Restaurant owner ‘disguises’ beer in soup container to help customer evade wife’s disapproval


A restaurant delivery owner in Vietnam received an unusual request from a male customer, seeking a secretive way to enjoy a beer without his wife‘s knowledge. The owner devised a clever plan and shared the amusing story on social media.

With soaring temperatures, it is natural for one to crave a cold beverage. However, when a husband wished to quench his thirst with a cold beer and avoid a scolding from a disapproving wife who deemed alcohol detrimental to health and potentially addictive, it became necessary to think of discreet ways to satisfy his desires.

The Vietnamese husband found himself in such a situation when ordering restaurant delivery, and appended his unique request on the receipt. It said…

“Can you buy a beer for me? My wife doesn’t allow drinking at home. So, please help me ‘disguise’ the beer so I won’t get caught!”

The empathetic restaurant owner decided to help the customer by concealing the beer in a rather creative manner. The owner poured the beer into a plastic container usually used for liquid foods. Then, they sprinkled onions on top and waited for the beer foam to dissipate before closing the lid. A message was written on the side of the container: “Free Soup.”

The restaurant owner posted this tale on social media, playfully wishing the customer…

“Enjoy your delicious soup.”

Online users shared various reactions to this story, such as:

“Will he have to eat the onions too? I’m afraid he’ll have a stomach ache!”

“Such a challenging request, but this restaurant owner did it. I’m impressed!”

“A customer facing a tough time and a caring owner – he will definitely come back to this place the next time!”

In related news, Vietnamese TikToker’s frugal cooking methods went viral. Family meals cost 7 to 22 baht. The Vietnamese mother’s approach worried netizens about her children’s health. Read the full story HERE.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organizations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in London, Singapore, and Bangkok. She now uncovers general stories related to Thailand.