No to slaughter, yes to nutritious and sustainable food options. California-based Impossible Foods launched its pork alternative in Singapore today (November 18).
Famous restaurants like Tunglok Signatures, Tim Ho Wan, New Ubin Seafood, De Paolo and Straits Chinese Nonya Restaurant will offer Impossible Pork dishes.
Even the bak kwa chain Fragrance has created their version of bak kwa made from impossible pork.
“Pork is the second most consumed meat in Singapore and at the heart of so many of our favorite recipes,” said Laurent Stevenart, National Director of Impossible Foods in Singapore.
“Impossible Pork replicates the flavor and juiciness of pork pork and is preferred by consumers, but it is much more durable. We are excited to partner with so many fantastic restaurants and chefs to showcase the versatility of the product, ”he added.
What is Impossible Pork made of?
“Pork” is made from a combination of soy protein concentrate, coconut oil, and sunflower oil. It also contains soybean leghemoglobin, a vegetable protein that carries heme, which gives the product a “meaty” taste.
Compared with conventional pig farming, plant-based meat making uses much less water and soil. It also generates 77% less greenhouse gas emissions.
It is also less fat, with a meat-to-fat ratio of 70:30. Compared to real pork, Impossible Pork is said to have more protein, calories, and cholesterol.
What dishes can I try?
Tim Ho Wan will serve Impossible Pork in his dim sum dishes, while New Ubin Seafood will serve it in an earthenware pot with brinjal.
Tunglok Signatures sells Impossible Pork served with a pancake and fresh fruit (S $ 12.80). There’s also the Impossible Cracker (S $ 12.00), which are thin slices of fried meat, and the Impossible Pork in a spicy sauce (S $ 13.00 or S $ 26.00).
The Da Paolo group sells the Impossible Pork Pizza (S $ 35.00) which includes sautéed mushrooms and grilled tomato sauce.
Other alternatives to pork on the market include pork from Singaporean jackfruit-based start-up Karana, OmniMeat from Hong Kong OmniFoods, and Beyond Meat sausages from Los Angeles.
Featured Image Credit: Honeycombers, Impossible Foods
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