An elegant fish maw dish at Vea Restaurant and Lounge in Hong Kong – could they soon be favouring the lab grown kind? Photo: Handout
An elegant fish maw dish at Vea Restaurant and Lounge in Hong Kong – could they soon be favouring the lab grown kind? Photo: Handout

Bling Empire made fish maw famous again, but is the traditional Lunar New Year delicacy unsustainable in the 21st century? Hong Kong’s Avant Meats is attempting to change the narrative

  • Rich in collagen and with prized medicinal qualities, high-quality fish maw can sell for US$2,000 per kg
  • But meeting the demand of wealthy Asian clientele has led to overfishing of endangered species – can lab-made fish maw replace the real thing?

An elegant fish maw dish at Vea Restaurant and Lounge in Hong Kong – could they soon be favouring the lab grown kind? Photo: Handout
An elegant fish maw dish at Vea Restaurant and Lounge in Hong Kong – could they soon be favouring the lab grown kind? Photo: Handout
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