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Why Climate Grief is the Next Mental Health Crisis

5 Mins Read As climate change and environmental degradation intensify, our psychological health is at stake. Climate grief is a natural response to threats to our physical, cultural, and community well-being. The ice shelves are receding, sea levels are rising, natural disasters are intensifying, and deforestation could create a financial crisis as big as the 2008 crash. It’s […]

Is My Bed Vegan? Mattresses: The Final Eco Frontier 

5 Mins Read Most mattresses are not vegan, full of toxins, and are a huge letdown to the planet. Meet Heveya, the ethical sleep pioneer.  Most of us don’t think enough about one activity we do for almost a third of our lives: sleeping. And many of us will never have considered the climate ethics of the mattress […]

China’s Hang Lung & France’s LVMH Announce Groundbreaking Sustainability Partnership To Accelerate Joint ESG Goal

6 Mins Read A groundbreaking partnership between Chinese real estate leader Hang Lung Properties and French luxury giant LVMH Group is forging new ground when it comes to sustainable building. Hang Lung and LVMH have officially partnered on a three-year innovative collaboration on climate and sustainability action across their respective real estate and retail businesses that will see […]

A Guide To Every Kind Of Tofu By A Cantonese Doufu Lover

6 Mins Read Tofu has been making headlines recently in the Western world as plant-based eating goes mainstream, but the vegan-friendly protein has long been a staple in cuisines across Asia for centuries and despite questionable recent headlines, there’s nothing to “discover” here. It’s a well-loved food, also known as beancurd, is one that almost every Asian family, […]

5 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps to Try

4 Mins Read We all could do with being more environmentally responsible. These simple zero-waste bathroom swaps can help. Have you seen the stats about our global plastic waste crisis? It’s terrifying. So below, we share bathroom swaps to make. Every single product in our roundup is: VEGAN: no animals will be harmed for my beauty needs (*note […]

Soy Sauce Chronicles: An In-Depth Look At Asia’s Favourite Condiment

6 Mins Read On a recent Twitter thread (where all intellectual conversations begin, naturellement) where fellow food writer Clarissa Wei lamented the fact that so little has been written in English about East Asian soybean-based sauces, I chimed in with a thought about the lack of talk about variation in soy sauce fermentation methods and their resulting flavours and […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Food

3 Mins Read Just like with friendships and romantic relationships, our relationship with food is something we must nurture and continue to develop. After all, how you eat plays a huge role in your overall health and wellbeing. We all get so busy that we forget how to enjoy food. Sometimes we need to be reminded about how […]

Plant Sifu Brings Its Vegan Pork to 7 Chinese Hong Kong Restaurants

4 Mins Read Hong Kong’s vegan meat brand Plant Sifu is bringing its products to seven Chinese restaurants across Hong Kong. Between August and October, Plant Sifu will showcase its vegan meat products across Hong Kong restaurants in a range of Chinese flavors and styles. “Be it the vibrant tastes in Northern cuisine, the rich flavors of Shanghainese […]

Where To Get The Best Bowl of (Vegan) Dan Dan Noodles In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Is there anything better than slurping a bowl of classic Sichuan dan dan noodles (also known as Bang Bang Noodles, or Dan Dan Meen)? Piling thin noodles on top a spicy chili oil, nutty peanut sauce, mouth numbing peppercorn, and a sprinkling of sesame…. ooh! Traditionally including minced pork and scallions, it used to be […]

The 5 Best Vegan Patisseries in Hong Kong for Plant-Based Pastries

5 Mins Read Vegans, rejoice! It’s never been easier to indulge a sweet tooth, with an increasing number of cruelty-free treats available to buy on-the-go. But for that extra-special occasion – be it a birthday blow-out, elegant afternoon tea or just to celebrate the end of another working week – we’ve handpicked five of the best plant-based patisseries […]

Impossible Foods Debuts Vegan Chicken Nuggets In Asia With Hong Kong Launch

3 Mins Read Bay Area vegan meat brand Impossible Foods is debuting its chicken nuggets in Asia with a Hong Kong launch this month. Impossible Foods entered the chicken wars last year with its vegan nuggets across the U.S. Burger King trialed the nuggets at locations in Iowa, Boston, and Miami last year. Earlier this summer, Impossible debuted […]

In Season: 5 Chinese Vegetables That You Should Be Eating Right Now

3 Mins Read While many vegetables in Hong Kong grow year-round, not all types of produce are available all the time, and it simply isn’t as tasty when it isn’t eaten in season. Now that we’re entering into the hot summer months in full-swing, we can look forward to some of the most delicious vegetables the region has […]

KIN Nets $3.7 Million For Smart Food Ecosystem That Eliminates Food Waste

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based ombnichannel food app KIN has just closed a $3.7 million pre-Series A funding round with participation confirmed by Tony Yeung, Chris Liu, Optimus Capital, and more to connect consumers more intrinsically to their food choices while eliminating waste and the negative environmental consequences of food delivery. KIN is powered by a learning algorithm […]

Hong Kong Exotic Pet Addiction Is A Travesty For Biodiversity Says New Report

5 Mins Read Hong Kong’s penchant for keeping exotic animals as pets is putting species at risk of extinction, a new study claims. Between 2015-2019, four million animals were imported into the country to be kept domestically, heightening the risk of extinction for rare breeds.  The ADM Capital Foundation report is titled Wild, Threatened, Farmed: Hong Kong’s Invisible […]

Vegan Spam Returns To McDonald’s, This Time With Less Salt

4 Mins Read McDonald’s is serving OmniPork Luncheon meat, affectionately called ‘vegan Spam’, in its Hong Kong restaurants again. First introduced in late 2020, as part of the breakfast menu, it was rolled out through 280 locations, plus additional McCafés. Limited mainland China restaurants trialled the dish, representing the first time McDonald’s added plant-based options to its Chinese […]

Convenient, Affordable & Juicy: Plant Sifu Looks To Disrupt Hong Kong’s Appetite for Pork Dumplings

3 Mins Read Hong Kong startup Good Food Technologies has unveiled its first consumer-facing plant-based brand, Plant Sifu. Offering meat-free alternatives to conventional dumplings and pork, the company aims to undermine Asia’s demand for animal protein. Developed using proprietary fat technology, Plant Sifu’s pork analogue is cited as juicy and fragrant, making it appropriate for dumpling applications. Last […]