I bring my own lunch box to work at least three times a week.
I use the “lock n lock” glass lunch box.
Before microwaving it, usually I would de-froze it at room temperature for 5 to 10 mintues.
Next to my red rice is usually beans (black beans, chick peas, red kidney beans), scrambled eggs, greens (spinach, broccoli, choi sum, etc) and pickled vegetables for some flavourings.
Since the material of the lunch box is heavy, I get a medium sized one (600ml), whch doesn’t really hold much, so I usually snack at tea time or have dinner a bit earlier.
One of the hardest thing about being a vegetarian in Hong Kong is that you got commented a lot. Many of them are well meaning, but most of them are irrelevant.
I got asked in the lavatory, in a salon, over dinner at family gathering, just all these random places when I reveal myself as not eating meat that, “Are you getting enough nutrients?” And you know what? Those people are eating processed food made of high fructose corn syrup, canola oil and all those weird stuff that they don’t know about. I mean, they are eating ham AND bacon AND SAUSAGES and they are telling me to be more healthy? Are you flipping serious?
I really wish I could spoonfeed them with some nutritional facts but since I couldn’t, I really hope everyone will grab a copy of Skinny Bitch. Brutal slaughter house exposed videos were convincing enough, but this book brought me some hard core food industry stories that truly compelled me to give up meat and processed food. So check that out. Even Victoria Beckham read it. Educate yourself people, and stop being misled by the misinformation around us and disinformation that big corporates want us to believe.