In collaboration with plant-based grocer Green Common, Sands Macao has unveiled a green menu within 14 of its restaurants across all venues, featuring a plethora of enticing vegetarian dishes and inventive vegan options and making use of alternative meats to deliciously appease carnivores. But what really impressed us was how they have filtered it down so that it doesn’t just impact the customers’ dining options, but also the entire staff, who eat daily at the canteens within the hotels, feeding over 28,000 people.
These new greener options throughout Sands Macao show a commitment that should have a lasting impact, and we were thrilled to try out some of the new dishes. We sampled a taste of the green options at three of the restaurants at Sands Macao and were encouraged to see the creative, well-balanced and carefully considered ways they are making use of alternative meats and expanding their vegetarian and vegan choices. It’s seems like great progress is happening when a meat eater can peruse a menu and find the meat-free choices just as enticing as the carnivorous ones.
Asparagus tartare with tomato and avocado
Open polenta ravioli with saffron vegetable ragout
Beetroot risotto with roasted vegetables, aubergine chips and spinach and mustard sauce
Pineapple carpaccio with lemon and mint sorbet, coconut gel and pineapple agar
A tartare without the raw beef? Surprisingly, yes, please! And the polenta ravioli was practically too beautiful to eat, while the beetroot risotto may have been vividly hued, but the taste was subtly brilliant.
Pasta is quite easy to have vegetarian, but this gorgeous and airy Italian restaurant actually went after vegan pizza too, topping it with a jumble of vegetables, including pumpkin, adding interest to the cheese-free pie.
We also tried a delicious Beyond Meat burger made with the first vegan cheese we’ve ever actually enjoyed!
Chinese food lends itself to vegetarian dishes quite easily as this cuisine has long been making colourful use of tofu and vegetables in ways that are texturally similar to meaty dishes. Nowhere showcases this better than North, which has cleverly used meat-free alternatives to replace seafood and chicken, using the powerful flavour of chilli and complex broths so that the meat is never missed.
Marinated vegan prawns with walnuts in sweet-and-sour sauce
Vegan pork xiao long bao
Shanxi-style braised vegan pork with spicy broad bean paste
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