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5 Delicious Vegan Asian Sausage Recipes From Lap Cheong To Cha Lua Chay

3 Mins Read Asia is a magical place for vegan food lovers. We have such a richness of variety and range when it comes to delicious vegan dishes. From colourful tangy pickles to delightful pancakes to noodle and rice dishes to dream about, there is much to celebrate across the many Asian cuisines. However, we’re not yet world […]

Burger King Launches V2food’s Plant-Based Whopper In Philippines

3 Mins Read Fast food giant Burger King has just partnered up with Australian food tech v2food to launch a new plant-based whopper to its menu in the Philippines. Firstly landing on the menus of Metro Manila and Luzon locations, the collaboration will see all Burger King restaurants serve up the new meatless whopper made with v2food’s plant-based […]

Saramsam: New York City’s First Vegan Filipino Restaurant Opens Its Doors

3 Mins Read Overthrow Hospitality has just opened the doors of Saramsam – the first vegan Filipino restaurant in the Big Apple. With Philippine-born chef Raj Abat leading the kitchen, Saramsam will celebrate traditional Filipino classics and authentic dishes, giving the often overshadowed cuisine the limelight it has long deserved with a plant-based twist.  Translating to “casual dining” […]

Omnipork Luncheon Meat Will Soon Be Available In The Philippines

2 Mins Read Shortly after Green Monday made headlines with its groundbreaking new Omnipork Luncheon Meat product, the world’s first vegan “spam” will be made available to consumers in the Philippines in the coming months. Spam is considered a staple across many Asian cuisines, and the Philippines goes through over a million kilograms of the processed ham a […]

Ride-Hailing App Grab Partners With Filipino Government To Deliver Fresh & Ethically Sourced Farm Produce

2 Mins Read As a part of the Philippines Department of Agriculture’s (DA) initiative to support local farmers amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the cab hailing platform Grab will be providing on-demand delivery directly to the doors of consumers in Manila. The government-run online marketplace, called eKadiwa, will ensure that both the general public can purchase fresh produce for […]

The 10 Best Accidentally Vegan Filipino Street Food Dishes

4 Mins Read This may come as a surprise to you, but street stalls in the Philippines are loaded with meat and dairy-free options. Whilst sizzling baboy (pork) and Pinoy roast manok (chicken) still feature heavily on most sidewalks in Manila, you don’t have to look very hard to find accidentally plant-based nibbles either, from fried bananas to […]

#PlantPatties: The 40 Best Vegan Burgers In Asia

11 Mins Read Who doesn’t love burgers? No one, that’s who. But here at Green Queen, we’re partial to plant-based patties. We curated a list of the best vegan burgers in Asia, so you can eat your way across the region with fries and ketchup. Our list features every kind of plant-based burger you can think of, from […]

Filipino Students Make Eco-Concrete With Recycled Waste & Local Materials

3 Mins Read A team of civil engineering students from the University of the Philippines has developed an environmentally-friendly concrete that is made from recycled and locally sourced materials. Their innovation, a concrete made from fly ash, waste glass and the locally abundant rock pozzolanic tuff, won them the eco-concrete prize in a competition organised by the American […]

Landmark PET Report: Southeast Asia Plastic Crisis Result Of Government Inaction

4 Mins Read A major report about plastic bottle recycling in the Southeast Asian region reveals the severity of the waste crisis facing countries that simply do not have the adequate infrastructure for collection with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of value being lost and consumers and businesses bearing the brunt of the collection responsibility. Singaporean environmental […]

UN Chief António Guterres: Asia Must Quit “Addiction” To Coal Now

3 Mins Read In a speech in Bangkok, Thailand last Saturday, United Nations Chief Secretary António Guterres described climate change as the “defining issue of our time,” and that Asia must be on the “front line” to fight it by eliminating fossil fuels. Citing a recent Climate Central study that found that Asia is most at risk of […]

African Swine Fever Predicted To Wipe Out 1/4 Global Pig Population

3 Mins Read According to intergovernmental agency World Organisation for Animal Health, the spread of the African swine fever (ASF) epidemic will wipe out a quarter of the world’s pig population. Since last year, Asia has experienced mass escalation of ASF, with the world’s largest pig producer – China – bearing the brunt of the deaths while the […]

The Ultimate Guide To Vegan Festivals In Asia

5 Mins Read Veganism is officially mainstream. If you asked for vegan food at a restaurant a few years ago, you might get a surprised, even annoyed look in return. You might have had to explain that it meant “no dairy, no animal by-products, no egg” – and be met with a muted “uh-huh” or exasperated look. But […]

#PlasticCrisis: The 8 Most Polluted Beaches & Coastlines In Asia

5 Mins Read Asia is home to many of the planet’s wonders, including beautiful fine sand beaches and coastlines. However, due to years of plastic pollution, marine litter and waste mismanagement, many of these beaches are no longer as pristine as they once were. In fact, Asia’s coastlines are chocking in waste – the region is now home […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]