Earth Day is just around the corner (it’s on 22 April!), which is probably why you’ve been seeing more eco-conscious content all around you recently. And if you’ve been thinking of living a more sustainable lifestyle, what better way to start than with what you put in your stomach?
In recent years, plant-based food has taken off in Singapore, with brands such as Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, and OmniFoods becoming household names not long after entering the market with their range of vegan meat products – even Eat Just, the start-up behind plant-based egg substitute Just Egg, has eyes on our sunny island, with plans to open up a production facility in Singapore.
More and more restaurants are also taking up the challenge to make fake meat taste like the real deal in an effort to attract a wider group of consumers to get on the bandwagon – and this method seems to be working according to a recent research study by Abillion, a digital platform focused on sustainability.
Where to get your plant-based food fix in Singapore
To help you kick start your journey to living more sustainability, AVENUE ONE has done the legwork and rounded up all the spots that you can go to refuel with delicious plant-based dishes. This time, we’re spotlighting all the eateries that are serving up new or limited-time-only Impossible dishes on their menus – we even got the chance to taste some of them, so you can count on getting our honest reviews as you read on!
We’ll also be sharing with you all the details of the giveaway organised by Impossible Foods this Earth Month, so keep on reading!
Chili Padi Nonya Restaurant
The iconic Peranakan dish now comes with a twist at Chili Padi with its Impossible Bua Kuluak ‘Meat’-balls (from S$10.25). With the perfect combination of rempah and the Impossible minced meat, the plant-based finger food will have you going back for seconds!
For Earth Month, you can enjoy this creation, which comes in six, 10 or 15 pieces, at 20% off!
For more details or to make a reservation, call Chili Padi Nonya Restaurant at 6275 1002 (Joo Chiat) or 6872 2982 (Buona Vista).
Address: 11 Joo Chiat Place, #01-03, Singapore 427744 |
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, #06-21, Singapore 119620
This week, you can pop by the Mexican restaurant and bar at Little India and Holland Village for a special three-course vegetarian menu (S$33+ per pax), which includes an option of a quesadilla stuffed with Impossible chorizo.
What’s more, you’ll also stand a chance to win a S$150 hamper that’s packed with goodies from the eatery, The Sustainability Project, barePack, and more when you order the Earth Week menu!
For more info or to make a reservation, call Chimichanga at 6293 3314 (Little India) or 6974 7185 (Holland Village). Alternatively, you can make a booking via Chope for the Little India outlet or via this link for the Holland Village outlet.
Address: 36 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209364 (Little India) |
3 Lorong Liput, Holland Piazza, #01-02/03, Singapore 277725 (Holland Village)
Da Paolo Gastronomia
Italian gourmet just got more planet-friendly, with a selection of plant-based dishes that are made available at all seven Da Paolo Gastronomia outlets island-wide as well as online via the Da Paolo e-store and Deliveroo.
Here, you can chow on Impossible Lasagna (from S$13.50), Impossible Meatballs ($9.50), and Impossible™ Bolognese Pasta (from S$16.80). To make it more accessible, these dishes are actually priced the same as the versions using beef from cows so that you can enjoy the plant-based dishes without paying a premium.
If you’re interested in cooking up a storm at home instead, we recommend grabbing a bottle of the Impossible Bolognese Sauce (S$11.50) which is available at Da Paolo Gastronomia’s retail store only.
To find the nearest outlet near you, click here.
Da Paolo Pizza Bar
Aside from the Gastronomia chains, Da Paolo Pizza Bar at Holland Village is also joining in on the fun with its Impossible Olive Flatbread (S$36), featuring Impossible Spiced Ragu, roasted eggplant, portobello mushroom, and wild rockets dressed in a balsamic reduction and garlic cashew salsa.
Make a reservation via Chope!
Address: 44 Jln Merah Saga, Singapore 278116
Fatboy’s The Burger Bar & Fatpapas
Burger fans are definitely not spoilt for choice when it comes to savouring Impossible Meat. Homegrown burger joint Fatboy’s is giving a discount on its own rendition of Impossible Burger (S$15.80, was S$18++), which puts an Impossible patty together with aged cheddar, lettuce, and smoked chipotle sauce on a Carbo-lite chia seed bun.
To find the nearest Fatboy’s outlet, click here. Fatpapas is located at 17 Bali Lane, Singapore 189853.
This Earth Month, Fatburger is offering a special 10% off its Impossible Burger meal (from S$16.65), which comes with your choice of fries and drink, so that you can enjoy a guilt-free meal affordably.
Address: 238 Thomson Road, #01-08/09, Singapore 307683
Your favourite Japanese curry rice is reimagined this Earth Month, thanks to Grain’s Impossible Hamburg Japanese Curry Rice (S$17.95).
The online-only restaurant is also offering Black Olive Impossible Bolognese (S$13.95), featuring spaghetti cooked with black olives, fennel-onion confit, roasted cherry tomatoes, and the Impossible Beef bolognese sauce.
For Earth Month, Omakase Burger is treating you to a free side upgrade to the Impossible Chilli Cheese Fries when you order the Omakase x Impossible Burger Set (S$24.90).
Available only at Omakase Burger’s Orchard Central outlet.
In case you haven’t noticed, Impossible Meat isn’t just for Western dishes only! Malaysian eatery is showing us how it can easily be incorporated into our favourite local fare with its Nasi Lemak with Impossible Rendang (S$16.90). However, do note that this dish comes with chicken egg so it’s better suited for omnivores or flexitarians who don’t mind having some animal ingredients in their meal.
Click here to locate your nearest PappaRich outlet.
This month, Privé is adding an additional patty to its Impossible Truffled Mushroom Swiss Burger (S$21) at no additional cost. Yes, you read that right – a hearty double-patty burger for a little over 20 bucks, so those with a big appetite will surely appreciate this.
We also had the chance to wolf down this creation during a media tasting session and loved how substantial the portion is. While the patties were not as thick as Three Buns’ Le Big Mock, the burger was still big enough to make our tummies happy.
The combination of vegan Swiss cheese sauce and vegan truffle mayo was the highlight for us truffle lovers, as we tasted the robust flavour with every bite we took of the burger.
Click here to locate your nearest Privé outlet.
For pizza lovers, P.S. Cafe is offering a new Impossible BBQ Onion & Rosemary Pizza (S$28). Shreds of Impossible Meat is peppered generously all over the signature pizza base, rounded out with a rich BBQ sauce.
The pizza is also served with a chilli oil dip, which was rather unconventional as we’d usually have chilli oil with Chinese dumplings instead, but to our surprise, it went well with the dish.
Those who love their BBQ sauce will definitely appreciate this pizza because P.S. Cafe certainly did not skimp on the rich flavourful sauce. For us, it just felt a little too overpowering that the Impossible Meat flavour couldn’t shine through.
If you prefer burgers instead, opt for the Impossible Truffle Cheese Burger (S$29.50), which serves up a juicy Impossible patty dripping in truffle porcini mayo, sauteed mushrooms, and crispy pickled onion.
The Impossible BBQ Onion & Rosemary Pizza is available at the One Fullerton, East Coast Park, Martin Road, Tiong Bahru, and Great World City outlets only. Meanwhile, the Impossible Truffle Cheese Burger is available at Harding, Raffles City, Paragon, Ann Siang Hill, and Palais Renaissance outlets.
Rubato – Italian Kitchen & Bar
Possibly the most unique-looking dishes of them all, Rubato’s Heal The World 2021 (S$48) is a hearty dish made of a huge hand-shaped Impossible Beef globe that’s seasoned with fresh Mediterranean herbs and filled with Michelin-grade burrata and sweet bell peppers.
Sitting on a bed of artisanal hand-made tagliolini pasta tossed in Italian pesto and surrounded by parmesan foam, it was a sight to behold when we first laid eyes on the dish. Although it’s made with Impossible Beef, the meat tasted more like pork which was quite a surprise to our taste buds.
While the pasta was on the soggy side and tasted slightly overcooked, it paired beautifully with the giant meatball and satiated our hunger easily with its generous portion of food on the plate.
If you’re interested to see how the plate of edible art was made by Rubato’s Chef Marcus Wu, check out the video below!
Address: 12 Greenwood Avenue, Singapore 289204
Springleaf Prata Place
What happens when you combine murtabak, burger, and Impossible Meat? Well, Springleaf has the answer in the form of its Impossible Murtaburger (S$7)! For Earth Month, you can enjoy this one-of-a-kind dish at 33% off.
To locate the nearest outlet, click here.
In celebration of Earth Month, Srisun Express is doing a ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ promotion on any of its Impossible Goreng dishes – that means you pay only S$7.50 for two plates of meatless meals!
If you spend S$40 and above on Impossible dishes, you’ll also get a three-litre Srisun Express Tower completely free.
Click here to find your nearest Srisun Express outlets.
Singapore’s oldest Peranakan restaurant is warming up your bellies the meatless way with its Impossible Meat Pong Tau Hu (S$10.80) creation.
This heritage dish is reinterpreted for the vegan palate with a vegetarian-infused soup plus juicy “meatballs” made of Impossible Meat.
To find the nearest outlet, click here.
For Earth Month, Swensen’s is dishing out two plant-based offerings – the Bagus Burger (S$15.80) and Impossible Sliders Box (S$37.25). The former is a Ramly-style burger made with an omelette-wrapped Impossible patty and drizzled with a flavourful Bagus Sauce while the latter features a sharing box of six Impossible sliders that’s perfect to share between friends or family!
You can also check out the Earth Month Edition’s trio box (S$69.86), which comes in a selection of three Impossible Burgers (choose from Cheese, Rendang, Mushroom or Garlic Aioli) plus fries and mozzarella cheese sticks as sides.
From now until 30 April 2021, you can also enjoy 15% off when you order any Impossible Burgers a la carte (except the all-new Bagus Burger)!
Click here to locate your nearest Swensen’s outlet.
Here’s another one for burger lovers! The Goodburger’s Damn Shiok! Burger (S$20) comes with an Impossible patty, sweet red onions, and a complex blend of earthy aromatic spices that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Address: 587 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269707
Burger enthusiasts are definitely no stranger to this burger institution and for Earth Month, owner Chef Adam Penney has whipped up Le Big Mock (S$24) that he made using not one but two smashed Impossible Meat patties, dill, and toasted caraway seed.
The burger also includes soya milk mayo, cucumber, jalapeno pickle, shredded lettuce, as well as vegan cheddar in a toasted mango flour sesame bun. At first glance, the burger looked like a Big Mac to us and upon tasting it, we can safely say that it was a healthier alternative to the classic Big Mac that you can eat guilt-free!
The double patties were thick and juicy, and even the vegan cheddar came in a melty, oozy texture – which isn’t how vegan cheeses usually look like typically.
Make a reservation via Chope!
Address: 60 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238252
Tip Top Curry Puff
Munch on your favourite tea time snack guilt-free with Tip Top’s meatless cheesy curry puffs that are made with Impossible Meat. For Earth Month, you can snag the Cheesy Impossible Box at just S$14.40 for six pieces.
Click here to find the nearest outlet.
Bonus: Get sustainable meatless meals delivered right to your doorstep via Deliveroo
You can also eat for a better tomorrow at the comfort of your home with a slew of Deliveroo’s Earth Month promo! Throughout this month, enjoy special promos and deals from PizzaExpress, Good Food People by SaladStop!, Spizza (pictured), and more when you order delicious plant-based dishes from participating merchants.
Aside from attractive discounts of up to 40% off, you can also expect exclusive creations such as Spizza’s 12-inch Pizza Primavera (S$26.50) that’s available only on Deliveroo.
Happy bellies and a happy planet? Yes, please!
Surf the plant-based wave with Impossible Foods and win attractive prizes
In conjunction with Earth Month, Impossible Foods has teamed up with brands committed to sustainability, including Dyson, Coco & Eve, and Happycall, to help more people live, eat, and cook more sustainably by rewarding them with prizes worth S$15,000 when they choose to eat Impossible Beef instead of beef from cows.
All you have to do to be in the run for the prizes is to purchase any Impossible products or dishes from now until 30 April 2021 and register your receipt(s) on this website. More than 350 winners will be selected at random and announced in early May.
There are also hotel vouchers from Marina Bay Sands to be won, so go ahead and get started today!
Also until the end of this month, you can find Impossible Beef at your nearest Cold Storage, Giant, NTUC Fairprice, and Market Place stores in convenient 340g packs at just S$9.90. Those who prefer shopping for groceries online will be happy to know that Impossible Beef is also just a click away on Cold Storage, Giant, and Redmart.