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What soybeans become once they are fermented with vinegar and fungus. This supposedly edible concoction smells vaguely like ammonia and tastes mostly like ass. Some people refer to it as a meat substitute, but don't believe them.

Die-hard Vegetarian: Hey, man, want some of my tempeh?
Other person: Nah. Maybe if I were starving to death.
Die-hard Vegetarian: Dang. I don't want my tempeh either....
by creaternity April 11, 2006

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