Apr 18, 2023
From Bacons to Braised Pork belly, The San Francisco-based Food Tech Captures Gourmets' Taste Buds with Plant-Based Meat With Marbling
With 42% of global consumers identifying themselves as flexitarians, global food suppliers have been continuously searching for tastier andmore sustainable meat ingredients. In response to this demand, Lypid, a pioneering US-based food tech company, is rolling out Lypid Pork Belly, the world's first plant-based pork belly, inviting the public to invest in our planet one bite at a time. Lypid Pork Belly is introduced into the United States and Taiwan markets as a B2B product starting from April 2023. With the Pork Belly, Lypid plans to further expand its collaboration with innovative food service chains in the US and Asia.
Lypid Pork Belly Recreates Classic Mac and Cheese and Braised Pork Belly Rice
Starting this month, Lypid Pork Belly will be served in restaurants across the US and Taiwan. For the launch, Lypid works with two restaurant partners, plant-based bistro BaganHood plant-based bistro and craft bar 23 Public, to serve 5 exclusive Lypid Pork Belly dishes. From today, BaganHood offers plant-based "Bacon Mac and Cheese" and "Bacon and Egg Florentine Pizza," both of which feature meaty, luscious "bacon pieces" made by Lypid Pork Belly. 23 Public will also serve "Braised Pork Belly Rice," "Bacon Fries," and "Juicy Meatballs," starting from April 24, inviting gourmets to experience Lypid Pork Belly in a range of delicious preparations.
A Plant-Based, Versatile Meat For Culinary Professionals
Made from 100% plant-based ingredients and the patented PhytoFat™ vegan fat, Lypid Pork Belly is a juicy, meaty plant-based pork belly that offers impeccable taste and texture. High in protein and free of antibiotics and cholesterol, it is 85% lower in saturated fat, 39% lower in calories and 69% lower in sodium compared to traditional pork bacon. Developed to sizzle, smell and taste like traditional pork belly, Lypid Pork Belly is a versatile ingredient designed for diverse cooking scenarios, such as sautéing, frying, and baking.
“Despite the growing popularity of plant-based diets, the lack of whole-cut meat alternatives remains a challenge. Most plant-based products currently available are in a ground form, which can limit their versatility in recipes and dining experiences. Lypid’s pork belly provides a new option that offers a wider range of possibilities to fill the gap in the alternative meat market. We look forward to collaborating with top restaurants to promote a sustainable dietary culture through our innovative product,” said Dr. Jen-Yu Huang, Co-founder and CEO of Lypid. “By combining PhytoFat™ with a unique fibrous protein alternative, we are able to create a meaty, savory, lip-smacking pork belly experience,” said Dr. Michelle Lee, Lypid’s Co-founder and CTO.
Last year, Lypid successfully launched its PhytoFat™ product with Louisa Coffee, the largest coffeehouse company in Taiwan, serving juicy, meaty plant-based burger patties to over 500 shops, and taking home the first place for the 2023 “Ingredient Innovation” at FoodBev Media’s World Food Innovation Awards. Utilizing its signature plant-based fat technology PhytoFat™, Lypid Pork Belly is their first product under its B2B plant-based meat product line. Earlier this year at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, the revolutionary Pork Belly was named one of the top 3 future foods by Green Queen and recommended by The Spoon as a food innovator to watch.
Last month at the Future Food-Tech summit, San Francisco Marriott Marquis’ Executive Chef David Hollands and Executive Sous Chef Bernardita Gotis served Adobo Garlic Fried Rice with Lypid Pork Belly. “It’s an interesting product and has all of the layers that pork belly has,” said Chef Hollands. “When it’s cooked, it behaves like pork belly—it becomes crispy and doesn’t solidify immediately. Not all vegan products perform like the real thing.”
Lypid has set sights on pork, the most consumed meat in the world that results in serious climate impact. Starting from “pork belly,” the food tech company aims to broaden what plant-based meat can offer, providing a more sustainable, tasty and healthy dietary choice for the public. Lypid will continue partnering with pioneering food suppliers and brands worldwide to make Lypid Pork Belly available across the US and Asia Pacific. Chefs and operators looking to add Lypid Pork Belly to their menu can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details and samples.