All about mooncakes.
Australians are time-poor. I blame connectivity, which is extending the work hours. I mean, I sometimes have to work as late as 5:30—with no overtime. What is the world coming to?
But thanks to the explosion in home-delivery options now at our fingertips, we’re able to eat great food at any time and almost anywhere. And Asian food—as you might expect—is leading the charge. Deliveroo’s most ordered dish in 2018 was Pad Thai from Thai at Home in Paris. The home of food classical cooking is still hungry for spicy noodles!
There’s plenty of other Asian delights in the top 20. Bubble tea from Tenren’s in Hong Kong sits at #5, Sushi from Maki-San in Singapore was at 12, while Pho from BEP Vietnamese Kitchen in Hong Kong came in at 19.
And Australia had 5 Asian dishes all in the top 100. Not bad for a country of just over 25 million! And if you shift over to Menulog, Australians third most ordered dish was Pad Thai. Must be something about that dish that crosses all racial and cultural barriers. Also in the top 10 Menulog had Pad See Ew and Honey Chicken—really Australia?—while the number 1 cuisine type ordered in Bondi was Thai food.
We at Asian Inspirations are all for the growth in popularity of Asian food, whether it’s being ordered in or cooked at home. But you don’t have to choose if you ask us. Why not make some of your takeaway favourites at home? The best part about so many great Asian dishes is that they don’t take much time to prepare or cook.