This is a true story. I was at Hey Hey Kebabs (they do the best hot chips with loads of chicken salt), Parramatta Road in Auburn last night, when a man walks in and places his order.
Can I get a doner kebab with extra mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, hommus… oh, and just a little bit of the meat, because I am a vegetarian.
I stared at him in shock.
As the meat was getting sliced he was pedantic in ensuring there was only a few thin slices of the beef. But surely that is not what pure vegetarians stand for? defines vegetarian as –
A person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.
But after extensive research, I found that according to the Vegetarian Network in Victoria, he is a ‘Semi’ or ‘Demi’ Vegetarian or Flexitarian. A person who occasionally eats meat!

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.