5 TikTok Food Trends You Have To Try

Fri, May 07, 21

“TikTok made me do it.” 

If there hasn’t been at least one (if not several) TikTok food trends that got you remotely curious in trying them yourself, have you even been using the app right?!

I decided to compile a list of some of the top three TikTok recipes that you should make this week. Grab your notepad. You’ll need to make a list of ingredients to grab on your next grocery run.

 

1.  Dalgona Coffee

Frothy Dalgona Style Iced Coffee In Teardrop Glass

Photo Credit: Aimee Shugarman, https://www.shugarysweets.com/


I dub this Corona Coffee, as like TikTok itself, this drink skyrocketed in popularity when we were all in the thick of the pandemic circa April 2020.

Dalgona is a Korean candy made by caramelizing sugar and adding a pinch of baking soda. This coffee replicates that caramel flavor in a drinkable form. 

To make this, you’ll first need to mix instant coffee, sugar, and hot water in a 1:1:1 ratio. You can also use sugar substitutes like monkfruit or Splenda (but note that this leads to whip that doesn’t hold well for as long).  Whip this together with either a handheld mixer, or a whisk and a lot of patience. 

Pour this mixture over a cup of iced milk of your choice. I swear by almond milk, but many opt for cow or oat milk. You can drink the components separately or stir it together with a straw!

Pro Tip:  Add some tapioca bubbles/boba to compliment the whipped coffee!

 

2.  Feta Pasta 

Square Plate of Sundried Tomatoes With Olive Oil, Spices, Pasta, and Topped With A Block of Feta Cheese

Photo Credit: Agnes Hsu, https://helloyummy.co/

If you’ve been wondering why your grocery store has been experiencing feta shortages, this pasta trend may be to blame. It’s a convenient, one-pan pasta meal with healthy ingredients. You can also easily customize different components of the dish if one ingredient isn’t to your taste. 

Grab a pan and drop a bunch of boiled farfalle/bowtie pasta. Mix in cherry tomatoes. Plop a block of feta in the middle of the pan, and generously drizzle with olive oil and seasonings (basil and garlic a must).

Stick it in the oven at 350F for about 30 minutes or until the feta is melty and the cherry tomatoes have browned. Take it out and mix it all up!

Don’t like feta? Me neither (too acidic and sour), so use a lovely burrata blob instead. Farfalle can be swapped out for another pasta or pasta substitute (hello, spaghetti squash). Even members of the TikTik community have shamelessly made their own spinoffs of this dish.

 

3.  Nature’s Cereal

Man Scooping Spoonfuls of Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, and Pomegranate From Cereal Bowl

Photo Credit: Candice, https://www.theedgyveg.com/

This recipe was arguably more popular on Instagram and for good reason: it’s incredibly photogenic. It’s also perfect for those scorching summer days when water alone is insufficient at quenching your thirst. Grab your prettiest bowl and make sure you’ve reserved a sunny spot for this one.

Drop bite sized-cubes and let them clatter in your bowl. Slice some strawberries and add them in, along with blueberries. At this point I would personally add cucumber chopped into discs, too. Crack open a bottle of coconut water and pour it over everything. Snap a pic and enjoy!

Don’t let the name be a misnomer. If you think this is meant to replicate actual cereal, you are out of your mind. It’s meant to be a refreshing treat that’s also perfect at keeping you hydrated. It’s a remixed version of spa water.

 

4.  Tik Tok Tortilla

Carne Asada Taco Ingredients Assembled Step By Step In A Toasted Tortilla

 

Photo Credit: Samira Kazin, https://www.alphafoodie.com/


You might never eat your tortillas the same way again!

The nice thing about this recipe is that you get a nice, equal ratio of all your fillings. You also get each of your fillings with every bite. It’s also versatile and very simple.

First, you lay your tortilla flat on a surface. Next, you make a slit from the center of the circle all the way down.  Put whatever fillings you want in the circle’s four corners. When it’s time to fold, grab one of the quarters attached to the slit you made, and fold it on the corner above it. Take that combined section, and repeat the fold to the next corner, and then finish with the other final corner that was attached to the slit. You can heat and eat, or eat it as is! 

 

5.  Japanese Instant Ramen

Carbonara Ramen With Chopsticks and Pale Pink Broth

Photo Credit: Melissa Teo, https://www.asiaone.com/


Yeah yeah, throwing extra ingredients on your instant noodles isn’t anything novel. However, this recipe was a hit in Japan and circulated through Tik Tok feeds. It’s worth showing this recipe a little international love. You might need to do a little searching in more ethnic areas of your supermarket for one of the critical components of this dish.

First, prepare a packet of instant ramen. The version used in the original dish is Sapporo Ichiban ramen, but it’s perfectly fine if you use another variety. Save the seasoning packet. As the noodles are cooking, grab a bowl and drop the powder in, along with grated garlic clove, a beaten raw egg, and a tablespoon of Japanese mayonnaise. You could use regular mayo, but Japanese mayo has a distinct sweet flavor and creamier texture that would knockout Hellman’s from a food critic’s boxing ring any day. Pour in a little hot water and mix before adding your noodles and creating a soup. Top with some chopped scallion, and enjoy! 

 

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