Filipino Food has very diverse influences, ranging from the neighbouring Asian countries to European and even American tastes.
We have been very busy experimenting in our test kitchen to come up with the perfect "CHIQN" -- a meat analogue that is 100% plant-based but has the same "meaty" texture and fibres.
Very happy to announce that we have finally cracked the code to our vegan CHIQN and have included in these in some items on our menu! Featured here is our herb-crusted CHIQN with grilled mushrooms on a bed of truffled mash and crunchy pea sprouts.
Our vegan CHIQN is made from seitan -- a product derived from the manual manipulation of wheat gluten then seasoned with appropriate spices. Sadly as this is a gluten-derived product, we will not be able to offer this to our Celiac, IBS and gluten-intolerant clients. We are onto the next phase of doing a pea-based derivative and if we are successful, we will definitely include this as an option in our future menus.
Proof that we don't need animal products to enjoy traditional tastes and textures.
The power of plants is enough to satisfy our palates.
Follow our journey and let us amaze you with what plants can do :)