Diverse Dishes

Top 5 trending cultural foods you should try

by Arie Shaver, Reporter

1. Birria Tacos

Recently trending on Tik Tok, the Birra Taco is a Mexican recipe consisting of tender lamb or beef with a rich adobo sauce. They are made with two fried tortillas dipped in consome and stuffed with cheese. They are then topped with beef, onions, cilantro, and lime juice. Check out the recipe for how to make them here.

2. Fufu with Egusi Soup

Another more recent food trend is Fufu. Fufu is a West-African dish made from pounded cassava with plantains. However, Fufu is not eaten alone. It’s usually eaten with a soup of some kind. The most popular soup to eat Fufu with is Egusi Soup which consists of ground seeds, vegetables, and meat. However, Fufu can also be eaten with okra soup. I recommend getting this dish from a small restaurant business that specializes in West-African cuisine, but if you want to make it at home check out this recipe here.

3. Jollof rice 

Jollof rice is another West-African dish, however, this one consists mostly of rice. Jollof rice also includes tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, spices, and meat usually chicken. Check out the recipe for Jollof rice here.

4. Tanghulu 

Tanghulu, also known as bingtanghulu, is a North Chinese snack consisting of candied fruit. Instead of a soft candied fruit, the sugar syrup is hardened to create a crunchy exterior around the fruit which is then served on a bamboo skewer. Tanghulu uses fruits such as strawberries, oranges, apples, kiwi, raspberries, grapes, and mango. Check out the recipe for Tanghulu here.


Korean barbecue is a popular method in Korean Cuisine of grilling meat such as beef, pork, or chicken over a gas charcoal grill which is usually located at the dining table. Some restaurants will allow the customers to cook the meat themselves, while others will cook it for them. Some specific meats include brisket, pork belly, and bulgogi. Recently, many KBBQ places have sprung up and gained recognition. Look for your nearest KBBQ place here.