A man dressed as “Pigsy” (Zhu Bajie), one of the main characters in the Journey to the West series, was photographed selling roasted pig’s trotters in a store called “Pigsy Roasted Trotters” near a bus station in Jilin on Tuesday.
30-year-old Huang Junxiang, the owner of the store, found that pig’s trotters were a popular food item in Shanghai, and introduced the food to his hometown in Jilin city, according to Tencent.
He created five flavors, only two of which can be found in stores in other cities. As a final touch, he had his workers dress like Pigsy in a bid to draw in customers.
Huang told reporters that his store has sold 7,000 RMB worth of roasted trotters every day since its opening. On one occasion, he was able to make 3,000 RMB in just one hour.
Would you buy pig’s trotters from a pig? (Pig-man, to be fair.)
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Tencent]