Being a vegetarian or vegan in Singapore can be tough.
Not every hawker centre has a vegetarian option and if you ask someone where you can get a tasty vegetarian meal they’ll just point you in the direction of the nearest Cai Png stall.
But what if I told you there’s a new burger out there that can satisfy your craving for fast food without compromising on your anti-meat-eating beliefs?
Does that sound… impossible?
Well, MOS burger doesn’t have impossible in their dictionary. They have it on their menu, though.
MOS Burger Now Selling Plant-Based Impossible Burger At All Outlets For S$6.95
Japanese fast-food chain MOS Burger is now offering the famous Impossible Burger for S$6.95.
Some of you may have heard about the famous vegetarian burger, and you’re probably already lining up at a MOS burger as we speak.
But for those who don’t know what could compel a chef to name his fast-food creation “Impossible”, here’s a quick summary of what it is.
A plant-based burger
The Impossible Burger is a plant-based burger that is taking the vegetarian world by storm.
It was launched by Impossible Foods, a company in California that develops plant-based substitutes for meat products.
The first Impossible Burger launched in 2016, and people have been raving about ever since.
So, what is the patty made from?
I hate to disappoint my processed-food-loving readers, but this is not a misspelling of ham.
One of the ingredients, haem, is an iron-containing compound that’s abundant in animal muscle, which mimics the meaty flavour of regular chicken and beef patties.
The meat also contains potato protein, soy-protein isolate, yeast extract, and a host of other ingredients.
According to the Washington Post, it’s made by taking the DNA from the roots of soy plants and inserting it into genetically engineered yeast and then fermenting that yeast.
Apparently, Belgian beer is made using the same method.
But, MOS Burger isn’t just going to hand you a patty and send you on your way, are they?
The burger comes with the Impossible patty, topped with sliced cheese, fried onions, and a BBQ glaze, all tucked in between two fluffy buns.
The a la carte option costs you S$6.95 and is available at all 39 Mos Burger outlets.
Dayum, that’s a decent price for a vegetarian burger.
But why would you eat a vegetarian burger, when there are perfectly good meaty ones around?
Better for the environment
It’s that E-word again – the Environment.
You probably already know that cars, plastic products, and cows’ burps are not good for the environment. But did you know that a meat-diet can also negatively impact our climate?
You see, the production, processing, and distribution of meat require huge outlays of pesticides, fertilizer, fuel, feed, and water which increase carbon emissions.
A veggie diet, on the other hand, means 2.5 x less carbon emissions.
Kazuya Inukai, CEO of MOS Foods Singapore, said: “As a brand, we believe in and support Impossible’s mission to transform the global food system, and we recognise that there is increasing customer demand for delicious plant-based meat.”
So, whether it’s for your mouth or the environment, head down to MOS Burger now and try the Impossible Burger. Your mouth will have a great time and the planet will thank you later.
How Does it Taste?
Because Goody Feed pays their staff peanuts, it not surprising that only our boss has tried it since Impossible burgers are usually a tad expensive.
According to him, who had it in Swensen’s, it tasted “totally like meat”. I asked for more description but given his limited voca, he just kept on saying that it “tasted like meat completely.”
So here’s the verdict: it really tastes like meat.