12 Trending Food Hacks That Seem Strange But Are Actually Pure Genius

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Think you’ve tried it all? Think again.

We all know even delicious food can be made better. That was the reason cheese was invented. Because cheese makes everything taste better. But which other foods can be taken to the next level?

Some foods may at first seem like they came from distinct planets and should never go together. But, just like how Men are from Mars and women from Venus, these foods actually complete each other. You just don't know it yet.

Read on for 12 surprising food combinations that just totally work.


1. Ramen with Cheese 



Cheese and ramen? Who would have thought. Here’s a simple video recipe to whet your appetites. It's so good you’ll drop your mouse and make one now.


2. Peanut Butter and Burgers 



Yes, this works. The smoothness, creaminess and slight saltiness of peanut butter goes surprisingly well with meats, patties and bacon. We love peanut butter so much we came up with a whole list of peanut butter creations. So go ahead and add in a couple o’slices of bacon to that burger.

Fat Boy’s sells The Elvis which is a burger made up of Bacon Stuffed Pork Patty, grilled bananas and creamy peanut butter all on a honey oat bun.

Address: 187 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574335


3. Fries and Ice Cream / Milkshake 



Be it Wendy’s, Mcdonalds or Burger King, most of you have tried this/ heard of this combination before. Unusual as it might sound - salt coated, crispy, deep fried potatoes and ice cold, creamy vanilla ice cream/ milkshake, this is THE Bomb.

Think hot and cold, creamy and crispy, salty and sweet. A party in your mouth.


4. Coffee Pork Ribs



Never thought that coffee and pork ribs could go together? Believe it or not, this peculiar combination works amazingly. If you’re a coffee junkie, you’ll definitely appreciate this dish which can be found at most tze-char stalls. The coffee makes an appearance in this dish as a sweet, sticky sauce used to coat the pork ribs after they are deep fried.

Address: Most tze-char or Chinese restaurants offer this dish.


5. Otah and Pizza


b2ap3_thumbnail_image01_20150511-075419_1.jpgWe always imagine otah to come in their usual banana leave packaging. But we never thought that this slightly spicy, coconut-ty grilled fish cake would go so well with a Western favourite - pizza. The one at Lee Tai Fu got us downing slice after slice. Check out our full review here!

Address: 16 Kim Tian Road, Singapore 169251


6. Durian and Chee Cheong Fun



This would appeal to the durian lovers out there. Chee Cheong Fun is usually served with a thick sweet sauce or with light soy sauce, but here at House of Rice Rolls and Porridge, generous amounts of creamy durian puree is stuffed into rice rolls and served with a generous topping of peanut sugar. Yum, we say. 

Address: House of Rice Rolls and Porridge is located at 89 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239529. The nearest MRT is Somerset.

7. Fried Chicken and Waffles 


This food combination from the United States is a rare sight on Singaporean menus, but you can get it here at The Beast. Deep fried battered chicken is placed atop a fluffy, crispy waffle and further drizzled with maple syrup. Talk about comfort food.

Address: 17 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199329


8. Chocolate and Pizza



The classic Friday night call-in fast food is revolutionised with a sweet tasting pizza. Melted chocolate is spread on a pizza crust with a whole medley of other ingredients like peanut butter, marshmallows and even M&Ms. Perfection in a slice.

Address: Max Brenner Chocolate Bar features milk and white chocolate chunks and a choice of toppings with crunchy hazelnut bits, peanut butter and roasted marshmallows. The most known one is at Esplanade Mall. Check out their other shop locations . 


9. Guinness - Beer Gao


b2ap3_thumbnail_image05_20150511-080536_1.jpgTo make beer gao, all you have to do is mix it with a lager beer - which is basically any beer - and Beer Gao is born.

Guinness is not just a normal beer. It is beer EVOLVED! Adding a touch of it will elevate your beer to the next level. Guinness has a creamy head, caused by mixture of nitrogen when it is poured. It is much darker and more robust, adding that extra oomph of flavour.

Simply said, it is the next level of beer, best savoured in sips than gulps.

Address: Almost every hawker centre and bar.


10. Batter and Mars Bars



If you haven’t heard of the wonderful creation that is Deep Fried Mars Bars, then it's about time you tried it. As simple as it might sound, they are phenomenal. Mars Bars are dipped in a floury batter before being deep fried to golden brown, crispy, caramel-ly, smooth perfection.

Address: CHIPPY British Take Away sells these Deep Fried Mars Bars with choice of Ice Cream at 4 pieces for $8.50. Located at 68 Orchard Road, #B2-38, Plaza Singapura.


11. Waffles and Salted Egg Yolk Sauce



If you’re known to devour salted egg yolk dishes, then you’re in for a treat with Fat Cat’s Charcoal waffles with salted egg yolk sauce. You might have seen images of this photogenic creation plaguing your timelines and if you haven’t tried it, then it’s time you should. 

Check out our experience at Fat Cat here and check out our list of the best salted egg creations you can find in Singapore here.

Address: 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-25, 461116


12. Luncheon Meat and Sushi 



Luncheon meat (spam) + Sushi = Spam Musubi. That's the only equation you should be interested in.

Address: You can find these at Tanuki Raw. 181 Orchard Road, #02-03 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896


Get your tastebuds working! 


For the adventurous foodies, some of you may have tried these unique combinations already. For those who haven’t, then this list is the bucket list that you should tick off. It's time to go on a gastronomical discovery, a rewriting of your current knowledge of food familiar to you.

What are some of the coolest food combinations you swear by? Let us know in the comments below!

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