A seafood lover claims to have found the face of the founder of Taiwan on the back of his cooked prawn as seen in these pictures.
You Shih-an, from New Taipei City in North Taiwan, shared pictures of the bizarre humanoid pattern in his meal online, where they have been liked nearly 30,000 times.
The shape on the back the peeled pink shrimp appears to show the face of Chinese politician and physician Sun Yat-sen, who is referred to as ‘guofu’ – ‘Father of the Nation’ – in Taiwan.
His short haircut, nose and mouth can be seen, and it has been likened to photographs of him which can be found throughout the island in schools and government offices.
Social media users have been struck by the pattern’s uncanny resemblance to Sun, who was known for his iconic moustache, and whose portrait can be found atop the blackboard of every classroom on the island.
Some commenters have also likened the shape to Adolf Hitler due to its facial hair.
Mr You said he “saluted” the boiled shrimp – before devouring it like all the other ones on his plate.
Sun is the founder and first president of the Republic of China, and the first leader of the nationalist Kuomintang – currently Taiwan’s main opposition party.
His title ‘Father of the Nation’ comes from his instrumental role in overthrowing the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911) – the last Chinese empire – during the Xinhai Revolution of 1911.
He died in Beijing on 12th March 1925 in Beijing at the age of 58, and remains the only Chinese leader widely revered by the governments and peoples of both self-ruled Taiwan and mainland China.
Sun’s iconic portrait was most recently seen during China’s National Day parade on 1st October, celebrating 70 years since the Communist Party’s founding – and defeat of the Republic of China government – in 1949.
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