Asians Are Furious At This Magazine For Comparing Eating Xiao Long Baos To Popping Pimples

“Did you just equate Chinese food to popping zits?"

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This is a person eating a xiao long bao a.k.a soup dumpling

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This is a pimple getting popped

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Do you see any similarities here? No? Don't think so.

You see, Time Out London has managed to piss off Asians everywhere by comparing the delectable soup dumpling to popping a zit with this Facebook video:

Try popping these exploding soup dumplings in Chinatown!

Love popping spots AND eating dumplings? Combine the two with exploding soup dumplings at Dumplings Legend

Posted by Time Out London on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The video was posted alongside the status: “Love popping spots AND eating dumplings? Combine the two with exploding soup dumplings at Dumplings Legend.

The clip, which was posted on 28 March has gone viral on social media, with over 3,000 shares and more than 1,800 Angry reactions.

In the clip, created to promote London restaurant Dumplings Legend, people can be seen viciously bursting the defenceless dumplings with chopsticks, letting the delicious soup leak out into A BOWL!

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The xiao long bao gods are furious

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Seriously, that's torture

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Needless to say, Asian foodies have not been kind to Time Out London in the wake of this

For the record, this is how you eat a xiao long bao:

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According to famous Taiwanese xiao long bao restaurant Din Tai Fung, the bite-sized soup dumpling must be picked up gently.

Next, place the bun on a spoon and poke a small hole with a chopstick to release the broth.

Finally, place some ginger and eat it together WITH THE BROTH.

The more you know.

Time Out London has since apologised over the error and posted a call-out for readers to help it with its cultural understanding

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We’ve been politely informed that bursting these lovely little parcels of culinary joy before they reach your lips really isn’t the done thing at all.

So, first off, apologies to anybody who was peeved by our post. Secondly, we’d like to invite the knowledgeable food-lovers of China and Asia to tell us what traditional delicacies we Londoners should try - and how to eat them properly,” the editors wrote.

Seriously though, stop messing around with Asian food. Case in point, this guy:

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