Meat magic is a healthy meat alternative for vegetarians. This halal certified meat alternative is made from soy protein, wheat, corn and carrageenan.
The product is made by Geltech Hayco Inc. in Mabolo, Cebu city.
According to the packaging, 1 Kilo of Meat Magic, which costs around 250-275 PHP will expand to 4 Kilos once hydrated (soaked in water). From my limited use of it, I’d say the cutlets don’t expand more than double their size and therefore 1 Kilo of meat magic probably works out to about 2 kilos. This is pretty economical pricing.
Storage and preparation
The meat magic cutlets are easy to store and convenient to prepare. Provided the cutlets are stored in a an airtight container, they’ll keep for up to a year.
The packaging gives the following advice on preparing the cutlets:
Soak in hot water, broth or soup stock at 1:2 ratio (1 cup of meat magic to 2 cups of preferred soaking medium) until fully swelled. Drain and squeeze out all the excess liquid, then marinate Meat Magic like you would with real meat (i.e., adding seasoning and spices), and cok as recipe requires.