The V Spot

The V Spot
A vegan general store in Nottingham – we deliver to the greater Nottingham area

Rice Paper Bacon 27th August 2017

Rice Paper Bacon Recipe

Thanks to Corinne Longman for sharing this recipe.



  1. Mix the oil, soy sauce, yeast flakes and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Add enough water to make a thin paste.
  2. Using scissors, cut a few of the rice paper discs into strips about 25mm wide.
  3. Heat some water and pour it into a large flat dish or a frying pan. The water should be hot but not boiling.
  4. Heat some oil in a frying pan.
  5. Dip a strip of rice paper into the water until it is softened enough to fold. Hold it at one end and gently squeeze the water out with your other hand.
  6. Dip the strip into the marinade, then fry it in the oil for about 4 minutes. Then, flip it over with a fork and fry for two minutes on the other side until it is crispy. Repeat this for the other strips.
  7. Once fried, drain the strips on kitchen roll.

The ingredients in this recipe are available from The V Spot.

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How to make seitan

Seitan Recipe

Seitan (pronounced say-tan) is a versatile, chewy meat substitute. It’s made from vital wheat gluten, which is strong wheat flour that has had the starch rinsed out. The gluten and is kneaded to make the strands of gluten longer to give the chewy texture. It’s good fun to make your own and you can flavour it however you wish. Once cooked, the seitan is ready to use. It can be fried like a burger or added to stir fries, curries or stews.



  1. Peel and crush the garlic.
  2. Put the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast flakes, vegetable stock, liquid aminos, olive oil, and garlic into a bowl.
  3. Stir the mixture until it forms a dough.
  4. Knead the dough to develop the gluten until it has a rubbery texture.
  5. Divide the dough into 3 burger shapes, or whatever shape and size you need.
  6. To cook the seitan, pour around 2 litres of thin vegetable stock and 50ml soy sauce into a pan. Bring to a boil, put the seitan pieces carefully in the bottom and simmer gently for an hour. It’s important that the pan is simmering, not boiling. Once cooked, carefully remove the seitan pieces with a slotted spoon.
  7. Alternatively, wrap the seitan pieces in foil and steam them for half an hour.

The ingredients in this recipe are available from The V Spot.

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Online ordering now available! 30th July 2017

We are now able to offer an online ordering service with home delivery or pick-up in store. Visit our online shop now.

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We’re open later! 25th July 2017

We are now open until 6pm on Thursdays and Fridays, so it’s even easier to do your shopping with us.

The V Spot is a completely vegan shop in Sherwood, Nottingham. We sell a wide range of wholefoods, snacks, ready-to-eat food, drinks and fine foods. In addition, we have non-leather shoes, gifts and cruelty free cosmetics. Everything we sell is suitable for vegans and we have a wide range of gluten free food.

Our opening hours are:

  • Monday – Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday & Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sundays & Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm
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Cake delivery now available

By popular request, we now offer a delivery service for customers ordering our cakes. When ordering, let us know that you would like your cake delivered and we will let you know the cost.

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