N95 Mask Pau? Quarantined Chinese Folks Cook Creative COVID-19-Themed Meals
Necessity is the mother of invention.
The COVID-19 outbreak, which reportedly originated from Wuhan, China, has been particularly tough on Chinese netizens. Most of them had to be quarantined at home, where even those who couldn’t boil an egg had to start figuring out their meal prep (food deliveries in particularly affected cities like Hubei are few and far between).
On Chinese social media platform Weibo, bored users started the trending hashtag #QuarantineDiaries as they document their lives at home on mandatory leave. Food photos dominated the posts, with netizens sharing home cooking tutorials and gushing about getting their hands on once commonly-available ingredients that became scarce during their city's lockdown.