There’s more glitter than gold in Las Vegas this week as the JCK convention brings together the best in the world of jewelry to Las Vegas.
Many of the jewelry exhibitors are from India and many of them have dietary restrictions. Those who follow Jainism have certain diet restrictions that make it very difficult for them when traveling abroad. At Mint Indian Bistro, we want them to know that we serve delicious Jain food at both our locations.
For the uninitiated, a person following the Jain faith has many restrictions when it comes to eating. The standard vegetarian (or even vegan) food doesn’t make the cut.
In addition to being on a meatless diet, Jains cannot eat gelatin, eggs, or anything that grows underground, like garlic, onions, potatoes, etc.
While these are standard food ingredients used in everyday cooking, Jains are not allowed to eat them. There is a reasoning behind this restrictive diet. Jainism is a religion founded on the basis of non-violence. This non-violence doesn’t end at just humans and animals but extends to plants, insects, and anything that has life in it. When underground plants are pulled out of the ground, the entire plant is uprooted and is unable to ever grow again.
Plants that grow above the ground can grow again after they are pulled.
As you can well imagine, these restrictions pose a great challenge for Jains when they are traveling abroad. It’s not easy for them to find a restaurant in America that serves Jain food. While vegetarian and vegan options have now become commonplace in America, there is still a huge challenge in finding restaurants that cater to Jains.
Jain food basically consists of vegetables and fruits that grow above the ground. While garlic and onions are missing from the food, Jains add a variety of spices to flavor the food they eat. Interestingly, they substitute plantains for potatoes and if you have ever eaten Jain Pav bhaji, you know it isn’t easy to tell the difference.
With the JCK Vegas show, we have so many people following strict vegetarian and Jain diets in Las Vegas and our team at Mint Indian Bistro is ready to cater to their needs. Go to https://www.mintbistro.com/ and reserve your table now. We have two locations, one near the strip and one off the strip. We offer a daily lunch buffet (including weekends and Holidays) as well as an A La Carte dinner. Enjoy unlimited dosas during our lunch buffet at our S. Durango location.
If you want homestyle, Gujarati food delivered to your hotel room, also check out https://www.rotifix.com/order-homestyle-indian-meals/
This meal delivery service also caters to all dietary needs and has a diverse regional menu of homestyle food from Gujarat, North India, and South India.