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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

That must be one of the five

Vegetarians don't have it easy in Spain. Say you don't eat meat in a restaurant and they'll offer fish, say you don't eat fish either and they'll offer seafood and even when they've got the idea that you may not be too keen on eating any sort of beast they'll still mix ham in with your beans because, in a sort of technical, Spanish, way ham isn't classed along with other meats!

Laura, a Mexican friend, always asks for something that hasn't walked, flown or swum in an attempt to get something veggie.

Anyway we went, with John, who's vegetarian, to Elche yeterday and we asked at tourist information if they knew of any vegetarian places in Elche. There are three and the one we went to, called, Kimbombó, near the river was very good.

The food was well presented and tasty and the set menu was a reasonable price. There were quotes all over the wall from famous people, the walls were all painted in contrasting colours, the tables and chairs were trendy plastic and chrome jobs, the cutlery and glassware were unusually shaped. All in all a pleasant and different experience.

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