You’ve probably tried Impossible Beef, a plant-based beef that is served at many restaurants in Singapore. Today, Impossible Foods – the company behind Impossible Beef – introduces Impossible Pork, which is now available at more than 120 restaurant outlets across the island.
Just like the beef version, Impossible Pork is made from soya protein and contains “heme”, a molecule that gives the product its meaty appearance and taste.
Besides offering a more sustainable protein option compared to actual meat, the gluten-free Impossible Pork is also said to contain more protein, less fat and calories, compared to ground pork from pigs. It also promises no cholesterol.
You may have seen Impossible Beef used in burger patties and meat sauces; Impossible Pork appears to be even more versatile as pork is used commonly in a variety of Asian cuisine.
In the tasting samples sent to AVENUE ONE, Impossible Pork was used in a variety of Chinese dishes, Japanese dishes, and Thai dishes.
Having tried it, we felt that Impossible Pork tasted like a leaner, less gamey version of regular pork and were pretty amazed by how versatile it is for use as a meat alternative in so many types of cuisine.
Where to find Impossible Pork in Singapore?
Restaurants under Singapore’s leading restaurant group TungLok Group is among the 120+ restaurants that will serving Impossible Pork.
The creations you can look forward to include Crispy Impossible Pork served with Pancake and Fresh Fruits, Braised Beancurd with Minced Impossible Pork in Spicy Sauce, Claypot Rice with Minced Impossible Pork and Preserved Vegetables, and Impossible Cracker from TungLok Signatures.
Acclaimed Hong Kong Michelin-starred restaurant, Tim Ho Wan, will also be debuting their first ever plant-based dim sum in collaboration with Impossible Foods.
If you need more reason to give it a shot, you’ll be happy to know that the Singapore-exclusive creation, Steamed Impossible Pork Teochew Crystal Dumplings, will be available for free redemption with every minimum order of S$40 in a single receipt till 1 December.
Three other new dim sum dishes will also be available for sale from 2 December onwards, including Pan-fried Impossible Pork Pickled Mustard Greens Dumplings, Steamed Impossible Pork Mushroom & Chives Buns and Deep-fried Impossible Pork Sesame Balls.
Barbecued meat retailer Fragrance is also launching the very first traditional Bak Kwa made with Impossible Pork. Priced at S$12 for a 150g packet, Fragrance’s Impossible Bak Kwa is the result of two and a half years of research and development to recreate the distinctive taste of Bak Kwa using a meat alternative.
If you prefer to dine at home, Impossible Foods is collaborating exclusively with Deliveroo to offer a 50% discount on all Impossible Pork orders at selected restaurants only on 18 November. Diners who order Impossible Pork menu items from Da Paolo, Empress, Fook Kin, Little Elephant, Privé, Mrs Pho, Tanuki Raw and Three Buns will also receive limited edition Impossible Pork Tote Bags, while stocks last.