In conjunction with World Vegetarian Month throughout October, a research was done by travelling site – Oliver’s Travels – in search of the most vegetarian-friendly countries around the world. And, what do you know? Malaysia surprisingly was ranked third.
Many Malaysians have been long-time vegetarians, whether it is due to religion, or personal choice. Aside from that, we’re also seeing a shift in the Malaysian diet in the recent years as people are generally becoming more health conscious and aware of what they consume.
The list was calculated based on the Global Vegetarian Index, taking into consideration the number of vegetarian restaurants available, the population per vegetarian restaurant and the annual meat consumption per capita (kg). Topping that list is Seychelles in East Africa, with the highest Global Vegetarian Index Score.
With 1,185 vegetarian restaurants nationwide, it’s obvious that looking for vegetarian or vegan meal options isn’t difficult in Malaysia. An increasing amount of F&B outlets are also adding vegetarian or meatless options into their menu to cater to a more diverse range of consumers.
See guys, there really is no reason for you not embrace a healthier and cleaner lifestyle here!