Would You Try These Unexpected Food Combinations?
Put your taste buds to the test.
Ever wondered if your delivery order is a little outside of the box? Maybe you like to ask for ranch dressing for your pizza or insist your foods are kept in separate containers. Whatever the request, odds are you aren't alone.
Uber Eats just released their 2020 Cravings Report in which they take a look at the most popular, most surprising and most unique delivery requests they've seen. While the report reveals that popular food request combos include ones you'd expect—tacos and lime, french fries and salt, wings and ranch—it's the unexpected food request combos we're interested in. Take a look at the list and let us know, would you try these?
The Top 10 Most Unexpected Food Request Combinations
Pizza & Ketchup
This one isn't too surprising, since pizza already has tomato sauce on it. I guess the ketchup is for those who really want a saucy slice or a little sweetness with their 'za.
Fish & American Cheese
While many people tend to shy away from combining fish and cheese, there are some cases where it might work. After all, the McDonald's Filet-O-Fish has been on the chain's menu for years for a reason.
Chicken & Strawberries
Chicken is classically paired with other fruits like oranges, so why not chicken and strawberries? I would happily eat this combination in a salad like our Strawberry Chicken Salad with Mint & Goat Cheese.
Poke Bowl & Corn
This is one combination I would easily try. Poke bowls are the perfect place to combine veggies with fresh fish, so why not corn? If you want to try the combination yourself, make our Salmon & Avocado Poke Bowl and add corn.
Rice & White Sauce
It's not clear if white sauce means a traditional béchamel made from flour, butter and black pepper, the classic white sauce served from famous halal carts in cities like New York, the Alabama-style barbecue sauce, which is made with a base of mayonnaise, or one of the myriad other types of white sauce. Whatever it means, I think I'll stick to keeping these two foods separate, while others on staff like our senior digital food editor Megan O. Steintrager are all for this combo.
Burger & Chickpeas
While I've seen burgers made from chickpeas, like in our Zucchini-Chickpea Veggie Burgers with Tahini-Ranch Sauce, I've never seen chickpeas on the side (I'm more of a french fries person myself). But I could easily imagine our crispy Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas next to a juicy burger.
Green Olives & Honey Mustard
While I could see olives and mustard working as part of a summer cheese board, I'm not sure I'd want the combo by itself. Maybe if it was on a grilled chicken sandwich, I'd be more interested. Others on staff feel the tart and sweet flavors are a perfect combo.
White Rice & Apple Sauce
This is one combination that I can't imagine eating together. But, I could understand ordering the duo if I was sick and needed milder flavors.
Edamame & Hummus
Hello, new high-protein snack combination! I think this pairing sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it out for myself with our Garlic Hummus.
Chicken Hibachi & Matzoh Balls
It's unclear if the matzoh balls are served on their own or come as they traditionally would in soup, but either way I would eat them. And I think a bowl of matzoh ball soup would be a solid appetizer before eating a chicken hibachi dinner.