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Impossible Foods Launches Retail At 200 Stores In Hong Kong & Singapore

6 Mins Read During an exclusive virtual media conference held today (October 20), which featured the food tech’s senior executives attended by Green Queen, Impossible Foods officially announced the first retail launch of its plant-based products in Asia. From this week onwards, consumers in Hong Kong and Singapore will be able to purchase plant-based Impossible Beef in major […]

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 (who has a newsletter too!) 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 […]

McDonald’s x OmniLuncheon: Here’s The 411 On The New #PlantBased Menu

4 Mins Read Green Monday has made headlines yet again, now with a groundbreaking partnership between its food tech arm OmniFoods and McDonald’s Hong Kong, making it the first plant-based startup in the world to land a major long-term collab with the holy grail of the fast food giants. It saw an all-new completely vegetarian menu land across […]

7-11: Vegan Ready Meals Are Now Available All 800 Hong Kong Stores

3 Mins Read Just a day after Green Monday made headlines for its long-term collaboration with McDonald’s Hong Kong, launching an industry-first vegetarian menu across locations in the city and in Macau, the plant-based group is expanding its presence yet again. This time, Green Monday is rolling out its OmniEat vegan ready meals across all 800 locations of […]

Zero Waste Boozing? Hong Kong’s First Closed Loop Bar Penicillin To Open Doors

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s first-ever bar operating using a closed-loop model of production is slated to open this month. Called Penicillin, the sustainable bar will offer an entire menu of minimal-waste cocktails made with locally sourced or upcycled ingredients, contrasting the traditionally wasteful F&B industry. Named after the antibiotics developed in the 1940s that represented a milestone […]

Q&A w/ ReThink Organizer Chris Brown: “There’s Very Little Awareness Of The Impact Sustainability Can Have On Running A Business”

8 Mins Read Chris Brown is the founder and director of ReThink, Hong Kong’s first dedicated sustainability conference that brings together corporates, organisations and nonprofits together to answer how businesses can accelerate change towards a more sustainable future in the city. We recently had the opportunity to chat to Chris, who told us more about ReThink, what makes […]

McDonald’s Milestone: Hong Kong Franchise Launches First Vegetarian Menu With Green Monday’s OmniPork Luncheon

5 Mins Read After teasing about the collaboration on social media over the weekend, Hong Kong’s plant-based group Green Monday has announced a milestone partnership with McDonald’s. An all-new plant-based menu will roll out across the city at all 280 McDonald’s and 122 McCafé locations in Hong Kong and Macau with six new dishes containing next-gen pork analogues […]

Ovolo Hotels: First Hospitality Group To Go 100% Vegetarian For A Year

3 Mins Read Ovolo Hotels has just announced that it is going to go completely vegetarian across all its restaurants, bars and room service for a whole year, making it the first hotel group to do so. The pledge is part of the company’s wider sustainability commitment to focus on plant-based cuisine in order to reduce its carbon […]

Wasted Fashion: 1/3 Of All Clothing In Hong Kong Wardrobes Never Worn

3 Mins Read A new study commissioned by Hong Kong-based environmental nonprofit Redress has revealed that a third of clothing in Hongkongers’ wardrobes are never or rarely worn. The research also found that two in five consumers in the city keep their clothes for one year or even less, highlighting the severity of the throwaway culture in Hong […]

OmniPork Luncheon: You Can Now Buy ‘Vegan Spam’ In Hong Kong Shops, Taiwan & China Coming Soon

3 Mins Read OmniPork Luncheon, the world’s first vegan version of the canned processed meat made famous by Hormel’s Spam brand, is now available for retail in Hong Kong. Developed by Green Monday’s food tech arm OmniFoods, the groundbreaking plant-based and carcinogen-free luncheon meat analogue took the city by storm when it first debuted earlier this year. Looking […]

Plant-Based Pioneer Green Monday Raises US$70M In Record Breaking Round

7 Mins Read Green Monday, the Hong Kong-headquartered plant-based group, has just announced it has raised US$70 million in financing, marking the largest of its kind to date in Asia. It has also recently been named on Fortune Magazine’s annual Change the World list this year, which comprises companies that are tackling society’s unmet needs. Since its inception […]

Gucci For Rent? Southeast Asia’s Largest Circular Fashion Platform Style Theory Lands In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read Style Theory, the Singapore-headquartered circular fashion platform, has just entered Hong Kong. Starting this month, Hong Kong residents can lease, sell and purchase designer garments and accessories from the platform’s curated selection of over 2,000 brands without the substantial cost and waste associated with linear fashion consumption.  Founded in 2016 by Raena Lim and Chris […]

Impossible Sausage Makes Its First International Debut At All Stores In Hong Kong

8 Mins Read During an invite-only virtual media conference featuring the company’s most senior executives attended by Green Queen, Impossible Foods has officially announced today (September 10) the launch of its Impossible Sausage Made From Plants in Hong Kong, marking the product’s first international debut outside of the United States. First exclusively available across over all Starbucks locations […]

7 Eco Social Enterprises Powered By Youth Impact NGO Kids4Kids We Love

5 Mins Read On a mission to empower young people to leave a positive impact on the community and the planet, Kids4Kids is supporting Hong Kong’s youth to dream big and build socially and environmentally conscious enterprises. From the city’s biggest online secondhand bookshop to projects to raise awareness about more sustainable plant-based diets, the Kids4Kids community is […]

Starbucks Hong Kong Introduces New Plant-Based Menu With Impossible Sausage

3 Mins Read Starbucks Hong Kong has just announced the launch of its plant-based menu, which features three vegan-friendly plant-based coffees and two new vegetarian meal options made with Impossible Foods’ plant-based breakfast sausage. The expansion of the chain’s menu items comes as plant-based demand in the city reaches an all time high.  Coffee chain giant Starbucks Hong […]