Host lambasted by customers for putting meat in tofu dish

A reveler has revealed how they caused a stir after mixing tofu with pork in a dish they brought to a gathering.

Post on Reddit Am I The A****** person, presumably from the US, explained that the party dishes were not labeled – but once asked by a guest if the meal was vegetarian , they revealed that was not the case.

But one vegetarian party girl who heard this was “shocked she ate meat”, and the Reddit poster added: “Turns out a lot of other vegetarians ate my dish thinking it was a vegetarian.

“Throughout the rest of the party I heard so many people (non-vegetarians too) telling me I’m an (a******) for putting meat in a vegetarian dish,” they wrote. they added.

But the Reddit user went on to explain that the item they made was actually a traditional recipe they grew up with and that they consider tofu an ingredient and not a meat substitute.

A reveler has revealed how he caused an uproar after mixing tofu with pork in a dish he brought to a rally (stock photo)

They ended their story by revealing that no one asked if the dish was vegetarian before eating and asked if they were the ****** or if the others were overreacting.

Their message read: “This happened during a potluck. I had a dish which was stir-fried tofu with ground pork, ginger and spring onions. Similar to Mapo tofu, but not spicy.

“Everything was fine, except when someone asked me if my dish was halal, I said no, it had pork in it.”

Then Jen heard and was shocked that she ate meat. And it turns out that many other vegetarians ate my dish assuming it was vegetarian.

“During the rest of the party I heard so many people (including non-vegetarians) say I’m a ****** if I put meat in a vegetarian dish.

“But it’s a dish I grew up with, tofu is just an ingredient for me, not strictly a meat substitute. Also, no one asked me if my dish was vegetarian. So am I the asshole here or are people just overreacting?

After a deluge of comments, the original poster clarified the situation further, adding, “Because so many people are asking for it. Nothing was labeled.

“I just left the dish on the buffet table with the rest of the dishes. There were a lot of other meat dishes.

Posting on the Am I The A****** Reddit thread, the person, presumably from the United States, explained how the dishes at the party were not labeled - but once asked by a guest if the meal was a vegetarian, they revealed that he was not

Posting to the Am I The A****** Reddit thread, the person, presumably from the US, explained how the dishes at the party weren’t labeled – but once asked by a guest if the meal was a vegetarian, they revealed that he was not

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Everyone who commented unanimously agreed that the poster was not a ****** and that the blame rested firmly with those who ate the dish and assumed it was vegetarian

Everyone who commented unanimously agreed that the poster was not a ****** and that the blame rested firmly with those who ate the dish and assumed it was vegetarian

‘About 20 people at the party, including 4 vegetarians. No one asked about my dish except the person who asked me if it was halal.

People who commented in the thread unanimously agreed that the original poster was right.

One Reddit user wrote, “They assumed it was a vegetarian dish because they have this weird misconception that tofu is only for vegetarians. It was about them that they didn’t bother to ask.

“Chinese tofu dishes (and other vegetable dishes!) often contain pork to add flavor. It’s not your fault they didn’t know, and I bet they’ve accidentally eaten pork at Chinese restaurants since they didn’t,” another person agreed.

A third social media user added, “Mapo tofu usually comes with meat. The person who asked if it was halal was responsible.

“The vegetarians who ate it were not responsible. I live in an extremely health-conscious area and know several people with allergies, so I started making an ingredient list with the dishes I bring to potlucks.

Another person replied, “I understand why people saw tofu and assumed they were vegetarians, but if they had looked closer they should have seen the ground pork as well.

“Ultimately, it’s also up to an individual to ensure that everything they eat is in line with their dietary preferences.” If there’s an unlabeled dish at a potluck, it’s best to ask.

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