Behold: towering structures of cucumbers, corn and peaches tottering on a single bowl, courtesy of Pizza Hut. This, dear readers, is the height of human engineering.
Pizza Huts in China are either take-out or pseudo-upscale, sit-down restaurants that offer steak. According to Kotaku, the latter also used to offer salad bars that invited customers to make their own DIY starter, with one catch: You only got one plate and one visit to the bar.
Knowing this, people began to get creative, stacking on the croutons and lettuce to make magnificent, gigantic vegetable structures. This quickly became the thing to do at Pizza Hut, with an entire method and art behind the process.
Eventually, Pizza Hut caught on and in 2009, the company announced that it was removing salad bars from its 440 locations in China. This spurred on a frenzy of tower-making creativity before they eliminated the feature. Here are a few pics capturing the phenomenon:
While Kotaku‘s Beijing-based writer Eric Jou claims that there are still salad bars in his area, they are unfortunately void of any salad towers. Still, in case you wanted to learn from one of the best, here’s a how-to video:
Peek more salad architecture here.
H/T + PicThx Kotaku