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17 Inadvertently Meaningful Chinese Menu Misspellings: An Annotated List

  • Rmis32 Jun 17, 2010 06:01 PM
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Not for the squeamish!

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkint...

 
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  1. I know this is kind of amusing but the first question I ask myself is how good is my Mandarin?

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    1. re: bookhound

      I'm with you, bookhound. More so when I see the same posters on such a thread fail at English.

    2. Love it. Recently saw a Taiwanese menu with "deep fried Doug" on it. I was worried about poor Doug. But now I realize he's prolly just enjoying the "F*ck the Ginger water" in the back.

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      1. re: yumyum

        Maybe this is the restaurant that menu came from.......

         
        1. re: yumyum

          Ah yes, I believe I've seen the deep fried Doug as well. Just today at a local Sichuan spot we noticed Fried Spicy Pork Bung. Mmmm....

        2. I liked his comment to the Do-Do Frog's Leg: "Use toilet paper, o Amphibian!" As well as "Not touching that one" for the one at the bottom of page 2. ;-)

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          1. re: LindaWhit

            Linda,
            This was laughed-so-hard-I-nearly- wet-my-pants-funny!
            My favorite was the hot and spicy dick sauce. lololol.
            Anyone here been to engrish.com website?

            1. re: ritabwh

              and engrishfunny.com and adult.engrish.com...i actually laugh out loud

          2. A similar post from several years ago:

            http://www.rahoi.com/2006/03/may-i-ta...

            http://www.denveater.com

            1. Nice! A place local to me has a dish on its menu called "Eel with Sour Piddle." It took me a long, long time to figure out that they meant "Sour Pickle." And the dish sounded infinitely more appetizing after that.