Top 5: Avocado toast

Smashed hits

Avocado toast has been around since at least the 1990s, but it was only in the 2010s that it became a trend, riding on the cafe boom and fanned by youngsters posting photos of the dish on social media.
Avocado toast has been around since at least the 1990s, but it was only in the 2010s that it became a trend, riding on the cafe boom and fanned by youngsters posting photos of the dish on social media.ST PHOTOS: WONG AH YOKE

Avocado toast is not new. In fact, it has been around since at least the 1990s. But it was only in the 2010s that it became a trend, riding on the cafe boom and fanned by youngsters posting photos of the dish on social media.

And it shows no sign of wilting. Most cafes have a version of the dish on their menu, with some getting very creative with toppings.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 14, 2019, with the headline 'Smashed hits '. Print Edition | Subscribe