Whoops! You’ve been doing Chinese take out all wrong


When examining some of our first world problems, It would probably break your heart to discover that you were eating anything wrong. Well, how would you feel if you found out that you have been doing Chinese take out all wrong all this time? Probably very surprised and shocked. Take a deep breath and realize that you are not alone. Ordering in Chinese was always supposed to make for a completely stress-free night, without having to use cutlery and dishes, and having nothing to clean up after, other than taking out the trash. Therefore taking our delivery and putting in on a plate is completely inefficient, and must be wrong.


So those paper cartons, although are ideal for delivery men, as they are compact and lightweight, have always been rather difficult to eat out Lo Mein noodles out of from the proper comfortable angle. It was a serious engineering fail on the designer’s part, right?

Well, maybe not quite. FoodBeast actually recently discovered that all that time no one really understands the true beauty of this Chinese take-out carton. They are in fact miniature Transformers who are just waiting to be released.

All you have to do is take the carton apart and you have got yourself a makeshift plate. This way you can really enjoy your orange chicken and then only maybe later use a Tupperware to keep your leftovers. But generally, Chinese take-out should not leave any clean up after.

Go ahead, simply open up your paper carton and enjoy your new found noodle surface area. You may have to play around with the wire a little bit, but nonetheless you will surely be able to devour all of your meal. Finally!


If you are wondering how this spectacular discovery was made, it was actually by first understanding that ketchup cups were also incorrectly used as well. In August 2012, after releasing the news that ketchup cups actually unfolded in order to allow for more drunk access,  someone made a comment about Chinese takeaway containers.

It was too good to be true that we would maybe no longer have to get our hands all greasy while eating. But it was tried and true. Ladies and gentlemen, you have indeed being doing Chinese take out all wrong.

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Rebecca Walton

Rebecca has always been fascinated with the business and tech world, having grown up with parents in the industry. She has a real passion for science - particularly space and the unknown realms that surround the planet! Rebecca has been writing for different publications for nearly 6 years and is now an editor at Pangaea Express.