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McDonald’s Has An Entire Oreo McCafe Menu In Hong Kong

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One of our biggest gripes with McDonald’s in the US is that the McFlurry machine always seems to be broken whenever we’re in the mood for an Oreo McFlurry. Meanwhile, over in McDonald’s Hong Kong, the fast food chain is launching an entire menu based on the creme-filled cookie.

Brand Eating reports that McDonald’s has partnered with Oreo to create a McCafe x Oreo Oreo Thins Delight menu.

The menu offers two drinks and two dessert items, all featuring a notable presence of Oreo Thins.

Coming from the dessert side are an Oreo Tiramisu and a Chocolate Cheese Tart, with the latter featuring an Oreo tart shell that’s stuffed with cream cheese and gooey chocolate. An Oreoccino, served hot and iced, and an Oreo Tiramisu Latte are available on the beverage side. Both drinks are mixed with bits of Oreo and topped with crushed Oreo wafers.

You can find the McCafe Oreo menu at participating McDonald’s locations in Hong Kong for a limited time.

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Hong Kong Customs Seize Over $2 Million Of Liquid Cocaine Hidden In Dragon Fruit

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Drug dealers recently tried to smuggle over $2 million worth of liquid cocaine in dragon fruits shipped from South America to Hong Kong.

On Wednesday, customs officials discovered liquid cocaine filled in the hollow centers of 98 dragon fruits that were a part of a large shipment of the fruit, which arrived at the airport. Authorities at the Hong Kong International Airport spent over four hours opening 160 crates of dragonfruit.

According to South China Morning Post, a source elaborated that the smuggling scheme was sophisticated and innovative:

“Part of the fruit layer was peeled off and pulp was removed before liquid cocaine was injected into the hollow center and the layer glued back on. From appearance, it was hard to distinguish the ones concealing illegal drugs. Officers had to inspect them one by one.”

The shipment was confiscated by customs who inspected nearly 2,000 dragon fruits, also known as pitaya fruit, on Tuesday. The 98 fruits concealed with drugs were spread out among 50 different boxes of fruit. The source added:

“Each dragon fruit carried about 130 grams of liquid cocaine. A total of 15 kg of liquid cocaine was seized inside the 98 fruits. The haul has an estimated street value of HK $15.7 million.”

The air freight reportedly made its way to Hong Kong from Colombia via Britain, reported The Standard. The dragon fruits were selected for inspection as fresh fruit shipped overseas by air are usually picked up on the same day of arrival.

The 36-year-old man tasked with picking up the cargo from the airport terminal on Tuesday night was arrested upon arrival and held for questioning. It is uncertain yet whether the shipment was destined for local consumption in Hong Kong or for export.

Written by NextShark

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Hong Kong’s First Hooters Is Already Causing Controversy

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American restaurant chain Hooters, known for its skimpily dressed female servers is about to open its first restaurant in Hong Kong. A month before its launch, however, the sports bar that bills itself as “delightfully tacky yet unrefined” is already attracting controversy.

Set to occupy a prime location in Hong Kong’s Central district along Wyndham Street, Hooters Hong Kong will be just one of the 30 branches that Bangkok-based Destinations Resorts will be bringing to Asia on behalf of Hooters Asia.

While preparations are all well under way for the Hong Kong opening, Hooters Asia general manager Mike Warde is also fending off criticisms about the company’s image and hiring processes.

We’re a sports bar, a family-oriented, fun-loving, entertainment outlet. We have standards for our service and food,” Warde told South China Morning Post in an interview.

For Warde, the Hooters girls who he calls the chain’s “brand ambassadors” are not dressed provocatively but are simply wearing sportswear. He also denied that breast size is a factor in the company’s recruitment.

That’s a myth. That was 30 years ago,” he said while showing a photograph of Thai Hooters girls with small breasts. “The reason they don’t look flat chested is because they are wearing Wonderbras.”

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A friend of one Hong Kong applicant, however is refuting his claim. Scarlet (not her real name), an applicant herself, said her friend who applied didn’t pass because of her breast size.

Her boobs are smaller, so of course they won’t hire her,” she said.

The recruitment process has been going on for months and so far 12 Hong Kong women, one Japanese woman and two European women are being considered for the job.

Aside from normal food-serving tasks, Hooter girls are also expected to perform two-minute dance numbers at certain intervals.

They stop whatever they are doing, wherever they are, and dance every 45 minutes,” says Warde. “In Thailand guests pay them to do hula hoop and the money goes to charity. We have pom-poms and we take them to the rugby pitch to support teams.”

To stay in shape, they are also required to attend three kickboxing classes per week.

We teach the girls to be a lot more respectful of themselves, have more confidence in themselves. They have a fit body and fit mind and we bring out their characters because we put them all over social media,” he added.

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They said, ‘This is the largest size’ – I think that was true. But it’s crazy that the largest size is extra small. My boobs were exploding and my ass was half showing out,” the 24-year-old said.

When I went for the uniform fitting they said I’m the only girl with boobs. They want to hire locals, but most local girls are really skinny.”

Scarlet also found the salary disappointing and realized she could earn more as a beauty therapist. The HK$15,000 ($1,932) per month offered for a five-and-a-half-day week is barely above standard.

They said I would get good tips, but in Hong Kong I don’t think the guys would pay a lot. There isn’t the tipping culture here,” Scarlet said.

Back in the U.S., the company has closed about a dozen stores in recent years, with observers saying the concept of “breastaurants” is outdated.

Warde believes that it will be a different story in Asia. “In Asia we are a new brand. And in America they’ve been closing the ones that haven’t been performing and reopening others. Over the last four years it’s growing, they are on the up again,” he said.

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In the next five years, the aggressive expansion plan of Hooters Asia will also see restaurants opening in Indonesia, Thailand, Macau, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Written by Ryan General || NextShark

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Starbucks Is Throwing HONEYCOMB CRUNCH On Frappuccinos In Hong Kong

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Starbucks is topping chunks of honeycomb crunch on their drinks. At least, in Hong Kong they are. The two new beverages are called Honeycomb Crunch Frappuccinos, Brand Eating reports.

A popular candy in the UK and Hong Kong, honeycomb crunch features a sweet flavor combined with a honeycomb appearance.

The Frappuccinos are available in two flavors: Orange and Mocha. The Mocha Frappuccino is the same recipe as its US variant, while Orange is a creme Frappuccino blended with an orange sauce. Both drinks are only available for a limited time in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific countries like South Korea and Thailand.

Yet another overseas fast-food item we’d love to get our hands on.

 

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This Restaurant Serves HELLO KITTY Dim Sum

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Sure, Japan has tons of Hello Kitty inspired dining. However, Hong Kong will have the first official Hello Kitty Dim Sum joint. After tedious negotiations with parent company Sanrio, a Chinese restauranteur Man Kwong received permission to use the adorable cartoon cat’s likeness in his dim sum dishes.

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Each dish had to be approved by Sanrio before even being considered for the menu. It took an entire year of back-and-forth between the restaurant and the executives approving all 37 menu items.

The dim sum dishes include adorable white, pink and black dumplings, steamed meats shaped like the iconic feline and many other Sanrio-themed dishes.

The restaurant is set to open its doors in Hong Kong on June 1.

Photo: Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine

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Great Scott! Superman Sandwich Spotted at McDonald’s Hong Kong

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A month ago, McDonald’s Hong Kong launched a pretty bad-ass Batman burger served in a Dark Knight-themed box and all. Now it looks like they’re moving on to the next most popular DC Comics superhero: Superman.

The Honey Mustard Chicken is a Superman-inspired sandwich made with a crispy chicken patty, a slice of cheese, two slices of bacon, lettuce and honey mustard sauce. It’s sandwiched between a crushed oat bun. Also available are two Man of Steel-themed sides: a blue Bubblegum McFloat and Potato Cheese Balls.

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We’re guessing McDonald’s will eventually go through the entire Justice League roster with a Green Lantern shake and an Aquaman fish sandwich.

The Superman items are available at participating Hong Kong McDonald’s locations. No official word yet on pricing, but they come in awesome Superman boxes.

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H/T supersupergirl’s

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The bubble wrap of waffles

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Picthx Margie Tsai, Read about it here

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Hong Kong Consumes Almost 2 Million Pounds of Rice and 10 Million Pounds of Pork Every 24 Hours [Infographic]

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If you’ve never been to Hong Kong, there’s one thing you should know — it’s a food lover’s paradise. The city is packed with Michelin-Star hole-in-the-walls, amazing street food and a fast food scene that puts ours to shame.

However, for those who have yet to visit the bustling city, dissecting and comparing Hong Kong’s culinary scene could be tricky. Luckily, HotelClub put together this handy infographic, breaking down some quick, basic info on its current culinary climate.

Did you know that Hong Kong consumes around 833 tonnes of rice (approx. 2 million pounds), 2,290 tonnes of vegetables (approx. 5 million pounds) and 4,480 tonnes of pork (approx. 10 million pounds) every 24 hours? The guide also offers some etiquette tips, such as making sure to fill everyone else’s teacup before your own and to avoid turning over a fish at the table since it’s bad luck. Check out even more interesting stats below.

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