8/29/17 – Holy Week – Buddhism


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Today is Day 2 of Holy Week here at Five Course Trivia, since religious foods are keen to come up at trivia. Today, we ask questions about foods in Buddhism. Turns out, not a ton of great questions since most foods associated with Buddhism are more closely associated with their respective nations, but hopefully today’s quiz will be fun for you anyway. Enjoy!

1. Made from gluten, oil, sugar, soy sauce, and salt, name the high-protein dish seen here, which is textured to look like the animal featured in the name of the dish.

Question 1

2. Lo han jai is the traditional Chinese name for the dish seen here, made with vegetables, mushrooms, and soy sauces, is often Anglicized to the name Buddha’s what?

Question 2

3. While practitioners of Mahayana Buddhism believe that a vegetarian diet is the only true way to eat, monks of Theravada Buddhism can eat pork, chicken, or fish if the monk is aware of what fact?


4. Especially popular with Buddhist vegetarians, pictured here is yuba, which is made from soybeans, but is called what two-word descriptor, as if it belonged to a different food which is not made from, but looks like it could be?

Question 4

5. Seen here is the logo for what brand of bottled water, which shares its name with the location that Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha gave a sermon and revealed the Four Noble Truths. The bottle water brand, as far as I can tell, have nothing to do with Buddhist teachings.

Question 5



1. Mock duck
2. Delight
3. The animals were killed for their behalf
4. Tofu skin
5. Deer Park

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