Hong Kong Brand Unveils World’s First Vegan Spam


This week, vegan brand OmniFoods (previously Right Treat) debuted OmniPork Luncheon Meat, a plant-based version of Hormel’s popular canned meat. SPAM was brought to Asia by United States soldiers during World War II and has remained a staple in households and on restaurant menus. OmniFoods founder David Yeung, an eco-conscious entrepreneur who owns social enterprise Green Monday , developed the product from soybeans, wheat, beets, and coconut oil to provide consumers with a better choice with less sodium, no nitrates, and zero animal cruelty.  “Luncheon meat is a food that everyone in Asia has a love-hate relationship with,” Yeung said . “Eating isn’t just about filling up our stomachs and absorbing the daily nutrition we need. It’s also about satisfying our cravings. So I am very excited to finally provide a healthier plant-based alternative.” In addition to vegan spam, the company is launching OmniPork Strip—a plant-based version of pork shoulder—and both items will be showcased starting this week on the menu of Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant Ming Court in Hong Kong, as well as Green Monday’s vegan eatery Kind Kitchen . Retail packs of the two new products will be available in Hong Kong in July.  Yeung founded OmniFoods with the mission of curbing meat consumption in Asia . The brand’s minced pork product, OmniPork , is now on the menu at thousands of eateries across the region, including at 4,200 Starbucks locations in China .
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