Penne Cole's thoughts on food, travel and more
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.
At least that was Shakespeare’s logic, but I would beg to differ. How many times have you read a menu and thought to yourself “mm that sounds amazing. I’ll have that!”?
And conversely, how many times have you read a menu and thought “er… I think I’ll stay away from that one.”
In most situations, that logic would apply. In China, however, don’t take the menu too literally.
In this case, for example, I’m sure they weren’t actually thinking of a way to foist rotting fish on unsuspecting customers by disguising the taste with tomatoes and beans…
It takes a person far more innocent than I to not get the joke in this bee love cream.
I wonder if the pig who sacrificed itself for this dish was as health-addicted as the restaurant claims?
Surely the Chinese haven’t become that desperate that they are resorting to eating screws. And even if they are, why the heads and not the tails?
Sydney-siders will get a kick out of this one, even if it is just snow pear juice.
I’ve been to China many times, but I still get a kick out of reading their menus. Here’s an older post on more funny menus.
This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Names.
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Freelance writer moonlighting as a management consultant. Lived in five countries; worked in ten. Love to travel and am a bit of a foodie.
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