Check this out!
Looks good right? …it’s bean curd!! (i.e. tofu)
You can get it at most Taiwanese markets, and often they’ll come in flavours (this one is mushroom, but there were BBQ ones, too).
What you see here is what it looks like after I put it in a non-stick pan at low heat along with soy sauce – this makes it all crispy and it tastes like teriyaki. They are absolutely delicious eaten straight as is, or even better, on a bed of fresh rice!
…not to mention, it’s a fair bit cheaper than a lot of the meats that are marketed towards vegans (: