The Specials Today are “Burnt Lion’s Head, Virgin Chicken, and The Temple Explodes the Chicken Cube.”

Next August, the Beijing Olympics will begin. However, the Chinese cooks are getting ready now. According to an AP story, people visiting the Olympics will have their choice of “virgin chicken” (a young chicken dish) or “burnt lion’s head” (Chinese-style pork meatballs). Other garbled names include “The temple explodes the chicken cube” (kung pao chicken) or “steamed crap” (steamed carp). Chinese officials are working on a menu list with better translations. I’m not too sure that is a good idea. I’ve had some kung pao chicken that has felt like “the temple explodes the chicken cube.” It is really Truth in Advertising.

Apparently, there is even a term for this–Chinglish. I needed some good laughs today. Here are some of my favorites that I found on-line. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.







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