This Is So Postmodern I Can’t Handle It
Well, well…what do we have here?
Why, it’s Lee Kum Kee’s iconic oyster sauce bottle, only redone with a silhouette of Mickey Mouse’s head.
Apparently Disney is now licensing–and there’s no particularly succinct way of putting this, so prepare yourselves–ready-to-assemble miniature tableaux of our favorite animated characters participating in a range of Hong Kong gastronomic traditions.
I give you…Mickey’s Magical Noodle Shop:
Here it is, still in the package:
Not to be left out, here’s Minnie presiding over a Chinese New Year feast:
Meanwhile, Donald is running a bo dzai faan (clay pot rice) joint:
Can you spot all the Mickey motifs? There’s some serious attention to detail here; check out the Mickey shaped knob on top of the lacquer candy chest:
The play sets are sold by a store in Hong Kong (from which I’ve purchased an embarrassing number of pointless items, though none quite so pointless as these, which go for about US$60) called Mimo, and possibly at Hong Kong Disneyland, too. Honestly, I’d be prepared to blow, say, four bucks, but just for the bottle of oyster sauce.