SITizen Buzz

SITizen Buzz Asks: Food

In the second part of this series where we poll alumni about their life during the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker (CB), we check in with SITizens on their eating preferences and new things they’ve tried during this period

2 Oct 2020
 
SITizen Buzz Asks

Viral Food Trends

The CB period meant people were staying home with not much to do – except jump on to the bandwagon of viral food trends. The viral trend that most of our SITizens tried? You guessed it, Dalgona Coffee! 

Dalgona Coffee Trend

During the CB period, the Dalgona coffee trend (making a drink out of instant coffee powder, sugar, and hot water whipped together till it becomes creamy and adding the mixture to milk) was the one most followed by SITizens, according to our polls. However, an overwhelming proportion of 80% of respondents ultimately felt it was overrated.

What’s your favourite meal to eat at home?

While Dalgona Coffee was a fun thing to try, SITizens have their own favourite dishes they like to prepare.

Some unique suggestions included Shakshuka with a slice of toasted sourdough, a good steak with sharing sides, and even a healthy Banana-Berries milkshake. Some like to keep it warm and soupy with steamboat, fish maw soup, or the classic Yong Tau Foo. 

There’s so much we can enjoy at home, but user @xrk89 summed it up the best, “Any home-cooked meal by my mum.”

Cooking at Home versus Food Delivery or Eating Out

According to our polls, the most preferred dining option is Cooking at Home, followed closely by Eating Out. Ordering food delivery was the least desirable choice. 

Reasons given by users who favour eating out over food delivery included:
1) Food just tastes better when served to you immediately.
2) It’s just cheaper.

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