Wednesday, October 27, 2004

That Asian languages, for whatever reason/s, yield the richest and most rewarding translation errors is fairly well-known at this point. Much of the discussion of this fact is faintly to overtly racist, which is unfortunate. Unfortunate in general and for this post specifically, since it is to consist of the very best menu entries from the very finest translation-challenged Chinese menu I have in my small collection thereof. (None of these are made-up or altered in any way from how they appear on the menu.)

Pawn in Maggie Sauce
Fish Ball & Fish Balls [name of a single dish]
Fuk Kin Fried Rice
Corn Rock Pig Feet
Antrophy in Rice Stick
Fuzzy Spaush Vermicelli
Lettuce and Soul


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