Momofuku Nishi Debuts $80MM Meat-Free Heme 'Impossible Burger' & it Might Suck

According to the Momofoku tumblr page, "the impossible burger tastes like ground beef but is made from plants, uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and produces 87% less greenhouse gas emissions."

The Post's Steve Cuozzo, who never returns emails, tried the $80,000,000 faux burger.

The crumbly, thin patty — once I peeled it free from a potato bun, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese-like substance and sticky “special sauce” they wouldn’t identify — had a slightly gristly texture, meh mouth feel and scarcely more bogus-beef quality than that of common veggie burgers made from grains and legumes.

The best part was what I took to be a dairy-free imitation of American cheese — yeast and nuts, perhaps? — but which turned out to be actual American cheese.

Eh? What’s that doing with a product that’s supposed to be made entirely from plants?

“People want [cheese],” a cheerful Chang said, with a shrug after he’d finished whipping up a bunch of IBs on the griddle.

Brown summed up his creation, by saying “it’s a waste of time if it’s not delicious.”

It’s a waste then. Hey, maybe another five years and $80 million more will do the trick.

Not good. Steve actually says it tastes like shit.

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