Fusion food has had quite the roller coaster of a reputation lately. In the simplest of terms, it is nothing but a mix of the elements of two different cuisines. It’s one of the most liberal and creative things anyone can ever practice, especially in the field of cooking. The “Fusion Revolution” is what it’s popularly referred to as. Even within fusion, there are many kinds; regional fusion (when a single eating experience inculcates many flavors and ingredients of one particular region) and Asian fusion is the new talk of the town! Many such restaurants and eateries have popped up all over the globe that combines various Asian cuisines into one meal to give a clearer idea of what Asian cuisine is really like.
There are some cultures that are inherently fusion cultures! The Californian Cuisine is one such example. It takes inspiration from various places such as Mexico, eastern Asia, Italy etc. and then aims to recreate the traditional dishes of these regions, using non-traditional ingredients. The final product is what you’d call fusion. Another very commonly practiced kind of Fusion food is when traditional food of one cuisine is cooked using the traditional ingredients of another like a Taco Pizza; which is pizza just made with Mexican toppings.
So, by now you know that you’ve already been practicing fusion food before you even knew what it was! Why not take it up a notch and try out these bizarre and amazing fusion recipes from everywhere!
- Sweet Potato Waffles/Pancakes:
Is there anything a plate of hot waffles or pancakes can’t fix? Nope. Not much. This is also a great example of how easy it is to create fusion! It doesn’t have to be something completely new, but also maintain elements of the old. You can find the recipe for this mind-blowing (and very healthy) fusion here.
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- Fusion Salad:
So yes, you’re most likely wondering how anyone can have a fusion of salad, when salads are same all over the world!? But salads and the vegetables that go into them can make them extremely regional or cultural specific. Find this perfect mix between Indian and Italian, here.
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- Fusion Layered Wrap
This one takes the fusion level way too high! It explodes on your taste-buds to remind you of why fusion food is one of a kind! It’s a crazy mix between something Indian (anything with paneer is wow), and lots of Italian (that pesto is killer). Find the recipe for this surprisingly short recipe here.
- Bruschetta Tandoori Chicken
Another Italian/Indian combination to die for! If you love Bruschetta (and who doesn’t) then this one’s definitely worth your time. It mixes the soft warm base of the Bruschetta bread with the spicy tandoori chicken and it’s a crowd pleaser! Find the recipe here.
- Kebab and Paneer Pizza:
A pizza is god sent, no matter the shape or form. This combination here is sure to make you want to lick your fingers and plate clean. It’s made using the same base and bread, however, the toppings and the style of eating is completely flexible and is yummy in every which way you choose.
- Potatoes Wrapped in Crispy Rice Pancake
There is a special place most of us have for Japanese food and a rice pancake is no different. It’s the perfect snack, especially on a rainy evening, and can be had at any time of the day. It’s also quick and easy to make, so you won’t have to rack your brains out! Find the recipe here and give it a try!
- Pesto Fish Kebabs:
If you like fish, and if you like your pesto, then this dish is your ultimate dream! It’s a completely new way of mixing up your palate and the flavours you’re used to. No longer will pesto be only for pasta, it’s also going to be for your fish. Find the recipe here and give it a go!