Chicken pretenders available…

posted on 9 Apr 2019 in Chinglish, Menus

You pretend to cook meat and I’ll pretend to pay.

Photo courtesy of Yici Lee. 
Found in Beijing, China. 

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  1. Droll not Troll | 4:55 am |

    Mock turtle soup could certainly look like that.

  2. algernon | 5:00 am |

    They’re not pots at all

  3. Frank Burns | 5:00 am |

    I thought I had brass in pocket but it turned out to be tin foil.

  4. algernon | 5:01 am |

    Buddha’s just laughing at all the fakery

  5. Droll not Troll | 5:16 am |

    Fake stews!

  6. Droll not Troll | 5:55 am |

    Which pot is Trump in?

  7. Marum | 8:07 am |

    @DnT 0455. Yup! It’s Mock Turtle soup.

    Beautiful soup, so lovely and green,
    Served in a piping hot tureen,
    Beautiful soup – beautiful soup.

  8. Marum | 8:10 am |

    Anyhow. Whatever it is it looks pretty bloody delicious.

    My guess = Mulligan Stew.

  9. Marum | 8:19 am |

    Speaking of Lewis Carroll. (1832 – 1898)

    “The time has come,” the walrus said. “To talk of many things:
    Of shoes and ships and sealing wax –
    Of cabbages and kings –
    Of why the sea is boiling hot –
    And whether pigs have wings.”

  10. DrLex | 8:19 am |

    The real translation is “Official Buddha Jumping Wall,” apparently a famous dish from Fujian province. How this got mangled to ‘pretenders’ is beyond me…

  11. Marum | 8:39 am |

    KFC. Kongkong Fricasseed Chicken.

    Kongkong (Tokpisin) word for Asian – mainly referring to Chinese.

  12. Marum | 8:42 am |

    #Dr Lex. 0819.
    Maybe it is all an illusion. Buddha may only be pretending to jump the wall.
    (From the statues I have seen of him, he doesn’t look all that aerodynamic)

  13. Marum | 8:46 am |

    In fact: Looking at it as an engineering problem, I doubt whether his thrust/weight ratio would allow him to achieve V1, let alone V2

  14. Marum | 8:48 am |

    Hmmmm! I would estimate his flying speed, and stall speed, to be identical.

  15. Marum | 8:54 am |

    Back to sanity:

    Traditionally, this Fujian dish from the Qing Dynasty comprises up to 30 ingredients, including chicken, ham, taro, mushrooms and shark’s fin. Our recipe features more accessible ingredients, while maintaining a high-protein hotpot. The origins of this dish’s name are debatable. One story describes how the meal’s rich aroma could tempt even Buddha to stop meditating and jump over a wall to find it.

  16. Marum | 9:01 am |

    As they say in China:

    Where there is a wanton, there is a huawei.

  17. Running Comment | 1:27 pm |

    I think I’ll stay with the stew of trash…same sh*t and a lot cheaper as well.

  18. zankhana | 3:10 pm |

    “Waiter! What is this dish – cassoulet?”
    “Why sir it’s bean stew”
    “I don’t give a damn what it’s been – I want to know what it is now!!!!!”

  19. Droll not Troll | 8:36 pm |

    The steam is the most nutritious part of the meal.

  20. Droll not Troll | 8:57 pm |

    @DrLex | 8:19 am: I’m confused: is there an “unofficial” Buddha?

  21. Marum | 9:04 pm |

    @DnT 2057.
    Yes indeed! It’s Chris Handy. (Ex Rugby Union Front rower – international) His nickname was Buddha, because the physiques were identical.

    BTW. He couldn’t fly autonomously either.

  22. Eggrish | 11:12 pm |

    This seems to be the new wave of cuisine.
    The other official Pretenders would even sing its praise.
    (Chrissie Hynde’s veganism notwithstanding)

  23. Peter Chan | 3:48 pm |

    Fine. I shall pretend to be a customer.

  24. olog-hai | 9:21 am |

    Now we know what really happened to James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon.

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