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Fancy a foray into fusion food?

Eurest | Understanding you |  25 November 2013

Mixed food cuisine

What makes a dish exclusive to one particular country? Is it a specific ingredient, the way it’s presented, or the spices and herbs we use to flavour it?

Take scrambled egg for example. Cook it classically British and you’ll sprinkle in some salt and pepper and serve on a thick slice of toast or alongside a hearty cooked breakfast. Fly to China and this common dish will often be served with fresh tomatoes, spring onions and a swirl of soy sauce, transforming the whole meal.

So, how do foods evolve? 

In the past, unique dishes were often created when two cultures overlapped, yet with the invention of the internet and increased global trading, foreign flavours are now a lot easier to source and purchase.

Recently there has been a significant rise in the number of ‘fusion’ restaurants popping up around the UK, combining traditional British dishes with flavours from across the globe. Some of these meals create perfectly balanced and inspired dishes where others become pure novelty — occasionally creating clashing, not merging flavours.

This can lead to dishes such as bacon and banana pizza, or fizzy cola ham — unusual, adventurous tastes. Sometimes, however, it can mean a brash jumble of ingredients which lead to bold but potentially unpopular meals.

We know that creating the flawlessly fused meal takes time, patience, knowledge and experience — something we aim to recreate in every new combination we forge. We take your core ingredient and add to it flavour, allowing us to create a perfect dish that we’re proud to deliver. 

Clay, X. (2013) ‘Fusion food: the fine art of mixing it’ The Telegraph, 5 November 2013 [online], http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkadvice/10424916/Fusion-food-the-fine-art-of-mixing-it.html, (Accessed 15 October 2013).

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