While travelling around China and now living here for the past 5 months, we’ve seen some strange things on the menu. Sometimes they make us laugh, sometimes they make us worry, but they’re always entertaining. If a Chinese restaurant owner decides to try to create an English menu, it makes for a very funny read.
I’m sure when we try to order our food in Chinese, we’ve said some things that sound funny to our waiter, but could they possibly be this funny? Sometimes when we’re reading over these menus we wonder how they even came to put these words together and write them down to describe food. We all know that the Chinese serve up some strange dishes, but if they really served these items then we probably wouldn’t like the food so much!
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Every time we go out to a restaurant in China we are rewarded with the surprises that we see on the menu. Wherever a Chinese person has translated a menu, there are laughs to be had. Sometimes I think they speak English very well and just write these ludicrous descriptions so they can see foreigners laugh before their meal. Either way, we are in China for another 7 months so I’m sure that this post is the first of many.
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