The craziest food hybrids
Around the world, chefs, bakers and food bloggers are constantly innovating in the kitchen to come up with new and unusual edible creations. Many of these take the form of two established foods that are fused together to create a new, often sugary and Instagram-worthy, delicious treat.
We’ve scoured menus across the globe to find the five craziest culinary combinations around:
- Grilled Cheese Sushi
- Ramen Burger
The Colonel has recently introduced a new culinary delight to KFC outlets: the “Chizza”. This, you’ve probably guessed, is a mixture of chicken and pizza. There’s a twist, though. Instead of the usual dough found in pizzas, the base of a chizza is fried chicken. However, if you want to get your hands on one, you’ll have to fly to Asia, as they’re not being sold anywhere else just yet.
Grilled Cheese Sushi
The food bloggers from TabiEats have created a Japanese-style grilled cheese burger by replacing the white bread with rice. This is shoved into a frying pan with grilled cheese, and once it has sizzled away for a few minutes, this “sushi sandwich” is good enough to eat. Interested in trying it for yourself some time? The following video has all the instructions you need:
This potentially cholesterol-inducing pastry hybrid first appeared in 2013 in New York. Pastry chef Dominique Ansel created the delicious combination of croissant and donut, and they sold by the bucket load. The pastry is made by frying a laminated dough in grape seed oil, and is then sugared, filled and glazed. You’ll find “official” cronuts for sale in Ansel’s bakeries in the Big Apple, Tokyo or London.
Ramen is a Japanese soup dish that features thin noodles. Raised in California but born in Japan, Keizo Shimamoto developed a love for both LA and Tokyo, so he decided to combine the two things both cities adore: burgers and ramen. He came up with the Ramen Burger, which replaces bread-based burger buns with pressed noodles.
Croissants, bagels, donuts, muffins and other pastries can be used to create a whole manner of whacky hybrid creations. Michael Bagley and Medy Youcef combined the humble fluffy brioche with muffins, and thus created the “Bruffin”. These little cakes are filled with a variety of ingredients: “the Italian” features pepperoni, pasta and Parmesan, “the Swede” has goats cheese, salmon, capers and spinach and “the German” naturally features sausages, sauerkraut, Gouda and horseradish mustard. Yum.