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Vegan Pork Comes to Cathay Pacific

Vegan Pork Comes to Cathay Pacific
Jackie Reddy

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has announced that it’s debuting a plant-based vegan option as part of its in-flight dining options. For the entirety of this month, business class passengers can opt for Garganelli pasta with OmniPork bolognese. Cathay says it will be reviewing the offering.

Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific has announced that it is debuting a new plant-based vegan option as part of its in-flight meal options. In a statement, the airline confirmed that it will be the first carrier in the world to offer OmniPork, which it describes as, “…a plant-based pork alternative that is delicious in any recipe that traditionally uses real pork.”

It explained that it is introducing OmniPork in collaboration with Hong Kong-based social start-up Green Monday and that, on the back of this, it hopes to, “…develop new dining options that vegetarians, flexitarians and even meat lovers can enjoy in the air.”

Cathay adds that, as pork is the world’s “most consumed meat”, this product, “…is a climate-friendly alternative that reduces greenhouse gases, saves our seas from waste run-off, feeds many more people per hectare of land, and is better for our health.”

While OmniPork looks and tastes like the real thing, this meat substitute is made of rice, shiitake mushrooms, non-GMO soy, and pea protein. In addition to being totally plant-based, it has no cholesterol and, when compared to pork, is considerably lower in both calories and saturated fat.

Cathay has said that, for the entirety of this month, all of its business class travelers can opt for OmniPork bolognese with Garganelli pasta on all long-haul services departing out of Hong Kong.

“Cathay Pacific will review passenger satisfaction and continue to experiment with OmniPork dishes,” it added.

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View Comments (3)


  1. CaliforniaSteve

    October 14, 2019 at 11:53 am

    While I don’t mind vegans having additional choices, for myself, if I want something that tastes like pork, I’ll order…..pork..

  2. mhrb

    October 16, 2019 at 6:14 am

    This is a good and positive step. However it’s ridiculous to claim this can substitute ribs, chicharrón, belly, pulled shoulder, chops, cheeks, etc. all at once.

  3. kkua

    October 17, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Be sure to add more epi pens on the inflight medical kits. Soy and mushrooms are common allergens. People who are allergic to penicillin based meds are, more often than not, also allergic to mushrooms.

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