Oumph! is a brand we’ve raved about a lot on our blog – and for good reason! This company, owned by Food for Progress, creates the delicious mock meats that provide endless opportunities for new foodie creations. In fact, one of our most popular recipes features ‘the Chunk’ by Oumph!
We were recently invited to an evening at Busaba with Oumph! to sample some of their incredible vegan offerings. Busaba is home to authentic Thai food and boasts a beautifully tranquil interior with an array of exquisite food on the menus. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful; we spoke with the head chef who talked us through the creation of this latest vegan dish and it was great to hear how much time and thought had gone into creating this recipe.
This event was primarily to test the newest addition to the menu – the Vegan Weeping Tiger Jay which is a limited edition dish. However, we also got to tuck into their famous ‘Soyamari’ (a vegan version of calamari) along with some other drinks and nibbles.
Busaba is famous for its calamari. But for those who don’t eat fish, they’ve created a completely vegan version of the classic. Using Oumph!’s ‘The Chunk’, Busaba have more than delivered on flavour and texture with this dish. It’s super crispy on the outside, chewy and ‘meaty’ on the inside and coated in a deliciously sweet, sticky and gingery sauce. Our only regret was eating so much of this that we didn’t have as much room for our main!