Here’s a quick tune to delight you. A warm jingle for your next fry-making activity.
Ever been to a McDonald’s in Japan? I haven’t. But if you have, perhaps you’ve heard this song that's played by a deep-frying machine upon completion of fries. Last week, Japanese Twitter denizen @teikyousanncomposed a full-blown instrumental masterpiece out of it, and amassing a coterie of retweets and likes in the process. Listen:
Ah, yes. Do you see what all the fuss is about, now? What a chime. A banger, to gently bop your head to and tap your toes as you batter up some ‘tates.
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This viral remix is quite an earworm, but, honestly, I prefer the pared-down simplicity and innocence of the original, so blaring and persistent that it makes my teeth sweat. It’s just three notes played on loop. But what three notes they are!
Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.