Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao is launching a new plant-based menu using Impossible Pork.
A twist on local flavours and classic favourites, the seven new dishes on the menu incorporate the pork substitute in Chinese-style cuisine.
What are the dishes?
One of the main locally-inspired dishes featured in the new menu is the Steamed Impossible Bak Kut Teh Xiao Long Bao (S$9.90++ for six pieces, S$14.90++ for 10 pieces).
Like any good xiao long bao, the dumpling is filled with soupy goodness — but with bak kut teh soup.
According to the Chef Martin Foo, Group Executive Chef of Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding, the soup is a mix of both pepper and herbal styles for the best of both worlds.
The next item, Pan-fried Shanghai Impossible Pork and Vegetable Bun (S$6.90++) is filled with crunchy vegetables and juicy plant-based meat.
The bun is soft but dense, and tastes a lot like how you imagine a steamed mantou with a crispy bottom would.
The new meatless menu also features the flavourful Wok-fried French Bean, Eggplant and Impossible Pork with Lao Gan Ma Sauce (S$14.90++).
The Mini Impossible Wanton (S$7.90++) has minced Impossible Pork wrapped in a silky smooth wanton skin and served in a rich soup.
Another item on the menu is the popular...