There is no word in gastronomy that attracts attention as much as the word “fusion”. Over the years, people have mixed different cuisines, either by accident or necessity to make the flavors more enticing or adding indigenous ingredients.

Successful results such as Tex-Mex best describes the standards of cooking techniques arising from different cultures living next to each other. Some dishes come about due to convenience and circumstance and rise in popularity due to their exceptional taste. Currywurst, a popular German street-food is a perfect example of such foods. It is a combination of the local pork sausage and the American Ketchup coupled with spicy British Worcester sauce and curry powder.

Another perfect example can be found in Macau with a combination of Portuguese, India, Chinese, and Malaysian and African tastes. In Asia, you will find the Banh mi which includes Vietnamese cuisine stuffed to French baguettes and other gems associated with India and Britain.

In Louisiana, its rich cultural history has successfully nurtured the Creole cuisine which is a combination of the of the European produce stuffed with Caribbean, African, and Indian staff. Etouffee is the best example featuring French roux base combined with different Caribbean ingredients such as cayenne pepper, crawfish, and even yams.

The US culture combines different cuisines. For example, the bagel and chicken soup borrowed from Jewish immigrants have been added in the American Food Canon just like pizza.

Asian fusions steal the show where hybrid foods are concerned.  Pan-Asian restaurants are spread all over the globe with those that blend Japanese cuisine with Latin American cuisines getting all the attention. Fusion cooking is also taking place in modern homes where people are not afraid to try out different fusions. But why go through all this struggle and end up with something distasteful? Check out our chef inspired entrees here; then come and try our own unique fusion of flavors at JJ’s Bar & Grille.