Cover OmniMeat Luncheon Cheese Tart (Photo: Nourish by Kenny Hills Bakers)

Find out how local restaurants are incorporating the plant-based meat in their dishes and how you can do the same at home

Based on research from Barclays, AT Kearney and UBS, plant-based meat will make up at least 10 per cent of the meat market's share before the next decade is up. If the prediction is true, then Green Monday Group is on to something.

A self-professed "platform for plant-based lifestyles," Green Monday Group was founded by David Yeung in Hong Kong in 2012, and has since scooped up a plethora of awards, from Fortune’s Change The World List 2020 to PETA Asia’s 2019 Company of the Year, for taking a stand against climate change, factory farming and food insecurity.

"Over the years we have had many enquiries from friends in Malaysia and we are proud to say that Omni is finally in Malaysia," enthused Yeung, a vegetarian himself. "Our OmniMeat is halal-certified so this innovative food product is suitable for everyone, truly fulfilling our vision to serve delicious and nutritious plant-based food to people from all faiths and cultural backgrounds with any dietary needs."

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Order OmniMeat dishes from these restaurants

A long-time advocate of plant-based lifestyles, Botanica+Co was unsurprisingly one of the first restaurants in Malaysia to embrace OmniMeat.

According to area executive chef Chuan Lim: "I was taken aback by this plant-based meat product. It's impressive and exceeds my expectations." Lim initially expected having to camouflage aspects of the products, but after a taste test, reported that there was no need. Botanica+Co was inspired to create three new dishes using the tasty protein; the Planet-Lover Burger, the Green Day Bánh Mi and No-Guilt Spam Fries are available at the all-day dining restaurant's two branches in Bangsar South and Alila Bangsar.

Nestled in the neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, Nourish By Kenny Hills Bakers is now offering OmniMeat dishes too.

If dairy still constitutes part of your meat-free diet, try the Luncheon Cheese Tart with flaky pastry puff. The Omni Bolognese, on the other hand, is 100 per cent vegan and makes for a more filling meal. Enoki mushrooms lend textural variety to the hearty tomato sauce.

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Selling at supermarkets

More in favour of cooking your own meals these days? Then you might consider swapping animal protein for OmniMeat Mince, OmniMeat Luncheon and OmniMeat Strips.

Malaysian stockists include Ben’s Independent Grocer, Jaya Grocer, Village Grocer, Oliver's Gourmet and selected AEON branches.

TATLER TIP: Pea protein, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushrooms and rice make up OmniMeat's core ingredients.

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