30 Food Fusions to Confuse and Delight Your Palate

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we tested the limits of our leftovers in the microwave.

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My hometown of Portland is known for both its weirdness and its foodie culture so when these get together they often manifest in things like the Viking Soul Food, cheeseburger gyoza from the Dump Truck, Korean tacos from Koi Fusion, or Mexican BBQ from La Taq. And though laziness might compel me to let all these geniuses cook for me, they’re also an inspiration for the fusions to be found in your own kitchen. Really, you can do better than the bar. Here are some of the best ways to mash up meals from around the world.


1. World On My Plate Taco


2. Korean Bulgogi Taco


3. Baked Eggs in Shiitake Mushroom


4. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Burrito


5. Sushirito


6. Bacon Cheeseburger Dumplings


7. Aloo Tikki Burger


8. Porchetta Bahn Mi


9. Pulled Tandoori Chicken Sandwich


10. Smörgåstårta Savory Sandwich Cakes

This is actually 15 separate recipes but I couldn’t link to just one. You needed to see all these pictures. And maybe this is more of a mashup than a fusion but it is truly novel and allows you to say “Let them eat cake!” for every meal.


11. Indian Horchata


12. Soy Sake Guacamole


13. Thai Shredded Chicken and Strawberry Salad


14. Asian Cobb Salad


15. Dulce de Leche Scones


16. Basil Tofu Linguine


17. Potato and Paneer Stuffed Yeasted Muffins


18. Caraway Cottage Cheese Biscotti


19. Edamame Bruschetta


20. Gnocchi in Curried Butternut Squash Sauce


21. Mexican Paratha


22. Whole Wheat Tandoori Paneer Calzone


23. Pizza Alla Carbonara


24. Pizza Cone


25. Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets


26. Grilled Cheese Crescent Donuts


27. Flaming Hot Cheetos and Arugula Grilled Cheese

Way to class up yer Cheeto craving…


28. Lebanese Spiced French Fries


29. Cilantro Jalepeño Latkes


30. Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki


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Alley Hector is a writer and Web Developer based in Portland, Oregon where she has lived since the dawn of queer time. Past projects have included editing Just Out magazine and founding and editing local queer news and events blog qPDX.com. When she's not pursuing nerdy hobbies you can find her enjoying a microbrew at a vintage arcade or running around town on her little 80s Bridgestone road bike. Get in touch with Alley on Twitter or Instagram.

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