Two white guys to open oriental restaurant called ‘Misohawni’

Desperately trying to be funny, two white guys in South Africa have launched a ramen restaurant, calling it “Misohawni.”

Located in a suburb in Johannesburg, the restaurant serves ramen, Korean BBQ, poke and izakaya dishes — basically an inauthentic mishmash of East Asian cuisines. The restaurant’s owners, Ryan Vermaak and Fabio di Cosmo, are both from South Africa.

The restaurant appears to take its name from Full Metal Jacket, a Stanley Kubrick movie which follows American soldiers in the Vietnam war. In the movie, a Vietnamese woman is seen approaching two soldiers and soliciting them for sex in exchange for fifteen dollars, saying “me so horny.”

 
Twitter predictably went all-in on this announcement:

https://twitter.com/arc315/status/930573228178751490

The restaurant appears to have taken its Facebook page down.

They also seem to have a Twitter page under the handle @misohawni, but Mashable was unable to verify the authenticity of the page.

A previous article by food magazine EatOut had stated that the restaurant would be open by Nov. 12.

The article also adds that the “cheekily named spot” is inspired by “similar underground spots” the owners had visited in Berlin.

Source: Mashable