Monday, April 1, 2019

What the Well-Dressed Barbie Doll is Wearing

Today is April Fool's Day, but this post isn't really an April Fool's joke, because what it shows is really happening--a strange crossover of clothing and food.

At a Cantonese hot-pot restaurant in Queens,  New York City, Barbie and Ken dolls are wearing meat!  Slices of prime rib, to be precise.  The video with this post shows both the dressing process and the eating process, which can be summarized as follows.  A Barbie doll with plastic wrap over her lower body is stood in a bowl of ice and has thin slices of meat methodically draped over her.  Diners use chopsticks to peel off the meat and dip it in a bowl of boiling water to cook it before eating it.

It only goes to show that truth can be much, much stranger than fiction.  Happy April Fool's Day!


  1. Stranger than fiction indeed. But it looks like a nice hot pot. I wonder whether the melon gives it additional flavour or if it's purely a decorative addition.

    1. I suspect the melon is just decoration, but the next time I get to Queens, I'll have to check this place out!

    2. If you do, you'll have to pot about it!

  2. - I don't know the story behind that photo.