Chef creates ‘mega death’ takeaway meal that contains over 4,000 calories
If you were torn between which type of take out to get, one chef has come up with a calorific option that combines several different fast foods such as chips, curry and pizza.
Scottish-born Chris Orr, 39, has launched the 'mega death' Govanhill Munchie Box at his restaurant Wee Man's Kitchen in Victoria, Australia.
For $50 (around £28) the 12-inch pizza box is filled with a range of snacks that could "give you a beautiful heart attack", proclaims the chef.
This includes deep fried pizza, chips with curry sauce, eight hot buffalo wings, Haggis pakora, two battered sausages, seekh kebabs, cheddar slaw, chicken tikka and a selection of sauces – including HP 'broon' sauce.
According to the menu this mega creation will feed two "starving" people or is enough for four if you're feeling "caring".
The entire feast is thought to contain a more than 4,000 calories, which is double our average daily consumption, with women needing only 2,000 a day and men needing 2,500.
Chris claims to have had the idea for the epic meal in his head for a while, but initially wasn't sure how it would be received as Melbourne is "quite a healthy place".
But he says the Munchie Box has already proved "very popular" with families and some people come in regularly to eat one.
Originally from Mount Florida, Chris says he grew up around plenty of good fast food in Glasgow and that, along with traditional Scottish grub, has inspired his career as a chef.
After moving to Melbourne in 2011 and settling down, he decided he wanted to do a Scottish food pop-up.
He travelled, showcasing his talents, before a friend offered him the chance to set down roots at the Tallboy and Moose pub and run the restaurant there.
And thus the Wee Man's Kitchen was born, offering Aussies the chance to try a range of Scottish delicacies like Haggis, Lorne square sausages and deep fried Mars bars.
Being a true Scot, there's also plenty of Irn Bru on offer.
"The idea behind the Munchie box is you get a bit of everything from your fish and chip shop, local Indian or kebab shop," explains Chris.
"I thought it would be the ultimate food to pair with beer and something a wee bit different. Like a Scottish tasting board.
"Everything is made by me and I always use fresh and good produce, trying to be as ethical as I can."
He adds: "The Munchie Box has caught on pretty fast. Aussies are loving it and it's always a talking point.
"We reckon it’s over 4,000 calories. It’s a choice and it’s not everyone's cup of tea.
"I plan to do a veggie Munchie box very soon! So we all can share the experience.
"It makes me happy that I can put a wee piece of Scotland in ma new home."
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