Definition of seitan in English:

seitan

noun

mass noun
  • A chewy protein-rich food made from wheat gluten, used in cooking as a meat substitute.

    • ‘As if shellfish wasn't an odd enough core ingredient for jerky, two West Virginia guys decided to remove the meat altogether and replace it with bases of soy, seitan and shiitake mushrooms.’
    • ‘Many interesting meat substitutes are available, including seitan, a popular meat alternative in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cooking.’

Origin

Perhaps from Japanese shokubutsusei tanpaku ‘vegetable protein’.

Pronunciation

seitan

/ˈseɪtan/