine from all over the world. I ate at many vegetarian restaurants in the Central and Western Districts while I was working there back then. I also fell in love with cooking. It increases my appetite to see so many colourful veggies on the table. These colourful veggies are also obviously very healthy. I have had no sick visits to the doctor in a long time.

 

 

Eating alone was no problem, but eating with family was a big challenge. I usually ate at home one or two nights a week. My mom was upset seeing my vegan diet, because she worried that my diet would lack nutrition. My husband was even more angry because I no longer went to restaurants to eat meat with him. He felt as if he had lost his wife.

 

I knew that it would take knowledge for my family to feel at ease with my diet. So I took part in classes to learn about vegan nutrition. I remember one year I took my mom out to dinner on her birthday and didn’t tell her it was a vegetarian restaurant until we finished the meal. She was amazed that vegan food could be so delicious! Sometimes I would also cook vegan food for my family and gradually they started to accept my vegan lifestyle.

 


 

Luckily I got pregnant two years after becoming a vegan and had my son, Hei Hei, last year. I give my son a vegan diet because I know first hand the benefits of being a vegan. He has a great appetite and never vomits up milk. l feel that his digestion is very good.

 

I welcome the opportunity to share with you my experience of being a vegan and raising a vegan baby. Next time I'll talk about my son's funny story about eating.