(This article is dedicated to Chinoys who love to decorate their food!)
Did you know that the food you eat affects your mood? Whenever you eat, your brain releases dopamine, which is also known as the “feel good” hormone.
But what if you could make this process even more fun?
Another activity that lights up the brain is art. Whether it’s making a drawing or making different colored flavors of ice cream, artistic food is both fun and delicious!
Here are some easy recipes that will help brighten up your day and give your body the energy boost it needs!
1. Dalgona Candy
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The success of Netflix’s Squid Game brought Dalgona candy a lot of international attention.
But did you know that this is a simple treat you can make by yourself with just sugar and baking soda?
The toffee-like treat can be decorated freely with any shape you want! Stars, umbrellas, and other shapes shown in the show are just the tip of the iceberg. With some creativity, the sky’s the limit! You can even add color to your dalgona candy by placing some jam on top.
Watch this video for a quick step-by-step tutorial!
2. DIY Potato Corner Fries
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Craving deliciously flavored fries like the ones sold by Potato Corner?
It’s time you learn how to make some on your own!
Simply put the fries in a plastic container and add a flavored powder of your choice. Whether that’s barbecue, sour cream, cheese, or a combination of multiple flavors, it’s all up to you.
Don’t forget to shake, shake, shake!
Click here to watch a video tutorial for this simple snack.
To add to the creativity, experiment with condiments to eat them with such as mayonnaise, ketchup, barbecue sauce, and more! It’s fun to combine them too.
3. Frozen Yoghurt
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A batch of frozen yogurt is almost like an art exhibit: colorful and a treat for the eyes.
No wonder Disneyland serves unique types of froyo such as pineapple soft serves and pink cherry froyos! In fact, the pineapple soft serve called the “Dole Whip” is one of Disneyland’s most famous treats!
Watch this video for a five-minute tutorial on how to make this delicious dessert. All you need are yogurt, fruits, honey, and vanilla extract.
4. Waffle Sundae
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Speaking of Disney, here’s another cold, delicious treat to bring some crunchy comfort (and magic) to your palate!
Waffles come in different shapes and sizes. When you add ice cream into the mix, you’ll come up with a more mood-uplifting snack―just like this Mickey and Minnie waffle sundae!
Here’s a video tutorial on how to make this treat in the comfort of your own home.
Pro Tip: Listen to your favorite Disney soundtracks while eating this snack to feel like you’re in Disneyland!
Mickey waffles can be purchased at the Carnation Cafe, Plaza Inn Character Buffet, Storytellers Cafe Character Buffet, and as room service in any of the Disneyland Resort Hotels! Click any of the above links for the background music played in the parks!
5. French Toast
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Fly to the city of Paris with a homemade plate of French toast! The only ingredients you need to make this recipe are bread, eggs, milk, butter, and cinnamon.
Express your creative side too by decorating your toast with fresh berries and a good drizzle of maple syrup!
Feel free to innovate further with a spritz of whipped cream, or even some vanilla ice cream to sweeten your delicious French toast!
Check out this video on how to make this sweet and simple dish.
Photo credit from YouTube channel Ochikeron
Need cute food that will smile at you? Look no further than Japan for the answer!
Omurice is fried rice that is wrapped in egg omelette. Just like in maid cafés where the dish is often served, you can decorate your homemade omurice with ketchup or sriracha! ♡ ٩(◕‿◕｡)۶
Here is a full tutorial from Ochikeron, a YouTuber from Japan.
You can add even more furnishings by adding boiled broccoli or peas on your plate. Another nice finishing touch would be some small hotdog octopi to give your Omurice some friends!
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Hope you enjoyed these adorable dishes!