When we say “hot” we don’t mean spicy, although there is a lot of that being served at Asian restaurants in Denver. We’re talking about food trends. Just like everything else, food experiences trends. So what are the most popular trends we’ve been seeing at Asian restaurants?
Let’s forget about Sriracha for a moment, which has been showing up literally everywhere and in everything. Here’s a look at just a few of the hottest trends at Asian restaurants in Denver, and across the country.
Kimchi – Fermented foods in general are really enjoying the spotlight lately. Everyone is learning about not only the health benefits, but the great taste and variety of this classic Korean fermented cabbage dish.
Tea – It may be an ancient tradition but tea, both as a beverage and an ingredient, is experiencing a bit of a renaissance lately. Tea is being used to add flavor and new dimensions to both sweet and savory dishes. And when it comes to the beverage itself, more and more people, particularly under age 30, are drinking tea.
Filipino Cuisine – Filipinos have known forever that their food offers unique flavors and simple comfort, and the secret is getting out. Filipino food is a true fusion cuisine with influences from Spain, China, America, Malay, India and more. Adobo, the style of cooking meats in vinegar, is poised on the edge of global fame.