There were fried prawns coated with Frosted Flakes. Frosted Mini-Wheats in saffron-cardamom milk. Then, of course, a Frosted Flakes ice cream bowl.
The adult cereal party hosted on November 1 by Kellogg's and food festival Taste Talks invited some well-known Los Angeles chefs -- Roy Choi (Kogi BBQ, LocoL), Nguyen Tran (Starry Kitchen) and Nakul and Arjun Mahendro brothers (Badmaash) -- and challenged them to get creative with cereal. The attendees were presented with two dishes from each chef that were both savory and sweet.
The goal of the event was to reimagine your ordinary bowl of cereal and push the boundaries of how it can be enjoyed. Each chef applied his own "LA flavor" into the dish and demonstrated how cereal doesn't have to be one-dimensional.
In fact, chef Roy Choi's first experience in cooking started with cereal, when he'd come home from school and eat it as an afternoon snack.
"I used to make all kinds of stuff with it, like milkshake cereals, like what I'm serving today," Choi said.
He served a bowl of cereal with vanilla ice cream, banana, shaved ice, salt, crushed Frosted Flakes, red beans and sesame seeds at the event. He then followed it with Froot Loop Rice Krispies treats with marshmallow, butter, cream and pandan kaffir lime cream. "We used to steep the cereal in milk and then mash it up, you know, just all kinds of stuff," he said.
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