Buddha bowl

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Buddha Bowl

A Buddha bowl is a vegetarian meal served on a single bowl or high-rimmed plate, which consists of little dishes, served cold.[1][2] The dishes are a combination of healthy whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice, plant proteins such as chick peas or tofu and vegetables.[3][4] The small portioned dishes are not mixed on the plate or in the bowl, but arranged in an "artful" way. A Buddha bowl is a vegetarian Poké Bowl.[5] The concept appeared in 2013 and had grown popular since early 2017.[6]


There are several explanations for why the name refers to Buddha. It may originate from presenting a balanced meal, where balance is a key Buddhist concept[7], from the story of Buddha carrying his food bowl to fill it with whatever bits of vegetarian food villagers would offer him[8] or from the overstuffed bowl resembling the belly of Budai, a 10th century Chinese monk often confused with Buddha.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The truth about 'healthy' Buddha, wellness and poke bowls". NZ Herald. NZ Herald. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Best vegan restaurants in the UK". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  3. ^ Tepper Paley, Rachel. "Why Do We Keep Calling Things Buddha Bowls?". Bon Appetit. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Glory or hippie bowls". Eat This. eatthis.com. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  5. ^ "The year of the bowls". MyFoodBlog. MyFoodBlog. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Google trends". Google trends. Google. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  7. ^ Tepper Paley, Rachel. "Why Do We Keep Calling Things Buddha Bowls?". Bon Appetit. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "What is a Buddha Bowl". The Kitchen. thekitch.com. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Everything you need to know about Buddha bowls". Delish. Delish. Retrieved 21 November 2018.