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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 […]

From Rooftop Gardens to Microgreens: Hong Kong’s Urban Farming Pioneers

3 Mins Read A metropolis of skyscrapers, frenetic sidewalks and dazzling nightlife, Hong Kong’s thriving economy has always fallen short on one thing – food security. The city is dangerously dependent on food import; a shocking 90 percent of the total food supply in Hong Kong is imported. While we have over 300 conventional, industrial farms that account […]

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, […]

Deliveroo Hong Kong Unveils HK$2M Sustainable Packaging Solution To Help Restaurants Go Zero-Waste

4 Mins Read Deliveroo HK is taking steps to reduce food packaging waste generated by its restaurant partners. The delivery giant is investing HK$2 million to incentivise a scheme that will encourage restaurants to use plastic-free packaging for their delivery orders. It comes as the government considers a move to ban single-use plastic tableware.  Investment from Deliveroo HK […]

#IWD2022: 10 Women Changing The Future Of Impact In Asia

7 Mins Read International Women’s Day is internationally recognised on the March 8th every year, and represents a focal point for women’s rights and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At times, it appears as though global environmental and social crises are too overwhelmingly large to tackle. But there are some […]

5 Meaty, Vegan Protein Options To Keep In Your Fridge At All Times

4 Mins Read Bring home-cooking to another level with these vegan protein staples that are meaty, versatile, and oh-so yummy. As convenient as it is to eat out, there is something to be said about cooking your own meals. Sometimes, we’re just over the foods we have come to know and love, and other times it just feels […]

Mana! Closes Its Hong Kong Doors After 10 Years of Plant-Based Pioneering

3 Mins Read An early adopter of plant-based and zero waste eating in Hong Kong, vegetarian fast-casual chain Mana! closed its doors permanently this week after a decade of operation. The final location to close was in the city’s SoHo district. In a social media post, the management team cited ‘extremely challenging’ operating conditions as the reason for […]

8 Key Facts About Air Pollution In Hong Kong

8 Mins Read Just how bad is the air pollution in Hong Kong? And what can be done about it? Here’s everything you need to know. In 2019, the American Women’s Association (AWA) of Hong Kong hosted a panel talk on air pollution in the city at Explorium Hong Kong’s exciting space. The panel, which was moderated by […]

Hong Kong’s DayDayCook Launches New Food Tech Accelerator Program

3 Mins Read Digital publisher DayDayCook has announced plans to launch an accelerator program. The initiative will support food tech startups within Hong Kong. The Good Food Accelerator Program is designed to grow the food tech sector, bringing world-class products to market. It is powered by the Good Food Movement and endorsed by Cyberport. DayDayCook has selected eight […]

7-Eleven Launches New Vegan Barbecued Meat Sandwiches in 800 Hong Kong Locations

3 Mins Read Convenience store giant 7-Eleven has announced the launch of a new plant-based sandwich featuring Unlimeat, South Korean’s answer to vegan sukiyaki style beef, which taps into local taste preferences with a barbecue marinade. The sandwich will join a limited range of vegan-friendly options that encourage grab-and-go plant-based eating in Hong Kong. 7-Eleven expands vegan range […]

12 Traditional Hong Kong Desserts That Have Always Been Vegan

6 Mins Read When people think of desserts, cakes, ice cream, and pastries usually come to mind. But in Hong Kong, we’re blessed with delicious traditional Cantonese desserts that are known as tong sui (糖水), meaning “sugar water”, which can be served hot or cold depending on season. There are a surprising number of 100% plant-based desserts that […]