TAIPEI (The China Post) — During the Chinese New Year holiday, many took the time off to cook, relax and eat festive foods with their loved ones.
With fish being one of the representative foods during this time of year, a Malaysian cook recently decided to try her hand at steaming “goldfish-shaped” buns for her child only to be met with surprising and hilarious results.
According to the original post published by PeiFoon Sim, she made a series of buns after her “baby” requested a rabbit-shaped bun, complete with it holding a carrot.
To accompany the rabbits, Sim also made a small goldfish bun with delicate fins, scales and two black eyes to finish the design.
However, the goldfish completely stole the show in the end as it had swelled into a blob, rendering it into a pink creature with a stumped tail and two protruding black beads as its eyes.
The photos went viral tickling many social media users as they commented that the fish perfectly represents the post-Lunar New Year weight gain many were experiencing.
Others compared the design to axolotls, a salamander commonly known as the “walking fish” and a common pet for many.
Sim later revealed that her husband deemed the goldfish a newborn tadpole, but was consoled by social media users who shared their failed cooking attempts in the comment section below the original post.