When on the hunt for new or interesting recipes, the internet is the usual first port of call. And here at FDL.com we have a whole portfolio of popular recipes designed to suit most budding cooks searching for that perfect new recipe, come breakfast time or dinner.
As 2018 draws to a close it's always interesting to look back and reflect on the most popular recipes over the year on FineDiningLovers. Those recipes that have been the most searched online, gained the most traction and generally stood out for our readers in a sea of choice.
The result is a surprisingly eclectic mix of global tastes, with the most searched recipes ranging from traditional Chinese Peking duck to Portuguese Bachalau and Japanese green tea mochi to French Mont Blanc dessert.
Take a look and see all the recipes that made the top 10 this year.
Popular Recipes on FDL 2018
1. Mooncake Recipe
These symbolic cakes eaten during the Chinese Mid Autumn festival remain in prime position as an all-time favourite recipe. Have you tried them yet?
Soft chewy mochi might hail from Japan, but they're now popular the world over hence home cooks checking out the recipe. Although the ferocity with which the mochi rice is pounded into a dough to make short grain rice cakes in Japan is always fascinating: watch the video.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.