As alternative meats steadily cement themselves as a staple in mainstream dining, we’re starting to get a pretty good idea of what kind of restaurants tend to serve up such protein substitutions (cough, burger restaurants, cough). But what if you’ve had just one too many plant-based patties and you’re in the mood for something more inspired? Well, we went on the hunt and scoured the Hong Kong dining scene to dig up a selection of restaurants that you didn’t know served alternative meats—and some do it in a truly creative manner. Honestly, these might surprise you!
Hip neighbourhood coffee joint Winstons has joined in the meat-free movement with their new Vegetarian Sausage Roll ($55). Made fresh on a daily basis, the spiced filling consists of Impossible meat, carrots, onions, garlic, bell pepper, and tomato paste, rolled up neatly inside a cocoon of puff pastry. Upgrade to a Breakfast Combo ($90) and make it a meal with your choice of coffee!Winstons Coffee, Shop 4, G/F, Rich Court, 213 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 2559 5078
That’s right; the most colourful cooked food centre in Hong Kong has welcomed alternative meats onto its menu. Tourist favourite and reliable pre-game hang-out Tung Po now offers Impossible Lettuce Wraps ($198). Think crumbled, marinated Impossible meat—a beef alternative made from soy, potato proteins, and heme that delivers an umami flavour and aroma—with a hint of heat served in self-assembled, crunchy lettuce bowls. A little outside of your standard Tung Po fare, but quite delicious nonetheless.Dim Siu Yi at Tung Po, 2/F, 99 Java Road Municipal Services Building, North Point | (+852) 2880 5224
City-wide chain restaurant TeaWood has partnered with local do-gooders Green Monday to launch a brand-new vegetarian menu. Featuring Omnipork, a plant-based pork “meat” made from peas, soy, shiitake mushrooms, and rice, diners can look forward to casual Taiwanese dishes with a vegetarian twist—like Handmade Noodles with Omnipork in Spicy Tomato Sauce ($83) and Fried Eggplant with Spicy Omnipork ($69).TeaWood, locations vary
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All right, fine, we included some burgers on this list. The name of Morty’s Delicatessen may be synonymous with their New Jersey-style Reubens and stacked smoked meat sandwiches, but there is plenty on offer for plant-based eaters as well. The Lean & Strong Burger ($128) is an Impossible meat patty with sliced avocados and tomato with gluten-free Thousand Island dressing on a bed of kale—perfect for the health-conscious diner. Looking for something more indulgent? Dig into Morty’s This is So Texas Burger ($128), a flavourful stunner with an Impossible patty, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and cheddar cheese, topped with a tangy housemade BBQ sauce.Morty’s, Shop 12–14, LG/F, Jardine House, Central | (+852) 3665 0900
Western brekkie giant Classified went a step further and dedicated a whole menu to Impossible meat. The plant-based wonder is playing a feature role in five plant-based dishes. Sink your teeth into the Impossible Hot Dog ($118), made with Impossible meat, shredded lettuce and cheddar, a melange of gherkins, bell pepper, tomato, and red onions, and the mouth-watering Impossible Korean Taco ($98), with spiced teriyaki Impossible meat, seaweed, mayonnaise, and shredded veggies inside a hard taco shell. Other dishes include the Classified Impossible Burger ($128), Impossible Mexican Taco ($98), and the Impossible Poutine ($68) with mozzarella and vegetarian gravy.Classified, locations vary
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Need a bite of meat-free bite after a night out? Iconic local restaurant chain Tsui Wah, central to so many of our late-night memories, has introduced two options for the hangry vegetarians to nosh on after one too many drinks: the Omnipork Bolognese Sauce and Fried Egg with Rice ($45), topped with tomato sauce and a sunny-side-up egg, and the Baked Omnipork Bolognese Spaghetti ($49), a plant-based take on an Italian-Cantonese fusion classic. Step away from those McDonald’s fries now; there’s some real food to be had.Tsui Wah, locations vary
Camera-eats-first proponent YUM CHA is famous for their adorable dim sum that frequently grace the feeds of many Instagram foodies. Some of their signature dishes have now been given a plant-based makeover. Love baked BBQ buns? Then you’ll dig the Baked BBQ Omnipork Puffs ($49), with a BBQ “pork” sauce and tangy pineapple centre. If legumes are more your thing, feast your eyes on YUM CHA’s take of Stuffed Broad Beans with Minced Omnipork ($99) with a generous Omnipork and mushroom filling and a drizzle of secret, spicy sauce.YUM CHA, locations vary
I know, right—this is almost too cool to be true. Disneyland Hong Kong is dishing out a host of adventurous plant-based dishes, featuring Beyond Burger, Beyond Sausage, and Hong Kong’s homegrown Omnipork. We’re loving the Pan-Fried Omnipork Hash Brown, which combines shredded taters with crumbled Omnipork and comes with a side of grilled asparagus and egg-less saffron mayo (ugh, yum), and the Vegan Chicken Rice Paper Rolls, both served as part of the Vegetarian Set Meal ($242) at World of Colour in the Disney Explorers Lodge.But wait, there’s more. Walt’s Café in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel kicks things up a notch with their version of the Vegetarian Set Meal ($298), featuring Baked Beyond Sausage Kebabs with cucumber yoghurt dip and the Grilled Rice Beyond Burger, which replaces regular bread buns with flattened rice patties. Disneyland Hong Kong really is the happiest place on earth (for plant-based eaters).World of Colour, 2/F, Disney Explorers Lodge, Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island | +(852) 3510 2000Walt’s Café, 3/F, Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island | +(852) 3510 6000
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For a quick, plant-based morning boost, Urban Bakery Works has come up with the perfect grab-and-go bite. The Meatless Impossible Croissant ($88) is a convenient breakfast sandwich stacked with a saucy Impossible filling on a bed of rocket leaves. Add some corn and a crispy, buttery croissant to the mix, and voila—wholesome flavours and a happy tummy.Urban Bakery Works, Room 322, 3/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 3565 4320
Sheung Wan speakeasy Mrs Pound serves up a playful East-meets-West Yuba Bolognese ($88) that combines not only alternative meats, but also an interesting take on pasta. Replacing traditional spaghetti with shredded, Japanese-inspired yuba (bean curd) strands give this gluten-free dish a wholly unique texture. Tossed with a sweet tomato and basil sauce, the Yuba Bolognese a must-try. This will be your last chance to try it—after a strong five years, the iconic speakeasy bar will close up shop on August 25, and no new venue has been announced as they continue their search for a new home.Mrs Pound, 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan | (+852) 3426 3949
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