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(MY) Vegetarian 'meat' is in for Nine Emperor Gods feast

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    GEORGE TOWN: Taoists in the country are observing a strict vegetarian diet in conjunction with the Nine Emperor Gods festival, but few feel deprived of their
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      GEORGE TOWN: Taoists in the country are observing a strict vegetarian
      diet in conjunction with the Nine Emperor Gods festival, but few feel
      deprived of their usual meat dishes.

      Vegetarian "meat" has become a popular addition to the festival's
      diet. Saw Gim Hye, 48, who owns a vegetarian coffeeshop on Gat Lebuh
      Macallum, said Hokkien mee was among the most popular vegetarian
      dishes during this season.
      ...
      During the Nine Emperor Gods festival, devotees celebrate the return
      of Dou Mu, the Queen of Heaven and Goddess of the North Star and her
      nine sons, deified as ren huang (human sovereigns).

      Spanning nine days, the festival will conclude on Tuesday when
      devo­tees make their way to the seaside to send the deities back to
      heaven in exquisite floats.

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      full story:
      http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/10/5/nation/2187804&sec=nation

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