sei·​tan | \ ˈsā-ˌtan How to pronounce seitan (audio) , -ˌtän \

Definition of seitan

: flavored wheat gluten often used as a meat analogue

Examples of seitan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, Chinese and Japanese cooking has long featured mock meats such as seitan and tofu, and tempeh has long been a staple in Indonesia. Sarah Garland, The New Republic, 5 Oct. 2021 Vegan barbecue relies on ingredients such as vital wheat gluten, which is the primary ingredient in homemade seitan and other vegan mock meats. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 Littleburg’s signature gyro is a standout, a satisfying, substantial combination of seitan, fried potatoes, almond tzatziki, and pickled onion wrapped in a chewy-fluffy flatbread: savory, tangy, texturally complex., 17 Aug. 2021 At her Brisbane takeout and delivery operation called Chef Reina, Montenegro uses an in-house seitan to mimic lechon kawali and corned beef. Margot Seeto, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2021 Go to the Avondale restaurant for currywurst with pork and veal bratwurst, döner kebab chicken or vegan housemade seitan. Louisa Chu,, 20 May 2021 In February, TikTok users tried out a viral seitan recipe after @futurelettuce posted his own vegan chicken replacement, earning more than 10 million views., 2 May 2021 Expect to substitute mushrooms into the cheesesteaks, seitan for French dip, tofu for stews and chicken for lo mein. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Upton’s Breakroom, the seitan-maker’s own on-site cafe, offers a Chicago-style Italian with optional vegan cheese. Louisa Chu,, 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of seitan

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seitan

origin unknown

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“Seitan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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