#3: Dalgona Coffee—Viral or Vapid?

Ah, Dalgona coffee. It's the latest viral Asian drink to sweep the world like a pandemic. This episode, we examine how this coffee drink was popularized by Korean social media, hear about an Indian predecessor to Dalgona coffee, and discuss the science behind coffee foam. We'll also tackle one aspect of the drink that hasn't really been talked about much—its taste. (Spoiler alert: It definitely looks much better than it tastes...) So we seek help from baristas across the world, to see if we can improve on the drink! (Connect with us and subscribe to our newsletter at takeabaopodcast.com, or on Instagram @jun.and.tonic.)

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Take A Bao is a show exploring anything and everything around Asian food. From unpacking the origins of rice and rendang, to deep dives into the depths of Chinese tea and Vietnamese pho, this show aims to give voice to the intriguing food stories of Asia. On each episode, you'll learn about how the different cultures and communities across Asia shaped its food. You’ll hear from chefs, farmers, food writers, and eaters, learn how to cook and eat iconic Asian dishes, and really celebrate the food of Asia to give it the representation it deserves, letting it have its moment to—wait for it—take a bow!