A coronaburger for hard times

You have to eat it to beat it. That is the philosophy of a Hanoi chef who is attempting to boost morale in the Vietnamese capital by selling coronavirus-themed burgers.

Taking his own stand against the pandemic, chef Hoang Tung and his team now spend their days moulding dozens of green tea-stained burger buns complete with little "crowns" made of dough to resemble microscopic images of the virus. The shop has sold about 50 burgers a day, despite the fact that a growing number of businesses in Vietnam have been forced to close because of the outbreak.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2020, with the headline 'A coronaburger for hard times'. Subscribe