- Posted August 20, 2013 by
6 International Foods for Replacing the Cronut
Everyone loves a good food trend or weird restaurant. In fact some people even travel for them. But sometimes trends quickly turn to obsession. This year that has been the cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid bred in New York and quickly copied around the world.
Maybe it's because it's a weird combination. Maybe it's because we all have a secret desire to eat trashy baked goods. But whatever it is, odd food combinations make people go wild. Here are six other food creations from around the world that are right up there with the cronut which you can check the best video recipe on Gourmandia, and may just be worth traveling for if you're in search of an odd eating experience. Here are 6 of the international food combinations that will surely make you go wild!
1. Animal Doughnuts
Japanese animal doughnuts are a weird/sort of cute combination of a love of anime and fried dough. They're exactly like they sound: doughnuts with animal ears and faces that are sort of reminiscent of Hello Kitty.
2. Ramen Burger
Shimamoto in Brooklyn, the ramen burger is an attempt at combining everyone's two favorite things: burgers and noodles. A classic example of an uptown/downtown trend, it's a hipster dish with a classier layer. If you can call a pan-fried ramen bun classy.
In Canada, you can get your hands on a croissant stuffed with an Oreo. Because nothing says classy like a double stuffed cook sandwich in a French patisserie.
4. Dougnut Burgers
If you thought the French would be offended that their national pastry of choice would be combined with the American fried classic, think again. Turns out, they're all about doughnuts. Inspired by none other than Homer Simpson, it's a burger in the shape of a doughnut. And if that's not enough for you, they also have a cheesy doughnut offering; a classic doughnut filled with melted cheese. And no, it's not brie.
5. Nutella Fries
Thanks to the Canucks, who are debuting the dish at this years Canadian National Exhibition. I see no reason why this won't take off in food trucks across North America.
It's a rice-based dish popular across Asia and the Middle East, but in Sri Lanka, thanks to the local Pizza Hut, you can get it in a pizza version. Curry spiced rice with chicken or paneer in a dough wrapper.