The heat beats down and every breeze carries tantalising scents of
local specialities, wafting across from street stalls and overwhelming
your senses with mouth-watering possibilities. It doesn’t matter that
you’re not sure how to pronounce what you’re smelling — the sizzle and
spice is irresistible. With your first bite you feel the flavours dance
over your tongue in a way you’ve never experienced before.
It’s a taste revelation; it’s fusion food — street style.
Taking simple, but bold flavours and combining them to create
an entirely fresh dish isn’t a new concept by any means. And some
combinations work better than others; remember the cronut
(croissant/donut cross) fashion of 2013?
What’s new in fusion for 2014 is a fresh take on success
through simplicity with clean, bold flavours that complement one another
perfectly, often surprisingly. Gone are the days of combining a whole
smorgasbord of flavours in the hope that they eclectically harmonise.
For fusion in 2014 we’re talking exotic Asian flavours with a
Latin kick from South American influences; Indian spices combined with
earthy, yet sweet BBQ glazes — and it’s coming from the UK streets, with
innovation and development by street stall sellers driving these
changes (Palmer, 2013). It’s a fast-changing, ruthless world: what
works, stays on the stall; what doesn’t prove popular is swiftly swapped
for the next innovation.
Snappy, delicious and on-trend. That’s fusion street food at
Eurest right now and this year our menus are stocked with more
street-inspired flavours than ever before. Expect to see dishes like our
Street Masala — a fantastic curry which combines the traditional tikka
masala experience with a twist from the street. Prepare for a
mouth-watering year; we look forward to seeing you soon.
Palmer, M (2013) Lost in Catering [online] http://lostincatering.com/lostincatering/flavour_2013.html (Accessed 18 December 2013).