Easy Recipes Of Viral Food Trends You Can Try Making At Home

Who said you can only try trendy food at restaurants? As nations continue to exert efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) getting a food fix outside has become trickier, if not impossible. So why not try your hand at making something delicious while in quarantine? Not only is it a great boredom buster—it also keeps your mind off the stressful situation that the world is currently facing.

Channel your inner master chef with these easy recipes of viral food trends that you can try making at home!



Soufflé Pancakes

Soufflé Pancakes
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Popularized in Japan, these soft and fluffy pancakes are totally doable at home!


What You Need:

2 eggs
1 pancake mix
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 cup water


What To Do:

  1. Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
  2. Combine water, egg yolks, and cooking oil in a bowl. Beat together. 
  3. Gradually add pancake mix into the mixture. 
  4. In a separate bowl, briskly beat white eggs with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form as though you’re making meringue.
  5. Fold in the meringue gradually into the pancake batter with a spatula. 
  6. Prepare your pan and wipe over a small amount of cooking oil in the pan with a paper kitchen towel. 
  7. Once hot enough, spoon in the batter and shape into your desired size. 
  8. To bring moisture into the pan, add a small amount of water on the sides of the pancakes and cover the pan. When the bottom of the pancakes looks golden brown, carefully flip each piece. Again, put a small amount of water on the sides to induce moisture and cover the pan.
  9. Check the bottom of the pancakes. If they’re golden brown, take them out from the heat. 
  10. Serve with fruit or ice cream on the side. 



Dalgona Coffee

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Resembling the melted form of a traditional Korean candy, this frothy and Insta-perfect coffee launched a trend that took the world by storm. The best part? It’s so easy to make!


What You Need:

Instant coffee
Warm water
Fresh milk
Ice cubes


What To Do:

  1. Following a 1:1:1 ratio, combine instant coffee, sugar, and warm water in a bowl. Whisk the mixture until stiff peaks form. Alternatively, you may use an electric mixer to cut the preparation time. 
  2. Pour fresh milk into a glass and add ice.
  3. With a spoon, carefully top the milk and ice with the froth. 



Brown Sugar Milk Tea

Brown Sugar Milk Tea
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Miss making a stop at your favorite tea place for your favorite thirst quencher? Now, you can try making your own brown sugar milk tea at home!


What You Need:

1 cup dark brown sugar or muscovado sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons loose black tea leaves
1 cup fresh milk
Ice cubes


What To Do:

  1. Mix sugar and water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Let simmer until the syrup thickens.
  2. In a separate pot, prepare the milk tea. Combine milk and tea leaves and let it heat until the milk starts to steam. Take out from the fire and leave the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the tea leaves to steep before straining.
  3. Refrigerate milk tea to cool it up.
  4. To serve, pour the syrup into a glass followed by the milk tea and ice cubes. Mix well and enjoy!


Substitution Suggestions:
-No loose black tea leaves? Steep 4-8 black tea bags in warm milk, instead.
-For the sinkers, there are easy-to-prepare tapioca pearls available in the market, though you may also make use of canned grass jelly. 



That Ramdon Dish From “Parasite” (Jjapaguri)

Jjapaguri recipe Ramdon
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A true scene-stealer in the Academy Award-winning Korean film, noodle dish ramdon or jappaguri makes for a great meal or snack. 


What You Need:

1 pack chapagetti (jjajang noodles)
1 pack neoguri (spicy seafood noodles)
Cubed sirloin or ribeye steak
Ground Black Pepper
Vegetable Oil
Salted Butter 


What To Do:


  1. Season the steak cubes with 1/2 teaspoon salt and a dash of ground black pepper. 
  2. Prepare a frying pan and heat about 1 teaspoon of oil. Once ready, add the steak and sear for a minute then add a teaspoon of salted butter. 
  3. Brown all sides of the steak cubes according to your preferred doneness. 
  4. Take out from heat and set aside.


  1. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil then add the vegetable mixes and noodles from the two noodle packs.
  2. Let it boil for 3 minutes. Occasionally stir the noodles to make sure they get cooked evenly.
  3. Set aside about 3/4 cup of the cooking water then drain the noodles thoroughly. 
  4. Use the reserved cooking water to make the sauce—pour it back into the pan and add the oil packet and soup bases from the noodle packs. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the noodles and stir until the sauce thickens. 
  6. Turn off the heat, add the steak cubes, and toss before serving. 



Grilled Cheese

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A true classic, grilled cheese sandwiches are a mainstay in the realm of food trends. 


What You Need:

2 slices of bread
Your choice of cheese (cheddar and mozzarella always work well!), grated


What To Do:

  1. Butter one side of the bread, and set it down on a skillet over low fire.
  2. Generously sprinkle grated cheese over the bread.
  3. Butter another slice of bread and place the buttered side up on top of the sandwich on the skillet.
  4. Slowly flip the sandwich over and grill until bread turns golden brown and cheese completely melts. 



Tell us about your mini-adventure in the kitchen! Which recipe did you enjoy trying?


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