South Korea’s ever-so-popular street food snack stall, Monnani Kwabaeggi, is making its international debut in Singapore! Kkwabaeggi, also known as Korean ugly pretzels, are essentially doughnuts made using glutinous rice flour dough and twisted to give them odd-looking shapes.
They are deep-fried to give it a golden brown and crisp exterior, then after coated with cinnamon powder and sugar. Mildy sweet, fluffy, and spongy, these snacks bear great similarity to churros.
Monnani Kwabaeggi is set to open in Singapore in the last week of April.
All ground-breaking food trends will definitely have the whole world trying to out-do each other with renditions to call their own. And in Singapore in particular, we have a multitude of cuisines and foods to satisfy all sorts of cravings – a lot of these are derived from inspirations overseas, of course. Local restaurants and cafes often look to establishments overseas – mostly in the region – for trends to emulate and to pioneer in Singapore.
However, some cafes and restaurants in Singapore choose to blatantly copy an entire recipe or idea and brand them as their own. This can be quite questionable because it is almost like plagiarism. Getting inspirations is one; wholesale copying and calling ideas their own is another.
While we are all for bringing the best ideas to Singapore, it is important to remember the importance of being on the forefront of trends. Recreating a dish is not sustainable in the long run and F&B operators shouldn’t always be in a rat race to catch up and “copy” the next trend to bring in crowd; innovating is the way to go, and only that will instil faith in consumers in the long run.
Here are 10 Food Copycats in Singapore and Where They Were Originally From. While some are well-executed, some are just a far cry from the originals.
Trends come and go, especially in the crazily saturated and ever-changing food industry. Someone can come up with a revolutionary idea that makes the world go crazy, but within that week, ten other places would be serving the same or a variation of that dish.
It is insane to even think of quick innovations on a daily basis, but because of this, many wacky and one-of-a-kind ideas have been created, encouraging chefs and restaurant owners to react and to think out of the box in order to stay at the top of the game.
Let us look back on some of the food trends in Singapore in the recent times that have seen queues and many renditions, and our reflections on all of them.
2015 is coming to an end, and with that, we celebrate a year of amazing food and also fresh new trends that have landed on our sunny island. Of course, trends come and go but the really good ones shall stay on.
In this piece, we explore the trends that have invaded Singapore this year. The rubrics are simple – a) Photogenic and hence, hyped up on social media, b) more than one store riding on the trend, c) so delicious and/ or innovative that it is no surprise they are labeled as a ‘trend’.
Here are 13 Food Trends in Singapore in 2015 that you probably already know about. We pay homage to some of the best food that graced our nation this year.