Chicken rice, without chicken

More meatless alternatives are finding their way into eateries and some chefs are giving them a local twist

Hainanese Chicken Rice.
Hainanese Chicken Rice.PHOTOS: GRAND HYATT SINGAPORE, PRIVE, TACO MANTRA, WHOLESOME SAVOUR

Plant-based meat brands such as Impossible Foods, Beyond and Quorn have made quite a splash in the food scene over the past seven months.

Not only are these alternatives available at high-end establishments, but they have also gone mainstream, infiltrating mid-range restaurant chains and cafes, and invading supermarket shelves too.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'Chicken rice, without chicken'. Subscribe