We still don’t quite get it. But the kids do, as do the adults; Park Jae Sang’s – or Psy’s - Gangnam Style has taken over the world, one galloping parody after another.
Now McDonald’s is in on it.
Why? Why not? Think about it: Gangnam Style has been mocked by the government of North Korea; it’s been deemed ‘wholesome’ by TIME Magazine; and it’s got Thai gangs dancing before a shootout. This music video’s a transcending piece of art, the same way a contemporary painting hangs in the museum for open interpretation. No wonder everyone wants a piece of this horse pie. We rein it in, from fries to tau huay:
|The Gangnam Style Mcshaker fries photo that has gone |
viral | Photo credit: 9Gag
Gangnam Style McShaker fries
If Malaysia's McDonald's is right, 'Gangnam' is a verb (see Step 2), not a posh district in the south of Seoul.
Translation from Malay to English:
Shake and enjoy
Step 1: Cast
Place the fries and contents of the McShaker flavouring packet in the bag.
Step 2: Gangnam Style
Gangnam the top portion of the bag vigorously, and shake the contents.
Step 3: Enjoy
Open the bag and enjoy your McShaker fries.
(This McShaker bag comes free of charge with every purchase of a large portion of fries.)”
Gangnam Style teh tarik
Penang, Malaysia, takes its Gangnam Style teh tarik very seriously:
Gangnam Style tau huay
Of course, local YouTube vlogger Dee Kosh throws tau huay into his Singaporean parody of Gangnam Style (at the 1:24 mark):
We're sure this will not be the end of Gangnam Style food parodies. For a fitting regime, may we recommend:
Former food & drink editor at Time Out Singapore magazine, Celine Asril's other previous incarnations include food blogger, cook, and food photographer's assistant. The avid WWOOFer and Twitter-jointed writer has been published on CNNGo, Forbes Travel and in Asian Gourmet and Smile magazine. She is now adding edible codes to inSing.com. Follow her work twitter feed at @HungryGoWhere.