Monday, September 10, 2018

Barbie Meat


















Meat Barbie is available as a hot pot addition at Niu Pot restaurant in Flushing, Queens, NY. Image Credit: Nicole Levy














Niu Pot’s Meat Barbie Photo via Victoria James

Evoking the infamous meat dress sewn from cuts of flank steak worn by Lady Gaga to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards – the Meat Barbie at Flushing's Niu Pot is similarly draped in strips of rib eye. 

This particular Barbie stands elegantly atop a mound of ice, her arms posed as if she’s about to begin waltzing with Ken. The "strip-and-dip" creation costs $45, according to Eater New York and about 20 to 30 are ordered a night. 

When you’ve finished admiring it and taken your customary pictures to post them on your Instagram page – you can then begin to peel off the thin slices of meat and cook it in the hot pot. 

A manager at Niu Pot tells News 4 that Meat Barbie was created in February on a whim, when the chef was brainstorming Valentine's Day menu ideas. 

Opened since 2015, Niu Pot restaurant is located at 42-35 Main St. between Franklin and Maple Avenues in Flushing, a neighborhood in New York City, New York, USA. 

Besides more classic hot pot broths, it offers French lobster bisque and Japanese pumpkin crab soups for dipping, as well as another Instagram-baity winter melon hot pot that’s literally served in a melon. 

In case you don’t know, hot pot is a Chinese cooking method and typically a group dining experience where diners dunk thinly sliced pieces of meat as well as assorted vegetables, mushrooms and seafood into a pot of bubbling broth. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce.

PKR’s Rafizi Ramli is starting to be a real pain in the arse. 

He has been issuing statements as if he is the towkay in PKR, izzit? He went on and on about the PKR MP who has to vacate his/her seat for Anwar Ibrahim – just so to allow the latter to return to Parliament. He is simply shooting his mouth off  I don't know about you but he aggravates, exasperates and infuriates.

We already had three by-elections. To trigger another by-election just for Anwar is ill-timed. Inopportune. Inexpedient.

I’m very clear that any MP who resigns to make way for Anwar betrays the Malaysian electorate.

I am dead against it – and if this political game proceeds, we must teach PKR a lesson. I say, Malaysian voters must spoil their votes as a form of protest! 

Rafizi (right) said Sunday that he was involved with discussions with a select group of PKR leaders including Anwar (left) – meaning, discussions were not even held with the full PKR leadership. I say this is wrong. 

Does this mean there exists a covert group within PKR? Is PKR now a kongsi gelap? Is Rafizi, Anwar's henchman?  

Indeed, I'm disappointed with PKR! 

Rafizi and his co-conspirators should stop tarnishing the image of PKR but more importantly, Pakatan Harapan. 

And if Anwar is a party to this – he should know this is unacceptable!

Both Rafizi and Anwar are not MPs but the rest of their party colleagues should remember the mandate given by the rakyat. Don't forsake the trust given. 

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