Food trends are an interesting phenomenon. Some foods end up being associated with significant events in our lives.
For example, do you remember when “Brown Sugar Milk Tea” first took off, or when every food imaginable was “unicorn-themed”?
Here are some food trends that we’ve observed as a we’ve all become home cooks. How many of them can you tick off?
Food Trends To Try At Home
1. Dalgona Coffee
This was the first recipe that took over the internet when countries all over the world started going into quarantine. Perhaps it’s because it took just three simple ingredients: instant coffee, sugar and hot water. Bonus points for helping those working from home stay awake too.
There are thousands of recipes that you can follow. Here’s one that gives three variations and another that gives the milo version.
2. Banana Bread
Banana bread is a great way to use up the bananas that are too ripe and again it doesn’t take too many ingredients. Here’s one video demonstrating how to make a vegan variation of this delicious fluffy banana bread.
If you’re like me and would rather someone else make the banana bread for you, a few local bakeries are making their own version of this, or you can also search up some home bakers who might be making fresh batches of these too! (Facebook Marketplace is a great starting point!)
3. Muah Chee
You might have seen the popular post on how someone made muah chee in their rice cooker. If you want to utilise your rice cooker for more than just rice, you can refer to this recipe here or this one-minute recipe here.
4. DIY Bubble Tea
Missing your favourite bubble tea? We tried to DIY our own Brown Sugar pearls and we must say that we were very happy with how they turned out! Check out our recipe here.
5. Basque Cheesecake
Burnt food was never a good thing until basque cheesecake. This burnt cheesecake has been a rising trend and the final product is strangely aesthetic. This cheesecake is described by the well-known cooking channel Bon Appetite as a “cheesecake that is impossible to mess up.” You can see their recipe here. Alternatively, you can also buy some premade ones from bakeries or home bakers.
6. Milk Buns
Imagine biting into a soft and fluffy cloud. These milk buns are exactly that. Their pillow-like texture and the simple recipe makes it a really popular recipe amongst those who have been trying their hand at baking bread. We liked this recipe here.
7. Sourdough Bread
For those who are ready to “level up” their baking skills, you can try making sourdough bread! These delicious loaves go great with pretty much everything and the best part is how they last longer than many store bought loaves of bread. We found this step by step sourdough bread recipe for beginners here.
Places that sell some delicious sourdough bread include bakeries such as Breadyard and Mr Kneady’s.
8. Homegrown Tau Geh
Remember the science experiment that primary school kids do? Who knew that one day we would be using the experiment used to teach us the life cycle of plants to feed ourselves? Tau Geh or mung beans sprouts aren’t the only vegetables you can grow at home. Some other simple ones include onions, ginger and herbs! A reference video for growing tau geh can be found here.