Tips to Host a Vegan-Friendly Hari Raya Open House

excellent opportunity to embrace a plant-based diet

As the world becomes more conscious about health and the environment, the trend towards a plant-based diet has been on the rise. This year the celebrations for Hari Raya Aidilfitri are an excellent opportunity to embrace a plant-based diet for you and your guests to indulge in their favourite Plant-based-friendly foods, especially for Muslims who have recently observed the month of Ramadan.

Families, friends, and loved ones come together to enjoy delicious curries, salads, and grilled plant-based meats, and, of course, share their favourite recipes while indulging in treats and drinks made especially for the occasion.

In this post, we will explore and learn tips on how to host a fantastic Plant-Based-friendly Hari Raya open house with plant-based dishes to wow your guests!

1. Understand the difference between being a vegetarian and being a vegan

Vegetarian diets have reportedly been around since as early as 700 B.C. Several types exist, and individuals may practice them for a variety of reasons. These include health, ethics, environmentalism, and religion.

Vegan diets appeared a little more recently but have been getting a good amount of press. Most people still assume that being a vegetarian and a vegan is synonymous, mistaking the word “vegan” for a shortened form of “vegetarian.” A vegetarian is someone who does not consume real meat (including seafood). Instead, vegetarians have a diet that mainly contains various levels of fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts, and seeds.

The most common types of vegetarians include:

Tips to Host a Vegan-Friendly Hari Raya Open House

This includes the decision to avoid eating meat and any animal by-products such as eggs, milk, and honey. Vegans have chosen not to support any form of animal exploitation. Their diet, known as a vegan diet can be viewed as the strictest form of vegetarianism. With this information, you should know what plant-based foods to prepare for your Vegan guests.

2. Try to learn how stringent your vegetarian or
vegan guests are

Some vegetarians or vegans insist that their vegetables or products should not be cooked in pots and utensils previously used to cook real meat. Others may have other defined principles. Finding out what your guests are comfortable with is usually a good idea.

3. Keep your cooking easy and stress-free

During this time, you will require a lot of energy to keep up with all the festivities and frequent visits. You do not want to appear exhausted and weak when your guests arrive. You can save time in the kitchen by preparing most of your ingredients ahead of time and buying ready-to-eat plant-based products from a vegetarian or plant-based food manufacturer that makes plant-based meats and other foods in Malaysia.


4. Get a variety of plant-based proteins ready

Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Skin are the most common sources of protein for Malaysian vegetarians. Shiitake Mushroom has 9% protein and is one of the world’s most popular mushroom proteins worldwide, with high-quality plant-based sources.
Tofu Skin is high in protein, at least 10%. For those who looking for high-quality food, get plant-based meats from a trusted manufacturer in Malaysia.
Hoshay offers various plant-based meats, from Plant-based Crispy Fried Chicken to Plant-based Tomato Mushroom Meatball and Plant-based Teriyaki Unagi.
Now that you know how to host a vegan-friendly Hari Raya open house, let us look at some dishes you can impress your guests with.

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