Wontons made with OmniFoods Plant Based Pork

While it has been available in Asia for some time, OmniFoods plant based pork has finally become available in the U.S. (at WholeFoods and Sprouts markets). There is an interesting article (here) with David Yeung on the business side of OmniFoods and the investments that have gone into the company.

The ground pork product is vegan and made from peas, non-GMO soy, shiitake mushroom and rice.  I mixed half the 11oz package of pork with one tablespoon sesame oil, one tablespoon of soy sauce and a chopped scallion and used the mix to make wontons.  Half of the wontons went into a wonton soup and the other half was boiled and doused with a peanut-sesame sauce.  Half a package made 12 good size wontons.

The OmniFoods pork does not have a strong pork flavor; it has a mild savory flavor up front with some recognizable pork notes on the finish.  When cooked, the texture however is spot on, it looks and eats just like a real pork dumpling filling. I think overall, when mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil and scallions the OmniFoods pork makes a convincing pork dumpling.  I think if I had added a little ginger to the filling the wontons would have been spot on flavor-wise.  Perhaps the best endorsement for OmniFoods pork realness came from my vegan dining companion, who said it was almost too real to eat.  

This entry was posted in Pork, Recipe, Vegan, Vegan Recipe, Vegetarian, Veggie Dumplings, Wontons. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Wontons made with OmniFoods Plant Based Pork

  1. John Rundle says:

    Nice!!! Good to get some plaudits from the ‘expert’!!

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