Street Food Sophistication

Popular Asian cuisine staples get makeovers for a larger market

Implications - Street food in Asian countries is distinct, unique, and overall, lighthearted. Though the North American foodie movement is partially based in fun, it is overall based in the pursuit of elitism. This requires more sophistication, prompting more gourmand tweaks to classic recipes to transform them for a new market.
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This Quarter and Mild Top 5 Examples: 2,841 Total Clicks Mar 15 - Aug 16
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Haute Cuisine Street Vendors - These Two Singaporean 'Hawker Stalls' Have Received Michelin Stars
SCORE: 5.8
This Quarter and Warm 653 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 16
Haute Cuisine Street Vendors
These Two Singaporean 'Hawker Stalls' Have Received Michelin Stars
In the small Southeast Asian island of Singapore, “hawker stalls,” better known in the West as street food stalls, have been around for decades, offering cheap and delicious meals for... [More]
Egg Waffle Cones - These Hong Kong Egg Waffles Sundaes From Eggloo Include Other Asian Influences
SCORE: 6.1
This Year and Warm 747 Clicks Pub: Mar 29, 16
Egg Waffle Cones
These Hong Kong Egg Waffles Sundaes From Eggloo Include Other Asian Influences
These very social share worthy ice cream concoctions use Hong Kong-style egg waffles. Eggloo New York (@myeggloo on Instagram) uses Hong Kong egg waffles to give ice cream cones a “modern twist.... [More]
Asian-Inspired Dessert Cones - Toast Delight is Topping Its Egg Waffle Cones with Cotton Candy
SCORE: 4.5
This Quarter and Untested 60 Clicks Pub: Aug 23, 16
Asian-Inspired Dessert Cones
Toast Delight is Topping Its Egg Waffle Cones with Cotton Candy
Markham, Ontario’s is putting a North American twist on a classic Hong Kong dessert by using creative toppings. Egg Waffle cones are a popular Hong Kong street food that feature a distinctive... [More]
Gelato-Filled Donut Sandwiches - The Kool Krispy Sandwich Upgrades the Classic Ice Cream Sandwich
SCORE: 4.2
This Year and Untested 697 Clicks Pub: May 5, 16
Gelato-Filled Donut Sandwiches
The Kool Krispy Sandwich Upgrades the Classic Ice Cream Sandwich
Krispy Kreme Japan just finished offering a limited-time dish called the Kool Krispy Sandwich, which put a delicious twist on the traditional ice cream sandwich. While Krispy Kreme has offered... [More]
South Asian Ice Cream - Yee Kwan's Artisanal Ice Cream is the Perfect Finish to an Eastern Meal
SCORE: 1.9
Untested 684 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 15
South Asian Ice Cream
Yee Kwan's Artisanal Ice Cream is the Perfect Finish to an Eastern Meal
Inspired by the intense flavors of South Asian street food, Yee Kwan Chan set out to make an artisanal ice cream line with an Eastern flavor palette. The Thai, Japanese, Malaysian, Vietnamese and... [More]