by Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Friday 14 June 2013

How do you invent a dish like the Donut Zinger, which combines sriracha, chicken, marshmallows and peanut butter into something that’s quite… indescribably epic? Well, you challenge the chef. The odd dish was concocted when Bjorn Shen, the owner and chef of Artichoke Cafe & Bar, decided he needed some culinary simulation and got people to submit ideas for random ingredients.

Besides the donut zinger, the strangely alluring platter of chili bacon and sweet potato hash, fried eggs, Turkish toast and Jim Beam butter was also created. The challenge is now in its third round.