Fun Experience at a Chinese Restaurant

Posted October 21st, 2009 in Eat out in Perth, Perth WA, Ume's Interests 2 Comments »

The other day I went to Hon Kong BBQ in Northbridge with my friend for dinner.  I just wanted to have a chat with her as we hadn’t seen each other since I came back from holiday.  We had so much to talk about!

It was still early when we went in, so there’s just few customers inside.  We sat down, and had a look at their menu.  Then we noticed that the menu is written in 3 languages: English, Chinese, and Japanese.  Naturally we were browsing the Japanese words, and we both couldn’t stand but laugh…  We didn’t want to be rude, but the Japanese description was really funny.  I don’t know how they translated the menu into Japanese, but if they are thinking to remake menu books maybe I can help to write Japanese for them.  All the Japanese words on the menu does make sense, but are really funny…  It was a good laugh though, not trying to make fun of them!  

BTW, Japan also do the same thing to English.  We sometimes use English for sign boards, business cards, posters etc, but some of them are wrong-spelled or totally doesn’t make sense.  Like, people make fun of it … and I agree, it’s funny! 🙂  

At Hong Kong BBQ we ordered braised beef with oyster sauce, and Chinese vegetable with mushrooms.

They’re delicious.  With just those two dishes and steamed rice, we stayed there for 2 hours!  Then we noticed some customers were waiting for the seat, so we left the restaurant.  

We still had 30 mins until my friend’s bus, so we looked for a place to have a quick coffee… Chutney Garden – an Indian restaurant.  Unfortunately they didn’t have any coffee menu, but they offered us Masala tea.  We didn’t really have time to move to another place, so we decided to have the tea.  The restaurant was filled with some kind of spice smell …  Indian Curry?  After few minutes very polite wait staff came to our table with 2 cups of Masala tea.  The spicy tea was fragrant, delicious, and warmed up our body.  It was really nice.

2 Comments on “Fun Experience at a Chinese Restaurant”

  1. 1 karen said at 10:43 pm on October 21st, 2009:

    Hahah that’s funny to hear that people also write Japanese wrongly on menus. I love reading Engrish sometimes, it makes me smile. 🙂

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 3:09 pm on October 23rd, 2009:


    I actually see weird Japanese often, especially in Asian shops which are opened by non-Japanese. :p
    And I saw some Japanese words written on the wall of the shops in Singapore and Jakarta. They are Japanese characters (Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji) but non of them makes sense! hehe

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