Taiwan is one of the most vegetarian-friendly countries in the world, with about 10
percent of the population practicing vegetarianism, and more than 6,000 vegetarian
restaurants calling the island home. Moreover, Taiwan is renowned for the creativity
of its vegetarian food. In particular, it is famed for stunning dishes that look exactly
like meat and fish. This video explores the popularity of vegetarian food in Taiwan as
well as the fascinating religious traditions that led to the development of the country’s
faux meat cuisine.