Concerns over cigarette-shaped bread in universities
The cream-based bread, shaped into a cylinder, had one end adorned with pork flossing to look just like tobacco in a cigarette. It was also wrapped in a cigarette paper-like film with a Chinese sentence on it saying lai gen hua zi, meaning “come and smoke a Chunghwa cigarette”.
Lai gen hua zi comes from a trend on China’s largest short-video platform, Douyin, started by a vlogger who plays a miserly and pretentious “layabout” in his videos. His character always offers another person a cigarette by saying “lai gen hua zi” but he never shares one.
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