China McDonald's Now Selling "Black & White" Burgers
Sep 13, 2012 12:17
Behold the new Black and White Hamburger combo, a limited-time offering that's been introduced in China.
The "black" burger has white sesame seeds,
black pepper sauce and onions; while the "white" burger has black sesame
seeds and sweet and spicy sauce.
So why the odd B&W combo? Josh Ong over at the Beijinger explains:
"We weren't sure whether these burgers were meant to be a yin-yang sign,
a tribute to Michael Jackson or just a lab experiment gone wrong.
But then a colleague informed us they're a play on a Chinese phrase: heibai liangdao tongchi (黑白两道通吃), which describes people who are so well-connected with both the government (that's the white side) and organized crime ("black society," as it's called in Chinese) that they can "eat from both sides."
In other words, someone who has a foot in both camps."
So wait, does this mean the combo is meant to represent the plot to Infernal Affairs? How we long for the days when coming up with a burger recipe meant just whipping something up that tastes good.