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Food Service

Wagamama Launches Vegan K-Dogs, Hot Pots & More as Part of New Korean Menu

Asian-inspired restaurant chain Wagamama has launched a new Korean menu in the UK, featuring a variety of plant-based options. The first new addition is vegan K-dogs, previously trialled at the chain’s experimental Noodle Lab in London. The side dish consists of plant-based corn dogs coated in a noodle crumb and topped with sriracha and vegan turmeric mayo. Other new vegan sides include king oyster mushroom skewers and roti + raisukatsu; the latter is an Asian flatbread with a sauce that combines katsu and raisukaree flavours. New to the Big Plates menu is the Tofu Hot Pot, featuring tofu, tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), and vegetables in a Korean-inspired broth. Another new addition is the Silken Tofu Gochujang Rice Bowl, which combines vegetables, slaw and silken tofu …

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Retail & E-Commerce

UNLIMEAT Furthers its Presence in US Natural and Organic Stores as K-Food Continues to Trend

South Korean plant-based meat brand UNLIMEAT expands its US retail footprint with increased presence in the Natural and Organic Market, as interest in K-Pop and K-Foods continues to trend globally. The fast-growing Asian company announces today the launch of its plant-based offerings into a list of natural and organic stores such as Mollie Stone’s Markets, Berkeley Bowl, Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins in California, and Good Earth Markets in Utah.  The products introduced by UNLIMEAT in Natural & Organic stores consist of three SKUs: plant-based Korean BBQ; pulled pork; and Mandu, a large Korean-style dumpling. UNLIMEAT states that the expansion into said natural & organic stores marks its most significant achievement since its debut last winter into Albertsons, one of the largest supermarket chains in …

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Products & Launches

Korea’s Unlimeat Announces US Launch of Plant-Based Beef and BBQ Pork In Times Square Ad

Unlimeat, one of Asia’s leading meat alternative brands, is celebrating the launch of US sales with a new billboard in New York’s Times Square. Unlimeat’s popular products will now be available through Wooltari Mall USA, a top e-commerce platform for Korean goods. A different kind of beef Owned by the Zikooin Company, Unlimeat specializes in thinly sliced plant-based beef and roasted pork made with proprietary extrusion technology. To recreate the taste and texture of meat, the company says it uses natural ingredients such as soy and pea protein, coconut oil, cacao powder, and rice flour. Unlike most leading meat alternative brands, Unlimeat’s products cater specifically to the Asian market, particularly Korean cuisine, where dishes like bulgogi and BBQ meats form a significant part of the …

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Investments & Finance

Zikooin Company Secures 28 Billion Won, Will Construct One of the Largest Plant Meat Facilities in Asia

Zikooin Company secures 28 billion Won — around $23 million — including 6 billion Won for the construction of a new production plant set to be one of the largest plant-based meat factories in Asia. The Seoul based company produces a plant meat called Unlimeat, created from overproduced grains discarded due to imperfections. Last April, the company first announced its plans to expand into the USA, however its USP lies in the fact that instead of recreating Western-style meat products, Unlimeat focuses on traditional Korean dishes such bulgogi barbecue and sliced beef produced in the shape required for Asian meals. Aside from the US, Unlimeat’s export markets include Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Vietnam, and Australia. The company has launched five varieties of meat alternatives: …

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