PORTLAND -- There's something for everybody at the Northwest Foodservice Show today and Monday at the Oregon Convention Center. I just cruised the exhibition floor. There are slicers. There are dicers. There are smothiess. There's cheese. There's meat. And then there's mega-puveyor Sysco's new Vegefarm vegan and vetetarian chicken, hot dogs, meatballs and teriyaki chunks and sauces.
While the chicken looks like chicken -- it's formed in a mold that imitates a real chicken breast/wing combo --it tastes decidedly like a tasty soy product, from which it's made. So do the hot dogs and meatballs and teriyaki chunks. The accompanying teriyaki, sweet & sour, curry and black bean sauces are some kind of soy-sations as well.
Stay tuned for more posts throughout the day from the Northwest Food Service Show.