They Put Meat in a Tofu Dish at a Potluck. Did They Act Like a Jerk?
by Matthew Gilligan
To me, this sounds like a simple misunderstanding…
But you know how worked up people get about what they eat, especially vegetarians.
But that’s just my opinion!
Read this person’s story and see if you think they acted like an a**hole or did nothing wrong.
Take a look!
AITA for putting meat in a tofu dish?
“This happened at a potluck. I brought a dish that was tofu stirfried with minced pork, ginger and spring onions. Similar to mapo tofu but not spicy.
Everything was fine except when someone asked me if my dish was halal, I said no, it has pork. That’s when Jen overheard and freaked out that she ate meat. And it turns out a lot of other vegetarians ate my dish assuming it was vegetarian.
For the rest of the party, I’ve had so many people(including non-vegetarians) tell me I’m an AH for putting meat in a vegetarian dish. But this is a dish I grew up with, tofu for me is just an ingredient, not strictly a meat substitute. Also, no one asked me if my dish was vegetarian.
So am I the AH here or are people just overreacting?”
Check out how folks reacted on Reddit.
This person said they are NTA and these folks never bothered to ask if it was vegetarian.
Another person said these folks are culturally unaware.
And one Reddit user said they’re NTA and this isn’t their fault.