It's a plate that makes food healthier by soaking up excess calories, according to its creators (the Thai Health Promotion Foundation and BBDO Bangkok):

Hundreds of tiny holes inspired by the texture of sponge make AbsorbPlate able to separate excess oil from food before people eat it. The plate can reduce up to 7 ml of grease or approximately 30 calories per plate. The plates were designed to be easy to wash. In order to eat healthier, all they need to do is just continue their regular eating behaviour on our plate.

I have an idea that would work even better — a smaller plate.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 20, 2016
     Category: Food | Health | Inventions

"... they go for what's delicious", well, D'ho!!! That's the last time I'm eating the burger instead of the box it came in!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/20/16 at 10:14 AM
There are so many holes in this idea. If the plate actually worked like a sponge I'd be wary about using it too long. A sponge gets rank over time and needs to be replaced. What's the unit price on these plates?

A better idea that costs nothing: how about getting off your fat duff and getting in a little exercise?
Posted by KDP on 05/20/16 at 02:07 PM
I don't want to stereotype, but don't the Thai's eat with chopsticks also? Using those Western spoons is trapping all those greases.
Posted by GFinKS on 05/20/16 at 04:38 PM
So you can:
1) Eat off plate holding rancid oil particles that touch your food.
2) Use less oil to cook with.
Posted by Virtual on 05/20/16 at 05:50 PM
first use, cool, no grease no extra gravy. Fifth use, food's good, what's that smell?? Tenth use, I know I washed it, gross, no way am I eating anything that touches this! (sound of plate hitting trash can)
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/20/16 at 09:07 PM
- Oil floats on water.
- Oil and water don't mix.
- Water has zero calories

.'. - I fail to comprehend!
Posted by BMN on 05/20/16 at 10:34 PM
Seems like you could get the same result if you just put a paper towel on your plate before filling it with greasy food. As a bonus, the greasy paper can be burned the next time you cook al fresco.
Posted by Fritz G on 05/21/16 at 08:19 AM
I don't even use a plate... half the time I eat over the sink while the stuff is cooking. Therefore, I should be stick-thin!
Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on 05/21/16 at 10:37 AM
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