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restaurant review in Tokyo so awful it hurts to read

Soledad Apr 5, 2005 07:25 PM

Found in the International Herald Tribune as part of a full page paid advertisement, The Gourmet`s Route.

"Before embarking on the challenging task of describing the most memorable dining experience...

(regarding the chef) There wasn`t a single iota of pomposity in his existence.

It appears to beven nonsensical to attempt to express how marvellous my dining experience was at...

However, I have to try, as I`m sick of receiving letters of complaint. (huh???)

It was quite easy to sense that XXXXXX`s dish pleased every tiniest cell consisted our tastebuds. The minutest capsules of flavours operated at an atomic level, creating a polished smoothness in the details of every mouthful."

Thanks for letting me share this. I have to go and puke.

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    snackish Apr 5, 2005 11:11 PM

    Sounds like it belongs on www.engrish.com (which my B/F thinks is horribly politically incorrect, but it makes me laugh hard...and I point out that my foreign language skills are not so dang strong either and I don't mind if native speakers make fun of me when I mangle their language).

    Link: http://www.engrish.com

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    1. re: snackish
      MMRuth Apr 6, 2005 08:39 AM

      It actually reminds me of some of the descriptions by judges on the original Japanese Iron Chef.

      1. re: MMRuth
        Jane P. Apr 6, 2005 04:00 PM

        I'm sure the words don't sound that clumsy in the native language. It's just that it was translated very literally.

        But Engrish is SO funny.

        1. re: MMRuth
          Shep Apr 7, 2005 10:28 PM

          The subtitles were part of the fun, before they went to stupid voice-overs. The play-by-play guy would holler out about three long paragraphs, and the subtitle would say, "That's got to hurt."

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        susan Apr 6, 2005 10:40 PM

        It's not a review if it's part of an ad.

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