More restaurants offer plant-based 'meat' dishes

Li Fei
Local chefs preparing menus based on plants that offer customers products that many rate as delicious and convenient and indistinguishable from animal meat.
Li Fei
More restaurants offer plant-based meat dishes
Ti Gong

The interior of a restaurant that offers plant-based food 

With more people beginning to pay attention to a healthy diet, food must be not only delicious but also good for their health. At the same time, the rapid growth of the world’s population also puts more pressure on the planet.

With the trend of humanism gradually being taken seriously, more people are unwilling to threaten the lives of animals. With the frequent appearance of “plant-based meat” and “plant-based milk,” people have begun to try and even advocate the consumption of plant-based foods. Plant-based food is a new type of food and beverage developed from plants as raw materials. Its main feature is to replace animal protein with plant protein, but it is comparable to traditional animal products in structure or taste.

Restaurants in the city are embracing plant-based meat in their menus. On November 24, Jing Alley presented a four-course plant-based chef’s menu. Dishes included Vietnamese plant-based meat spring rolls, plant-based meat with mushroom, deep fried plant-based chicken and a plant-based meat lasagne. Including Jing Alley, five chefs from five different restaurants have prepared plant-based menus.

The plant-based meat used at the event came from Zee-Ai, a brand of PFI Foods Co Ltd, focusing on plant-based products and with R&D teams in the US, Singapore and China. With the concepts of deliciousness and health at the forefront, Zee-Ai creates a series of innovative Chinese and Western-style plant-based products made of plant protein raw materials, with a soybean base characterized by high protein, zero cholesterol and low saturated fat. The products have been rated as delicious and convenient and indistinguishable from animal meat.

Hungry Lung’s Kitchen was the latest of five different restaurants to prepare its very own healthy eating menu using Zee-Ai plant-based products. Dishes included plant-based black pepper nuggets and veggie sticks with red pepper hummus dip, plant-based meatballs and a duo of mushrooms in pernod cream sauce, plant-based beef patty and fried egg sandwiched in an English muffin and served with grilled broccoli and roasted tomatoes.

“There is no difference in the taste of plant-based meat and animal meat, plant-based meat is fragrant and look forward to more menus of plant-based meat,” a customer said.

Zee-Ai brings a new experience to consumers, and promotes a green, healthy and trendy lifestyle. Dozens of consumers have given positive feedback to Zee-Ai plant-based meat.

More restaurants offer plant-based meat dishes
Ti Gong

A plate of plant-based dish


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