Not Impossible: China’s Vegan Meat Culture Goes Back 1,000 Years



Vegan meat is all the rage these days. Brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible all have their version of a fake beef patty. But did you know plant-based meat has been part of Chinese cuisine for over a thousand years?

We went to Lily’s Vegan Pantry, which has been selling traditional Chinese mock meat for 25 years, to learn more about veganism in Chinese cuisine. We also talked to the founder of a Chinese company that specializes in faux pork products to understand how the Asian market differs from the West.

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Producer: Clarissa Wei
Videographer: Nathaniel Brown and Hanley Chu
Editor: Hanley Chu and Joel Roche
Animation: Ray Ngan
Mastering: Victor Peña

Music: Audio Network

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