With the rise of food trucks, came the rise of fusion cuisine. And, now it’s reached fine dining level with some of the top chefs getting creative and blending ingredients in unique ways.
Since its popularity grew in the food trucks, with good ole’ comfort food, let’s take a look at some of the top fusion comfort foods.
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Butter Chicken Burrito
Indian and Mexican
A perfect recipe for your leftover curry!
1 cup butter chicken, warmed up
1 cup rice, warmed up
1/3 cup pickled red onions
1/4 cilantro chutney (see below)
Assemble burritos and grill until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Add an extra zest of flavor and color with this cilantro chutney!
2 cups cilantro
3 green chilies
1 tablespoon garlic
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 juiced lime
salt to taste
water if needed
Puree everything in a blender until smooth added water only if required. If you don’t have a blender, no worries, just chop the ingredients finely.
Malaysian Chicken Satay Banh Mi
Malaysian and Vietnamese
Be sure to use the freshest ingredients for a flavorful crunchy sandwich.
Banh mi’s, meaning “bread” in Vietnamese, are essentially mini baguettes packed to the brim with vegetables (pickled if you are going traditional), loads of coriander, Kewpie mayonnaise, and a meat of your choice. Adding Malaysian satay chicken packs a punch!
1 x 255g peanut satay sauce
500g (approx. 8) chicken fillet
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Vietnamese banh mi and salad
4 mini baguettes
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 carrots, cut into ribbons (pickled optional)
2 cucumbers, cut lengthways into thin ribbons (pickled optional)
Kewpie mayonnaise to serve
1 green onion, sliced
½ cup fresh coriander
Sliced red chili
Moroccan Lamb, Yoghurt, and Mint Pizza
An interesting combination, of Moroccan lamb, yogurt, and mint, it feels more Moroccan than Italian. The pizza serves as a base for the lamb as there’s no cheese.
2 x pizza bases with tomato paste
600 gram minced (ground) lamb
2 tablespoons Moroccan spice mix
1/2 cup greek-style yogurt
¼ cup fresh mint
Preheat the oven to 200°C
Cook lamb in a heated oiled large frying pan until browned. Add spice mix and cook until fragrant. Season to taste.
Spoon lamb mixture over pizza bases. Bake, for about 10 minutes or until bases are browned lightly.
Combine yogurt with 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl; season to taste.
Serve pizzas drizzled with yogurt mixture and mint
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The article was written by Christine Fay Smith
“Christine is a freelance lifestyle writer. She focuses on interior and hospitality design. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christine has embraced her knowledge of the visual world. She mixes this with passion for culture and the exploration of visual experiences.”