Menus featuring plant-based pork alternative, Omnipork, have begun sprouting across Hong Kong. Launched earlier this year by Asian foodtech startup, Right Treat (backed by David Yeung & his Green Monday team) the all-purpose pork analog made of pea protein, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushroom and rice boasts a high nutritional profile – more fiber, calcium, and iron; lower saturated fat and calories – that looks, cooks, and taste like conventional ground pork. Tender, tasty, and Buddhist-friendly, Omnipork is free of cholesterol, antibiotics, hormones or GMO. Currently available at three renowned establishments, each restaurant brings their own magic, executing their respective Omnipork dishes to perfection. Without further ado, here are the hot spots where you can order Omnipork.
Ground zero of Omnipork, Kind Kitchen is the latest brain wave from green grocery store and deli chain, Green Common. A full-service cafe featuring 100% globally inspired, locally focused vegan dishes, the menu is an extensive mix popular Hong Kong eats like deep-fried vegan Italian meatballs, Vietnamese vegan banh mi, the holy grail of noodles, vegan ramen, and much more. With a dedicated kids menu, bring the entire family for a delicious plant-based meal and stop by to pick up some groceries after. The kids can hang out at their brand new kids Mini Common section while you stock up your pantry. Read our full review of Kind Kitchen here.
1/F, 173 Des Voeux Road, Nan Fung Place, Central, +852 2110 0055; Open Monday – Sunday and Public Holiday from 11:30AM – 10:00PM (last order at 9:30PM)
Ming Court at Cordis Hotel
Joining forces with social enterprise, Green Monday, to showcase classic Cantonese specialities, Michelin-starred restaurant Ming Court was one of the first haute cuisine to launch the pork analog across the Hong Kong harbor. Incorporating bold, rich flavors helmed by Executive Chef Li Yuet Faat in their distinct dining rooms – Ming Sun or Ming Moon – the skillful team behind Ming Court creates masterful Cantonese dishes in plant-based form. Serving Omnipork on request and by reservation, the quality ingredients and fancy presentation are so elegant, you won’t even miss the meat.
6/F, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, +852 3552 3028, email@example.com
Man Ho at JW Marriott Hotel
Introducing the versatile plant-based pork to fine dining, Man Ho Chinese Restaurant offers a dedicated menu to highlight this leading ingredient. Creating four exquisite dishes out of Omnipork, in which three are vegan, discerning diners will have the opportunity to sample four different cooking methods using pork analog: baked, deep-fried, steamed or braised. Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Jayson Tang, the Omnipork menu will be available until late July/early August so be sure to try it before it’s gone!
3/F, 88 Queensway, Pacific Place, +852 2810 8366
Images courtesy of Green Common (lead), Green Queen, and Ming Court.