A Hong Kong food blogger took a break from her regular kitchen programming to try out a rather unconventional recipe: cooking a pack of edible drinking straws.
The result—a bowl of slippery-looking noodles—doesn’t seem half bad.
Day Day Explode showed off the “dish” in a Facebook post that has been shared over 500 times since Wednesday.
“Someone brought a pack of edible drinking straws home,” the post read. No one in the family had any use for them, it added, so they decided to cook it.
“It kind of looks like vermicelli,” it continues, noting that that the “noodles” are slippery and rather bland.
Photos of the boiled straws—garnished in a bowl with dumplings and fishballs—do indeed resemble noodles.
According to the pictures in the post, the straws are imported by Keenly Green, a Hong Kong-based online store that promotes eco-friendly alternatives to single-use plastic.
Keenly Green states that the straws are “100% edible, compostable and biodegradable,” and are made of rice and tapioca.
Netizens responded to the creation with amusement, calling it “experimental” and suggesting that it be cooked with a soup base to give it some taste.
One Facebook user shared a screenshot of the edible straws from the Keenly Green website, which shows one pack of 50 bubble tea straws costing HK$180 (US$23). “That’s an expensive bowl of vermicelli,” the comment read.
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