WASHINGTON —Frozen dumpling maker Nomad Dumplings LLC teamed up with No Evil Foods, a small batch meat alternative brand, to launch a new plant-based dumpling.
The companies reformulated Nomad’s Shangri-La Honey dumpling with No Evil Foods’ Comrade Cluck ‘No Chicken’ as a main ingredient.
The product fuses floral notes with fresh chives to represent the flavors of China’s Yunnan province. It is made from fresh vegetable juices and spices and packs a slightly sweet and tangy flavor with a hint of ginger, Nomad said.
The dumpling may be microwaved, boiled, steamed or pan-fried.
“We are really fortunate to have the ability to partner with No Evil Foods in our transition to becoming a vegetarian brand,” said Karen Hoefener, founder of Nomad Dumplings. “Shifting to a plant-based chicken will be better for our environment and will allow more customers to try this dumpling flavor.”
Comrade Cluck “No Chicken” is an organic, non-GMO meat alternative made from wheat gluten and chickpea four and flavored with soy sauce, onion and garlic.
“When Karen shared her vision to replace the meat in her popular dumpling with our plant-based chicken, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Sadrah Schadel, co-founder and chief creative officer of No Evil Foods. “We love the careful approach she takes to ingredient sourcing and handcrafting her dumplings and are thrilled at the chance to save over 1,100 lbs of chicken a year.”
The reformulated Shangri-La Honey dumpling is available online in two-pack pouches and retails for $6.80.