Currently, due to COVID – 19, many people are trying to stay home and avoid contact with others. So, in order to enjoy and have fun, a new trend of stirring or shaking, for over 400 times as they make their food, has risen. For example, souffle requires people to stir the egg whites for a long time. After removing the yolk from the egg, people stir the egg white for about 1,000 times, and afterward mix the yolk with the white that has been stirred, and then cook on a frying pan. The souffle becomes extra soft, and people have a lot of fun making it. Not only that, but some YouTubers have also tried making other foods using different ingredients. A YouTuber named DUNGYIKITCHEN used a mix called 제티 (jetty- mix used for milk, which adds a flavor) to make a rice cake. This was a self-made recipe, and this YouTuber used the jetty mix, milk, and potato starch to make this. She had mixed it for a total of 1,400 times: 400 while stirring the mix together, and 1,000 on rolling it.
People can be creative and make other recipes using this stirring method with other foods that require stirring too! For example, there is a coffee trend in which people mix coffee granules, sugar, and hot water in a 1:1:1 ratio. Then, they start to stir the mixture continuously until it becomes a consistency like caramel, which is about 400 stirs. After that, they get a cup of milk and stir the two mixtures together.. This makes the 달고나 커피 (Dalgonah coffee). The naming of the coffee was credited to a South Korean actor Jung Il Woo, who drank a whipped coffee at Macau, while being in the show, Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staraunt. It has been said that even though most people do this at home, cafés will soon add it to their menu. Also, this drink closely resembles the Indian beverage known as phenti hui coffee (beaten coffee). However, the phenti hui is different from the Dalgona coffee, as with Dalgona coffee, you put the whip on top of the milk and stir, while phenti hui requires the milk to be poured on top of the whip.
Also, after seeing these types of stirred recipe videos, other YouTubers followed the trend, some even going beyond the expected. These extreme stirrers decided to stir not 400 times, but 40,000 times. Youtuber 공대생 가족 tried stirring coffee 40,000 times using an electrical mixer they had made, using an electric drill and a hand mixer. Others also tried to make something different and unique, such as making a giant egg, 5 Liter coffee, and more.
If cooking and food are something that interest you, try looking up recipes for foods in the new stirring trend! It’s a great way to spend your time and fill your stomach.
Jeseung Park, Grade 9
Crescenta Valley High School