Tempeh? What's that!?!
Great question! This is something I've been asked at least ten times since I’ve put the Grilled Tempeh & Lentil dish on the menu.
Tempeh is fermented, cooked soy-beans pressed together to make a patty. Anyone who wants to cut down on animal fats or otherwise enjoy a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle should get excited. Finally, something other than tofu! The subtle flavours can be transformed into bold and exciting possibilities.
For this dish, I took some of my favourite flavours from Mexico and composed a meal that would be light but filling. With such great taste and texture, this dish really highlights the appeal of vegan cuisine.
The health aspects aside, the flavor-forward approach has made this one of my all-time favourite items to both prepare and eat here at the ORC. You should come try it out!