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Bizzare English Menus by Godfather on 3 January 2004 11:34pm
 
Searching through the site, i thought this was would be a funny topic. I love the menus translated into English that you get in some countries. Often they are so hilarious i am in tears. Michael has a photo of one from the "Black Goat" restaraunt in Athens. Featuring "Fish in Slik". List some of the most bizzare ones you've seen around the world.

Some are my favourites are from India.

Corn Flaks (watch out for grenades)
Screambled Eggs (must hurt)
Squirmps ....tail (eeeew)
Bolled Eggs
Fried Children
Backed Beans and Tost
One was something ending in "blue inside chess" (i have no idea what that was at all)

http://www.palinstravels.co.uk/extras/atw/landscape/large/atw_032_menu.jpg

Link above is to his photo of the Black Goat Menu.
 
Re: Bizzare English Menus by funkymelissa on 5 January 2004 11:39am
 
Ever wondered why the roman empire disappeared? Well when I used to travel to the spanish resort of Javea which I was a kid, there was a local restaurant which served "Roman and Chicken."

I wonder if they used to 'stwike it woughly' before cooking it?!
 
Re: Bizzare English Menus by kazzzz on 5 January 2004 1:31pm
 
I'm kinda embarassed to even be giving this link out but check out
http://www.outbackpom.com
How cringingly awful the menu is..just have a look!!
Kaz
 
Re: Bizzare English Menus by intrepid on 26 January 2004 7:57pm
 
An otherwise well translated menu in Greece once offered "Fried Entrails (from a lamp)" Until recently around here there was a storefront restaurant with a very big sign proclaiming "Spare Rips". "Chess" is also a popular item on the menus. Sometimes you can get it smooked. - David
 
Re: Bizzare English Menus by intrepid on 26 January 2004 7:57pm
 
I really liked "fried children." Was that on the kids menu? An otherwise well-translated menu in Greece once offered us "Fried Entrails (from a lamp)" Until recently around here there was a storefront restaurant with a very big sign proclaiming "Spare Rips". "Chess" is also a popular item on the menus. Sometimes you can get it smooked. - David
 
Re: Bizzare English Menus by gecko46 on 25 March 2004 11:21am
 
A few zingers come to mind here:

Kabul, Afghanistan: "fring tos" (French Toast)
Valladolid, Spain: "filet of rape"
Bursa, Turkey: "screw chicken" (chicken on a skewer)
Laramie, Wyoming (USA) "Rocky Mountain Oysters" (calves' testicles)
 



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