Via Virtual China, we learn that popular Chinese instant messaging software company and internet portal QQ (no relation to the Chinese car) is launching its own brand of instant noodles, to be sold at internet cafes. Now Chinese teenagers have no reason to go offline!
(Actually, plenty of food is already available at lots of Chinese internet bars. Some even have waitresses to bring you your food, so your game of Counterstrike can proceed uninterrupted. If only they could figure out a way you could relieve yourself at your desk, as well. Come to think of it, based on the odor that prevails at many Chinese internet bars, perhaps people have already found a work-around.)
Shanghaiist can’t wait until we can munch on Google Smacks for breakfast.
UPDATE: Sage, at Pacific Epoch, informs us that the QQ brand will offer sausages, as well. He wrote about it in his Dow Jones’ “This Week in China” column on March 26.