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Apr 5, 2005 07:25 PM

restaurant review in Tokyo so awful it hurts to read

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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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  1. Sounds like it belongs on (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).


    3 Replies
    1. re: snackish

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

      1. re: MMRuth

        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

          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."

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