South China Morning Post.
Corona virus-themed foods aim to raise a smile during the crisis. Corona burger is Vietnam’s latest food trend.
A Vietnamese restaurant is selling a burger served in a bun that looks like the deadly microscopic coronavirus, according to the South China Morning Post.
Restaurant owner Hoang Tung holds up a “Corona burger” in Hanoi, Vietnam on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. As the world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese restaurant hopes to cheer people up with their new creation, in which the burger buns shape like a coronavirus.
Chef Hoang Tung said he started serving his burger on a crown-shaped bun resembling the virus to take the fear out of the pandemic that has infected nearly a half-million people worldwide. The bun is dyed with green tea.
“We have this joke that if you are scared of something, you should eat it,” Tung said from his eatery in Hanoi.
Tung’s Pizza Home restaurant reportedly sells 50 corona-inspired burgers a day in the country that has reported 153 cases of coronavirus infection. There have been no known fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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Tung hopes the unusual burger brings “joy to others during this pandemic.”
Sorry, KFC: Your deep-fried, artery-clogging Double Down sandwich has nothing on the Corona burger.