In the case of the 1st world's most epically disproportionate problems, we have just learned that our use of Chinese food takeout boxes is horribly inefficient.

Here's how we found out. Back in August of 2012, we came across the startling discovery that we've been using ketchup cups incorrectly as well. Months after posting a video on the matter and explaining that the condiment cups seemingly unfolded to allow for maximum dunk square-footage, a comment came in close to three weeks ago explaining that Chinese take-away containers follow a similar concept -- apparently they unfold into a plate. No more getting the sides of your hands greasy digging deep into a takeout box, no more pouring food into unnecessary communal plates, just fold the takeout box' sides down and get right to grubbin'.

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Thanks to YouTube user Benjamin Shaw for pointing that out, we had to investigate for ourselves:

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Sure enough Mr. Shaw was correct.

We tried boxes with metal hooks, and they work even better than the boxes that were  held together with some sort of adhesive. Either way, the box seemingly unfolds, lays out into a plate, and if you don't finish your food in one sitting, it folds right back up and tucks into itself, ready to store back in the fridge for your future face-stuffing.

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Chinese food game: changed. 

Elie Ayrouth

Elie is a product of Orange County, CA. In early 2012, his dentist diagnosed him with 8 different cavities, three of which on the same tooth, as a result of his 23-year Sour Patch Kid addiction.