“This Fact is Fun! Chinese Food Oyster Pails”

This fact is fun! The iconic Chinese take out container is called an “oyster pail,” originally developed by oyster sellers who needed a container sanitary enough to hold mollusks outside of their shells.  The paper oyster pail was adopted by Chinese take-out culture post WWII, and has remained a staple ever since, as has the staple on the take-out bag.

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