Recipe for Cartonboard Baozi

Products from China are lately in the limelight. Toothpaste that kills, food for kittens that kills, fake water in the water coolers in Beijing and now steamed pork buns (baozi) made from cardboard have popped up.

pork bunA bakery in Beijing sold pork buns that were made of 60% cardboard and 40% pork. Customers don’t taste the difference the owner told an uncover journalist. He added though he didn’t eat themselves. Well, I can imagine that:)

Here’s their secret recipe:

Squares of cardboard picked from the ground are first soaked to a pulp in a plastic basin of caustic soda — a chemical base commonly used in manufacturing paper and soap — then chopped into tiny morsels with a cleaver. Fatty pork and powdered seasoning are stirred in.

Soon, steaming servings of the buns appear on-screen.

Bon appetit

Food and water, both rather important to survive. But where to buy….

Source: Newsvine

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2 Responses to “Recipe for Cartonboard Baozi”

  1. Core
    August 17th, 2007 10:46

    That bun news is a myth. Checking with google might help.

  2. Shanghai
    August 17th, 2007 11:59

    Thanks for the tip but this was written before that time so no need to check google. Maybe check the timeline….

    And if you had really followed the story the jury is still out on whether it’s a myth or whether it’s a myth that the baozi story is a myth.

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