What’s new in breakfast? How about some of America’s favorite breakfast cereals, served with spicy Chinese food? It’s a unique fusion experience, and it’s DEE-licious!
The concept is a joint venture between Kellogg’s and innovative Chinese chef Danny Bowien.
Chef Danny is a James Beard Rising Star Chef Award winner, chef/co-founder of the acclaimed restaurants Mission Chinese Food in New York and San Francisco and Mission Cantina in New York, and co-author of The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook.
Danny worked with Kellogg’s to create original approaches to breakfast cereal, combining American cereal with popular Chinese dishes from his menu. We were lucky enough to be invited to taste his creations (just $6 each!). They’re a revelation, and an inspiration for all of us to create our own innovative cereal combinations.
The marriage of familiar and unexpected flavors, the sweet and crunchy Kellogg’s cereals with the soft and spicy Mission Chinese cuisine, is a winner! We loved every one.
In fact, we went home and re-created Danny’s pairings as best we could, with the ingredients we had on hand. Since all the thinking had been done for us, it was pretty easy, although with a less refined result than the master’s.!
Each pairing is a conventional cereal course, accompanied by a Chinese dish.
The Cereal: Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, yogurt and berries.
The Cereal: Kellogg’s Corn Pops with bacon-infused soy milk, topped with a fried egg.
Paired With: Thrice cooked bacon with stir-fried rice cakes, bitter melon and chili paste.
Our Home Version: Corn Pops, bacon and eggs with chili paste-braised tofu (alas, we had no rice cakes).
Frosted Flakes + Green Tea Noodles
The Cereal: Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes dusted with matcha (green tea powder).
The Cereal: Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats on a bed of cashew butter and persimmon jam.
The Cereal: Kellogg’s Raisin Bran quickly braised in warm almond milk, agave and lime.
For more ideas on how you can innovate with cereal, visit the Kellogg’s site StirUpBreakfast.com.
Our fondest wish: that this breakfast menu gets a regular gig.
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