A banana flower is held by Cafe Siam's Thai head chef Nutkham Phairot. Photo: Dickson Lee

Banana blossom is the latest vegan superfood – here’s how Hong Kong chefs are using it on their menu

  • Slightly bitter flower used for centuries in Asian cooking can be fried, grilled, or served in salads and curries
  • It is high in fibre and is now being used as a fish substitute in the classic British dish, fish and chips, at some restaurants
Topic |   Food and Drinks

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A banana flower is held by Cafe Siam's Thai head chef Nutkham Phairot. Photo: Dickson Lee
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SCMP food columnist Andrew Sun has tried Impossible Foods’s new 2.0 version of their meatless beef burger and enjoyed it – but he’d still much prefer the real thing. Photo: Impossible Foods
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Burgers: vegan or meat? The case against fake meat substitutes – a personal view

  • You can keep your meat-free products and anything that is a substitute for a juicy all-beef patty, argues Andrew Sun
  • Tasty grilled portobello mushrooms or a thick bean stew are much better vegetarian options, he says

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SCMP food columnist Andrew Sun has tried Impossible Foods’s new 2.0 version of their meatless beef burger and enjoyed it – but he’d still much prefer the real thing. Photo: Impossible Foods
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