From watermelon with mustard to cucumbers with sugar, TikTok has brought us several food combinations that evoke intrigue, suspicion and a sprinkle of apprehension. But sushi pizza, TikTok’s latest food trend, is something we couldn’t possibly refuse.
How do I make it?: Before you add store-bought dough to your shopping cart, know that sushi pizza doesn’t use the traditional base of flour and yeast. Instead, you’ll have to cook a sushi rice patty mixed with some rice vinegar, according to In the Know.
Asian and Asian American artists, such as K-pop group BTS and singer Olivia Rodrigo, received several awards and nominations at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
About the event: The awards show, hosted by Doja Cat, took place on Sep. 12 at New York City’s Barclays Center, Hypebae reported.
A Singapore restaurant that rose in international popularity after receiving a Michelin star has seemingly lost its claim to fame.
What happened: In this year’s Michelin guide to Singapore, which was released on Sep. 1, Hawker Chan, formerly known as Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodles, did not appear anywhere in the food bible, reported CNN.
After the U.S., the world’s largest consumer of Spam is South Korea. But how did a simple processed meat product turn into a popular luxury item in an East Asian country?
With its pale pink hue and spongy texture, Spam has been called “disgusting” and “inedible” in the U.S since the late 1930s. Hormel Foods Corporation states that their product contains just six ingredients, but the canned good has received a reputation for being “mystery meat,” prompting Hormel to create campaigns such as “Don’t Knock It ‘Til You’ve Fried It.”
Would you pay up to $1,000 for food that will never expire? In restaurant displays across Japan, sampuru (derived from the word “sample”) have been enticing potential customers with their mouthwatering plastic and vinyl “ingredients” for decades.
Imagine a glistening bowl of ramen, delicately garnished with nori. A sponge cake topped with buttercream frosting and bright red berries. A plate of crispy pork cutlet, deep-fried to perfection. Every single dish looks good enough to eat, but there’s one catch — you can’t actually eat any of them.
A 51-year-old president of an IT company in Tokyo has been traveling around the world to attend every Summer Olympics since 1992.
How it all started: Kyoko Ishikawa first attended the Games in Barcelona while she was still a student in the 1990s, the Associated Press reported.
Songs by popular K-pop groups have kept athletes’ spirits high throughout this Olympics season.
What’s being played: Tunes by BTS, BLACKPINK, ITZY, Seventeen, NCT 127, OH MY GIRL, EXO and more, have given athletes something to dance, compete and celebrate to, The Korea Times reported.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its original version to include information about the gifts that Indonesian badminton gold medallists Apriyani Rahayu and Greysia Polii received.
In addition to bringing home medals, these Tokyo 2020 athletes have been promised a range of rewards, from free subway rides to a lifetime supply of pizza.
Instead of competing in a jump-off, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi decided to share gold for the men’s high jump.
What happened: Barshim, 30, and Tamberi, 29, tied for first place on Sunday, as stated on the Olympics’ official website.
Members of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympics and Paralympics Games have asked athletes to stop biting their medals in front of the camera.
What was said: The committee took to Twitter on Sunday to remind athletes that the medals should not be eaten, according to The Independent.
Hate crime laws have been found to vary extensively throughout the U.S., as stated in a new report.
About the report: “Policy Spotlight: Hate Crime Laws,” written by the Movement Advancement Project in collaboration with 16 civil rights organizations, was released to the public on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who ‘came from nothing,’ wins first-ever Olympic gold medal for the Philippines
Filipino athlete Hidilyn Diaz brought the Philippines its first-ever Olympic gold medal after winning the women’s 55-kilogram (121-pound) weightlifting competition.
What happened: Diaz, a four-time Olympian, set a new Olympic record after lifting a combined weight of 224 kilograms (493.8 pounds) on Monday, CBS News reported.