Tuesday, September 25, 2007

114. Take-Out Skull 2 A.K.A. "Happy Skull Family"

Cut Chinese Food Take-Out Containers. Do Chinese restaurants in other countries have a dish called "Happy Family"? It's pretty common here.

17 comments:

Peden said...

They do!
The whole point of the dish is that in contains four different types of meat. Although in a modern chinese setting it should probably only be three types of meat.

mordicai said...

The rice-brains are the best.

Rhea said...

I love skull imagery. I just found you. I gotta catch up.

Monster-Maniac said...

Cute! I'd buy Chinese food in skulls... Now if only there were a way to keep thigns from coming out the mouth and eyes and nose... ;)

Alexander said...

cellophane?

mike said...

haha i love chinese-food-container-skulls

Shawn (Flintlock & Batmonk) said...

The dish that contains the four different types of meat at the Chinese place near me is called "Triple Crown". Go figure.

The "Happy Family" has mostly snowpeas and chicken, and those scary looking mushrooms.

No skull boxes, either!

C.C. Ramone said...

Sitting here in Queens eating refried beans....

1) I love how the rice looks like maggots crawling in the skull.

2) When you reheat it does it become a happy nuclear family?

3) If you draw the features on, it would make a great favor box.


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Sid Simpson said...

Thank you for inspiring me!

Kim said...

They are so cool! I've never seen a "Happy Family" dish in a Chinese restaurant, but I could just be missing it.

What are the four types of meat? Chicken, pork, beef, and lamb?

In Australia we don't even get those awesome containers. You can buy them at craft stores for gifts (the last wedding I went to we received pretty red ones filled with a mix of Australian chocolates and lollies and American "candy" to celebrate an Australian-American union). The take-away containers are just rectangular plastic things, but they are reusable and recyclable. :)

Monster-Maniac said...

Good thinking, alexander. ;)

The Lone Beader said...

=:)

daniel said...

great blog. heheh

Claire said...

Never get "Happy Family" meals here (UK) or cute containers like that - just foil trays!!!

Mim said...

Oh, I just noticed the rice inside! yeah, kind of...ew! BUT a very cute happy family.

tat2dangel said...

I don't know if the local Chinese restaurants carry "Happy Family" or not but one of them does offer "Ho Fun."
cool skulls as always.

Adam said...

Complete with rice brains! Love it :)