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5 Popular Foods during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Isny Dewi R

02 September 2020

Foods that are loved by people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people opened businesses to increase their income, especially businesses in culinary sector such as selling food and beverage. There are many types of food you can sell. But, if you want to sell foods that are loved by people during the pandemic, maybe you can try peddling some of the following food products.
1. Dalgona Coffee
The South Korean drink is currently popular in Indonesia. Initially, Dalgona Coffee appeared in a South Korean reality show program. Then during a pandemic, many people are interested in making it to pass the time while at home. This viral coffee drink has been sold in many cafes in Jakarta, there are even street coffee traders selling dalgona coffee for only Rp 5,000.
How to make Dalgona coffee is quite easy, by combining instant coffee without pulp, hot water, sugar, and milk. This coffee is increasingly gaining popularity when many people upload the process of making it to social media such as Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
2. One Liter Coffee Milk
The pandemic has not discouraged iced coffee milk lovers from enjoying their favorite drink. A few months ago when cafes were only allowed to accept take away and delivery orders, people could still sip iced milk at home by relying on online motorcycle taxi services. Many cafes sell one liter iced coffee milk so that people can keep it at home and drink it anytime. Packaged milk coffee in a big one liter bottle can be enjoyed for several days if stored well in refrigerator.
3. Frozen Food
As if it supports the appeal to #stayathome, frozen food makes it easier for people who want to stock up on food at home without worrying the food will rot or not good to eat, so they don't need to go outside frequently to shop for groceries.
Those who sold frozen food during the pandemic claimed to have increased quite rapidly compared to usual. The system used can be in the form of reseller, or selling directly to customers. Frozen food products that are often hunted also vary. Starting from chicken nugget, sausage, fish roll, dim sum, to donut.
4. Salmon Mentai
This Japanese food is also being loved by Indonesians. Mentai or mentaiko has characteristics such as layered tobiko, and sprinkled with Japanese mayonnaise or what is often called mentai sauce. Many home businesses sell this food because they see people who want to enjoy mentai but are reluctant to leave the house or make it themselves.
5. Korean Garlic Cheese Bread
Just like Dalgona coffee, Korean garlic cheese bread also comes from South Korea. In their home country, this food is commonly found in street food vendors, one of them can be found in Gangnam Station area, Seoul. The number of people who upload videos when they are making Korean garlic cheese bread is also one of the reasons this food is viral on social media. In Indonesia, there are now many bakeries that sell Korean garlic cheese bread. You can see some of them here.

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