PHOTO: TOP TIER FOODS
A new, plant-based version of Japanese wagyu beef is being produced by Top Tier Foods, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company. According to an article published by the South China Morning Post on July 13, the product is manufactured in Japan, and samples have been sent to restaurants and food producers in Japan and around the world.
Dubbed “Waygu,” it is made from textured soy protein and flavoured with natural ingredients. Full-scale production of the vegan beef is set to begin in August. It’s already made one prominent fan: the master chef Hidekazu Tojo, who thought Waygu was the real thing at first bite.