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MINCED Impossible Pork and more made from plants! Impossible Pork is made from Soy Protein, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soy Protein, L-Glutamic Acid, Vitamins like B1, B6, B2 (Riboflavin)and Minerals.
Impossible Pork officially launched on November 18, 2021 in 39 restaurants across Singapore, including Tim Ho Wan, Empress Singapore, Little Elephant Thai Bistro and TungLok Group.
Impossible Pork has also been launched in restaurants in Hong Kong and the US.
Impossible Pork is the third product from Impossible Foods to outperform its animal counterpart in a consumer taste-test. Made for those who love the juicy taste of minced pork, Impossible Pork is packed with protein, fewer calories, 59% less total fat and zero cholesterol compared to USDA 70/30 ground pork, so you can now feel good about making a choice that’s better for your plate and your palette.
With the flavour and sizzle you know and love, Impossible Pork Made From Plants has already won over meat-lovers in Hong Kong. Incredibly more than half of the 200 surveyed in Hong Kong preferred Impossible Pork Made From Plants. The survey found that 54% to 46% preferring Impossible Pork over ground pork from pigs. Impossible Pork scored higher on all attributes tested, including overall liking, appearance liking, flavour liking, texture liking, and purchase intent.
I found the many dishes I tried to be tasty. However, Impossible Pork on my palate tastes only 80% like real pork from pigs. Nevertheless Impossible Pork is a tasty and good addition to the menu and people who prefer vegetarian options now have more choice. Critics mention the many ingredients like genetically modified Soy Leghemoglobin which gives the meaty flavour and cultured Dextrose. One good point it that there is no cancer causing palm oil.
Compared to pork from pigs, Impossible Pork uses 85% less water, 73% less greenhouse gas emissions and 82% less land.
Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM was pleased to taste:
Empress Braised Dong Po Impossible Pork Belly with Golden Mantou – The presentation is good but the fibrous texture of real pork from pigs is not there.
Prive Impossible Pork BBQ Ribs – With a Lemongrass stalk to represent the bone, it was tasty but again lacked the fibrous texture of real pork from pigs.
Three Buns Impossible Hog Burger – Good flavour profile with Soy, Shellfish, Mustard, Eggs, Milk, Sesame, Pepper and Gluten
Tung Lok Signatures Braised Beancurd with Minced Impossible Pork in Spicy Sauce – Nice dish as Impossible Pork mimics real minced pork from pigs with the right seasonings very well.
Madame Fan Sweet and Sour Impossible Pork, Lychee and Pineapple – a tasty dish with good flavours.
Tanuki Raw Impossible Pork Menchi Katsu Don – nice flavours and tasty but again the fibrous texture of real pork from pigs is missing.
Little Elephant Thai Bistro Makua Yao Stir Fried Eggplant with Minced Impossible Pork – a very yummie dish and the minced Impossible Pork tastes very close to real minced pork from pigs due to the artful seasoning of Thai Nam Pla Fish Sauce, Chilli and Garlic.
Da Paolo Gastronomia Impossible Pork Pie – A good pie with soy, nuts and allium and nice crispy pastry. Black and white sesame seeds on top add extra aroma.
Impossible Bak Kwa – Not too bad but lacks the oomph of real Bak Kwa from pork from pigs.
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