Exotic Comforts

Cultural ingredients are blended into comfort foods to familiarize exotic cuisine
Implications - Consumers are infusing cultural ingredients into traditional comfort foods to add an element of exoticism to daily life. These cultural food adaptations speak to a desire to escape the mundane, yet maintain a sense of familiarity.
SCORE: 4.9
This Quarter and Untested Top 6 Examples: 5,843 Total Clicks Aug 13 - Jul 14
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Instant Noodle Sandwiches - This Creative Instant Noodle Dish is a Variation of a Grilled Cheese
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 3,334 Clicks Pub: Aug 13, 13
Instant Noodle Sandwiches
This Creative Instant Noodle Dish is a Variation of a Grilled Cheese
This instant noodle dish is an example of how ramen is becoming a popular ingredient for creative fusion foods. The Kimchi Ramen Grilled Cheese recipe by Tastespotting.com resembles a traditional... [More]
Instant Noodle Burritos - The Ramenrito Offers Ramen Noodles as a Burrito Topping
SCORE: 5.6
This Quarter and Mild 784 Clicks Pub: Jun 7, 14
Instant Noodle Burritos
The Ramenrito Offers Ramen Noodles as a Burrito Topping
The Press Tea eatery in New York City has cleverly combined two of the most sought-after college student meals—instant Ramen noodles and burritos—into one deliciously gluttonous food... [More]
Peculiar Poutine Sushi - The Vulgar Chef Comically Creates this Japanese-Canadian Food Fusion
SCORE: 4.7
This Quarter and Untested 458 Clicks Pub: Jul 1, 14
Peculiar Poutine Sushi
The Vulgar Chef Comically Creates this Japanese-Canadian Food Fusion
Blogger The Vulgar Chef comically decided to take a stab at making sushi with this rather unique poutine sushi tutorial. The recipe creatively combines the iconic Canadian poutine with the Japanese... [More]
Chocolate-Covered Sushi Specialities - These Nutella Sushi Rolls Blend the Best of Both Worlds
SCORE: 3.8
This Quarter and Untested 534 Clicks Pub: May 24, 14
Chocolate-Covered Sushi Specialities
These Nutella Sushi Rolls Blend the Best of Both Worlds
French restaurant Planet Sushi blends the best of both worlds with their recipe for Nutella Sushi. This interesting concoction is an unconventional take on the Japanese seafood treat that has gained... [More]
Crispy Ramen Tacos - These Delicious Noodle Tacos Fuse Together Japanese and Mexican Cuisine
SCORE: 4.4
This Quarter and Untested 459 Clicks Pub: Jun 19, 14
Crispy Ramen Tacos
These Delicious Noodle Tacos Fuse Together Japanese and Mexican Cuisine
Have you ever wanted to try a Ramen taco? Well, today is your lucky day. Restaurant The Vulgar Chef recently came up with this delicious Japanese and Mexican fusion taco that deliciously substitutes... [More]
Instant Noodle Puddings - Rocket News Created a Savory Pudding Flavor Called Ramen Pudding
SCORE: 4
This Quarter and Untested 274 Clicks Pub: Jun 27, 14
Instant Noodle Puddings
Rocket News Created a Savory Pudding Flavor Called Ramen Pudding
Consumers have recently been loving the pairing of ramen noodles with unlikely suitors like pizza, lasagna, burgers and burritos, but now they can enjoy them in a dessert like Ramen Pudding.... [More]