Vegetarian food in merchant navy



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    Vegetarian food in merchant navy


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    Hello again!
    being a semi-vegetarian (I eat eggs too) I wanted to ask whether vegetarian food is provided on vessels. I have heard that apart from Indian cooks, other cooks don't really understand vegetarian food.
    Is this true ? Are the cooks able to cater the need of vegetarians as well? Awaiting your valuable response,
    regards - Raj

    Raj Km | | EDIT | REPLY
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      Well its all your luck ...trust me ...I am a vegetarian and have been on mixed crew also (including a vessel where there were only 3 Indians) but, luckily never had such problem. A Filipino cook was so good and interested in his job that he could cook any Indian meal...

      Rishi Kashyap | | EDIT | REPLY
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      well it all is a matter of luck. as already said, the best cook i ever had onboard was a filipino.

      Suhail Naim | | EDIT | REPLY
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      yes you can easily get vegetarian food, me too am a vegetarian and still heading towards this career.

      Abhi Tiwari | | EDIT | REPLY

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      well,i too fall under your category and let me tell you its really hard in case you happen to sail with mixed crew., but somehow you can manage with atleast rice and dhal. the concept of vegetarian food is valid only on ships with full indian complement or atleast with an indian cook onboard., so dont have high hopes in case you are joining a vsl with mixed crew..all the best

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