The pictures of this innovative dish have gone viral on social media leaving users confused
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many restaurants have come up with Coronavirus-themed food. Dishes such as corona pakoda have baffled the internet in the recent past along with burger and cupcakes inspired by the virus.
Now, a restaurant in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai is in the news for inventing another Coronavirus-inspired dish –mask parotta. The pictures of this innovative dish have gone viral on social media leaving users confused. According to the Indian Express, the eatery came up with the dish to spread awareness about the necessary precautions one must take to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Tamil Nadu: A restaurant in Madurai is serving parottas made in the shape of masks. Manager Poovalingam says, "People of Madurai are not very particular about wearing masks. We introduced mask parottas to spread awareness among people about #COVID19." pic.twitter.com/VAb5ES2EuE— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2020
This is not the only Coronavirus-inspired dish the restaurant is known for. Their menu also includes corona-dosa, which is inspired by the shape of the virus.
Here's how Twitterati reacted to the dish:
Do not, I repeat, do not EAT your mask. https://t.co/v9yeV7tJPd— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) July 8, 2020
Sorry ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0090 but looking at the shape itself I m done ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0092— N_Maiden (@Alien66985013) July 9, 2020
Nice idea to create awareness #COVID19chennai— lakshmi venugopal (@sreevenugopalhr) July 9, 2020
ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0081 cool.. it was better if they make Paniyaram with Corona virus shape....— Sanjo Chacko kozhikunnel (@SanjoKChacko) July 9, 2020
Initiatives or creative ideas like these grab more eyeballs.......Great idea sirji.ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0091ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u008cðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0091ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u008c— Murlikrishna Chalasani (@Murlik1997) July 9, 2020
With #Madurai witnessing a spike in the number of #COVID cases, a restaurant has introduced 'Mask Parotta' to create awareness among the people. This can happen only in #NammaMadurai that is famous for parotta and biryani #Corona #COVID19— Vijay Kumar S (@vijaythehindu) July 7, 2020
Courtesy - Whatsapp group pic.twitter.com/79nmu4QdbI
If they sell it along with an actual mask, it would be good. They should charge extra 10-20 rupees for it.— Hemin Desai (@HeminDesai91) July 9, 2020
Shall we eat this or wear this?— âÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098¬SandhuâÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098¬ (@Nitin36353789) July 9, 2020
Wear it, so you will be— AYUSH à¤ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0086à¤¯à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0081à¤· à¤ªà¤¾à¤£à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u008dà¤¡à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0087à¤¯ (@ayushpandeyakb) July 9, 2020
What should I call it ?— à¤¸à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u008bà¤¹à¤¨ à¤ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0097à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u008bà¤¸à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u008dà¤µà¤¾à¤®à¥ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0080 ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0087®ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0087³ (@guerrero_sohan3) July 9, 2020
Maskaratha or Parathask ?
#Madurai’s reply to people tweeting ”DO NOT EAT YOUR MASK” ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0082— Aastha Lalwani (@AasthaLalwani1) July 8, 2020
oh btw, will these #porathas save us from stomach infections?ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0082
If yes then MADURAI IM COMINGGGGGGGGGGðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0092ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0083 pic.twitter.com/A8Vnwpdsz1
As an accompaniment to— arya jyotirmay (@aryajyotirmay) July 9, 2020
Mask shaped 'Parotta'
They can serve
'Sanitizer' Lassi ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009f¤¨ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0099ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0084
That will create
more awareness #coronavirus #Corona
(Personally, I didn't like the idea ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009f¥´)
Mask parotta at Madurai hotels ..!!— Poovai Abishek (@Abiadmk) July 8, 2020
At least now ppl will wear mask ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098· pic.twitter.com/PdvHdaXfJv
ya its good idea, you can not eat with the mask on. this one you can put on as a mask and start eating. ðÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u009fÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0098ÂÂÂÂÂu00c2u0082— Raghavendra S (@ragh_twt) July 9, 2020
Other dishes based on Coronavirus theme
Pictures of corona pakoda had gone viral at the beginning of the lockdown. The pakoda was in the shape that looked like a ball with tiny outgrowths like the virus. Apart from this snack, a sweet shop in Kolkata introduced cupcakes and misti-doi in their menu with red-spikes that resembles the virus. Moreover, a restaurant in Vietnam’s Hanoi came up with corona-burger with its buns stained with green tea and its spikes made of dough grabbing lots of eyeballs.
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