2020 was an unusual year for all of us. All we did in our homes, isolated, was find comfort in little things such as spending time with our family, painting, playing an instrument or even stirring up our comfort food. Speaking of comfort food, I think we all agree that it was defiantly the theme of food trends this year.
Food trends worldwide change everywhere, ranging from expensive meats to fine drinks, and more. This year, however, Pakistanis enjoyed the following items:
In general, coffee is not vastly consumed in Pakistan because summers here are rather extended than in other parts of the world. However, coffee consumption stayed quite extraordinary all year round in Pakistan, thanks to this fantastic drink called Dalgona Coffee.
Don’t let the name intimidate you. It is no magic, just sugar and instant coffee vigorously whisked served on top of ice-cold full-fat milk. This concoction can only be achieved if equal parts of sugar and coffee are whisked enough. Protip: Use a hand beater.
the only thing i remember about 2020 is senamrobik, dalgona coffee and online class lmao
— psammomy obesus(re-make💔) (@kjskjnpcyllsa) December 23, 2020
Wellll 2020 is ending and I have not tried Dalgona coffee yet.
— NimrahMemon (@NimrahMemon) December 22, 2020
Am I in trouble if I don’t like ‘phenti hui’ coffee? #DalgoNah
— Khizra (@KhizM) December 19, 2020
Another favorite this year was a cheese platter. This spread has been around for some time, but it only went viral in Pakistan this year. As a result, we saw many little businesses popping out here and there, ready to set up a spread with items of choice.
The secret to balancing this platter is to add sweet and savory items ranging from cheese, nuts, dips, fruits, crackers, salami, prosciutto, and other Italian meats.
I made a fancy cheese platter on a piece of wood…Christmas will make a man do weird stuff. pic.twitter.com/TzhqZ6Ibqo
— Andrew Sluder (@andrew_sluder) December 23, 2020
2020: the year of cheese platters.
— Ariba Shahid (@AribaShahid) July 1, 2020
Korean Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is a universal favorite, indeed, and more and more people in Pakistan were interested in trying Korean food such as bibimbap and spicy instant Korean noodles. So it was only fair to stir up Korean fried chicken full of flavor. This savory dish can be eaten on its own and with plain rice topped with sesame seeds. There are many recipes available online, and if you haven’t tried it, right now is a perfect time as the weather is ideal.
— j1nnygirl (@j1nnygirl) September 18, 2020
— cookitangel (@cookitangel) April 6, 2020
Lotus Biscoff Desserts
It seems like Pakistani were tired of Nutella and wanted something new, and lotus biscoff spread and biscuits were just the thing they needed. This year, we witnessed many local bakeries coming out with lotus biscoff dessert options and online bakers. These desserts ranged from pancakes to cakes and even cupcakes.
My home made lotus biscoff cheesecake 😬
Ok tak? pic.twitter.com/IQek0UZTqQ
— amirahazhari (@amirah_azhari) December 18, 2020
Introducing Biscoff Swirl, chocolate brownie marbled with Lotus Biscoff and White Chocolate😍 Our Best Seller 😁
Order now to get your box this weekend! DON'T MISS OUT!! pic.twitter.com/qM7shPOqt0
— Hanna's Brownies (@HannaBrownies) December 17, 2020
Anything lotus biscoff https://t.co/Cc8NZt5lM9
— Atiya Abbas (@AtiyaAbbas_) May 4, 2020
Looking at my lotus biscoff cheesecake with so much love! Even though I’m not a cheesecake fan but the one i tried at https://t.co/fJfBDXiNYz was soo delish i loved it! If you’re a foodie and have… https://t.co/2XgFyHcbsm
— Anushae Khan (@anushaesays) October 19, 2018
Banana bread is surprisingly the best thing in the world. A piece of warm banana bread with a cup of hot chai works well in the evening. We don’t know what led to Pakistanis baking and enjoying this sweet and delicious bread this year; however, we know it is easy to make.
One key ingredient to make this bread is ripened bananas, and what desi home doesn’t have them? Am I right, or am I right? Add some chocolate chips, if you will!
Please sardiyaan aajayein so i can make my coffee and have my banana bread or bombay bakery cake or brownie or cookie and cuddle in my blanket and read my book.
(I have already cracked the "Karachi mein sardi" joke in my head prior to tweeting this, koi zehmat naa kerey.)
— Aimun (@bluemagicboxes) November 7, 2020
2nd wave of covid, don’t y’all suppose to bake banana bread?
— hussain. (@ajeebshjeeb) November 4, 2020
i have no ambition beyond slathering some butter on a thick slab of banana bread and shoving it down my throat at some point in the near future
— elia ❍ (@eliiooop) August 23, 2020
waah kia chocolate banana bread with walnuts + chai banai manal ne
10/10 coping mechanisms
— Manal Khan (@manalkhan07) June 23, 2020
Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.
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