After the excruciating heat of summer, the gloomy, rainy weather makes us want to stay in bed and, at times, make us feel uninspired to do anything. However, I’m sure you all have heard the saying,
“There is always be a rainbow after the rain.”
No matter how difficult it may seem everything gets better at the end. Well, it is especially a better ending when we get to enjoy good food that doesn’t fail to cheer one up.
Such food I can think of is rainbow inspired food. This is because the pleasant color of the rainbow is synonymous with optimism, vibrancy, fun, and sweetness. When properly applied on food, it is not only pleasing to the eyes but to the palate as well.
Rainbow Inspired Food
Below are some examples of rainbow-inspired food that will definitely cheer you up this rainy season.
Rainbow cakes have always been a classic favorite especially for those with a sweet tooth. This delectable delight is not just colorful and eye-catching—it also tastes really good.
There are different bakeshops that sell Rainbow Cakes and a few to mention are the following:
Cupcakes by Sonja
For sure, there are more bakeshops and cafés out there that sell Rainbow Cakes. All you have to do is to go out and discover them.
Who says that rainbow-inspired food should always be sweet? Contrary to this notion, Pier 7 by Kitchen Central sells signature sandwiches that are rainbow-inspired.
Sam’s Signature Burger is a six-piece, bite-sized burgers in different flavors. The different colored buns are usually served with amusing quotes.
Another rainbow inspired food served by Pier 7 is the Rainbow Clubhouse Sandwich. The rainbow sandwich certainly has its distinct visual appeal. Colorful freak shakes and insane milkshakes can be enjoyed with the filling sandwiches. Provided, of course, you are up for cold drinks in a rainy weather.
With Pier 7’s location accessibility, it is easy to eat rainbow inspired food to cheer you up.
Waffles can be sweet or savory. For sweet, waffles are usually topped with delicious fruit, syrup, or cream. This satisfying comfort food for many didn’t also escape being turned by restaurants into too cute and colorful to eat.
Dreamy “Unicorn” Cafe in Bulacan offers their Twin Star Meal. It is heart-shaped colorful waffles topped with choice of fresh strawberries and cream or banana and cream. Get a tall glass of milkshake on the side for a more comforting meal.
And if you’re in New Manila, Art Therapy has their pink waffles topped with pink and blue ice cream with vanilla on top.
Indeed, having some of these rainbow inspired waffles can really turn a gloomy rainy day into a happy experience.
Rainbow Xiao Long Bao
Xiao Long Bao are classic Chinese dumplings that come with flavorful soup inside them. Now, who will not want some hot soup with rainbow dumplings on a cold rainy day? Originally, these little dumplings are made with minced pork, but trying out new flavors matched with rainbow colors didn’t seem to stop restaurants from creating them.
These little dumplings are originally made with minced pork. However, that did not stop restaurants from creating and presenting new flavors matched with rainbow colors.
Crystal Jade Shanghai Delights came up with five different flavors in one order:
- Spicy beef
- Vegetable and Dried Bean Curd
- Spicy Chicken
You can also order Foie gras and black truffle separately in sets of three.
Likewise, Paradise Dynasty at the Conrad Hotel also came up with their own set of rainbow-colored xiao long bao which consists of the following flavors:
- Crab roe
- Foie gras
- Original pork flavor
These delicacies are truly awe-inspiring. We heard that it doesn’t only have a touch of unique visual appeal for each piece of dumpling. But you will also be able to get a taste of every flavor.
Pasta dishes have always been a favorite dish by many Filipinos. Boasting different shapes and sizes, pasta can also come in different colors. And while it is quite common for some restaurants to offer pasta colored from spinach and carrots, it is surely fun when we see bold colors.
Rainbow Dreams Café at Quezon City offers a visually unique pink and violet pasta. They completed it with star shaped bread, cheese and ham.
Aside from the rainbow waffles offered by Dreamy “Unicorn” Cafe, they offer a rainbow toast. It is difficult not to include this when I laid my eyes on it. The toast is rainbow colored and the thick oozing syrup is poured beautifully. I think only a person with a heart of stone will not be cheered up with this.
Above are just a few of the rainbow inspired out there that can cheer one up. So when the rainy day is making you dull, just go to one of those restaurants mentioned and have your dose of colorful inspiration.
But remember! Rainy day or not… Just live, pray, love, eat, drink, and be joyful because you deserve your rainbow!
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