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The pork made from plants is now available on the island, and is served in a variety of cuisines

After launching in Hong Kong last month, Impossible Pork has finally arrived on our shores. Much to the excitement of food lovers, the pork made from plants is available in a plethora of restaurants that serve it in a variety of delicious ways. Here are 10 restaurants to get you started. 

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1. Da Paolo Gastronomia

The Italian restaurant has one of the most extensive Impossible Pork menus on the island. Bring the family and feast on the likes of carbonara ai peperoni and Mediterranean pork. The aforementioned is a rich and creamy penne dish that’s tossed with plant-based pork, braised peppers, smoked paprika and fresh chilli. The latter is a hefty serving of Impossible pork ragu, portobello mushrooms, chickpeas, tomato sauce and herbs that’s encased in a flaky shortcrust and puff pastry top. Book here.

Da Paolo Gastronomia (multiple outlets) |1 Kim Seng Promenade, 01-163 Great World, S(237994) | 6735 8382

2. Dumpling Darlings

The popular joint is well-loved for its extensive menu of dumplings and noodles, some of which have been updated with Impossible Pork. Drop by its Amoy Street outlet for a taste of its Impossible original dumplings, comprising crisp skin that encases a delicious mix of Impossible Pork and cured napa cabbage. Best eaten when it’s dunked in the accompanying ginger soya sauce.

At its Circular Road joint, you will be able to enjoy the plant-based pork in its fiery yet tasty Sichuan noodles studded with sofrito, fried shallot, spring onion, nori, sesame, hanjuku egg. Book here.

Dumpling Darlings (multiple outlets) | 86 Circular Road, S(049438) | 8223 9249

3. Empress

This Chinese restaurant has always been at the forefront when it comes to offering Impossible Foods on our shores. It was one of the first dining places to include Impossible Beef on its menu, and it is once again doing that for the plant-based pork. So, get started with its Shanghai Impossible pork steamed dumplings (or xiao long bao) enriched with an umami broth. Other items on the menu include braised Dong Po Impossible Pork Belly served with deep-fried golden mantou, and pan-fried Impossible Pork and chives pancake. Book here.

Empress | 1 Empress Place, 01-03 Asian Civilisations Museum, S(179555) | 6776 0777

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4. Keng Eng Kee Seafood

Even our favourite tzi char stall has given its classic menu an upgrade with a selection of Impossible pork offerings. Among which are the wok-fried French beans tossed with minced Impossible Pork, and the homemade beancurd crowned with minced Impossible pork gravy and crispy shallots. Walk-ins only.

Keng Eng Kee Seafood | 124 Bukit Merah Lane 1, 01-136, S(150124) | 6272 1038

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5. Mrs Pho

Impossible Pork fits well in Vietnamese cuisine, too; just try Mrs Pho’s grilled meat skewer. Naturally, it is made with the alternative pork that has been marinated in a concoction of lemongrass, shallots and peppercorn. Grilled to a smoky and juicy finish. Book here.

Mrs Pho (multiple outlets) |  73 Bussorah Street, S(199486) | 9666 5514

6. Pete’s Place

The Italian restaurant has two Impossible Pork dishes on offer. The first one is the Impossible Pork meatballs flavoured with onion, garlic, tomato, parsley, salt and pepper. These balls of goodies are then bathed in a tangy tomato sauce and served with a side of garlic ciabatta.

Last but not least is the Italian sausage pizza, which consists of a crispy and chewy crust slathered with tomato sauce and topped with Impossible Pork meat sausage, onions and mushrooms. Book here.

7. PS.Cafe

Try the Impossible Pork in burger form at PS.Cafe, whose culinary team has prepared the umami-packed katsu burger. What you get is a juicy Impossible Pork patty coated with panko bread crumbs; stacked with the restaurant’s special miso katsu sauce, kaffir lime, chilli and cabbage slaw; and embedded between freshly toasted buns. These are finished with a swipe of hot English mustard. Book here.

PS.Cafe (multiple outlets) | 1 Kim Seng Promenade, 01-155 Great World, S(237994) | 6708 9288

8. Three Buns

Head to this burger joint for its newly launched Impossible Hog, featuring salty-sweet Impossible Pork slice with a caramelised finish. Pair it with Watch Your Bak, which are essentially potato fries and Impossible Pork bakkwa drenched in cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce, and topped with pickles. Book here.

Three Buns | 60 Robertson Quay, S(238252) | 6909 7838

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9. Brewerkz

Pair the refreshing beers here with the assorted empanadas. The new version comes in two fillings—Impossible Beef and Impossible Pork that are wrapped in a delectably crisp crust. Served with makhani sauce and soybean. Book here. 

10. Tanuki Raw

This modern Japanese restaurant has upgraded its pork katsu don with this plant-based variety. Dig into its crusty, deep-fried Impossible Pork patties set atop steamed rice and an assortment of vegetables and tangy pickles. It comes with a sesame dip on the side. Book here.  

Tanuki Raw (multiple outlets) |  04-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, S(238896) | 6636 5949


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