PlantAsia is inspired by Malaysia’s unique food fusions. Malaysia is a diverse country with a rich past, and it’s been described by historians as ‘Asia in miniature.’ Today, people from many different nationalities call Malaysia home. The country offers a dazzling blend of cultures, celebrations and cuisines.
We visited the traditional marketplaces of Kuala Lumpur, and were inspired by the flavours and sensations of authentic Malaysian street food.
Our masterstroke was bringing home plant-based proteins that recreate the rich, aromatic flavours of Asia – all from the comfort of your own kitchen. Whether it’s Peking duck, barbeque pork or orange chicken – cooking with PlantAsia makes it easy to savour your favourite Asian inspired meals.
Just combine PlantAsia with fresh ingredients, to enjoy a mouth-watering meal made your way.
Cale Drouin - Founder
Cale Drouin is the founder of sister brands Made With Plants and PlantAsia, both of which are available at Woolworths. As a committed vegan, Cale is passionate about making tasty plant-based food widely accessible to mainstream Aussie shoppers.
Cale has been involved in Australia’s vegan community for over a decade – first as the owner and proprietor of numerous speciality stores, restaurants and venues, and now as a leading entrepreneur in plant-based food development. He believes that in the future, there will be a vegan alternative to every product currently available in the supermarket.
What does veganism mean to us?
At its heart, veganism is a harm reduction model. People who maintain a vegan lifestyle seek to eliminate, as far as practical, all forms of animal cruelty or exploitation. Vegans can eat a wholesome and abundant plant-based diet – enjoying plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, gains, seeds, beans and pulses.
Thanks to some very clever chefs and their culinary innovation, plant-based proteins are also becoming a rapid area of growth and popularity. Today, vegans can enjoy plant-based burgers, sausages, pies, meat loafs and an ever-expanding range of proteins that are inspired by traditional recipes and flavours. Here’s the best part though: Vegan food isn’t just for vegans.
At PlantAsia, we believe that easy access to tasty vegan food can empower all of us to make more sustainable choices every day. Our products are not made exclusively for vegans – instead, we seek to support anyone who wants to eat a little less meat and simply add more plant-based foods into their weekly diet.
Every time you choose to eat a vegan meal, you’re benefiting the planet and our animal friends, and we believe that means everyone can make a difference. Our ethos is one of inclusivity – not exclusivity.
You don’t need to be a veteran vegan to enjoy PlantAsia, because it’s based on the flavours that we all know and love. Give our meat-free Roast Duck, Roast Pork or Roast Chicken a try today!
What is plant-based protein?
Australians are changing the way they think about meat, and we know that many people today are choosing to their get their protein from plants. At PlantAsia, our protein-rich range is primarily made from Seitan and Konjac (a traditional Chinese plant). To find out more about our innovative plant-based proteins, visit our Blog.
Are your products healthy?
At PlantAsia, our range of alternative meats is proudly made with quality plant-based ingredients. Our products offer a good source of vital nutrients, including protein and dietary fibre. Most products in our range have achieved a health star rating of 4.0+ stars. We encourage our customers to combine PlantAsia proteins with their favourite vegetables, in order to enjoy a balanced and wholesome meal.
What is your packaging made from?
The boxes for our plant-based proteins are made from cardboard, which can be recycled. PlantAsia products are vacuum-sealed to ensure the best possible freshness – but we’re always on the lookout for ways to make our products more sustainable!
How are your products priced?
At PlantAsia, our primary focus is to offer quality plant-based proteins, that enable our customers to recreate flavoursome fusion meals at home. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy their favourite foods, regardless of dietary needs or lifestyle choices.
Each of our alternative meats represents countless hours of research with our chef, product development in the kitchen, along with rigorous compliance and testing – to maintain the highest quality standards. We are excited to be part of the growing plant-based community in Australia, and will continue to monitor and review our pricing for competitiveness.