A group of mischievous café customers has caused an internet uproar with their idea for a “nightmarish” food pairing.
Their combination: Sushi, but make it breakfast. Photos of the concept, which were taken at a seafood restaurant in Malaysia, appeared to show diners dipping raw salmon into a cup of hot, black coffee.
The images were shared on Facebook by a Malaysian advertising agency named Kia Eat Play, according to Malay Mail. In them, a customer at restaurant Top Catch Fisheries can be seen dipping their sashimi into kopi O, a type of extremely strong, Singaporean coffee usually served with sugar.
The Facebook post quickly went viral, earning more than 6,700 shares and thousands of comments from baffled users.
“What is this?” one user wrote.
“This is something out of a nightmare,” another added.
Thankfully, the idea was quickly revealed to be more of a practical joke than some sort of new dining trend, according to NextShark. But that didn’t stop Facebook users from discussing whether they’d actually try the combo.
“Now you can have the best of birth worlds!” one user joked
“I would try this in drip coffee,” another wrote.
It seemed clear to most users that the idea was more of a joke than anything, and Top Catch Fisheries was quick to join in on the fun. A few days after the original post, the eatery took to Facebook with some advice.
“Malaysians, you’ve surprised us with your innovation,” the restaurant wrote. “Our recommendation is to eat the sashimi as is or with soy sauce and wasabi. Keep calm and eat sashimi the normal way.”
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