About a year ago, the company Right Treats launched their plant-based meat alternative, Omnipork. It debuted last summer in Hong Kong, also known as the “meat capital of the world.” Their goal with this product is to help Asian countries curb their appetite for pork with tasty plant-based alternatives. The product is now heading up to the skies where travelers in Asia will able to taste it!
Omnipork’s founder, David Yeong, who also founded Green Monday and Green Common is partnering with airline Cathay Pacific. They will be the first airline to offer plant-based pork. They want to offer options that vegetarians and flexitarians can enjoy while flying, and even meat eaters might want to try or even just have as an option and alternative to meat.
Omnipork is made with no added hormones, no added antibiotics, and is non-GMO. It tastes like pork, but is made from a blend of pea protein, soy, shiitake mushrooms and rice. For the month of October, business class passengers can enjoy “OmniPork Bolognaise with Garganelli pastaon all long-haul flights departing from Hong Kong.” After that month, the airline will review customer satisfaction and possibly experiment with adding the plant-based meat to other dishes.
Make Homemade Plant-Based “Pork” Dishes
Excited about all the plant-based meat alternative options being offered around the world, but like getting creative in the kitchen? Check out these recipes from the Food Monster App!
1. Mushroom Pulled “Pork”
Source: Mushroom Pulled “Pork”
Mushrooms are famous for their incredible meaty texture, perfect for veganizing recipes. This Mushroom Pulled “Pork” by Yana Chistyakova is impressive! Fill a roasted sweet potato with onion and pine nuts and serve it with the delicious vegan tofu sour cream.
2. Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries
Source: Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries
This barbecue Fooled Pork Sandwich With Fries by Chris Bartis is an experience that needs to be had. Young jackfruit is simmered until tender and then broiled in sticky barbecue sauce, allowing it to absorb the flavor. This sandwich is topped with a creamy, crunchy coleslaw that’s a nice contract to the tender barbecue sauce-covered jackfruit. It all comes with a side of crispy oven-baked fries — why not try piling those on the sandwich, too?
3. Sweet and Spicy ‘Pork’
Source: Sweet and Spicy ‘Pork’
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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