Google Reveals PH’s Most Searched Recipes in April 2020
by Inside Manila Team, May 14, 2020 6:22pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
For the past month, Google was bombarded with searches about the Coronavirus (updates, symptoms, death tolls). That’s expected, given we are currently experiencing a pandemic. But COVID-19 also caused most people to find a different hobby and it shows on Google searches: cooking.
As it turns out, people under quarantine find new recipes to try on the Internet and Google reveals the top 10 most searched recipes for the month of April.
10. Dalgona Coffee
Of course, the trending South Korean Dalgona Coffee will be on the list of the most searched recipes. Whisk your coffee grounds all the way or you can try matcha for a different twist.
9. Chicken Curry
We would want to serve something new to the table once in a while. Chicken curry, it appears, is one of the dishes “chefs” in the household would want to cook for their family.
8. Pan de Sal
We hear baking bread is therapeutic so we won’t wonder why people are suddenly into making pan de sal. All that kneading and rolling are good stress relievers.
7. Leche Flan Recipe
All you need are eggs, condensed and evaporated milk, calamansi zest, and sugar, you’ll have yourself a sweet dessert like leche flan. There are recipes online for a coffee-flavored flan, if you prefer.
Menudo, one of Philippines’ most famous dishes, has made it to the list. We know it is usually made with pork, but have you tried it with chicken as the main ingredient?
With cheese, salted egg, or plain? Make puto for the whole family and let them decide which one is the best puto!
4. Banana Cake
Remember the news about how bananas can fight Coronavirus? Well, there are no confirmed studies but you can still make a mean banana cake or bread with those fruits.
Boxed pancake mixes are great, but it’s a different kind of fulfillment when you make batter from scratch. Have you tried those fluffy souffle pancakes? You should do it now. Pancakes are great for breakfast and in-between meals.
2. Maja Blanca
This Filipino kakanin made of coconut milk and corn kernel also makes it to the list of the most searched recipes. Maja Blanca is easier to make compared to other kakanin--we will not be surprised if you would want to make this to start a business.
You can cook carbonara in many different ways. Whether with cream or with egg yolks, you can try and make the perfect carbonara for your family. If you have extra time, you can even make your own noodles.
Have you tried these recipes? Or were you one of those who searched for these dishes on the Internet? Let us know how your cooking and baking turned out!