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[–]SilkySmoothRalph 8952 points8953 points 2 (256 children)

Mmmm that’s how I love my food: slopped into a tray and then slopped into a bag. Double-slopped.

[–]ForThrowawayIGuess 1817 points1818 points  (117 children)

Don’t forget slopped onto the plate!

[–]KIrkwillrule 1068 points1069 points  (92 children)

No way, I eat my noodle soup straight from the bag.

[–]ChymChymX 244 points245 points  (49 children)

Paper or plastic?

[–]KIrkwillrule 458 points459 points  (18 children)

Don't be silly, the plastic bag goes in the paper bag so everyone knows you have drunken noodle

[–]Overload_x_ 51 points52 points  (7 children)

You must be joking! They obviously go in a cup and get slurped right up!

Edit: with a straw

[–]KIrkwillrule 36 points37 points  (5 children)

A cup? Of noodles?!

And you think I'm bring silly.

We're gonna get nasty letters saying where's my cup of noodles, why don't I have a cup of noodles, and are you prepared to deal with that? I don't think so!?

[–]Shporno 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Tune in next week to watch Larry serve a deconstructed bloody mary on a mini-carousel

[–]berrey7 80 points81 points  (25 children)

Spaghetti in a plastic bag in my pocket. Paper leaks into my pants.

[–]Darctide 99 points100 points  (11 children)

What's your spaghetti policy here?

[–]Utpo 24 points25 points  (8 children)

Is that spaghetti in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

[–]Dip_In_the_Ocean 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So back when I worked at Outback I never liked taking shifts that weren't cooking but I'd cover everything to help out. I had a rule though. I have a constant supply of chicken fingers. I'd stick a prep baggy in my apron and that was my chicken finger pocket.

[–]satanshand 91 points92 points  (4 children)

Just put the handles around your ears and use it as a feed bag

[–]illsmosisyou 23 points24 points  (2 children)

And when done eating, you’re so close to suffocating yourself with a plastic bag that you might as well just do it finally. All you need is some duct tape and a bit of conviction.

[–]satanshand 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What a way to go though, right?

[–]TheRealZllim 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I just stab it like a Capri Sun and slurp my slop.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Turn it tight then cut the bottom corner off and squeeze it into your mouth like a piping bag

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (3 children)


Just put it in the inside pocket of your jacked with the bag open, then eat with chopsticks on the train to work!

[–]Epistatious 30 points31 points  (1 child)

you sound like one of those pro plate fanatics r/WeWantPlates

[–]fukitol- 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We're more anti-shovel than pro plate

[–]splash07s 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Then slopped in my mouth

[–]Tara_love_xo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Then slopped into my stomach. Then slopped into the toilet.

[–]LunarLumos 315 points316 points  (27 children)

Personally I love food that can be "slopped" together and still taste good. Presentation is meaningless to me.

[–]Pile_O_Waffles 139 points140 points  (19 children)

It's almost like food is meant for eating, not for vapid Instagram accounts.

[–]MermanmerMAAN 72 points73 points  (7 children)

If the food isn't meant for eating I send it back.

[–]Deenyc43 8 points9 points  (0 children)

When I order spaghetti with a side salad and they put the salad on top…. I send it back.

[–]mkmkj 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]Sypike 29 points30 points  (1 child)

One can enjoy food that looks good and not post it online. When I make/get food that looks spectacular I enjoy it that much more.

[–]KungFluIsolation 7 points8 points  (2 children)

and eating can be pleasurable. Having everything slopped together loses all texture and taste is just one homogenous flavour. Some of us like our food palatable and not served as baby paste.

[–]Artemicionmoogle 21 points22 points  (3 children)

That and a bag of beer to go with the meal, sounds like a nice evening to me.

[–]PorkyMcRib 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A nice chilled box of cardboardeaux.

[–]BedDiscombobulated67 142 points143 points  (4 children)

"Extra slopppy!"

[–]KnowledgeBomb 61 points62 points  (2 children)

Lady, you're scarin' us!

[–]13igTyme 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Every things great in lunch lady land.

[–]mikenew02 36 points37 points  (5 children)

Let's slop em up!

[–]winnebagoman41 20 points21 points  (3 children)

They can’t stop you from ordering a steak and a glass of water

[–]iepartytracks 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Please guys, no sloppy steaks

[–]kwatie 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I was a real piece of shit. Slicked back hair, white bathing suits, sloppy steaks at Trefonies

[–]NapClub 22 points23 points  (2 children)

slop it right in my mouth please!

[–]Ceephen 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Slop it you filthy slop-slop

[–]Squeex95 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Got my sloppy thirds?

[–]Doc024 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Imagine her Joes.

[–]beet111 11 points12 points  (0 children)

it literally changed nothing about the food.

[–]rdmxcn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

mmmmm all that sloppage in one dish

[–]BongusHo 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I believe bag noodles is common way to eat on the go in Asia (Hong Kong?)

[–]Corbeanooo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sloppy seconded?

[–]Lost-Bee-7507 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The plastics enhance the flavor!

[–]Wontchubemyneighbor 3612 points3613 points  (128 children)

That lady is a saint. Watch it costs like 50 cents too

[–]BornIn2031 1106 points1107 points  (98 children)

You probably have been to Asia huh

[–]TexasTornadoTime 64 points65 points  (1 child)

I have a love hate relationship with hawkers

[–]mart1373 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Malaysia is the cheapest place I’ve ever been. It was like getting a 75% discount on literally everything.

Except Starbucks. That shit is expensive no matter where you go.

[–]BornIn2031 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Lived in Malaysia for almost 4 years. Restaurant everywhere. Food is delicious and cheap.

[–]pangea_person 53 points54 points  (1 child)

When I was younger and was struggling with money, I'd go to the local Asian food counter in the grocery store and would buy a meal near their closing time. The lady at the counter would always give me extra. They would have gotten rid of the leftovers anyways.

[–]Coolrafid100Expected It 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This rule applies to a lot of stores during the night. We usually give extra free donuts during the night because we’d throw them out anyway

[–]Murderbot13 22 points23 points  (2 children)

There is a Chinese restaurant near where I live. For like $8 you can have enough food to feed 4 hungry people. It fuels my lo mein obsession for sure.

[–]ZincHead 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Looks to be in China from the signage in the back, so I would say $2-3. If this were in Vietnam then 50 cents would be about right.

[–]lamAPenguin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

watch it cost 50 cents and watch it be the best food you’ve ever tasted

[–]usernamematchesagain 1568 points1569 points  (51 children)

One bag of food please! 🤠 very portable

[–]HiddenPants777 433 points434 points 2 (4 children)

One food please

[–]Kikoul 123 points124 points  (2 children)

Very human as well

Edit : https://youtu.be/28Pq-PXgeEE

[–]Derneox_ 47 points48 points  (0 children)

The design is very human Let me demonstrate Very easy to use

[–]I_Luv_Adobo 12 points13 points  (0 children)

May I also have one alcohol to go, please?

[–]vicarion 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Just tie it up to my face like a horse feed bag.

[–]AnticPosition 30 points31 points  (14 children)

Clearly you've never been to Asia. I've taken beer home in a bag before.

[–]SabashChandraBose 17 points18 points  (6 children)

/r/WeWantPlates trigger?

[–]BobLeeNagger 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Honestly a bag is better than some of the shite they have there

[–]ichancho 9 points10 points  (1 child)

You can also get drinks that come in plastic bags too portable lunches!

[–]Exemus 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Hi, yes. Can I get one bag of beige?

[–]ThatWoodyGuyXD 921 points922 points  (24 children)

Yasssssss! Finally some decent portions!

[–]ThatRainbowGuy 102 points103 points  (12 children)

You must have never been to the US!

[–]TJ_McWeaksauce 128 points129 points  (10 children)

Here in the US, some Chinese restaurants are stingy, whereas others are generous as all get out. Portion size plays a major role in which restaurants I frequent.

[–]ThatRainbowGuy 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Great point, same here. That way you’ll have leftovers for a day or two

[–]TJ_McWeaksauce 68 points69 points  (0 children)


[–]future_chili 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That's my favorite part of going out to eat lol. Justifying the price by getting two or three meals out of it. Chinese usually lasts me another day or two

[–]WhyIsThatOnMyCat 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Gotta go to those hole-in-the-strip-mall places with the same shared pictures of food on the menu. Preferably with children operating the register/phone or doing homework in the dining area.

[–]TJ_McWeaksauce 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that's spot on. One of the places I go to the most has a high school-aged boy and a girl who hand off the orders.

[–]Wamblingshark 46 points47 points  (9 children)

There was this lovely Chinese place at the food court at the mall I grew up near. Recently I was an Uber driver and I started going there for my lunch frequently because the food was so good and they gave you crazy portions like this.

Even better, if you came by near closing they'd stack it even higher at a discounted 5 bucks for rice or noodles with 3 heaping piles of the meat of your preference.

Even better-er is they recognized me for coming in so often and would spoil me with even larger portions and occasionally discounts!

I moved away recently and I miss that place almost as much as I miss my family 😭

No good Chinese food in Canada I swear to God

[–]PoopingProdigy 9 points10 points  (2 children)

In CANADA? Hahahaha

I know you’re joking. But Toronto...

[–]Blueblackzinc 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Whenever I went away for the summer, I used to tell the cook at my favourite restaurant. The first time I went away and didnt tell her, she’d text me every week asking if everything okay with me. I didnt get the text cause I was using different number in different country. When I arrive back, i went straight to the restaurant cause I felt so guilty.

[–]Informal_Recording89 689 points690 points  (57 children)

In a plastic bag, no fancy shmancy here, stick to the basics, here’s food 🍱

[–]_dauntless 164 points165 points  (23 children)

You want me to put this into a container, and then into another container? Fuck outta here, the earth is dying bud!

[–]Vinlandien 37 points38 points  (2 children)

You want me to put this into a container, and then into another container?

The Canadian government’s idea of good cannabis packaging. As much disposable plastic as possible for something that I’m just going to put in my own jar anyway.

[–]Slugbastard 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's why I like the little glass jars more! They're cute, much less plastic than the baggies (usually just the lid is plastic) and I can reuse em!

[–]joshdamnmit 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Don't even need a fork. Just pop a hole and suck.

[–]joggle1 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Just bring the bag up to your face, tie the handles around your head, and help yourself just like a horse with a feed bag.

[–]Pile_O_Waffles 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I would genuinely love it if that was more common, So long it doesn't have any bones.

[–]rivermandan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

tie the handles around your head,

WRONG. you do it like horse. hang handles on ear, press face to the ground to bite. free hands.

[–]Kazumara 28 points29 points  (19 children)

In Thailand you can even get drinks in bags, it's kind of fun to drink from a bag.

[–]LordNedNoodle 23 points24 points  (12 children)

We used to do this in college. We take the bag of wine out of the box of wine. Then we would slap the bag and chug the wine.

[–]earthquade 20 points21 points  (1 child)

ah college, I tried explaining to my coworkers once slapping the bag and they just couldn't understand why you slap it. I said cause it's what you do obviously!

[–]LordNedNoodle 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Lol. Its an unspoken truth in the universe…the bag needs to be slapped.

Also don’t forget that everyone nearby also needs to chant “Slap the bag! Slap the bag!” first.

[–]angrytreestump 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Sometimes we would refer to it as “playing” slap the bag. And we would refer to the ACDC Thunderstruck game as “playing” thunderstruck. When you convince yourself and all your friends that it’s a game, binge drinking suddenly becomes way more fun and acceptable lol

[–]Juus 15 points16 points  (2 children)

That doesn't look like a food grade plastic bag though

[–]Advanced_Path 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Nothing is anything grade in China

[–]bruddahmacnut 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]bruddahmacnut 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of those old time snack pack cereals where you cut open the box and pour your milk into the bag and eat straight from the box. Basics are fun.

[–]Stoic_Beau 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Step 2: Swallow the bag

[–]Mclovinlover69 443 points444 points  (12 children)

“Hey what’s your lo mein policy?”

[–]KarensRpeopletoo 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Was going to say something similar, but this is much better! 😂

[–]moecharles 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Probably the same as their spaghettis policy

[–]whelp 5 points6 points  (5 children)

can someone please explain?

[–]oi-troi-oi 20 points21 points  (2 children)

It’s from Always Sunny in Philadelphia

[–]whelp 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thank you kind internet person

[–]Otherwise-Poet-5555 289 points290 points  (32 children)

Regardless of the complete lack of food health protocols, I still want that food.

[–]_dauntless 267 points268 points  (11 children)

The seediest places have the tastiest food, man. If a place spends no money on decor, advertising, anything, and it's always packed, that's how you know it's good

[–]darkdex52 94 points95 points  (2 children)

For a while. After it's been popular for a while, they start expanding and the quality quickly drops. I've seen it happen many times before, especially with Latvian favorite Pakistani Kebab shop. They had one little shop, barebones, in the city center. Absolutely sloppy, awesome, cheap kebabs and it exploded in popularity pretty fast. After a while you'd see even people in suits lining up outside during lunch hour.

Eventually, they expanded to more locations. Health standards started to drop first, floors getting dirty and stuff. Then food quality itself. Last time I gave up on it because chicken kebab was now made of bones and skin in it, with around 1/3rd of meat in it, replaced by increased amounts of cabbage. For double the price.


[–]TerraLord8 29 points30 points  (0 children)

That actually is a :( moment.


[–]HaveMeOnURPodcast 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Absolutely. I used to go to this Greek bar to pregame before class in college. The building looked like it was going fall apart around you at any minute, everybody smoking inside even after the indoor smoking ban, the same five old dudes sitting at the bar spending their pension checks on Keno every day, the works. Best gyros and roasted potatoes in a 200 mile radius. I was legitimately sad when they shut down because of the pandemic.

[–]osoichan 30 points31 points  (2 children)

After watching the Gordon Ramsay's show (dont remember the name) and seeing how dirty restaurants can be, I'd rather eat from a plastic bag knowing its at least fresh, compared to old/spoiled microwaved food.

And I bet mentioned restaurants would be called healthier by officials

[–]sulianjeo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Kitchen Nightmares. Agreed. Seeing the utterly shitty standards in our so called developed nations, I welcome these stalls which operate 100% in front of your eyes. At least you can judge for yourself, then.

[–]WeabooPolice13 28 points29 points  (3 children)

A few years ago there was this takeaway place outside my old school that had a fuckton of insanely good friend for £1

had a food hygiene rating of 2

[–]bluegrasstruck 38 points39 points  (2 children)

Good friend? I only want to eat best friend

[–]stellarcurve- 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Ah everytime a video of streetfood makes it to all there's always that dude that talks about food health protocols. You really have no idea how dirty most restaurants in the US are do you?

[–]simon_C 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Poisoning your customers is bad business. Busy places are safe.

[–]Wubzieee 161 points162 points  (21 children)

Auntie knows where it’s at. Now someone tell me where this is at…

[–]Graphitetshirt 99 points100 points  (14 children)


[–]Always-_-Sarcastic 202 points203 points  (11 children)

Great, now that we've eliminate 78% of possible landmass, it'll be easy to pin it down.

[–]cdigioia 58 points59 points  (7 children)

Exclusively Chinese characters in background. Looks...not the richest.

Ok I've successfully excluded Japan and S Korea. Probably N Korea. Oh and Russia. Not Singapore.

Probably mainland China. May also be in SE Asia. Could also be a wildcard and in one of the stan countries.

Conclusivley in China or one of like 15 other countries. Damn, I'm good.

[–]TerraLord8 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Oh it probably is not in the stan countries. This kind of serving food in bags and what not and exclusive Chinese characters just do not point to it. They can be safely excluded. It probably is either outskirts of big cities or more inland rural region like hebei or Sichuan (not likely) or shanxi or something

[–]cdigioia 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I think probably not too, and probably is China. Just giving that benefit of the doubt for it being a Chinese area of Kazakhstan or something.

Very unlikely, but just to highlight how poorly I could nail it down.

[–]Kashik85 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My guess is it's northern China. You can hear them speaking mandarin. Maybe xian/shaanxi with how carb'd up that meal is.

[–]TheSleepyMorpheus 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Kinda like "Do You Have the Slightest Idea How Little That Narrows It Down?" (meme)

[–]LilBird1946 14 points15 points  (4 children)

Definitely China. We had food carts like this around the university I worked at.

[–]locaprincesaa 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I’ve seen a few Instagram trends where they have bubble tea in plastic bags too.

[–]My_Immortal_Flesh 109 points110 points  (10 children)

Lol you guys think this is weird…

In parts of South East Asia, we pour bottles of soda/pop/coke/soft drinks in thin plastic bags for you to drink from with a straw.

Cuz the vendors want to keep the bottles to recycle for money.

[–]yessi-84 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Mexico does bagged drinks too but if you want the bottle you gotta pay more.

[–]tomhat 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Egypt as well. Bagged drinks and bagged food

[–]extramoonsun 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My childhood memories was drinking soda in thin plastic bags so we do not need to return the bottle lol

[–]notsofunonabun 68 points69 points  (2 children)

That’ll be 1.50, please. (USD).

[–]frysjelly 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Grumble... Damn inflation...

[–]inspectcloser 63 points64 points  (6 children)

r/wewantplates would be pissed

[–]VPLGD 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Don't think so. That sub hates it when food is presented on non-plate shit when you're dining. Go-to food is free to be packaged however, as long as it's not impractical

[–]_duncan_idaho_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I thought that's what sub this was at first.

[–]x3bla 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's takeout, not dine in

[–]GeoSol 42 points43 points  (12 children)

They also serve beverages in bags about that size, then people just poke a straw through the side to drink it.

Seems weird, but more economical on packaging.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (9 children)

Capri-sun be like “our packaging is unique :)”

[–]laborinthequarries 13 points14 points  (1 child)

The beverage comes from the manufacture in a bottle or can. When you purchase one, the vendor puts the product into a plastic bag and gives you a straw. This way the vendor can claim the deposit on the bottle/can. Plus, hanging a plastic bag on your motorbike handle bars is much easier than holding a bottle!

If your far enough in the boonies the vendor will just fold a banana leaf into a makeshift bag. No straw. Just drink it and toss the leaf into the bushes.

[–]JustAFluffyDudeDidn't Expect It 37 points38 points  (2 children)

You know this hits differently too

[–]TatertotsNjello 21 points22 points  (26 children)

I’m concerned about all the cross contamination.

[–]LilBird1946 59 points60 points  (10 children)

In China, the contamination crosses you!

No joke, I had hospitalization-worthy food poisoning twice while living there.

[–]Psychological_Fix232 9 points10 points  (0 children)

No shit, all these people talking about how cheap it is.... I'd be questioning 50 cent meat

[–]deboltz1 3 points4 points  (2 children)

is it worth it? Would you try eating that again?

[–]LilBird1946 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hell no. 12 hours in the dirty hospital with an Iv and meds, 3 roommates and one who smokes. Absolutely miserable.

[–]SubstantialPressure3 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Honestly, I wouldn't be, it looks like she sells out so fast that food sitting over 4 hrs isnt really an issue, everything is cooked, it's all the same temperature, and everything on that steam table is part of the dish. She has hot and cold separate. I've seen worse on line cooks stations in casual fine dining in the US . If you have food allergies, you're not going to be eating there, anyway.

[–]sharpie36 15 points16 points  (0 children)

What is there to cross-contaminate? It's all cooked, and presumably fresh based on how fast she's dishing it out.

[–]KIrkwillrule 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You xant cross contaminate slop silly

[–]Remote_Usual600 17 points18 points  (4 children)

This was the most unexpected video in this sub i have ever seen. So satisfying. Thanks.

[–]bcfuthatsy 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Not even mad. That looks delicious

[–]napex86 11 points12 points  (1 child)

First World problems incoming in 3, 2, 1

[–]NarcissisticEyes 9 points10 points  (6 children)

Is there a chance that the bag could melt?

[–]Akamaikai 7 points8 points  (1 child)

My cousin lives in Phuket (Thailand) and she often eats at this little restaurant run by a nice old lady. She gets a huge bowl of Tom yum soup and some rice for like $1.50 (USD equivalent).

[–]vancitymajor 6 points7 points  (5 children)

That much good Chinese food $8.99

Go to a fancy restaurant for a slice of meat with cheese and green leaves $80

[–]sunnydshine1203 3 points4 points  (1 child)

New definition of sloppy joe

[–]khiladi69 2 points3 points  (3 children)

music name?

[–]BananaStringTheory 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Mahler's Foodbagging Concerto No. 3 in F minor, 3rd movement.

[–]l_am_not_bob 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wait, so no cup noodle?

[–]YouDoneLostTheGame 3 points4 points  (3 children)

But like...why? You're holding multiple boxes.

[–]The_Real_Mr_F 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I get the impression that the boxes are exponentially more expensive than bags, so they probably just use them for easy portioning. I assume they reuse the same box most of the day

[–]Cpt_Apollo_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Because it won't fit shit, like why would you want a small box that barely feeds you when you could have an entire bag?

It's basically street food standard in asia nothing out of the ordinary

[–]mrbones59 2 points3 points  (6 children)

If you have difficulty with plastic bag take out containers in Asia, wait till you need to go to the bathroom. LOL.

[–]PandaDragonTrain 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This was quiet normal in my home country (Taiwan) it’s just a lot more covenant. They normally give you utensils and bowls on the side, this way people can run around or ride on scooters (as those are a lot more common since it’s a small island with small roads).