Seitan is a highly protein-rich gluten-dough, one of the protagonists of vegetarian and vegan diets. It was born in Japan, literally, as a substitute for the flesh, by Buddhist monks and by the name of kofu (“wheat gluten”). The name of Seitan (“right food”) is, however, attributed to him by George Osawa’s macrobiotic expert because it is considered a suitable food to replace meat, not polluting and not too expensive. And indeed, the sight looks very similar to animal flesh.