When the pandemic started last year, social media platforms undeniably had a boost in sign ups and memberships. Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, you name it, they have probably gained thousands, if not millions, of new users in March 2020.
But if there is one platform that went viral and had a spike in its number of users unlike no other, it’s video-sharing app TikTok. Millions of people around the world decidedly joined it to cure the isolation and be entertained by songs, dances, dubs, and even cooking! (Read: Exclusive: ‘Fr. TikTok’ Talks Social Media, Priesthood, and More!)
Yes, even Filipino chefs and foodies are also a big part of the TikTok community. Through 60-second videos, they share easy-to-follow and easy-to-make recipes that anyone can try at home. Here are our top picks!
TikTok Recipes: Tofu Wrapped in Bokchoy
Looking to incorporate more veggies into your diets this year? Why not follow @forkspoonmanila and try their tofu wrapped in bokchoy recipe?
It’s an easy dish to prepare and is packed with so much flavor that you’d forget it doesn’t have any meat in it! Plus, the added sesame seeds will make you crave for more, that’s for sure. Watch the video here.
TikTok Recipes: Spicy Honey Sesame Baked Chicken
For all the chicken lovers out there, this recipe by @thebaldbakerph is for you! This seemingly Korean-inspired chicken recipe is a must-try as it combines spicy, sweet, and nutty flavors, all in one dish. What’s more is that it’s a healthier way to cook chicken, as it is baked and not fried.
Watch the video here.
TikTok Recipes: Sisig Samosa
This fusion dish by Bok Cabanting (or @mr.cabanting) turns a normal lunch dish into a merienda or snack! He makes use of a samosa— a popular South Asian snack, similar to our lumpia— in turning the classic sisig into bite-sized finger food.
So if you’re a fan of sisig, and love to eat it when you get the opportunity, you better try this recipe! Watch the video here.