8Shades was lucky enough to be invited to be part of the worldwide launch for OmniFood. After Green Monday successfully launched their OmniPork Series, they are making another huge wave of innovation and yet again, disrupting the plant-based industry with OmniSeafood.
We’ve all been anticipating what their next new innovation would be and the wait is finally over. OmniFood will be making a huge splash this summer by launching a full range of plant-based ‘fish’ which will include:
- OmniClassic Fillet
- OmniGolden fillet
- OmniOcean burger
The timing could not have been better with the recent talk of the town – that Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy. No worries if you haven’t seen it yet, check out our “Green Tomatoes” movie review by Rotten Tomatoes’ co-founder, Patrick Lee.
A steep trajectory of global population growth comes with a growing demand for food. With seafood currently making up around 17% of protein consumed globally and 73% being from Asia, we now know the price we will pay for maintaining this habit if we don’t do something about it.
Plant-based food, especially like the newly launched OmniSeafood line, will not only help alleviate the pressure from our oceans. It also gives our underwater ecosystem time to restore and recuperate from the burden of overfishing we inflict on it.
I believe that the OmniSeafood line will give us fish eaters an easily accessible and tasty (yes, I tried it and it’s YUMMY) alternative that doesn’t harm our oceans.
So where exactly can you try this plant-based protein from non-GMO soy, pea and rice?
Starting from 23 June, Green Common will roll out new menus with an ocean theme, introducing a series of exclusive dishes made with the OmniSeafood range.
Their tempting appetiser OmniTuna tartare and two piquant mains, spicy storm OmniFillet (OmniFish fried with crispy garlic and chili – OmniClassic Fillet) and lemon light OmniFillet (OmniGolden Fish in Lemon Sauce) will be exclusively available in Green Common Sheung Wan Nan Fung Place Branch.
Starting in July you can also try it at:
- Cordis Hong Kong
- Ming Court Wanchai
Some of these innovative delicacies include “Sautéed OmniClassic Fillet, Kung Po style”, “Fried OmniClassic Fillet with dry chilli, Sichuan style”, “Braised OmniClassic Fillet with spicy wine sauce” and “Sautéed OmniClassic Fillet with pumpkin in black truffle paste” which are made from OmniClassic Fillet, while “Steamed OmniGolden Fillet with preserved vegetables in preserved bean curd sauce” is an OmniGolden Fillet creation.
David Yeung, Founder and CEO of Green Monday Group and OmniFoods said, “We cannot tackle climate change without taking care of the ocean. We can wow our taste buds. But also to awaken our consciousness towards the ocean and the planet.”
Well, we love David’s quote at 8Shades, because who says eating food that is sustainable and good for the earth can’t be accessible with five-star quality. So, what’s a better way to make the world a shade greener than by skipping meat for a meal and experiencing this culinary deliciousness. Maybe I will see you there!