Flown in straight from Baghdad

Flown in straight from Baghdad

posted on 12 Nov 2010 in Chinglish, Menus

Photo courtesy of Ralph Cooley.
Menu found in Beijing Restaurant.

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Chris
Chris
9 years ago

The butter pastes the cake…or else it gets the hose again.

Eduard
Eduard
9 years ago

I’ll bet they won’t tell you what’s beneath the surface…..

demondude777
demondude777
9 years ago

Looks like we didn’t need to send in our troops afterall.

China has free access into their government offices.

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
9 years ago

Fresh from Iraq. Just blown off from Ministry of Defence by insurgents.

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
9 years ago

The mixed sea food with Iraq government office surface is best served with our Molotov cocktail.

Tong
Tong
9 years ago

Enjoy with caution, if a timer and wires found beneth the surface, notify the authority immediately. It could be a blow job in the waiting.

Algernon
Algernon
9 years ago

I know you’re working undercover .

Jellychop
Jellychop
9 years ago

Order only if you want a meal with real shock and awe.

JJ Hitt
JJ Hitt
9 years ago

Hammurabi seafood hash with eggs Sunni side up.
Kurds and Whey on the side.

dangevin
9 years ago

So good, it should be sanctioned.

Pete
Pete
9 years ago

Looking at the characters, I’m gonna take a stab at being serious here and guess that the dish is supposed to be “Three Treasure Spaghetti”.
San xian = 3 treasures. I think the next two are “Yi fu” which may mean something like “Italian style”. The last character “mian” means noodles.

That “Yi” usually is used to represent the sound for the “I” in places like Italy, Iraq, Iran and I think even Israel.

They might as well have at least come closer and said “Italian government noodles!”

Tong
Tong
9 years ago

Sorry, Pete, Yifu noodles – a famous dish supposedly created first by the cook working in scholar Yi Bingshou’s home in Qing dynasty. So Yifu means Yi’s home. The other thing is, this Yi in Chinese is used for Iraq and Iran, not for Italy and Israel.

skutitz
skutitz
9 years ago

Hi Ho the Derrio, the butter pastes the cake.

emily2903
emily2903
9 years ago

Besides Iraq Government Office Surface, this restaurant also serves Chinese duck that explodes.

Eccekio
Eccekio
9 years ago

I don’t need that sort of excitement with my dinner. Just give me the rice.

faulty wiring
faulty wiring
9 years ago

Payment can be made by leaving a brown paper bag in the bathroom rubbish bin.

DrLex
DrLex
9 years ago

“Duck cake” is a code word for C4 explosives.

Pete
Pete
9 years ago

Tong,

Thanks. I was guessing…obviously incorrectly.

Tai Fu
9 years ago

Next thing you know, they’ll have “Improvised Exploding Duck”

Alkaline
Alkaline
9 years ago

三鲜=san xian= ‘three delicacy’. What it actually represents varies from place to place. Most likely shrimp, pork and chinese mushroom when associated with noodle.

伊府面= ‘Yi-house noodle’ = a kind of fried noodle, originated in Shanxi province. Legend has it that it was invented by the house chef of some Qing dynasty calligraphist whose name is Yi Bing Shou. Hence Yi-house noodle. Yi Fu can, indeed, be the acronym of Iraqi goverment, so whatever online translator they ran the menu through, it must have been very aware of the world affairs.

Alkaline
Alkaline
9 years ago

And it costs 66 bucks(!!!)

Josh
Josh
9 years ago

I’d like to complain to the manager- I found a former dictator hiding in my seafood Iraq government office surface, and there weren’t enough scallops, either.

Big Fat Cat
Big Fat Cat
9 years ago

Hey, waiter! Can you take out the cement and put marble instead? I am allergic to sand.

Lora
Lora
9 years ago

I would make a joke here, but I’m too afraid of their government…

coffeebot
coffeebot
9 years ago

served with generous portion of red tape

A Non-Y Mouse
A Non-Y Mouse
9 years ago

Ugh! This mixed seafood tastes like it was swept up off the floor of… oh.

DragonLady
DragonLady
9 years ago

Nothing’s under the surface. It’s a small superficial world after all.

Elsys St. Valencia
9 years ago

The Iraq government office surface explodes the duck cake?

I don’t think so!

Pansy
Pansy
9 years ago

Noodles weren’t the only thing to surface.

Max Period
Max Period
9 years ago

Hmm… Mixed seafood E-noodles for 66 RMB… So expensive

Bud Abbott
Bud Abbott
9 years ago

Ah, the taste of formica… Just like mother used to make…

tacopartygirl
tacopartygirl
9 years ago

Its accually a secret terrorist plot.

Thunderbolt294
Thunderbolt294
9 years ago

I didn’t know governments were eatable.

DragonLady
DragonLady
9 years ago

the butter pastes the cake, but the cheese stands alone

cellbiolvr
cellbiolvr
9 years ago

one mouthful — BOOM!

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