2024's Must-Try Global Cuisine Trends

2024's Must-Try Global Cuisine Trends

As we dive deeper into 2024, the culinary landscape is ablaze with complex heat and adventurous flavors, marking a departure from the ubiquitous sriracha to embrace a broader spectrum of spicy and aromatic ingredients. The year is characterized by an increased fascination with Thai chili, ginger, tamarind, and other vibrant flavors that typify the culinary traditions of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the Philippines. This global gastronomic journey reflects a growing consumer desire for authenticity and distinction in their food choices, seeking out the rich, nuanced flavors these cuisines offer.


The popularity of these complex and adventurous flavors underscores a broader trend toward cultural exploration through food. It's not just about the heat; it's about experiencing the depth and variety of flavors that can transform a simple meal into something extraordinary. From the smoky ferments of Korean cuisine to the bright, tangy notes of Filipino adobo, the culinary world is becoming smaller and more delicious.


Fortunately, for food enthusiasts eager to dive into these trends, the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker and the accompanying CHEF iQ App provide the perfect platform to explore these global flavors from the comfort of home. The Smart Cooker simplifies the cooking process, making it accessible to bring these complex flavors to life without spending hours in the kitchen. Whether a perfectly balanced Shrimp Pad Thai or a deeply savory Pork Belly Banh Mi, the CHEF iQ ecosystem is your passport to a world of flavor.

Filipino Chicken Adobo

This iconic Filipino dish marries the salty, sweet, tangy, and garlicky in a harmonious, comforting, and complex blend. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker elevates this dish, allowing the rich flavors to meld perfectly as the steamed rice soaks up the adobo sauce. For a twist, coconut aminos offer a less traditional but equally delightful alternative to soy sauce, catering to those seeking a soy-free option.


Ingredients: Chicken pieces, soy sauce or coconut aminos, vinegar, water, garlic, bay leaves, black peppercorns, and sugar.


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Kimchi and Bacon Fried Rice

A testament to the allure of fusion cuisine, this dish combines the umami-rich depth of kimchi with the smokiness of bacon, elevated by the subtle heat of gochujang. It's a vibrant, satisfying meal that perfectly captures the essence of modern Korean flavors.


Ingredients: Toasted sesame oil, bacon, onion, garlic, ginger, kimchi, gochujang, jasmine rice, scallions, fried eggs, nori.


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Shishito and Chorizo Tacos

Shishito Tacos blend Japanese and Mexican culinary traditions in the fascinating realm of fusion cuisine. The occasional spicy kick of shishito peppers, paired with the robust flavor of chorizo, creates a taco experience unlike any other. Incorporating Korean-style beef or tofu for an inventive twist introduces a new layer of savory-sweet flavors, embodying the spirit of culinary innovation.


Ingredients: Canola oil, shishito peppers, lime juice, salt, chorizo, flour or corn tortillas, fresh cilantro leaves, cotija cheese, Mexican crema, thinly sliced radishes.


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Soy-Braised Short Ribs with Squash

This dish encapsulates the essence of Korean cuisine, with soy-braised short ribs offering a tender, flavorful experience that's both comforting and sophisticated. Squash adds a sweet contrast to the savory ribs, creating a dish that's as visually appealing as delicious.


Ingredients: Onion, garlic cloves, dark brown sugar, honey, ginger paste, sesame oil, black pepper, apple sauce, soy sauce, water, bone-in beef short ribs, unpeeled kabocha squash, shallots, cooked rice, sesame seeds, scallions.




These recipes represent just a glimpse into the vast and vibrant world of global cuisine trends for 2024. With the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker and App, exploring these trends becomes not just possible but effortless, allowing culinary enthusiasts to travel the globe through their taste buds. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a curious foodie, these dishes offer a gateway to the rich tapestry of flavors that define the culinary landscape of 2024, inviting you to discover, experiment, and indulge in the complex heat and adventurous flavors shaping the future of food.