全球瘋素食漢堡!始祖在印度 | From India, now the world is in craze about vegetarian burger

全球瘋素食漢堡,台灣速食業也開始搶攻「未來肉」漢堡。| The sensation of alternative meat in fast-food restaurants has taken Taiwan as well. (Shutterstock)
全球瘋素食漢堡,台灣速食業也開始搶攻「未來肉」漢堡。| The sensation of alternative meat in fast-food restaurants has taken Taiwan as well. (Shutterstock)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】於2009年創立由比爾蓋茲投資的「未來漢堡肉」(Beyond Meat)公司近來席捲素食圈,就連許多名人像是影星李奧納多與推特創辦人畢茲史東都有投資。在素食人口較多的南亞及東南亞國家,許多速食店也能吃到素漢堡。近期「未來肉」風潮也吹到了台灣,速食連鎖業者開始推出素漢堡以搭上這波素食風潮。 

Meat alternative has become popular around the world in recent years. For instance, Beyond Meat ventured by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, actor Leonardo Dicaprio and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has taken the globe by storm. In South Asia and Southeast Asia where many people are vegetarian or vegan, a lot of fast-food chain restaurants have vegetarian burgers on their menuThe sensation of alternative meat in fast-food restaurants has taken Taiwan as well. 

肯德基在美國亞特蘭大一間門市販售全素炸雞,不到五小時就搶購一空。來到越南,在肯德基也能吃到由植物肉打造的「素漢堡」,至於台灣肯德基則尚未推出任何素食產品。 

Although KFC in Taiwan hasnt launched any vegetarian menu, an Atlanta outlet in the United States launched vegan fried chicken in late August this year. The chicken made by Beyond Meat was sold out in just five hours. Besides Atlanta, KFC in Vietnam also has burgers made by plant-based meat. 

肯德基素炸雞(圖翻攝自IG:kfc)
肯德基素炸雞 | KFC Beyond Fried Chicken(圖翻攝自IG:kfc | IG:kfc)

麥當勞在挪威已開始販售「素食雞塊」,在英國也已經推出「全素食」套餐,然而,在台灣的麥當勞分店並未提供任何素食餐點,僅有沙拉與薯條為素食。 

While the other giant chain fast-food restaurant, McDonalds, started to sell vegan chicken nuggets in Norway, and also launched a wholly vegetarian menu in the United Kingdom. In TaiwanMcDonalds has vegetarian salad and French fries. 

越南肯德基素套餐 | Vegetarian set in KFC Vietnam (Facebook Go Vegan | 臉書夠維根)
越南肯德基素套餐 | Vegetarian set in KFC Vietnam (Facebook Go Vegan | 臉書夠維根)

讓人驚訝的是,世界最夯素漢堡始祖其實是在素食人口大國印度。早在麥當勞進入印度時就推出許多素產品,包括素漢堡(Mc Aloo Tikki)、素派(VEG Pizza McPUFF)、美國起司素堡(American Cheese Supreme Veg Burger),成為家喻戶曉的純素美食,吃素也能享受速食的美味。 

In fact, the trending vegetarian burger first appeared in India, where a huge population in India are either vegetarian or vegan. When the McDonalds entered India, the restaurants launched various options of vegetarian menu, such as Mc Aloo TikkiVeg Pizza PcPUFFAmerican Cheese Supreme Veg Berger. Going on vegan is not in conflict with having fast-food. 

麥當勞印度素漢堡Mc Aloo Tikki | Vegetarian burger Mc Aloo Tikki from McDonald’s in India (McDonald’s India website | 印度麥當勞官網)
麥當勞印度素漢堡Mc Aloo Tikki | Vegetarian burger Mc Aloo Tikki from McDonald’s in India (McDonald’s India website | 印度麥當勞官網)
印度麥當勞素派VEG Pizza McPUFF | Vegetarian pie VEG Pizza PcPUFF from McDonald’s in India (McDonald’s India website | 印度麥當勞官網)
印度麥當勞素派VEG Pizza McPUFF | Vegetarian pie VEG Pizza PcPUFF from McDonald’s in India (McDonald’s India website | 印度麥當勞官網)

在台灣,知名速食連鎖品牌摩斯漢堡今年六月推出了使用未來肉的「摩力蔬食堡」,以豌豆、甜菜根、椰子油,100%植物製造,一份180元台幣,限台北五家門市販售。九月更開始擴大全台32間門市販售,再加碼推出「摘鮮綠摩力堡」,由新鮮萵苣代替麵包,嚐起來更鮮甜酥脆無負擔。 

The popular fast-food restaurant chain Mos Burger has launched MOS Burger with Beyond Meat, consisted of peas, beets, coconut oil. The burger is only available in five outlets in Taipei at first and expanding to 32 outlets starting from September. This month, the franchise also launched Mos Natsumi with Beyond Burger, by replacing the burger bun which lettuce, Mos Burger is creating a fresh taste and healthy burger. 

台灣摩斯推出素漢堡 |Taiwan MOS burger (圖翻攝自IG:aalindaa | Photo: IG:aalindaa)
台灣摩斯推出素漢堡 |Taiwan MOS burger (圖翻攝自IG:aalindaa | IG:aalindaa)

「未來漢堡肉」公司自創立以來,打著「未來肉」的招牌,期望降低能源消耗。台灣速食業者也將漸漸趕上這波「未來肉」風潮。 

Since Beyond Meat had been founded in 2009, the company aims to reduce energy consumption by alternative meat. This concept is also taken by Taiwanese restaurants more in recent years. 

By Shelly Yang (楊子萱)
Translated by Carol Kan