Monday, November 10, 2008
With over 10 different May Wah products to sample, ours was one of the busiest station. Customers pouring from the entrance to our station with questionable reactions asking us what are the vegan salmon made from? How is it possible that the vegan citrus spare ribs taste just like meat?
Some of the products that were sampled are the following:
Vegan SW Ham (VIP)
Vegan Chicken Nuggets (VIP)
Vegan Meat Steak with Pepper (VIP)
Vegan Roasted Salt Chicken
Vegan Chicken Leg (VIP)
Vegan Beef Chunks
Vegan Tuna (VIP)
Vegan Citrus Spare Ribs (VIP)
Vegan Chicken Nuggets (Ginger) (VIP)
Vegan Black Pepper Beef Steak
Vegan Fish Ham
Vegan BBQ Pork (VIP)
Vegan Salty Salmon Slices (VIP)
Vegan Teriyaki Beef (VIP)
Vegan Teriyaki Chicken (VIP)
Vegan Smoked Turkey
Vegan Pepper Steak (VIP)
Vegan Healthy Chicken (VIP)
Vegan Bacon (VIP)
Vegan Delicious Steak Meal
Vegan Sashimi (VIP)
Vegan Ham - Red Yeast Flavor
Vegan Ham - Original Flavor (VIP)
(VIP) - Very Important Product (ALL SOLD OUT DURING SHOW)
With questions thrown at us and hungry people to be fed, the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival was a success!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Please feel free to join us for free samples and discounted products.
10 AM – 6 PM
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
1350 Tremont Street, Boston Massachusetts
Free admission • Free food sampling
Free parking • Subway stop across the street
Vegan Special Flavor Smoked Chicken (A011)
Slice it up and stiry fry with vegetables
Vegan Special Flavor Smoked Meat (A012)
Defrost it and enjoy it as salad toppings or even in sandwiches
Vegan Crystal Meatball (C028)
Enjoy a taiwanese delicancy
Vegan Delicious Steak Meal (N001)
Vegan steak, vegetables, sauce, and rice....in 5 MINUTES!
Vegan Royal Shark's Fin Dish (N004)
Vegan shark's fin...unbelievable...i know!
Vegan Curry Dish (N005)
Mix our curry with our veggie lamb and vegetables to create a winter hopping stew
Vegan Sashimi (N006)
This is a holiday present for our pesce-vegetarians! Eat it cold with wasabi or create vegetarian sushi rolls!
Vegan Ham (Red Yeast) (N007)
Slice it up and eat it as a snack
Vegan Ham (Original) (N008)
Stir fry with noodles and your favorite vegetables
Hopefully we'll see u there!
Also, take a look at what we did with our vegetarian sushi...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
D003 Vegan Cocktail Sausages
E003 Vegan Honey BBQ Pork
H022 Vegetarian Corn Burger
H023 Vegetarian Vegetable Burger
L002 Vegetarian Crab Balls
L007 Vegetarian Sunny Side Up Eggs
M001 Vegan Chicken Wings
We had vegetarian burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, chicken legs, sausage, and much more! It was the perfect vegetarian bbq to start the summer off!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Let us focus on another main ingredient, Konjac 蒟蒻/菎蒻, aside from the wonderful and healthy soybean.
Konjac is a perennial plant, growing from a large corm up to 25 cm in diameter. Konjac is grown in China, Japan and Korea for its large starchy corm, used to create a flour and jelly. Many consumers also uses konjac as a vegan substitute for gelatin. This ingredient is found in our seafood products to provide a chewy texture resembling seafood.
In 1977, American Senate nourishment committee published a report that states the shortage of fiber in eating habits is one of the reason that adult diseases (obesity, constipation, arteriosclerosis, heart sickness, diabetes, cancer, gallstone, and hemorrhoids) have gradullay increased. For example, dietary fiber activates the function of intestines and let the harmful things go quickly out of your body. As a result, it defends you from intestine cancer. Konnyaku contains much fiber in it and keep you away from such diseases.
When taken with foods, it reduces speed of sugar intake which prevent rapid blood sugar level jump. Instead, it gives graduale increment. Study not only indicates that Konnyaku lowers Choresterol level, it also cleans the digestive tract of toxins. Most recently, the food industry is paying attention to the Konnayku flour to replace conventional starch formulations since the Konnyaku is lower in calories and lower in fat without sacrificing texture and taste.
Therefore if you are interested in creating a new dish with a unique flavor, visit our store or site, www.maywahnyc.com, for our Konnyaku selections.
Recommened Konnyaku selections
C004 Vegan Codfish Balls
C005 Vegan Shrimp Balls
C010 Vegan Prawns
C012 Vegan Beef Balls
P003 Vegan Seaweed Strips
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Since the establishment of May Wah, many other health food retailers have slowly noticed the trend of vegetarian consumers as well. So how do we differentiate May Wah from other health food stores? We have mock chicken, mock beef, vegan seafood, texturized soybean, and natural seasonings just like any other stores. We may have a larger variety for our consumers but that is not our only appeal.
So here it is...
OUR PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN GARLIC, SCALLION, ONION, OR LEEK!
What is the reason behind this idea? It is proven by statistics that we should consume garlic and onion for the benefits of our heart and health. However as a Taoist, one does not only consume a vegetarian diet, he/she also does not consume vegetables that are considered as strong-smelling plants, traditionally also referred as 五荤 Five Acrid And Strong Smelling Vegetables' or 五辛 'Five Spices' as they tend to excite senses. This idea is very similar to the idea of being a vegan. Vegans do not believe in the consumption or use of animal products of any kind, which excludes drinking milk and consuming eggs. But in the Asian community, we excludes the addictive ingredients instead.
So definitely check out the ingredients of your favorite products the next time you drop by the store!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Nowadays visitors come into our store and discover products such as vegan squid, vegan pig's belly, vegan ears, vegan pig's shank, vegan flitch, and much more! And how exactly do these products come about?
For thousand of years, vegetarian chefs have become extremely creative in imitating meat using prepared wheat gluten, also known as seitan or temph, agar, yam flour, and soybean. Because these imgredients are very flexible materials, they can be shaped into different textures and have the ability to absorb many flavors.
Thus arrive the creation of mock chicken and mock seafood!
(Take a look at our Stephanie enjoying a vegan chicken drumstick, with an actual stick!)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
From opening to the afternoon, there were ten customers. Although there were not large purchases, 8 out of 10 customers had one thing in common; they purchased our vegan bacon strips. It started off with one of our regular customer purchasing two pieces and she introduced to the next customer. Somehow the bacon message spreaded throughout the neighborhood and by noon time we had to restock the shelves again.
But that is not the end of the story. By the time I awarded the bacon as our best seller of the day, one of my VIP customer came into the store and asked to exchange 7 pieces of the bacon she purchased a hour ago. There went my motivation for the hot seller of the day. Her reason for the exchange was because she was not able to read the Chinese ingredients and did not trust that there were completely vegan. Good thing I was able to read and translate all the ingredients (soybean protein, mushroom stem, salt, sugar, and vegetarian seasoning) for her. She called her husband and announced that she'll be bringing the VEGAN bacon home tonight. Without any hesitation, she took the bacons and said goodbye.
You always hear people in movies say "Honey, I'm bringing home the bacon tonight!" But at the vegetarian store, you hear customers say "I'm bringing home the VEGAN bacon tonight!" It seems like strange statement, but it's definitely something I won't get tired of hearing.
Monday, February 25, 2008
- Established as the first vegetarian retailer in New York in 1995
- First to introduce Asian vegetarian/vegan options into the restaurants
- Familiarized the local health food markets with the upcoming trend of a healthier alternative
- Specialized in creating meat alternatives
- Largest vegetarian distributor in New York
- Welcoming newcomers towards the new trend of Asian vegetarian lifestyle and diet
- Educate ongoing consumers that are health and animal conscientious by providing the best products and services in terms of quality, taste, and price
- Emphasizing the cultures of the Asian vegetarian communities
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Bottom Cubes: Taro
Left Chunks: Vegetarian Chicken Bites
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Yesterday I asked my friend for suggestions regarding awareness. He told me that my vegetarian store is very special. "You are the only vegetarian store in chinatown," he said. "Not only do you provide meat alternatives to having a healthier diet, you have great customer service. You should be proud." He went on telling me that if he was richer, he would open stores that will help influence the community in a good way.
Only vegetarian store in chinatown? Be proud being the only vegetarian store in chinatown? Spread the message of Asian vegetarian?
Let me reintroduce myself and the company. My name is LiLbluie and I am the official blogger of May Wah Vegetarian Food Inc. This blog is to let customers, staffs, and distributors understand the body, soul, and conscious of our brand. Not only will be discussing the foundation of May Wah, we will also be sharing our future cheers and tears with you.
May Wah Vegetarian Food Inc. was founded in 1995 as a small family business store located at the heart of Chinatown, New York City. Our mission is to serve health and happiness to customers with the best of Asian vegetarian foods in terms of nutrition and taste. Today, we have not only accomplished this goal, but our continuous commitments contribute to the cultural awareness of health benefits in consuming vegetarian foods.
Recently we have sucessfully launched the redesign of our site, www.maywahnyc.com. We welcome you to the online home of the only vegetarian specialty store in New York City. With our new features, you can now enjoy the following benefits:.
- Search our website with ease to find vegan specialties, best sellers, or anything you want
- Learn all about our products and prices available for retail and wholesale through listings
- See the best of what we have to offer with our brochures!
- Ship your orders all over USA within 7 to 10 business days!
- Locate the nearest distributor with our products throughout New York, USA, and the world!
By the end of the year we will try to accomplish the following goals:
- Past, Present, and Future of May Wah
- Upward Flow of Our Company
- Rethinking our Social Responsilibity
- Emphasizing the cultures of the Asian vegetarian communities
This should be a good beginning.