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The Top Food Trends of 2023: Poke Bowls, Bao Buns, Chicken and Chips, and more.

11 Sept 2023 The Top Food Trends of 2023: Poke Bowls, Bao Buns, Chicken and Chips, and more.

Enter the chicken trends of 2023

Welcome Sun Valley friends! As we move into the second half of 2023, it's time to dish out the latest food trends in the market. At Sun Valley, we're always looking for new and exciting ways to inspire you to cook up a storm with our wide variety of chicken products. In this blog post, we're going to spill the beans on some of the most popular food trends of 2023, including poke bowls, bao buns, chicken and chips, and more. The possibilities are endless so hop on the ride and let’s get cooking.

Poke Bowls: The Hawaiian Delight

Poke bowls are the new cool kids on the block, and they're here to stay. Poke (pronounced "poh-kay") bowls have their origins in Hawaii, where fishermen would season the cut-offs from their catch and eat them as a snack. The dish evolved over time and became a popular Hawaiian staple. In recent years, poke bowls have taken the mainland by storm and have become a popular food trend.

These bowls are packed with flavour, with a base of rice or quinoa topped with fresh veggies and fish or chicken. Poke bowls are not only healthy and filling, but they're also pretty enough to be Instagram models. At Sun Valley, we've got a range of premium chicken products, including our Chicken Strips and Chicken Chunks, that can help you whip up some amazing poke bowls. Check out our menu ideas page to get yourself sorted and get the cooking going!

Bao Buns: The Versatile Delicacy

Get ready to get your bao on! Bao buns, also known as steamed buns, originated in ancient China during the Tang Dynasty. Inspired by the shape of a treasure-filled pouch, a talented chef created a soft, fluffy bun to hold delicious fillings. Since then, bao buns have become a beloved staple of Chinese cuisine and is now stealing hearts across Western kitchens. The rich history that stretches centuries is simply enchanting food lovers across the world!

So, these fluffy clouds of deliciousness can be filled with any type of sweet or savoury fillings, making them a versatile option for all chefs and cooks. From traditional pork belly bao to vegan mushrooms and chicken bao, the options are endless. We've got your back with chicken and vegetarian options that can be used as fillings for bao buns. Our Breaded Chicken Goujons and Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect for savoury bao fillings that will get any chicken lover on the edge of their seat. Take a look at our options and get your bao on.

Chicken and Chips: A Classic Combination

Chicken and chips are like the OG couple that never goes out of style. Inspired by the classic Fish and Chips dish, a beloved culinary duo, this spin-off dish shares a history that stretches back to 19th-century Britain. Legend has it that the dish originated in the coastal regions, where enterprising street vendors would fry up freshly caught fish alongside thinly sliced potatoes. Today, this comfort food is loved by people of all ages and is a staple on many restaurant menus. The key to making this dish stand out is using high-quality chicken and cooking it to perfection.

And as you may know, chicken is our expertise. We have a range of endless possibilities including whole chicken, chicken breasts, and chicken wings, which can be used to make delicious chicken and chips. Our chicken is of the highest quality, and our range of frozen products makes it easy for chefs and cooks to create the perfect dish. Let’s get it rolling, find more out about our chicken products.

Up next: The ‘Global Cuisine’ trend

In addition to poke bowls, bao buns, and chicken and chips, it’s time to take your taste buds on a trip around the world with global cuisine. ‘Global cuisines’ are defined by traditional ingredients, seasonings, and cooking practices that evolved within a particular geographic area. With the world becoming more connected, people are increasingly interested in trying new and exotic foods from different cultures. That being said, our aim is to offer a high-quality set of Halal options that can help you create authentic and delicious dishes from a variety of cuisines.

Let’s get cooking!

There you have it, chicken folks. These are the top food trends of 2023 that are taking the culinary world by storm. At Sun Valley, we're always here to help you create amazing dishes with our high-quality chicken products. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a newbie cook, we’re here to team up with you. So go ahead and get cooking, and let's make 2023 a delicious year. Together we shine!