Alternative proteins were the hot topic of 2018, and they show no signs of slowing down. Impossible, the plant-based protein alternative which arrived in Hong Kong last year, has just released their new and improved Impossible 2.0 recipe, launched in Hong Kong last week. Aside from being even more sustainable—compared to a traditional beef burger, it uses 87% less water, creates 89% emission, and 96% less land—each vegan burger contains 19 grams of protein, and is cholesterol, antibiotic and hormone-free, and with the new recipe change from wheat protein to soy protein, now skips on much of the gluten, too. With a meatier texture, taste, and that same meat-like sizzle when you put it in the pan, the Impossible 2.0 is better than the real deal. Want to try it for yourself? Check out these five fabulous renditions in Hong Kong of the Impossible Burger 2.0.
Beef & Liberty: The Impossible Chorizo Burger
Beef & Liberty are one of the top choices for a burger in Hong Kong, and their treatment of the Impossible meat doesn’t disappoint. The new signature chorizo-flavoured burger gets its smoky Spanish sausage flavour through spices like paprika while still being vegan-friendly, and is served with vegan cheddar, guacamole, jalapenos, vegan sour cream, butter lettuce and coriander. Alternatively, you can switch any of their other burger options from beef to Impossible meat, making this one of the biggest selections of Impossible burgers anywhere in the city.
Multiple Locations | beef-liberty.com
Little Bao Diner: The Impossible Bao
From Hong Kong’s culinary wizard and winner of Asia’s Best Female Chef, May Chow, this version of the Impossible burger is a true fusion of east-meets-west. The classic ‘burger’ gets a distinctly Chinese makeover, served in fluffy white bao with a black pepper glaze, Fuyu mayo, and topped with a lemon Kombu slaw.
9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay | little-bao.com
PDT: The Impossible Cheese Burger
Who says burgers are just for diners and fast-food joints? The New York export and intimate speakeasy Please Don’t Tell in Landmark Mandarin Oriental serves up a fine-dining take on the classic burger, with an Impossible patty sandwiched between a milk bun with melted cheddar, tomato, butter lettuce, Clausen dill pickles, red onion and mayo, served with the bars signature waffle fries. If this monstrous burger sounds a little on the large side, opt instead for the mini sliders, which are perfect for a casual dinner date or a late-night bite.
The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong | mandarinoriental.com
Nood Food: The Impossible Jalapeno Burger
If you like a bit of heat, the Impossible Jalapeno Burger at Nood Star Stree Precinct might be the right spice for you. With a generous dollop of guacamole, fresh tomato and green lettuce to offset the hot Impossible patty mixed with jalapeno peppers, it’s a satisfying pre or post- workout meal. Not so keen on spice? Never fear, there’s also a regular option, still smothered in guacamole.
Star Street Precinct, 3-11 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai | allnood.com
Wagyu Bar & Grill: Impossible Burger
The first to launch the new Impossible 2.0, Wagyu Bar & Grill have added not just the classic Impossible Burger to their menu, complete with gooey cheese slices and juicy tomatoes, but they’ve also added Impossible to their delicious ‘meat’ feast pizza and Impossible spaghetti bolognese to their lunch and a la carte menu to give you plenty of sustainable meat-free options. Impossible 2.0 is now available at all the Castello Concept restaurants, so look out for it on the menu next time you’re there.
60 Wyndham Street, Central | facebook.com/WagyuHK