Good news for vegans and vegetarians! Hong Kong is the second city after San Francisco to launch Just Scramble, aka vegan scrambled eggs
In recent years, many vegan and vegetarian restaurants have opened up in Hong Kong, serving everything from vegan Tom Yum noodle soup to vegan risotto. Having debuted their phenomenal vegan product Just Scramble in San Francisco last year, food technology company JUST (formerly known as Hampton Creek) is now collaborating with Green Common to launch this magical plant-based scrambled egg in Hong Kong. It comes with a new menu of delectable vegan dishes and we couldn’t wait to try them out!
Just Scramble Teriyaki Bowl
On top there is the Just Scramble scrambled egg that is cooked evenly and beautifully, drizzled with teriyaki sauce. Even though it doesn’t taste exactly as savoury as a real egg (as it’s made of mung bean), it still delivers an eggy-like flavour and a wonderful fluffy texture that resembles a real egg. As a long-term vegan, I’m pretty blown away by this incredible cholesterol and antibiotics-free product.
Underneath the scrambled egg is a warm bed of red rice and a generous amount of sauteed vegetables, including broccoli, carrot, roasted eggplant and shiitake mushrooms. The toppings are very well seasoned and have a gentle smokiness. It’s very satiating and it’s becoming my favourite item on the menu of Green Common.
All Day Just Scramble
For the all day breakfast, the scrambled egg is topped with black truffle pâté which gives it a very rich and aromatic flavour. On the side, there are baked beans and fresh avocado for you to spread on your toast, which can be switched to hash browns upon request. For me, this plate is not as satisfying as the huge teriyaki bowl, yet it still serves as a nice alternative all day breakfast for vegans. And the scrambled egg with black truffle pâté smells amazing, definitely worth a try!
Vegan Curried Fish Ball, King Oyster Mushroom and Radish
We also got the chance to try one of the signature dishes at Green Common, which is the curried fish ball set. Having incorporated homemade curry sauce with plant-based fish ball, mushroom and Chinese radish, they successfully deliver a vegan version of this traditional Cantonese street food. It’s spicy and flavourful. And it’s a good fix for vegans and vegetarians who want to take a trip down memory lane.
Green Common, Shop 1, 1/F, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2110 0194, 中環德輔道中173號1樓