Shark Truth Legacy
Shark Fin Alternatives
Chinese cuisine is known for its diversity in cuisine and there are thousands of soups that can easily replace shark fin. Here are some delicious and more sustainable options.Create your own special soup
Ask your vendor, restaurant, caterer or chef to come up with a soup that represents you as the host. Use creative ingredients that showcase your personality and values. Some hosts choose goji berries as the star of their soup to represent colour or fertility. Others use ginger to symbolize heat and spice in a relationship. There are great resources to ensure that your ingredients are environmentally friendly. Get creative!Use a Sans Fin Soup Recipe
To find fin free and delicious alternatives to serve, we held the Sans Fin Soup Contest where chefs participated in a cooking showdown. The seven finalist chefs conjured up these soups and accompanying appetizers, all while using fully sustainable and ocean-friendly ingredients.
If you are really keen on serving the traditional soup base that comes with shark fin, ask your chef to use faux shark fin, which is readily available and usually made with gelatin. We encourage you to explicitly tell your guests that you are using imitation shark fin to promote shark conservation.
Remember, shark fin doesn’t add any flavour to the soup. The flavour actually comes from the chef’s broth.