Traveling the world can get pretty expensive, which is why you should try and cut costs wherever you can. It’s pretty easy, really. You can stay in hostels, you can ditch the 5* restaurants for street food, and you can travel with hand luggage only. After all, airlines are constantly putting up their prices when it comes to your hold luggage, so why not leave that extra cost at home? If you’re worried about fitting all of your belongings in one bag, this is how you can travel with hand luggage only.
Backpackers and those who want to travel light often make huge mistakes when it comes to their packing ventures because they overpack all the time! Don’t worry, though, because everyone does it. When you’re not sure what the weather is like, where you’re going to be going, or what you’ll want to wear, it can be easy, so you have options. However, this isn’t going to utilize your space very well. Only pick out those items that you know you’re going to wear, and keep in mind that you can wash your clothes as you travel the globe. So, you don’t need ten pairs of shorts.
Maximize Your Space
Of course, traveling isn’t all about the clothes you have to pack in your hand luggage. You’ll also need things like toiletries and adapters. If you use various products on your body and hair and then have multiple pieces of technology that you need to charge, this can take up a huge amount of space that you probably don’t have in your hand luggage. Thankfully, there is a way to combat this. It’s now super easy to find multi-purpose products that will not only wash your hair but also wash your body at the same time. If you run out, just buy some more along the way! In terms of your chargers, make use of universal adapters that come with multiple ports, so you can plug everything in at once.
If you’re gearing up to travel the world – quite literally – then you’re probably looking for ways to ditch the suitcase and travel with hand luggage only. Well, it’s easier than you might think.
45+ People Who Got Some Ridiculous Food Servings in Restaurants
Once in a while, one gets to see something totally unexpected at a restaurant. Sometimes, it is just a weird taste, or strange atmosphere. In this case, it is a list of times when customers get served their orders in the most ridiculous way anyone could think of. Read on to see the examples of creativity going wrong.
Polystyrene and Sea Life
One major source of enjoyment to many with luxurious taste is seafood. It is common to find restaurants serving this seafood with a bit of creativity. However, creativity tends to err on the side of ridicule when it is not done right.
For example, one has a restaurant that prides itself in serving foods harvested in a way that friendly to the sea life. Then in a bit to be creative, they serve the food using polystyrene block, which is one of the major problems of sea life. The whole design lacks thrill. If the goal is to make one lose their appetite, mission accomplished.
Swimming in Cocktail
Here is another example of a ridiculous style of serving. One gets to a restaurant, orders a cocktail. What happens next? Here comes a bathtub filled with a cocktail.
The drink in the bathtub looks different and, in a way, puts ideas into one’s head. To make it worse, there is a rubber ducky swimming on the drain. When did a cocktail become a collection of bathtubs? Might sound cute to some, but the idea of drinking from a bathtub is as ridiculous as it gets.
Eating on Sharp Edge
There is something living dangerously on the edge. There is a level of excitement and thrill that one derives from it. Examples include swimming in a storm, sky diving and so on.
It does not include things like eating a beef starter from the teeth of a lion or in this case, the sharp edge of strong wire. Unless of course, you are having a meal at one of those restaurants with a ridiculous style of serving. Try to imagine a kid trying to eat from that. Hope they have a first aid kit to go with that, whatever that is.
The Tree of Leaves
Elaborate style of serving often results in a “wow,” however, some other times, it results in a “what!?” The latter is the case in this regard, no doubt.
Imagine after a long day out working, one decides to branch at a fancy restaurant hoping to be treated to a nice meal. Then one makes the order and waits patiently for the goodness about to be served. What comes next? A straight log with leaves on the side. Now that is one typical example of ridiculous food servings.
A Mountain of Pie
When a customer requests for a certain item on the menu, he, or she immediately pictures what the order would look like. However, in rare cases, thanks to a ridiculous style of serving foods, one is forced to look at the food again.
The customer would be forced to ask if they got what they ordered. Imagine ordering a pie and one gets a tall stack of everything with the pie meters above the ground. Guess they ran out of plate for serving a simple pie.
Foundation of Rocks
Sometimes, it is hard to understand the creative idea behind a style of serving. Is it creativity or pure laziness? One cannot really tell. One walks into a restaurant and asks for chips.
Here come the chips. Two large slices placed inside a rock to hold it firmly in place. Is this a way of saying the chips are strong or what? It is hard to tell. Whatever was going on in the mind of the server behind this not-so-wonderful idea, hope it doesn’t happen again.
Surprises come in different ways. Wrapping a smartphone and presenting it to a loved one is one such surprise. Packing a dish of Japanese cuisine in a dish box is another way.
Serving Japanese cuisine in an empty smartphone box is not the type of surprise anyone would want. In fact, it is up there on the list of ridiculous ways of serving food for customers. Admittedly, it was an honest attempt at being creative. But there are better and simpler ways towards achieving at.
On the Wire
Right there is a big plate that would conveniently contain the small slice of whatever that is. However, the restaurant decided to tap into their creative pool and dig out a wire. And just like that, the birth of this ridicule that sits on the table.
The basic reason for this style of serving remains a mystery to the customer, friends and everyone who has seen this picture. If anyone can help out, it would be deeply appreciated.
Spoons and Fingers
Who needs a cup or a plate when one has all ten fingers available ready to collect the sweet milky servings? It is a reminder of how things were before humans thought about using spoons, or maybe it isn’t.
Doubt there was a time when eating was as messy as this. Why bother eating at all if the fingers, palms, arms, the serviette, and the table are all going to have a part of the meal. There would be some serious washing after that simple meal.
The Toilet Meal
A restaurant should be a place where one can feel safe about what is going into one’s mouth. The environment; the food; the way it is served; should all contribute to the awesome and wholesome experience one tends to enjoy at a restaurant.
It should be a memory one would want to cherish when one calls mind to it. That is not going to happen after this meal. Irritating is one word to describe it. Ridiculous is another word if one wants to put it lightly.
Order on Queue
It is hard to tell if all of this was meant for kids or something. In a file like that, it looks nice but when it served to individuals, the story changes. One can see that this is a disaster waiting to happen.
This looks like a preorder for some office party. the server probably thought it would be nice to add an office-themed design to the meal. No one would be eating at the office party this year. Maybe next year then.
The Pillow Bowel
This is a ceramic decorative pillow in all its glory and beauty. One would think this decorative pillow had an accident that led to the spilling of its guts. But no, this is far from it.
Those are corn dogs sitting in line on the reshaped decorative pillow. Corn dogs and decorative pillow, both are excellent gifts of creativity when considered singly without the other. But a combination like this is nothing short of ridiculous. Someone should pity the poor pillow and end this misery.
Cubes on Antler
There are several ways to enjoy venison cubes that look creative and nice. Is feasting on venison cubes on a deer antler one of such ways? It is highly doubtful. The server at this restaurant made a simple trial at creativity by doing just that.
By the looks of things, one can assume it didn’t turn out exactly how he had hoped. Instead, one has a wood-like antler piercing one’s meal. Considering the risk to one’s health in terms of contamination, this looks like a bad idea.
Gravy in a Urinal
The whole setting looks bad without the idea of serving the sauce in a urinal. This is another example of people getting served in the most ridiculous way anyone can think of.
The whole mix looks like a chunk of rejected food. It would have been better if the serving method was at least excellent. This goes to show that the serving method is as important as the meal itself.
From Mouth to Mouth
Serving food in a mouth-like plate is one thing. When such food looks chewed, then the whole setting just puts the mind in a state of discomfort.
This looks like food that is going directly from one mouth to another. In all honesty, the gesture can be forgiven as an attempt to be unique and fancy. But this screams “vomit” in all aspects. Who mentioned the idea of eating from plates that look like the mouth? A weird and ridiculous way of serving.
Table for All
A friend calls his friends and told them about his new job. This calls for a celebration! So, he mentioned that he has booked a table for 10 at their favorite restaurant and has preordered the groups’ favorite food.
The group set out to meet at this restaurant. Imagine their surprise when they saw the table this way. Guess the use of plates is a thing of the past. Another classical example of a ridiculous style of serving. It looks like a pure mess.
Fast Foods on the Wheel
Who’s missing their wheel trim at the parking garage? Hopefully, it is the restaurant manager and not one of the customers. Either way, what is the point of serving food in a hub cap? An attempt at showing how fast you are at cooking or serving.
It is highly doubtful that anyone would find this fancy or classy. The worst part is that the trim is in no condition to come near one’s food. But here it is being used as serving medium for the food. Someone might be losing a customer faster than they can produce fast foods on the wheel.
Growth Food on Manure Fork
An animal farm is where one would expect to find a manure fork. The manure fork would be deep into hay or manure and filled with dirt from waste, dung, hays, manure and many other farm items.
If one were to make a list of places where someone might find a manure fork beside a farm. A restaurant would not be on that list. But here it is, at a restaurant with a manure fork as a substitute for plates. The meal served makes the whole picture look ridiculous and funny at the same time.
Guard the Cocktail
If one does not guard that which is precious, they tend to go missing. One of such precious items of life is one’s favorite cocktail. This is exactly why it should be guarded at all times. This restaurant agrees with this fundamental truth.
As a result, every customer’s cocktail is going to come with its version of security detail. The security here is in the form of a cage. This would explain the popular book: “I know why caged bird sings” or in this scenario, “The restaurant knows why a caged cocktail is tasty.”
Trust the Rusty Services
There are many ways to be unique and different in one’s style of serving. Many of those ways end in positive reviews, but many other methods give one a bad score on the user experience chart.
When one decides at a four-star hotel, an awesome level of service is expected. That services do not include getting one’s order in a rusty bin lid. With this kind of service, trust is out of the window. That is sure. If it was an attempt at creativity, it is one ridiculous style of serving.
Fruit on Leafless Tree
It would be nice to have trees that bear fruit even when it is dead and leafless. While the fruit on the top of the tree design seemed nice, one thing is certain; the customer would not appreciate having their food displayed for all to see.
Another point to note is the hygienic impact that would have on the meal. The person would most likely prefer eating their beignets quietly and head home in peace. But thanks to this ridiculous style of serving, that is not going to happen.
When on vacation to another part of the country or to another part of the world, the hotel of choice during the vacation determines to a large extent how exciting the vacation would be.
So, when this tourist ordered the first meal at the hotel he would be staying for weeks, this was the last thing he’d expect. A rod of steak having from a pole is definitely a deal breaker. It is another classical example of ridiculous food serving.
Walk the Work
Restaurants and hotels are known for the way they talk about their top-quality services. Most times, you find out that the talk is just all that, a talk. Most restaurants have been advised to not only talk the talk but also work the work.
This is why it is nice to find a restaurant that has decided to walk the work. Serving a meal in a croc is not exactly top-quality service, but here it is. It is simply ridiculous that someone would even think of this, and then decides to act on it.
One Jar for All
What is the perfect breakfast? That is simple. A jar, not of honey or butter, but a jar of hash browns stuffed with breads filled to the brim with no space. No one would love to have the first meal of the day looking like that.
The browns look soggy, the bread looks soaked. Another classical example of a ridiculous style of serving. To top it all, the lid is added in case someone wants to take this to their office. That would be a complete disaster by the way.
The Tasty Tongue
Sometimes, one has to brush up one’s knowledge of the English language. Go back to the dictionary and check up on the meaning of ‘fancy.’ Be sure that it hasn’t changed meaning or become a word synonymous with “ridiculous.”
Here is an expensive meal of tongue and it looks like this tongue is vomiting its content. It is definitely having the same effect on whoever decides to feast on this. Is that a rock or ceramic?
When one orders for a dry martini with two olives or any other fancy cocktail, one would imagine the contents coming up in a cup. The glass cup would be those types that one would lift at the base and sip the contents.
A pandora box of cocktails is not exactly the first thing that comes to mind in this scenario unless you are the creative mind at this restaurant. Yes, it is as feared. The content of that box is a cocktail order by a customer. One experience they would never forget.
Metallic Onion Rings
What screams fancy dinner like a tower of onion rings? Nothing that one can think of. So it would seem. One could almost taste the metal on the rings just by looking at the picture. The danger with creativity is that sometimes it tends to err on the side of ridicule.
It would be hard to understand the concept behind this design. It is just an elaborate way of stressing the customer. One should be able to relax and enjoy their meal, not standing fetching meal from a tower.
No Need for Dishes
Creativity, in most cases, originates from a space of hard work and sometimes, from a space of laziness. Admittedly, the goal is to be creative irrespective of the source of inspiration.
However, laziness could be bad for business. It can give birth to services that are below par. Take for instance, a restaurant serves chips on a plate. But this plate is in fact not plate but paper with paintings of plates and cutlery. The whole table would be stained with fries and oil. On the up side, there is no need to do the dishes.
Dig, It’s a Shovel
That looks tasty! Or maybe it doesn’t. There are easier ways to go about it if one’s goal is to lose more customers. This is just an elaborate way of doing something ridiculous.
This must-have passed through at least four or five cooks at the restaurant and none of them could stop this disaster from coming to life. That is just disheartening. While the meal itself is not looking all elaborate, the serving method is just worse. Guess when they said “dig in,” someone took it too literal.
Not With the Coconut
Biryani is an exquisite delight of a meal. A rice dish mixed with meat, vegetables and eggs. Some might even say it is a simple dish and there is no way to ruin it. Never say never.
This customer got served biryani in the most ridiculous way someone can think of. It looks like the meal had just survived a cross country tornado. Rice dishes always look tasty and inviting. Not this one with coconut servings. Definitely, no one is eating that.
Everybody at one point in time loved the idea of a doll, tiny little carvings that represents the first relationship some had. But to have the same doll at a restaurant serving meat is just unimpressive.
These customers would definitely wish they had visited a restaurant that is still serving in the basic way, with plates. One would be picking doll hair from the slices before eating it. The worst would be picking out the hair from one’s mouth. The use of doll; another dull and ridiculous style of serving.
Gin-Nie in the Shoe
There are some basic drinks that no one would mess up. One example is the old and basic gin and tonic drink. That’s what everyone believed until they saw this picture. Is there a better way to make a drink become undesirable? Not really.
What gave birth to the idea is still a mystery to all. Some suggests it meant to make the gin tastier. One can only hope that isn’t true. If there was a competition about ridiculous serving, this would win it without stress.
Blood Pancakes in a Mask…
Everything about this picture looks ridiculous. Whoever made this should be questioned and interrogated. First, there are pancakes that look like guts swimming in a pool of blood. Then the next thing is the use of a surgical nose mask, something that is available in scarce quantity around the world.
The meal would have absorbed some cotton shreds from the mask no doubt. Someone sat down and thought about serving a customer in a way that would amaze them, and that person came back with this? If this does not count as ridiculous, then nothing else is ridiculous.
Served in an Ashtray
Who needs a clean plate when one can just enjoy his meal in a tray filled with ash, unburnt pieces of paper, coal, and many other things that one would find in an ashtray? The whole experience would be an amazing one. That is a lie.
Though the customer in this situation still finished the meal, the whole experience would have been better if a plate was used instead of an ashtray. Probably the customer was in a hurry and there were no clean dishes left. The best thing the manager could think of was the ashtray. Ridiculous is such a mild word.
The Bread Basket
Is this a restaurant where one is supposed to enjoy delicious loaves of bread? Or is it a Lego shop where puzzles are solved by kids? Well, according to the manager, it is both. Hopefully, those are cleaned.
One can only hope that the milkshake would not be served in Legos. Because that would be the height of it. Imagine visiting the restaurant for the first time and one gets this for starters. That might be the last time they set foot in that restaurant. However, if they have one for puzzles, then this might be a brilliant idea.
A Bouquet of Sausage
A bouquet of flowers, a jar filled with water, and meatballs. What do these three have in common? Nothing but a ridiculous style of serving. One would surely want to receive those as gifts on a special occasion.
But it would be nice if they were presented in different containers or boxes. To have them together like that ruins the whole gesture. Well, what is love if it’s not ridiculous? A customer asked for a unique way of expressing love and got that in response.
The creativity level of many is just out of this world. It is hard to tell which world these kinds of ideas come from, but definitely not from this solar system. One of the cooks at this restaurant must love word plays more than they love their customers.
In a bid to make a combination look classy, he or she decided to take the first four letters in “combination” and add it to the mix. The one to suffer from this “hair-xcellent” idea would be the customer casually picking out hair between his molar. Another example of a ridiculous food serving.
One Cup to Serve All
Mash is served in cups and sausages are served on plates. That just seems a bit too stressful. Why not have everything in a cup and save the plate for something else. That is exactly what the manager of this restaurant assumed.
If the idea was to present sausage in the most ridiculous way, they passed with flying colors. The customer would probably be wondering what he’s supposed to do with that. An experience he would want to forget in a hurry.
The Rabbit and the Hole
When consuming too much of Disney world, it tends to play tricks on the mind. Suddenly, a ridiculous food serving style starts to look interesting to such a person. What else could be the inspiration behind serving a meal of vegetables in a hand shovel that looks like it is filled with dirt and a rabbit made of socks?
When the chef or the manager of this restaurant pictured this in his head, he probably thought of something else, or he hoped this would be different in terms of results.
Chop Wood and Slices
The wooden boards on which food is diced and served were forest wood at one point in time. Though the wood has gone through some processing that including brushing, coating and others, that does not seem to bother the mind behind this idea.
To them wood is wood and what is good for one is good for all. The restaurant decides to serve their pizza on wood filled with all kinds of moth. Someone had better visit the clinic after this meal. Unhygienic and ridiculous in one wood.
A Bird in Hand
Whoever started the idea of serving food on one’s hand must have had something else in the mouth. This method of serving has gone viral a couple of times, and none look as fancy as some would want to claim.
The whole setting ends up looking messy and tasteless. The mess that results after one is done eating is another thing to consider. It is hard to tell if it is the customers that asked for this type of serving or if it is the restaurant that wanted to be creative. Here you have eggs and sauce served on the palm.
Hollowed Wood in Hollywood
There is absolutely no need to have a log of woods chopped and sliced into sizeable plates when one can just have them directly from trunks that have been hollowed to give the shape of a plate.
This looks fancy to the eye but when one start picking up splinters out of the mouth, then one sees how ridiculous and dangerous this can be. Also, if the log should roll out of place, guess that is the end of dinner.
A-Moose-Ment of Antlers
There are many exotic reasons why someone would want to have an antler in their home or at their place of work. Decoration tops the list. Serving of food? Not so much. Unless one is a manager at this not-so-classy restaurant.
Decoration would be least of this customer’s concerns. This doesn’t look healthy or hygienic in any stretch of the imagination. What a way to suck the beauty of a good meal. This would have looked nice if it wasn’t served in such a ridiculous way.
Booster Shot of Steak
Vaccination is important in keeping one healthy and free from deadly viruses. Apparently, some of those deadly viruses are found within the shred of a Korean beef. What’s more? One is meant to enjoy the steak without plates.
Right there, directly from the wooden board. It is hard to recognize why the slices of fruits at the edge of board are there. In three simple steps, one is ready to enjoy. Inject the steak; cut a large piece; start chewing. What a way to serve a simple dish of steak.
Serving the Serviette
The manager or the chef in charge of this restaurant probably didn’t want to waste the dishes on something so small. At the same time, he felt it would not be nice to serve the meal without a plate.
So how can he overcome this obstacle? Here comes the genius idea. Serve the food, not directly on the plate but on a serviette. The customer would use the serviette either way, why not use it at the start of the meal instead of the usual time which is at the end of the meal.