There was no need for students at oneChinese university to choose between sweet or savoury at lunch time as theircanteen served up an unusual strawberry and celery combination.
The cafeteria at Hubei University, centralChina, decided that their customers were getting bored with ordinary foodchoices so decided to mix things up, according to People's Daily Online.
They brought out the bizarre dish featuringcelery, fresh strawberries, edamame beans and white rice - and it proved animmediate hit, selling out in under ten minutes of serving.
It follows another college, AnqingUniversity in east China, who recently served up a range of culinaryconcoctions - including chicken with oranges, peaches with pork and grapes withtomatoes.
This growing trend of combining ingredientsin strange ways has been labelled 'dark cuisine.'
Again on that occasion, the novelty mealsproved popular with students tired of the same old food.
Lynzey, Toronto-Canada, 8 hours ago
Nothing unusual here. Fruit has been anaddition to salad for decades - try spinach, peach slices, goat cheese with awarm balsamic dressing. Pork and apples is classic, ham and pineapple, orangebeef, chicken and prunes/honey ... salmon is great marinated in balsamic,garlic, pinch/brown sugar.
Allan K Preston, Manchester, UnitedKingdom, 9 hours ago
I never did understand why British peoplewere so regimented and unwilling to mix foods up like this. To me, they lookdelicious and sound even better. I once added apples and orange segments to abeef casserole, and my neighbour refused to even taste it (it was deliciousactually). "You don't bl*dy mix fruit with meat, you re*ard", was hiscomment.
Nep7, California, United States, 10 hoursago
it looks delish
ranchhouse5, Land of the Buttercups, UnitedStates, 16 hours ago
orange chicken, wow.
ferg, pasco, 18 hours ago
Should bring this to the american schoollunch program.