Rainbao Colorful Plant-Based Dumplings

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Products & Launches

Rainbao Dumplings Launches Colorful Asian Buns Filled with Plant-Based OmniPork

Rainbao Dumplings, a manufacturer of traditional Xiao Long Bao dumplings, is launching its range of brightly-colored buns filled with plant-based meat and seafood. The brand’s latest recipe, Golden Egg, features a plant-based chorizo made with leading Asian alt-protein brand OmniPork. Rainbao is also showcasing its line at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Show from Aug. 28th – 30th in LA.  Founded by Jim Saunders and Cindy Liu, Rainbao specializes in providing plant-based Xiao Long Bao dumplings to both foodservice partners and retail consumers. “Xiao Long Bao” refers to a traditional type of small Chinese bun prepared in a steam basket.  According to Rainbao, their multcolored, plant-forward dumplings offer the authentic taste and texture of conventional beef, pork, chicken and seafood. Available in flavors such as …


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Zrou Launches Seven New Products Created by Chinese Celebrity Chefs

Zrou, YouKuai Group’s plant-based protein brand, has launched a series of seven reheatable products created by five Chinese celebrity chefs; Jereme Leung, Dong Li, Chunfeng Lu, Hu Zhang and Anthony Zhao. Shanghai based Zrou says it is the the leading plant-based meat brand in China. The company raised $7.3 million in Series A last May when founder Franklin Yao compared his company to Tesla: “When Tesla first started 10 years ago, it didn’t try to target everybody with its cars. But its end goal was that every vehicle should be an electric car. It is very similar to what we are doing.” The seven new products created from Zrou’s flagship minced pork include dumplings, buns, Lu Rou rice, Peking Zha Jiang noodles and Singapore curry meatballs, with …


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Fashion, Design & Beauty

Momentous Shift Imminent in China Where 90% Want Vegan Leather

A consumer study in China has indicated that there could be a seismic move away from animal leather, with 90% of customers stating they preferred leather alternatives. The Material Innovation Initiative (MII) study, done in collaboration with North Mountain Consulting Group, shows that ​​there could be wide acceptance of next-gen leather in urban Chinese markets once at scale, as almost all of those surveyed were open to purchasing leather alternatives. More than 70% of respondents explained that they sought out alternatives due to concerns about the environment, while 62% were concerned about animal welfare. Other factors that impacted people’s shift away from conventional leather were personal expression and a higher performance to cost ratio.   Nicole Rawling, co-founder and CEO of MII, said: “Consumers want …


Panda Express Beyond Meat

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Beyond Meat and Panda Express Present Veganized Version of Classic Orange Chicken Dish

As of July 26, American Chinese fast-food chain Panda Express will introduce a vegan version of its iconic orange chicken. The plant-based dish will be made in conjunction with Beyond Meat after the alt meat giant recently launched its Beyond Chicken Tenders into US food service. To be available firstly at test locations in greater Los Angeles and New York City, the new Beyond The Original Orange Chicken will be 100% vegan, and if commercially viable will be rolled out nationwide. The restaurant chain is reported to have created the dish in order to cater to customers’ demands for plant-based options.  It has been a long road for Panda Express and its vegan offerings, as in the past both Animal Outreach and PETA have launched …


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Veggieworld Shanghai: “Our Goal is to Build a Professional Trading Platform for the Global Plant-based industry in China”

VeggieWorld Shanghai took place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in September 2020 as the first offline trade fair for plant-based & sustainable businesses after the pandemic in China. Nearly 100 leading plant-based and sustainable brands from 18 countries and regions showcased their latest products, technologies and services at that time, and nearly 8,500 visitors gathered information and made new contacts at the three-day event. Thanks to last year’s success and also due to the fact that the Chinese market for plant-based product alternatives continues to grow strongly, VeggieWorld will expand significantly in 2021 to accommodate even more exhibitors. This year’s event, which will again be held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from 27.08 – 29.08, will be accompanied by an attractive supporting programme consisting of …