Whether it’s because we’ve become more health-conscious or inclusive, being vegan (or vegetarian) in Hong Kong has never been this easy. Almost every restaurant in this city has at least one desirable dish on the menu, and even steakhouses serve up wholesome meals without compromises — not everyone can survive on only a side of fries, you know.
Making waves in Lan Kwai Fong, the Impossible Foods plant-based meat has been filling up our stomachs with much delight, and most importantly, has been saving the planet — one dish at a time. Taking their mission to greater heights, Impossible Foods has launched a new collaboration that redefines the way we eat.
Jinjuu has become the first Korean restaurant in Asia to create dishes with Impossible Foods. Spearheaded by Chefs Judy Joo and Sang Hyun Ko, they’ll be cooking up some of the most scrumptious bites even carnivores will adore. With a Korean twist and plenty of kick, Jinjuu will be reinventing their signature dishes with an environment-friendly substitute that’s full of flavour.
Hitting all the right spots, the steamed Impossible Korean dumplings (HK$85) have been stuffed with a plant-based meat filling of soy, onions, spring onions and garlic for an authentic bite.
Another twist to a (American) classic is the Korean Impossible tacos (HK$110). Made of Bulgogi-inspired plant-based meat, tomato salsa, spiced avocado, romaine lettuce, edamame and chipotle tabasco, it creates a refreshing balance between two flourishing cuisines.
Equally as delicious as the real-thing, the Bulgogi Impossible sliders (HK$130) combine vegetable-based beef patties with Asian-style salsa, spiced avocado and homemade dill pickle. Last but not least, Jinjuu’s renowned Korean fried chicken has been reimagined in the most sustainable way.
With a plant-based meat stuffing and a signature batter of shredded potatoes and gochujang, the Crispy Korean Fried Impossible (HK$120) is a delectable bite for both veggie and meat lovers alike. You may even pair your dishes with a glass of Weingut St. Urbans-Hof Nik Weis Riesling 2017 (HK$98) or JJ Hahn Stelzer Road Merlot 2016 (HK$98) for the ultimate experience.
When asked about the collaboration, Chef Judy Joo said, “Meat has always been a core component of many of the dishes at Jinjuu, and when an environmentally-conscious substitute as delicious and convincingly real as Impossible Foods comes along, I say go for it!”
When plant-based meat and Korean cuisine come together, you don’t want to miss it.
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