Trends we spotted | Week 15


  • Trends we spotted this week

At we spot many national and international trends on a daily basis. We pick the most interesting ones to write about, the smaller trends we use in our weekly column ‘Trends we spotted this week’.

This week, among other links to articles about a lemon for dessert at LROOM Café in New York and Kubus croissants at Weirdoughs in Melbourne. We also came across a special, ‘jiggly’ pancake dessert at Gram Café and Pancakes in San Francisco and Airbnb signed an agreement to acquire the HotelTonight website.

And would you have your saliva, urine or stool analysed before going out to eat sushi? The sushi is of course made on the basis of these analyses, but we don’t know!

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Jiggly Japanese pancakes | Stonestown Galleria

Gram Cafe and Pancakes has opened at the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, serving stacks upon stacks of pancakes to throngs of dessert-lovers. In just five years, the company has expanded with more than 60 locations open and on the way around the world, including countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and Canada. This is the first location of the Japanese chain in the United States, though others are already planned for the Bay Area (and beyond). Check out the image of the jiggly Japanese pancake at the website of Eater San Francisco.

Restaurant Sushi Singularity | Sushi created based on customer’s analyses of saliva and urine

A Japanese company is fusing science and sushi to create nutrient-rich foods based on individual requirements. Open meals wants to create 3D-printed sushi by analysing the saliva, urine and stool of diners so that every piece is tailored to their needs with a Nutrition Optimizing Machinery. The restaurant is supposed to open in 2020 and it’s going to work with a system of robotic arms and 3D printers that are fed with biodata to create the sushi. Check out the website and video at the website of open meals. (in the link in the title)

Airbnb signs agreement to acquire HotelTonight

Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. To advance their mission, they’re reimagining travel by building an end-to-end travel platform that combines where you stay, what you do, and how you get there, all in one place. They announced that they signed an agreement to acquire HotelTonight.

HotelTonight is a hotel-booking service focused on making last-minute trips easy and fun, offering guests seamless, on-demand booking for boutique and independent hotels and soon also at Airbnb locations.

This lemon is actually a dessert!

In this video by Thrillist Food & Drink, a cool dessert, a lemon that looks just like a real one! According to the owner of LROOM Café in New York, it takes about 72 hours to make this lemon and this dessert is made up of different layers. Great inspiration for a summer dessert! And in the video (link in title) you can also find more Instagrammable desserts at this cafe.

The cube croissant

At Weirdoughs in Melbourne they sell very special croissants, in the shape of a cube! The dough is first braided and then rolled up. Then it’s pushed into a cube shape and goes into the oven! Watch the video of Bring Me (in the link in the title) of the process of making the cube croissant. According to Weirdoughs, the croissant is vegan too!

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